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Murphy, Bernice M
The suburban gothic in American popular culture / Bernice M. Murphy
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, c2009
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 4th Floor  PS374.G68 M87 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Horror tales, American -- History and criticism
Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States
Horror films -- History and criticism
Horror television programs -- United States -- History and criticism
Horror in literature
Horror in mass media
Suburbs in literature
Suburbs in mass media
Popular culture -- United States
Physical Description vi, 236 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-221), filmography (p. 222-223), and index
Contents Introduction : welcome to disturbia -- The house down the street : the suburban gothic in Shirley Jackson and Richard Matheson -- Conjure wife : the suburban witch -- Aliens, androids and zombies : dehumanisation and the suburban gothic -- "You son of a bitch! : you only moved the headstones!" haunted suburbia -- Don't go down to the basement! : serial murder, family values and the suburban horror film -- "Ah, but underneath-- " : Buffy the vampire slayer and Desperate housewives -- Conclusion : the end of suburbia?

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