Drawing together strands of film theory and psychology, this book offers a fresh assessment of the found footage horror subgenre. It reconceptualizes landmark films - including The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield and Man Bites Dog - as depictions of the lived experience and social legacy of psychological trauma.
Will be indispensable to the academic study of contemporary horror cinema."—Kevin Heffernan, author of Ghouls, Gimmicks and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1952–1968 "A significant contribution to the study of the connection between horror cinema and trauma studies."—Shellie McMurdo, University of Hertfordshire
Duncan Hubber is an academic at the University of Queensland whose research areas include found footage horror films, screen trauma theory, the cinematic representation of urban spaces, and the collision of romanticism and postmodernism in fantasy literature.