Streaming Horrors

Essays on the Genre in the Digital Age

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About the Book

Audiovisual content has transformed significantly with technological advancements and the rise of new media. In addition to revitalizing older works by making them accessible to a broader audience, streaming platforms also create exclusive original content designed specifically for online consumption. This is especially evident in horror films and television; new methods of narration and storytelling have enhanced the genre, and streaming has made it more widely available than before.
This collection of essays examines audiovisual horror’s adaptation to the features and audience of the digital era. The essays focus on the various effects of the new media in the audiovisual landscape with regards to institutions, audiences, and content. The horror genre has undergone a rapid evolution and re-invention as technology has shaped both the narratives and the ways in which consumers interact with the content on screen.

About the Author(s)

Sotiris Petridis is an adjunct professor at Hellenic Open University, Greece. His research interests are about film and television genres, audiovisual horror, screenwriting theory and practice, viral marketing, and the new ways of film and television promotion and has written academic books and articles on cinema and audiovisual narrative. He is a member of the European Film Academy and the Greek Film Academy.

Bibliographic Details

Sotiris Petridis
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9311-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5424-9
Imprint: McFarland