Hanich, Julian

Cinematic Emotion
in Horror Films and Thrillers.
The Aesthetic Paradox of
Pleasurable Fear.

Why can fear be pleasurable? Why do we sometimes enjoy an emotion we otherwise desperately wish to avoid? And why are the movies the predominant place for this paradoxical experience? These are the central questions of Julian Hanich’s path-breaking book, in which he takes a detailed look at the various aesthetic strategies of fear as […]