Douglas E. Cowan: Sacred Terror. Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen

  • Sybil A. Thornton

Abstract

This contribution offers a review of:

Douglas E. Cowan: Sacred Terror. Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen.
Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2016. 325 pages, $29,95, ISBN (paperback): 978-1-4813-0490-0.

Author Biography

Sybil A. Thornton

is an Associate Professor of History at Arizona State History.

She received a BA in Latin from UC Berkeley in 1973, an MA in Film from San Francisco State University in 1978, and her Ph.D. in Oriental Studies (Japanese) in 1990.

Her research focuses on three interrelated areas of Japanese narrative: medieval Buddhist propaganda, late-medieval epic, and the period film. In addition to several articles and book chapters, she is the author of the 1999 Charisma and Community Formation in Medieval Japan: The Case of the Yugyo-ha (1300-1700) and of the 2007 The Japanese Period Film: A Critical Analysis.  

She is now working on a translation and study of the c. 1400 Meitokuki, the second of a proposed series of five late- medieval Japanese epics. She has also just published an article on the 1988 Bulgarian film, Vreme na nasilie (Time of Violence) in the Athens Journal of History (2016).

Published
2016-10-05
How to Cite
Thornton, S. (2016). Douglas E. Cowan: Sacred Terror. Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen. Entangled Religions, 3, XCVII-CII. https://doi.org/10.13154/er.v3.2016.XCVII-CII
Section
Reviews