This series will cover trends and tropes in the monster movie sub-genre of horror film, broken down by decade, looking at the industrial, cultural, and historical factors that have influenced/changed/etc. the sub-genre.

Why Monsters? Hammer, Frankenstein, and the 1950s

Why Monsters? Queering Dracula in the 1960s

Why Monsters? Reaction, Regression, and 1970s Jekyll/Hyde

Why Monsters? Displaced Queerness and the 1980s Slasher

Why Monsters? Bugs and the 1990s’ Domestication of Horror

Image Credit: Hammer Film Productions © 1958



Author: Geneveive Newman