Steven Jay Schneider: Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmare
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (Reissue Ed. 2009)
This volume finds the proper place of psychoanalytic thought in critical analysis of cinema through a series of essays that debate its legitimacy, utility, and validity as applied to the horror genre. It distinguishes itself from previous work in this area through the self-consciousness with which psychoanalytic concepts are employed and the theorization that coexists with interpretations of particular horror films and subgenres.