Literary Influences in Horror Films

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Literary Influences in Horror Films

Post by Hirsuit » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:34 pm

By "literary influences in horror films" I am not referring to horror/Gothic works of literature that were specifically made into films or television-series episodes. What I am talking about are obvious nods to themes/motifs of classic/influential horror/Gothic literature.

Examples:

1. Guillermo del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK: Obviously a lot of Gothic romance influence going on---I'd say, among others, a definite mixture of the Bronte sisters (WUTHERING HEIGHTS and JANE EYRE) and Poe ("The Fall of the House of Usher").

2. And this recent example (Jordan Peele's GET OUT): https://www.grandmasbigteeth.com/blank- ... es-GET-OUT

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