About the Project
Possible general topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
National and transnational horror cinemas
Cycles of horror production
Horror remakes and sequels
Horror and technologies
Audiences for horror cinema
Marketing of horror films
The relation of horror cinema to other media
Horror production and distribution companies
We welcome proposals based in any historical period of horror production or in any national or international context that engage with horror’s industrial qualities.
The studentship is based in the Department of Media and Communication Design, which is home to a number of internationally recognised and widely published horror cinema experts. It also houses the Popular Film and Television Archive, which includes film-related items ranging from trade magazines and production notes to promotional materials. The successful candidate will have full access to this material.
Enquiries regarding this studentship should be made to: Dr Johnny Walker, [Email Address Removed], 0191 227 3920
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
Please ensure you quote the advert reference above on your application form.
‘Low budgets, no budgets and Digital Video nasties: Recent British horror and informal distribution', in Nowell, R. (ed.) Merchants of Menace: The Business of Horror Cinema (London & New York: Bloomsbury, 2014).
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