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978-1-4985-1908-3 • Hardback • November 2016 • $103.00 • (£79.00)
978-1-4985-1909-0 • eBook • November 2016 • $93.00 • (£72.00)
Christopher J. Olson is adjunct instructor of communication arts and science at Dominican University.
CarrieLynn D. Reinhard is associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Dominican University.
Chapter 1 - Introduction: The Politics of Possession
Chapter 2 - The One That Started It All: Feminist Tensions in The Exorcist
Chapter 3 - Rip-offs and Homages of the 1970s: Spotlighting Exploitation with Abby and Şeytan
Chapter 4 - Revisiting The Exorcist: Challenging and Extending the Traditional Exorcism Narrative
Chapter 5 - Keeping the Devil at Bay: Slashers, Parodies, and Satirizing Religion
Chapter 6 - Dangerous Boys and Rebellious Priests: Possessed and the Real Story of The Exorcist
Chapter 7 - True Stories and Found Footage: The Exorcism Cinema Resurgence
Chapter 8 - From Reaffirming to Challenging Tradition: Comparing The Last Exorcism and The Last Exorcism Part II
Chapter 9 - Conclusion: The Resiliency of Tradition
Olson and Reinhard offer a compelling look at the history and cultural politics of exorcism films in this well argued, adeptly researched study.
— Blair Davis, DePaul University, author of The Battle for the Bs: 1950s Hollywood and the Rebirth of Low-Budget Cinema
Possessed Women, Haunted States skillfully studies the cultural politics of an under-explored strand of horror cinema. Ranging from The Exorcist through to recent ‘found footage’ movies, as well as taking a very welcome, inclusive approach to parody, Christopher Olson and CarrieLynn Reinhard exercise impeccable critical faculties throughout this impressive analysis.
— Matthew Hills, University of Huddersfield, author of The Pleasures of Horror