The Politics of Horror

  • Damien K. Picariello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Petrifying Politics

  3. Apocalypse and After

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Christie L. Maloyed, J. Kelton Williams
      Pages 47-57
  4. Ghoulish Games

  5. Terrifying Television

  6. Creepy Comics

  7. Nightmarish Nature

  8. Return of the Repressed

  9. Cradle to Grave

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 279-282

About this book


The Politics of Horror features contributions from scholars in a variety of fields—political science, English, communication studies, and others—that explore the connections between horror and politics. How might resources drawn from the study of politics inform our readings of, and conversations about, horror? In what ways might horror provide a useful lens through which to consider enduring questions in politics and political thought? And what insights might be drawn from horror as we consider contemporary political issues? In turning to horror, the contributors to this volume offer fresh provocations to inform a broad range of discussions of politics.

Damien K. Picariello is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina Sumter, USA.


partisanship partisanship horror films civic deliberation terrorism race comic studies film studies genre studies gender and politics eco-horror climate change psychological horror technology liberal politics Plato capitalism militarism queer politics apocalypse

Editors and affiliations

  • Damien K. Picariello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of South Carolina SumterSumterUSA

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