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September 29, 2016

Monstrous Nature: Environment and Horror on the Big Screen

Monstrous Nature: Environment and Horror on the Big Screen

By Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann.  Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

Godzilla, a traditional natural monster and representation of cinema’s subgenre of natural attack, also provides a cautionary symbol of the dangerous consequences of mistreating the natural world—monstrous nature on the attack. Horror films such as Godzilla invite an exploration of the complexities of a monstrous nature that humanity both creates and embodies.

Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann demonstrate in Monstrous ...