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Global TV Horror

Distributed for University of Wales Press

Global TV Horror

It can have escaped no-one’s attention that the horror genre has become one of the most popular genres of TV drama, with the global success and fandom surrounding The Walking Dead, Supernatural, and Stranger Things. Horror has, of course, always had a truly international reach, and nowhere is this more apparent than on television, as explored in this provocative new collection that looks at series from across the globe and considers how horror manifests in different cultural and broadcast/streaming contexts. Gathering expertise from established scholars and new voices, Global TV Horror examines historical and contemporary TV horror from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iran, Japan, Spain, New Zealand, USA, and the UK. This collection deepens the discussion of television horror by offering fresh perspectives, examining new shows, and excavating new cultural histories, rendering what has become so familiar—horror on television—unfamiliar yet again.

272 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Horror Studies

Media Studies

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Table of Contents

Stacey Abbott and Lorna Jowett
Taking Over the Whole World:
Global TV Horror, Then and Now
Simon Bacon ‘Real’ Iranian Vampires: Television versus the Big Screen
Mark Fryers ‘It’s not ghosts, it’s history’: The Sonic Tradition of British Horror Television
Rebecca Janicker Terror Australis: The Wilderness Myth in TV’s Wolf Creek
Fernando Pagnoni Berns Stories to Make You Think: The Horror of Daily Life under Francisco Franco’s Regime in Historias para No Dormir
Laura Cánepa, Leandro Caraça
and Lúcio Reis-Filho Sleep, little baby. Cuca is coming for you. Mom went to the
field, and Dad is working too: the witch Cuca in the Brazilian
folklore and television

Jonas Green Beyond the Masochistic Pleasure Principle: The Subtle Gore of Les revenants.
Cat Lester Giving Kids Goosebumps: Uncanny Aesthetics, Cyclic Structures and Anti-didacticism in Children’s Horror Anthologies Series
Lorna Piatti-Farnell As Raw as Flesh: Consuming Humans in TV Horror

Stella Gaynor Driving Industrial Innovation: Fox International Channels and the Global Appeal of The Walking Dead
Andreas Halskov Staking Claims or Sucking Up: Heartless, Nordic Twilight and the Cross-Pollination of Danish and American TV Drama
Charlotte Stevens Video Game to Streaming Series: The Case of Castlevania on Netflix
James Rendell Tracing Terror-Bytes: Ring: Saishusho as Japanese TV Horror, Online Transcultural J-Horror Fan Object, and Digital Only-Click Television

Conclusion Transnationalism and TV Horror Fandom: A Conversation with Iain Robert Smith and Miranda Ruth Larsen

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