This volume defines the national genre of Korean Horror from gothic horror to monster movies. The fifteen chapters provide an overview from canonical works and contemporary films on to issues of transnational cinema. In addition to analysis of specific films, the book tackles the role of folklore and themes of national identity, Korea's relationship with the West, Orientalism, and postcolonialism. The production, distribution and audience reception of Korean Horror is also discussed throughout to provide a rounded picture of the industry. Key features * Covers films from 1960 to present day * Case studies focussing on most significant and popular films * Includes discussion of North Korean cinema
Dr Peirse is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Northumbria. Dr Martin is a Lecturer in Film Studies at Queen's University Belfast.