15. Horror and Science Fiction

  1. Drew Casper

Published Online: 3 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395242.ch15

Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction

Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction

How to Cite

Casper, D. (2011) Horror and Science Fiction, in Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395242.ch15

Author Information

  1. University of Southern California, School of the Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188272

Online ISBN: 9781444395242



  • horror and science fiction;
  • outbreak of contemporary horror, in the Romantic Movement - horror as a genre, existing from dawn of representation;
  • horror movies, and Columbia (Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, 1964), Fox (Dracula–Prince of Darkness, 1966), Universal (Kiss of the Vampire, 1963) - and Warners (Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, 1970);
  • genre's hothouse, horror – addressed, and releasing societal stress in symbolic and metaphorical forms;
  • psyche horror - Hitchcock's Psycho (P, 1960);
  • isolation in a indifferent world - aggravating situation of psyche impaired figure, haphazardly wreaking havoc on others;
  • The Collector (C, 1965), a surprisingly new game Wyler won - sourced in Brit John Fowles's 1963 first novel;
  • disaster film, a spinoff of apocalyptic horror - taken up with a proactive specialist or layman hero;
  • witches, and their sorcery - with its claim to supernatural black, not white witchcraft, inhabiting this subgenre;
  • horror of psychic phenomena - and that of reincarnation, not given much play, but most films being memorable


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Horror

  • Science Fiction