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All fun and games...: children's culture in the horror film from Deep Red (1975) to Child's Play (1988)

Citation

Lennard, DW, All fun and games...: children's culture in the horror film from Deep Red (1975) to Child's Play (1988), Continuum, 26, (1) pp. 133-142. ISSN 1030-4312 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/10304312.2012.630142

Abstract

In the horror film, children’s culture is frequently represented as a sinister and liminal force, or a cutesy façade for the concealment of delirium or violence. This article discusses horror film’s treatment of children’s culture, and its implicit reflection of the relationships between adults and children. It focuses particularly on the popular film ‘Child’s Play’ (1988), in which a hi-tech children’s doll is possessed by the spirit of a murderer, in connection with a rise in marketing to children during the 1980s.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and Media Studies
Research Field:Media Studies
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The Media
Author:Lennard, DW (Dr Dominic Lennard)
ID Code:84935
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2013-06-06
Last Modified:2017-11-21
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