Citation Elliott-Smith D & Browning JE (eds.) (2020) New Queer Horror Film and TV. Horror Studies. Cardiff, Wales: University of Wales Press. https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/N/bo68172123.html
Abstract This anthology aims to show that in recent years what we here term as ‘New Queer Horror’ has turned the focus of fear upon itself, on its own communities and subcultures. If, according to Robin Wood, the horror genre functions to represent ‘the struggle for recognition of all that our civilization represses or oppresses’ , then this anthology implies that the Queer Horror sub-genre works to configure and manifest the struggle for recognition of all that queer culture represses or oppresses.
This collection proposes to build further evidence for the shifting approaches to the representation of queerness in horror film and television and via that examination also endeavours to develop a clearer understanding of the subgenre’s changing aesthetics and themes. The gathered essays are broken into three distinct sections, all of which illustrate the co-existence of more celebratory themes and aesthetics in New Queer Horror alongside the continued problematics of shame and guilt.
Part One: Transforming and Re-Reading Problematic Queerness
Part Two: Queer Playgrounds and Adolescent Horrors
Part Three: Badass Witches and Queer Wolves
Keywords Queer Horror; LGBTQ Studies; Horror Studies; Gothic and Gender; Television Studies; Queer Theory.