Global TV Horror

Global TV Horror
Lorna Jowett, Stacey Abbott
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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.
Lorna Jowett, Reader in Television Studies at the University of Northampton, is author of Dancing With the Doctor, Sex and the Slayer and co-author of TV Horror. Stacey Abbott, Reader in Film and Television Studies at the University of Roehampton, is a leading expert on horror in film and television. She is the author of Undead Apocalypse, Celluloid Vampires and co-author of TV Horror.