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Horror-(fic) Turn: Understanding Contemporary Horror Films (Issue 65)



Contemporary Horror Films: Notes on Radical Acceptance
Animesh Bag 

Why Horror? The Generic Question

Anatomy of Horror Films
Siddhartha Biswas

Horror and the Political

The Zombies of Postcolony: Beyond the Spectral Principle of Nationhood in Betaal
Samrat Sengupta

Spectral Economy and the Non-Human: Reading The Nest, a Ghostless Ghost Film
Arka Chattopadhyay

Vengeance of the Pastoral Zombies in Kingdom: Ashin of the North (2021)
Rajarshi Mitra

The Politics of Horror in Totalitarian Regime
Sohini Saha

Birds in the Cage: A Study of Capitalism and Schizophrenia in the Film, Bird Box
Rituparna Sengupta 

Horror, Gender, and Sexuality

Negotiating the Divine and the Demonic: A Woman’s Plight in Bulbbul
Angshuman Mukhopadhyay

Interrogating the Human-Monster Agency in the Film Roohi
Saikat Chakrabarty

“Haster Curse is a Boon for Us”: Greed, Materiality and Horror in Tumbbad
Aryama Bej

Corporeality and Horror

A Medico-Experimental Horror: Reading Tom Six’s The Human Centipede
Sumantra Baral

The Unexpected Lightness of Mutilation: The Horrors of Evolution in David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future
Sumit Ray 

Technicalities of Horror

Hear, Hear, Hear: Possibilities, Scope and the Spectrum of Audible Horror in Select Stories of Sunday Suspense
Aritra Basu 

Horror and Ecology

The Psycho-Ecology of Everyday Horror: Watching Dahan: Rakan Ka Rahasya
Subhajeet Singha

Horror and the Other

Cannibalism in the Lens of the Whites: Reading Select Italian Horror Films
Purabi Nandi

Survival Instinct: Race, Community, and Catharsis in Jordon Peele’s Select Horror Films
Shakya Bose


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