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Hell on earthFrom the Roman games to American travelling carnivals, freakshows - human anomalies presented for spectacle - have flourished throughout recorded history. The birth of the movies provided a further outlet for these displays, which in turn led to a peculiar strain of bizarre cinema: Freak film.Inside Teradome is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to the rHell on earthFrom the Roman games to American travelling carnivals, freakshows - human anomalies presented for spectacle - have flourished throughout recorded history. The birth of the movies provided a further outlet for these displays, which in turn led to a peculiar strain of bizarre cinema: Freak film.Inside Teradome is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to the roots and development of this fascinating, often disturbing cinematic genre. Including:A brief history of teratology; freaks in myth and medicine.The history of freakshows, origins of cinema.Influence of sideshows on cinema.Use of human anomalies in cinema.Freaks and geeksBizarre cinema: mutilation and other fetishes.Illustrated filmography; index.From the pioneering illusions of Georges Melies and the Expressionist distortions of Dr Caligari, the surgical horrors of Mad Love and real-life grotesqueries of Tod Brownning's Freaks, to the modern nightmare visions of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Eraserhead, and Santa Sangre, Inside Teradome reveals a twisted thread of voyeuristic sickness running not only thorugh cinema, but through the society of which it has always been the most telling barometer....

Title : Inside Teradome: An Illustrated History of Freak Film
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ISBN : 9781871592412
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 248 Pages
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  • Becca
    2018-11-24 07:11

    lots and lots of pictures of freaks plus intelligent discussion on pretty much every freak film ever made. wowee zowee.