1. Stories of the Living and the Undead.
Examines stories of the confrontation between the living and the undead, stories in which the resolution of conflict often depicts the survival of the fittest and, in fact, defined what fitness consists of. The focus is on film, literature, TV and theatre with contributions from genre theorists.
2. Into the 20th Century.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Polidori’s The Vampire, Le Fanu’s Carmilla, and Lair of the White Worm. A brief survey of vampire stories published in between 1890 and 1925. Freud’s totem and taboo features a lot in the book.
3. Dracula: the Vampire play 1927.
DRACULA 1931 and 1979.
4. Horror of Dracula
Hammer’s DRACULA film, EL CONDE DRACULA
5. Dracula 1973 and Count Dracula 1977.
TV films by Dan Curtis and Philip Saville
6. Nosferatu a Symphony of horror
Murnau 1922. NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE Herzog 1979.
7. The invasion of America.
COUNT YORGA, BLACULA, SALEM'S LOT, I Am Legend, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE THING.
8. Land of the Living Dead.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD, Gustav le Bonn’s The Crowd 1895 – mob behaviour.
9. Resolution, Violence, Survival.
I desire (J.L. MOXEY) The Awakening - John Russo. Closure or open-ended. Violence and the mass media.