Rational Fears: American Horror in the 1950s Horror Book Review
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This re-assessment of 1950s American horror films relates them to the cultural debates of the period and to other examples of the horror genre: novels and comics. Through close analysis of a wide range of films such as “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” and “Creature of the Black Lagoon” Mark Jancovich argues that horror films of the 1950s developed a critique of conservatism, conformity, mass society and masculinity. In addition, he claims that while many critics have seen contemporary horror as the product of a “break” with that of the 1950s, most of the key elements within recent horror films and novels were actually established during this time.