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Animal Horror Cinema

Genre, History and Criticism

  • Katarina Gregersdotter
  • Johan Höglund
  • Nicklas Hållén

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Katarina Gregersdotter, Nicklas Hållén, Johan Höglund
    Pages 1-18
  3. Katarina Gregersdotter, Nicklas Hållén, Johan Höglund
    Pages 19-36
  4. Katarina Gregersdotter, Nicklas Hållén
    Pages 206-223
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 240-248

About this book


This first full-length scholarly study about animal horror cinema defines the popular subgenre and describes its origin and history in the West. The chapters explore a variety of animal horror films from a number of different perspectives. This is an indispensable study for students and scholars of cinema, horror and animal studies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Katarina Gregersdotter
    • 1
  • Johan Höglund
    • 2
  • Nicklas Hållén
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Umeå UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Linnaeus UniversitySweden
  3. 3.University of YorkUK

About the editors

John Edgar Browning, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Myha T. Do, University of California, Davis, USA Michael Fuchs, University of Graz, Austria Katarina Gregersdotter, Umeå University, Sweden Nicklas Hållén, Umeå University, Sweden Johan Höglund, Linnaeus University, Sweden Dawn Keetley, Lehigh University, USA Craig Ian Mann, Sheffield Hallam University, UK Maja Milatovic, Southern Cross University, Australia Niklas Salmose, Linnaeus University, Sweden Jennifer Schell, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA Susanne Schwertfeger, Umtrieb-Gallery Kiel, Germany

Bibliographic information


'From apes and alligators to arachnids and amphibians, this collection brilliantly maps movies that include animal as sources of fear. It is an original, ambitious and timely contribution to film studies, cultural studies, horror studies and animal studies.'

- Justin D. Edwards, University of Surrey, UK