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OWI Meets the Monsters: Hollywood Horror Films and War Propaganda, 1942 to 1945

Rick Worland
Cinema Journal
Vol. 37, No. 1 (Autumn, 1997), pp. 47-65
DOI: 10.2307/1225689
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225689
Page Count: 19
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OWI Meets the Monsters: Hollywood Horror Films and War Propaganda, 1942 to 1945
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Abstract

Certain 1940s horror films were revised to meet the needs of wartime propaganda; "Return of the Vampire" (1943), for instance, marks an intriguing genre variation in which vampire Bela Lugosi surfaces in Britain during the Blitz.

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