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Horror TV History: Censorship, Anxiety, and the Cold War

The first installment in a series looking at the development of the horror genre on TV.

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

Discussion of the beginnings of horror film history, in this post looking specifically at gender, race, bugs, and the 1990s.

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Why Monsters? Displaced Queerness and the 1980s Slasher

Discussion of horror film history, in this post looking specifically at the slasher sub-genre, sexuality, and the 1980s.

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Episode 5: Ms. Ives, The New Old Final Girl

Penny Dreadful, having premiered at South by Southwest and airing on Showtime, is a “quality TV” version of episodic horror.

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

Discussion of the beginnings of horror film history, in this post looking specifically at feminist/queer history and Hammer Horror.

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Why Monsters? Queering Dracula in the 1960s

Discussion of the beginnings of horror film history, in this post looking specifically at Dracula, queer history, and the 1960s.

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Why Monsters? Hammer, Frankenstein, and the 1950s

Discussion of the beginnings of horror film history, starting with Hammer Film Productions in the 1950s. This post specifically looks at the significance and meaning of adapting Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’s Monster to film in the 50s.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Faeries, Oh My

This blog will primarily be concerned with questions of nationality, colonialism, and horror in Irish literature and cinema.

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