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Vampires in Italian Cinema, 1956-1975

Michael Guarneri


The book takes as its subject a corpus of thirty-three vampire movies made, distributed and exhibited during the peak years of film production in Italy, and certified to be of Italian nationality by state institutions such as the Italian Show Business Bureau and the Italian Film Censorship Office. Positioning itself at the intersection of Italian film history, horror studies and cultural studies, the book asks: why, and how, is the protean, transnational and transmedial figure of the vampire appropriated by Italian cinema practitioners between 1956 and 1975? Or, more concisely, what do the vam ... More

Keywords: vampire fiction, Italian cinema, genre cinema, horror, cultural studies, gender, film censorship, film production, film distribution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474458115
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458115.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Guarneri, author