Access Type

Open Access Embargo

Date of Award

1-1-2011

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Communication

First Advisor

Jackie Byars

Abstract

This project explores how a group of films produced, distributed and exhibited under the crumbling dictatorship of Francisco Franco's Spain can potentially lead us to a better understanding of the political, social and cultural conditions during this contentious period in Spain's long history. Between the years of 1968 and 1977 Spain experienced a boom in horror movie production that rivaled other sectors of production and yielded impressive statistics. This work canonizes these films in relation to their historical genesis, aesthetic characteristics and their social reception.

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