Seeing Things: Spectral Materialities of Bombay Horror (South Asia Across the Disciplines) (Paperback)

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In 1980s India, the Ramsay Brothers and other filmmakers produced a wave of horror movies about soul-sucking witches, knife-wielding psychopaths, and dark-caped vampires. Seeing Things is about the sudden cuts, botched makeup effects, continuity errors, and celluloid damage found in these movies. Kartik Nair reads such "failures" as clues to the conditions in which the films were made, censored, and seen, offering a view from below of the world's largest film culture. By combining close analysis with extensive archival research and original interviews, Seeing Things reveals the spectral materialities informing the genre's haunted houses, grotesque bodies, and graphic violence.

About the Author


Kartik Nair is Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520392281
ISBN-10: 0520392280
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: South Asia Across the Disciplines