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Spanish Horror Film: Genre, Television and a New Model of Production

  • Vicente Rodríguez OrtegaEmail author
  • Rubén Romero Santos
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This chapter discusses the evolution of Spanish horror film in the past decades. First, it examines the growth of horror in the context of film co-productions in the 1960s and 1970s. Second, it studies how horror film developed throughout the 1980s in the context of the re-establishment of a democratic regime. Third, it analyses the return of genre in the 1990s through the appearance of a new generation of filmmakers that redefined Spanish film. Fourth, it approaches horror film in the twenty-first century, with an emphasis on the key role of television operators as film production companies. Finally, it examines The Orphanage (J.A. Bayona 2007) as a national and international triumph that paved the way for an understanding of contemporary Spanish film within a series of both national and transnational coordinates.

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This chapter was supported by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades del Gobierno de España under Grant “Cine y televisión 1986-1995: modernidad y emergencia de la cultura global” (CSO2016-78354-P).

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  • Vicente Rodríguez Ortega
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  • Rubén Romero Santos
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  1. 1.Universidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain

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