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By Katarina Gregersdotter, Johan Höglund, Nicklas Hållén

This primary full-length scholarly examine approximately animal horror cinema defines the preferred subgenre and describes its foundation and heritage within the West. The chapters discover a number of animal horror motion pictures from a few diverse views. this can be an fundamental learn for college kids and students of cinema, horror and animal reviews.

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This dramatic element was appreciated by the audience, however, and the film became so popular that Selig went on to start his own game farm and to continue to produce popular films (Mitman, [1999] 2009, pp. 9–10). In the Introduction to this volume, we define animal horror cinema as a genre of fiction. Thus, ethnographic movies are not to be considered the birth of animal horror cinema. However, these early nature history films certainly did provide the burgeoning genre with much inspiration. As in animal horror cinema proper, the allure of these films was, in many ways, the struggle between man and animal.

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