auktion The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films 19311936 by Jon Towlson nqV1H2gI

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Critics have traditionally characterized classic horror by its use of shadow and suggestion. Yet the graphic nature of early 1930s films only came to light in the home videoDVD era. Along with gangster movies and sex pictures horror films drew audiences during the Great Depression with sensational screen content. Exploiting a loophole in the Hays Code which made no provision for onscreen gruesomeness studios produced remarkably explicit films that were recut when the Code was more rigid