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Contemporary British Horror CinemaIndustry, Genre and Society$
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Johnny Walker

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748689736

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689736.001.0001

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British film production and the horror genre

British film production and the horror genre

(p.14) 2. British film production and the horror genre
Contemporary British Horror Cinema

Johnny Walker

Edinburgh University Press

Chapter 2 contemplates why British horror was revived at the dawning of the new millennium, and also considers some of the reasons why British horror films produced in the 2000s and 2010s can be viewed as constituting a distinctive aspect of contemporary British cinema. I discuss the establishment of the UK Film Council (UKFC) in 2000 and contextualise the contemporary British horror film in the international film marketplace, drawing parallels between British horror and British film production more broadly, British horror and international horror production, and the audience demographics targeted by distributers and film production companies. This involves examining British horror’s shift from a theatrical genre to one associated primarily with the home video and online market.

Keywords:   Film, Film Studies, Horror, Horror Genre, British Cinema, British Film Production, European Cinema, Film Industry, Contemporary Horror film, Online Market

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