Special Issue 22.3 Horror Studies Now

Guest Editor: Max Bledstien

Introduction

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Articles

Here to Stay: Death, Mourning and Hauntology in Denis Côté’s Répertoire des villes disparues (2019)

By Silvia Angeli

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“Fully Authenticated by Respected Scientists”: Fact, Fiction, & the Roots of Paranormal Reality Shows in American Television History

By Matthew Smith

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“Scream for your lives!”: The Philosophy of Horror in William Castle’s The Tingler (1959)

By Daniel Tilsley

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Double Vision: Global Irony in Brian De Palma’s Sisters (1972)

By Burke Hilsabeck

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Entering the Walloon Gothic: Nationalist Border Crossing and Othering in Contemporary Flemish Cinema

By Lennart Soberon

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Dementia and Contemporary Horror Movies: Gendered Ageing and the Haunted Home

By Morgan Batch and Mike Ryan

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Encounters through Books of Light: Uncanny Television and Media Archaeology in The Living and the Dead

By  Will Abbiss

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“Breathe in for Your Vitality”: The Breath as the Nexus of Meaning in Ari Aster’s Midsommar

By Jessie Krahn

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Read more from Jessie Krahn in her Short Take, Something in the Midsommar Air!


Special Dossier: Horror Fans and Audiences

Editors: James Rendell and Kate Egan

Introduction

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Second Sight as First Response: Prestige Horror Releases, Audience Interactivity and New Canon Formations

By Eddie Falvey

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“The drive-in will never die”: Horror Fandom and Joe Bob Briggs

By Lisa Ellen Williams

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Merchandise Collecting Practices of Fans of the Alien Film Franchise

By Janelle Vermaak-Griessel

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Who Will Startle, And What Will Be Left of Them? Player Response to Affective Stimuli in Contemporary Survival Horror Gaming

By Jennifer Cooke

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Drawn to Darkness: The Remembered Impacts of Children’s Horror Television on Millennial Australian Audiences

By Merinda Staubli

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Reviews

Screening Fears: On Protective Media

Reviewed by Ruggero Eugeni

Screening Fears: On Protective Media, Francesco Casetti (Princeton UP, 2023)

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Transmedia Terrors in Post-TV Horror: Digital Distribution, Abject Spectrums and Participatory Culture

Reviewed by Eleanor Rosemary Gratz

Transmedia Terrors in Post-TV Horror: Digital Distribution, Abject Spectrums and Participatory Culture, James Rendell (Amsterdam UP, 2023)

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American Horror Story and Cult Television: Narratives, Histories and Discourses

Reviewed by Bruna Foletto Lucas

American Horror Story and Cult Television: Narratives, Histories and Discourses, Richard Hand & Mark O’Thomas (Anthem Press, 2023)

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Adam Lowenstein and Max Bledstein on “Horror Film and Otherness” (Columbia University Press, 2022)

Interview By Max Bledstein

In this podcast, Max Bledstein interviews Adam Lowenstein about his new book Horror Film and Otherness (Columbia University Press, 2022), which examines the treatment of social difference in horror.

Read more about Horror Film and Otherness on the Columbia University Press website. Use the discount code CUP20 at checkout for a 20% discount.

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