Texts on Cinema

Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films
and Thrillers. The Aesthetic Paradox of
Pleasurable Fear.
New York: Routledge, 2010
(the paperback version was published in 2012)

Link to a view inside the book

Link to Amazon.com

Review by Jane Stadler in “Projections”

Review by Rayd Khouloki in “Sehepunkte”

Review by Rolf Löchel in “Literaturkritik.de

Review by Flavia Monceri in “Scope”

Review by Marcus Stiglegger in “Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung”

“There are several elements of this book that are appealing. First, it is clearly and engagingly written (…). Second, the author is eclectic in his resources, drawing from scholarship in both German and English, from phenomenology, cognitive film theory, and cultural studies. (…) [It] is a substantial achievement.“

(Carl Plantinga, author of Moving Viewers: American Film and the Spectator’s Experience)