The Evil dead and Evil dead: a textual and paratextual presentation across remakes

Howard, Jamie (2014) The Evil dead and Evil dead: a textual and paratextual presentation across remakes. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The dissertation examines how some films are able to gain a cult status, and on the role of fan participation for a film to achieve this. It will also consider gender roles in the horror film, and explore how women how they were stereotyped in the 1980’s and later depicted in the 2000’s. This will be explored through a comparison between The Evil Dead (Raimi, 1981) and its remake, Evil Dead (Alvarez, 2013). The concept of remakes will be explored in order to gain a clear understanding of the reasons for making them. The fan reaction towards the remake will be examined, to understand how fans view remakes. The interaction between fans and official paratexts will be explored in order to determine fans’ reactions to the official paratexts released alongside the film. This dissertation will also analyse fan-made paratexts in order to establish the reasons and the ways fans make their own paratexts, and the impact this has on the fan community. The concept of subcultural capital will be explored, to understand how fans position themselves within hierarchies, and how these positions are determined. There will be an analysis of fan websites and fan videos illustrating fan interaction within the community to demonstrate the ways in which fans structure their own communities and determine their hierarchies.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 11:16
    Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22308

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