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    Monographs


    1. Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature: The Body in Parts, co-authored with Laura Sedgwick, published by Palgrave Macmillan, December 2017, 308pp. ISBN: 978 11 3730 35 78.

    2. Reviews

      “Gothic Dissections offers a unique and captivating approach to the gothic. The essays not only uncannily mirror the gothic in their focus on body parts, they also provide a salient and seductive exploration of the abject nature of the gothic. Fascinating, erudite and entertaining, Gothic Dissections is a must for fans of the dark side of film, literature and the corporeal.” (Barbara Creed, University of Melbourne, Australia)

      “The range of this book — across literature, film and television — is truly extraordinary. An excellent addition to the literature on Gothic physicality, and one well informed by the necessary scientific and medical knowledge.” (David Punter, University of Bristol, UK)

      “A masterly and compelling autopsy of text and film, with cutting edge approaches to the Gothic corporeal.”(Marie Mulvey-Roberts, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)

      “This is a wonderful book, one that fills a longstanding gap in horror and Gothic studies. A thumping good read for a dark and stormy night.” (Joan Hawkins, Indiana University Bloomington, USA)

      “Meticulously researched and well written, Gothic Dissections is a deliberate act of dismemberment and rich combinations.” (Gina Wisker, University of Brighton, UK)

      “A thrilling dissective approach to the Gothic. Readers will prize the dizzying range of body parts on display.” (Laurence Talairach-Vielmas, University of Toulouse II, France)

      “Gothic Dissections is as lively as it is systematic and comprehensive. The first to analyse Gothic culture from the perspective of the body’s anatomical features, the book spans a splendid range of disciplinary perspectives and media and cultural forms.” (Linda Badley, Middle Tennessee State University, USA)

      “The body under investigation here is not the monolithic and integrated ‘Gothic body’ of earlier scholarship but the torn and dismembered body of the autopsy table; the authors’ critical attention as exacting as the process of anatomical dissection itself.” (Dale Townshend, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

    3. Moai Culture: Easter Island and Popular Imagination, exhibition catalogue published by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, October 2014.
    4. Easter Island, Myths and Popular Culture, exhibition catalogue published by Middlesbrough Museums and Art Galleries, February 2011, 82pp. ISBN: 0 8603 0836 5.
    5. Studies in New Zealand Cinema, published by Kakapo Books, June 2009, 215pp. ISBN: 978 0 9557564 8 1.
    6. New Zealand Film - A Guide, published (in Polish) by slow/obraz terytoria, July 2008, 79pp. Commissioned book. ISBN: 978 83 7453 856 65.

    Monographs - in progress

    1. The Cinema of Sri Lanka: South Asian Film in Texts and Contexts, co-authored with Vilasnee Tampoe-Hautin, forthcoming from I.B. Tauris, 2018.

    Books edited - published

    1. Rapa Nui - Easter Island: Cultural and Historical Perspectives, co-edited with Hermann Mueckler, published by Frank & Timme, May 2016, 251pp. ISBN: 978 3 7329 0265 1.
    2. Small Nations, Big Neighbours: New Zealand & Canada, co-edited with Dominic Alessio and Itesh Sachdev, published by Kakapo Books August 2011, 196pp. ISBN: 978 0 9557564 4 3.
    3. New Zealand, France and the Pacific, co-edited with Dominic Alessio, published by Kakapo Books, July 2011, 184pp. ISBN: 978 0 9557564 5 0.
    4. Horror Zone: The Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema, published by I.B. Tauris, November 2009, 316pp. ISBN: 978 1 84885 151 1.

    5. Reviews

      "a fresh take on a genre that only recently has started to receive the critical attention it deserves…it would be surprising if this collection failed to become a seminal text for academics working on horror films from the last three decades".

      Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

      "the strengths of this collection…are many…a solid assessment of the contemporary horror genre".

      Horror Studies

      "its ability to deal with such an impressive scope of scholarly concerns is one of the book’s key strengths, negotiating niche and criminally overlooked concerns, alongside such academic staples as artistic legitimacy. Horror Zone is likely to be an invaluable resource for academics interested in this area of study".

      The Gothic Imagination


    6. The Cinema of New Zealand, published (in Polish) by Ha!art, July 2009, 478pp. ISBN: 978 83 61407 21 8. Commissioned book.
    7. Contemporary New Zealand Cinema: From New Wave to Blockbuster, co-edited with Stuart Murray, published by I.B. Tauris, September 2008, 304pp. ISBN: 978 1 84511 837 2. Book published to mark the 30th anniversary of the New Zealand Film Commission.
    8. New Zealand Filmmakers, co-edited with Stuart Murray, published by Wayne State University Press, October 2007, 432pp. ISBN: 0 814330177. Book published to mark the 30th anniversary of the New Zealand Film Commission.
    9. Film's Musical Moments, co-edited with Estella Tincknell, published by Edinburgh University Press, June 2006, 240pp. ISBN: 0 748623442.

    10. Reviews

      "a valuable contribution to the study of music in film... consistently thought-provoking and engaging".

      Journal of Film Music

      "stimulating conceptually... brimming with implications".

      Screen

      "a refreshing look at music in film".

      Scope

      "its genuinely interdisciplinary nature makes it a valuable resource for researchers working in many different areas of scholarship".

