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Madness, Obsession and 'Midsomer Murders'

Character development and intelligent storytelling are the two ingredients that make Midsomer Murders such a great detective show.

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Bringing Horror to the Classroom with 'Fear and Learning'

This enthralling book brings together a collection of 12 case studies where horror narratives have been used to improve the teaching of philosophy, psychology, gender studies, film, and classical literature.

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McFarland

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The Ball Is Back, But Is It Real? 'Phantasm II (Collector's Edition)'

Watching Phantasm II is like having a horrifying nightmare: we may become restless and frightened during the dream, but when we wake up we are able to realize the absurdity of the situation.

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There's Some Seriously Scary Ethno-Violence in 'Doctor Who: The Ark in Space - Special Edition'

The Doctor and crew are “goaded” to violence, exterminating the alien creatures without prejudice while maintaining their moral viability. Thus, the complexities of post-colonial ideologies are reduced to a conflict between good and evil.

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'The Possession': Out Crawls a Serious Social Problem

Both The Possession and The Exorcist portray the painful demonic possession of a young girl who is already suffering because of the divorce and separation of her parents.

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From Whence They All First Crept, Crawled and Staggered: 'White Zombie'

Victor Halplerin's White Zombie is crucial to understanding the evolution of the zombie as a horror archetype, and allows the viewer to appreciate the revolutionary deconstruction of the undead conducted by George Romero in Night of the Living Dead.

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The Return of the Repressed: 'The Barrens'

The legendary monster is the quintessential Freudian nightmare that expresses “the return of the repressed”.

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Italian Psycho: 'Hatchet for the Honeymoon'

Hatchet for the Honeymoon portrays a genuine Freudian nightmare; a rather bizarre mixture between a giallo and a ghost story.

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The Beauty of Sheer Simplicity in 'Penumbra'

Penumbra is an exceptional horror film about a woman's immense alienation and misplaced expectations.

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NBC/USA

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Violent, Witty and Upbeat: 'Lethal Weapon Collection'

The success of the Lethal Weapon series resides in the amusing and ingenious portray of the cultural clash between the two main characters.

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The Financial Crisis and Its Monsters: 'Mother's Day'

Mother's Day is a decent post-millennial horror film that aptly exploits our new fears and anxieties spawned and shaped by the current economic crisis.

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