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Queer for Fear

Horror Film and the Queer Spectator

A new analysis of the connection between the horror genre and the queer community.

Queer for Fear is the groundbreaking empirical study of the LGBTQ+ community that not only documents the opinions, habits, and tastes of the horror-loving queer spectator but also evidences how and why queers have a distinctive relationship to the horror genre. This interdisciplinary book makes impactful contributions to the fields of queer, film, horror, trauma, camp, and live cinema studies.

288 pages | 2 color plates, 19 figures | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2023

Horror Studies

Film Studies

Gay and Lesbian Studies

Gender and Sexuality

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Chapter 1
Horror is Queer: Theoretical and Ontological Foundations
Chapter 2
A Note on Statistics
Portrait of a Queer Horror Fan: The Opinions, Habits and Tastes of the Queer Spectator
Chapter 3
Trauma and Camp: Queer Connections to Horror
Chapter 4
Drag Me to Hell: Queer Performance and Live Cinema
Oral History Bibliography
Works Cited

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