Contemporary Thai Horror Film focuses on the most significant and dominant characteristic of Thai cinema throughout its history: the Thai incarnation of the horror genre and its central role in Thailand's film industry. Tracing the development of Thai cinema throughout wider contextual changes, Ainslie explores the influence of audiences and viewing scenarios from previous decades upon this industry today. Most evident in the popular horror genre, close analysis of films demonstrates a specific style of Thai cinema as well as the wider social forces that have shaped Thai cinema as a national industry. By examining these films with a framework built from horror theory, this book questions our understanding of 'horror' as a generic category when we move outside of its traditional Euro-American origins and the voyeuristic viewing scenario often associated with the genre - from back cover.
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Number of pages||224|
|Publication status||Published - 2024|