The Horror Genre: A Teacher’s Guide (paperback) – Kate Domaille

94pp   £15.99   ISBN: 1-903663-06-7   2001

“…both new and experienced teachers will enjoy the Auteur materials… marvellous resources…” Media Education Journal

Offers a clear solution about how the horror film is theorised and taught through a case study approach (using examples of the Dracula film) that would apply the teaching of genre generally. The Guide covers all the key theoretical areas, stressing the importance of an appreciation of the wider historical context of genre to encourage a better understanding of contemporary texts. The Classroom Resources include tasks, questions and discussion topics, providing a ready-made scheme of work for teaching genre and also features frameworks for such practical activities as designing a video/DVD sleeve and stimulating a TV discussion about ‘video nasties’.


Kate Domaille is a freelance lecturer and writer in Film and Media Studies. She delivers INSET for teachers, events for students and writes resources for use in the classroom.
Mapping the Theory: Genre Studies
How does knowledge of theory inform the practice of teaching genre?
Studying Genre at a Textual Level
Themes in the Dracula Movie
Production and Style
The Monster as Symbol
Dracula through the Decades
Dracula Stars
Sexuality and Representation of women
Studying Genre at the Level of Industry
German Expressionism
Hammer Horror and British Cinema
Hollywood Horror
Other Industry-led Approaches: Auteur Theory
Studying Genre at the Level of Audience
Studies of Audiences
Related Debates: Media and Society – ‘Horror Panics’
Theories of Audience – a Comparative Summary
Modern Horror — a brief address
The Blair Witch Project

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