The Highway Horror Film

  • Bernice M. Murphy

About this book


The Highway Horror Film argues that 'Highway Horror' is a hither-to overlooked sub-genre of the American horror movie. In these films, the American landscape is by its very accessibility rendered terrifyingly hostile, and encounters with other travellers almost always have sinister outcomes.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Bernice M. Murphy
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity College DublinIreland

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