Horror Studies    —    Volume 2

2.1 Spring 2011

Sarah Reichardt, Music, Madness and Modernity in Karl Freund’s Mad Love (1935)

Dain Goding, Shadows and Nightmares: Lewton, Siodmak, and the Elusive Noirror Film

Michael J. Blouin, The Gizmo Effect: 'Japan Inc', American Nightmares, and the Fissure of the Symbolic

John Edgar Browning, Survival Horrors, Survival Spaces: Tracing the Modern Zombie (Cine)myth

Beth Kattelman, ‘We Dare You to See This!’: Ballyhoo and the 1970s Horror Film

David Roche, 'That’s Real! That’s What You Want!': Producing Fear in George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978) vs Zack Snyder’s Remake (2004)

Mathias Clasen, Primal Fear: A Darwinian Perspective on Dan Simmons’ Song of Kali

Douglas Keesey, Intertwinings of Death and Desire in Michele Soavi’s Dellamorte Dellamore

Johnny Walker, Nasty Visions: Violent Spectacle in Contemporary British Horror Cinema

Katarzyna Ancuta, Global Spectrologies: Contemporary Thai Horror Films and the Globalization of the Supernatural

Kelly Jones, Professing the Paranormal: The Corpus of the Academy in Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s Ghost Stories


Dark London: Urban Gothic Of The Second World War, by Sara Wasson, reviewed by Steffen Hantke

2.2 Autumn 2011

Special Issue, Decomposing Fictions
Edited by Steven Bruhm

Steven Bruhm, Introduction: Decomposing Fictions

Math Tafton, [De]Composing Ghosts: The Failure of Truth and the Truth of Failure from James to Oates

R. Renee Branca, Ghosts that are Not Ghosts: The Domesticated Un-Ghost in Victorian Fiction

Jonathan Newell, Hybrid Vigour: Heterogeneity, Horror and History in George R. R. Martin’s Fevre Dream

Cristina Ionica, An Ethics of Decomposition: Ian McEwan’s Early Prose

Laura Barrett, Repetition with a Difference: Representation and the Uncanny in House of Leaves

Peter Schwenger, Abstract Comics and the Decomposition of Horror


Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film: Cultural Transformations in Europe, 1732-1933, by Erik Butler, reviewed by Glennis Byron