Killer Tapes and Shattered Screens: Video Spectatorship from VHS to File Sharing

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Benson-Allott, Caetlin Anne.
  Killer tapes and shattered screens : video spectatorship
from VHS to file sharing / Caetlin Benson-Allott.
    p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  ISBN 978–0–520–27510–2 (cloth : alk. paper)
  ISBN 978–0–520–27512–6 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  1. Technology in motion pictures. 2. Cinematography—
Technological innovations. 3. Horror films—History and
criticism. 4. Motion picture audiences. 5. Video recordings—
Production and direction—Data processing. 6. Digital
video—Production and direction—Data processing. 7. Video
recordings industry. I. Title.
  PN1995.9.T43B46 2013
791.43′656—dc23

                                                          2012038612

Manufactured in the United States of America

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