Rethinking horror in the new economies of television

Gaynor, SM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4803-1239 2022, Rethinking horror in the new economies of television , Palgrave MacMillan.

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Abstract

This book explores the cycle of horror on US television in the decade following the launch of The Walking Dead, considering the horror genre from an industrial perspective. Examining TV horror through rich industrial and textual analysis, this book reveals the strategies and ambitions of cable and network channels, as well as Netflix and Shudder, with regards to horror serialization. Selected case studies; including American Horror Story, The Haunting of Hill House, Creepshow, Ash vs Evil Dead, and Hannibal; explore horror drama and the utilization of genre, cult and classic horror texts, as well as the exploitation of fan practice, in the changing economic landscape of contemporary US television. In the first detailed exploration of graphic horror special effects as a marker of technical excellence, and how these skills are used for the promotion of TV horror drama, Gaynor makes the case that horror has become a cornerstone of US television

Item Type: Book
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9783030975890
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Depositing User: SM Gaynor
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2022 06:40
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 07:22
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/64161

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