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Issue #18 (Autumn 2020)


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Contents of Issue #18 (Autumn 2020)


Statement re: Issue #12 (2013), p. 6


Jessica Ruth Austin, ‘Do you all want to die? We must throw them out!’: Class Warfare, Capitalism, and Necropolitics in Seoul Station and Train to Busan, p. 7

Reema Barlaskar, Maternal Femininity, Masquerade, and the Sacrificial Body in Charlotte Dacre’s Zofloya, or The Moor, p. 30

Michael Brown, The Thing in the Ice: The Weird in John Carpenter’s The Thing, p. 47

Marguerite Helmers, Harry Clarke, the Master of the Macabre, p. 77

Sebastian Schuller, Gods of the Real: Lovecraftian Horror and Dialectical Materialism, p. 100

Virginie Sélavy, Virgins and Vampires: The Expansion of Gothic Subversion in Jean Rollin’s Female Transgressors, p. 121


B-Movie Gothic, ed. by Justin D. Edwards and Johan Höglund, Anthony Ballas, p. 146

Werewolves, Wolves, and the Gothic, ed. by Robert McKay and John Miller, Rebecca Bruce, p. 151

Jordan Peele’s Get Out: Political Horror, ed. by Dawn Keetley, Miranda Corcoran, p. 155

Rikke Schubart, Mastering Fear: Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror, Miranda Corcoran, p. 161

Posthuman Gothic, ed. by Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Matthew Fogarty, p. 165

Jessica Balanzategui, The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema: Ghosts of Futurity at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, Jessica Gildersleeve, p. 168

Neo-Victorian Villains: Adaptations and Transformations in Popular Culture, ed. by Benjamin Poore, Madelon Hoedt, p. 172

William Hughes, Key Concepts in the Gothic, Kathleen Hudson, p. 176

Murray Leeder, Horror Film: A Critical Introduction, Kathleen Hudson, p. 179

Dracula: An International Perspective, ed. by Marius-Mircea Crişan, Giorgia Hunt, p. 183

Darryl Jones, Sleeping with the Lights On: The Unsettling Story of Horror, Laura R. Kremmel, p. 186

Kyna B. Morgan, Woke Horror: Sociopolitics, Genre, and Blackness in Get Out, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, p. 189

The Cambridge Companion to Dracula, ed. by Roger Luckhurst, Christina Morin, p. 192

Yael Shapira, Inventing the Gothic Corpse: The Thrill of Human Remains in the Eighteenth-Century Novel, Christina Morin, p. 196

Rebecca Duncan, South African Gothic: Anxiety and Creative Dissent in the Post-Apartheid Imagination and Beyond, Antonio Sanna, p. 199

James Machin, Weird Fiction in Britain 1880-1939, John Sears, p. 202

Bryan Hall, An Ethical Guidebook to the Zombie Apocalypse: How to Keep Your Brain Without Losing Your Heart, Tait C. Szabo, p. 205

Howard David Ingham, We Don’t Go Back: A Watcher’s Guide to Folk Horror, Richard Gough Thomas, p. 208


The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories, ed. by A. Worth, Erin Corderoy, p. 211

William Orem, Miss Lucy; and Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker, Dracul, Ruth Doherty, p. 215

Doorway to Dilemma: Bewildering Tales of Dark Fantasy, ed. by Mike Ashley, Murray Leeder, p. 218

The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Tales, ed. by David Van Leer, Elizabeth Mannion, p. 220



Dark, Seasons 1-3, Taghreed Alotaibi, p. 225

Forest 404, Elizabeth Parker, p. 228

The Purge, Thomas Sweet, p. 231

Siempre Bruja/Always a Witch, Seasons 1 and 2, Rebecca Wynne-Walsh, p. 236

The Order, Seasons 1 and 2, Rebecca Wynne-Walsh, p. 241


Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, Sarah Cullen, p. 245

Overlord, Kevin M. Flanagan, p. 249

Halloween, Gerard Gibson, p. 252

US, Gerard Gibson, p. 256

Suspiria, Nicole Hamilton, p. 261

Midsommar, Dawn Keetley, p. 266

Pet Sematary, Rebecca Wynne-Walsh, p. 272


Folk Horror in the Twenty-First Century, Máiréad Casey, p. 276

Theorizing Zombiism, Miranda Corcoran, p. 287

HAuNTcon, Madelon Hoedt, p. 296


With Aislinn Clarke, Máiréad Casey, p. 300