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By Lorna Piatti-Farnell

This publication bargains a severe research of the connection among nutrition and horror in post-1980 cinema. comparing where of intake inside of cinematic constructions, Piatti-Farnell analyses how probably traditional meals are re-evaluated within the Gothic framework of irrationality and hope. The complex and infrequently ambiguous courting among nutrients and horror attracts vital and inescapable connections to issues of disgust, starvation, abjection, violence, in addition to the sensationalisation of transgressive corporeality and huge pleasures. by means of taking a look at foodstuff intake inside Gothic cinema, the publication uncovers consuming as a metaphorical job of the self, the place the haunting psychology of the standard, the porous obstacles of the physique, and the uncanny limits of shopper identification collide. geared toward students, researchers, and scholars of the sphere, eating Gothic charts varied manifestations of meals and horror in movie whereas choosing particular socio-political and cultural anxieties of latest life.

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