      Music, Sound, and the Moving Image


    11. The Cinema of John Carpenter: The Technique of Terror, co-edited with David Woods, published by Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, October 2004, 224pp. ISBN: 1 9047641 4 2.

    12. Reviews

      Book of the Month

      Empire magazine

      "these authors... provide much meaningful commentary about a worthwhile group of films truly deserving of this rigorous examination.

      Fangoria

      "a welcome redressing... of an under-appreciated director... enthusiastic and intellectually stimulating".

      Metro Magazine

      "well-grounded and unpretentious".

      Video Watchdog


    13. New Zealand - A Pastoral Paradise?, co-edited with David Woods, published by Kakapo Books, September 2000, 128pp. ISBN: 0 9530177 5 3.

    Books edited – forthcoming

    1. John Carpenter Interviews, published by University of Mississippi Press, August 2018.

    Co-authored booklet

    1. Views From the Edge of the World: New Zealand Film, monograph co-authored with Sarah Davy, published by Kakapo Books, March 1997 17pp. ISBN: 0 9530177 0 2.

    Authored festival guide

    1. The New Zealand Film Festival, translated into Hebrew and published March 2009, 51pp.

    Guest Editor for journals

    1. Guest editor, with Kseniia Kalugina, Laura Sedgwick and Roy Smith, of a special issue of Post Script, on Islands and Film, forthcoming 2018. ISSN: 0227 98997.
    2. Guest editor, with Tim Youngs, of a special issue of Studies in Travel Writing, focused on New Zealand and travel writing, published November 2010. ISSN: 1364-5145.
    3. Guest Editor of a special section of the Harvard Review, n.35, on New Zealand literature, published Winter 2008/09. ISSN: 1077-2901.
    4. Guest editor, with Nelly Gillet, of a 101 page symposium of v.19 n.2 of Asian Cinema, on Sri Lankan Cinema, published Fall/Winter 2008.
    5. Guest editor, with Jenny Hammerton, of v.2. n.2 of the Journal of British Cinema and Television, on 'The Cinema-going Experience', January 2006, ISSN: 1743-4521.
    6. Guest Editor of a special double issue of Post Script, on Australian and New Zealand Cinema, v.24 n.2/3, Winter/Spring and Summer 2005. ISSN: 0227-9897.
    7. Guest editor, with Julian Petley, of issue n.3 of the Journal of Popular British Cinema, on 'Forbidden British Cinema', February 2000. ISSN: 1461-104X

    Editor and Associate for journals

    1. Principal Editor of the Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies, ISSN: 2050-4039.
    2. Editor of the NZSA Bulletin of New Zealand Studies, ISSN: 1758-8626 [formerly the CNZS Bulletin of New Zealand Studies.]
    3. Associate Editor for Film and Philosophy, ISSN: 1073-0427.
    4. Associate Editor for Journal of British Film and Television, ISSN: 1743-4521.
    5. Editorial Advisor for Asian Cinema, ISSN: 1 059-440x.
    6. Editorial Advisor for Interactive Media, ISSN: 1833-0533.
    7. Editorial Advisor for Studies in Australasian Cinema, ISSN: 1750-3175.
    8. Associate Editor for British Review of New Zealand Studies, ISSN: 0951-6204 [journal ceased in 2006].
    9. Associate Editor and Book Reviews Editor for Journal of Popular British Cinema, ISSN: 1461-104X [journal transformed in 2003 in to Journal of British Film and Television].

    Articles in journals - published

    1. 'Gothic Bodies and the Return of the Repressed: The Korean Horror Films of Ahn Byeong-ki', in Gothic Studies v.12 n.1, May 2010, pp.106-115. ISSN: 1362-7937.
    2. 'The Musical as Cult Film Experience', translated into Hungarian for a special issue of Metropolis n.34, Nov. 2008, pp.56-69. ISSN: 1416-8154.
    3. 'Kiwi Gothic', translated into Polish for Kino n.7/8, July 2008, pp. 16-18 [commissioned article].
    4. 'Monstrous Mutations: Tourneur and the Question of Transformation', translated into French for a special issue of CinémAction n.120 on Jacques Tourneur, June 2006, pp.78-85. ISSN: 1241-8161.
    5. 'Kitchen Cinema: Early Children's Film Shows in London's East End' in the Journal of British Cinema and Television v.2 n.2, January 2006, pp.290-298. ISSN: 1743-4521.
    6. 'Global Pressure and the Political State: New Zealand's Cinema of Crisis', in Post Script, v.24 n.2/3, Winter/Spring and Summer 2005, pp.140-150. ISSN: 0227-9897.
    7. 'The Space Between: The New Zealand Small Town and its Representation on Film', in the French journal Cultures of the Commonwealth n.9, Spring 2003, pp.9-24. ISSN: 1245-2971.
    8. ‘Film Purity, the Neo-Bazinian Ideal, and Humanism in Dogme 95’, co-written with Estella Tincknell, published in the Dogme 95 special issue of the Danish journal p.o.v. n.10, December 2000, pp.171-180. ISSN: 1396-1160.
    9. 'A Case of Moral Panic: Regional Film Theatre Programming, Local Councillors and Local Newspapers', in Journal of Popular British Cinema n.3, February 2000, pp.109-112. ISSN: 1461-104X.
    10. 'Fool's Gold: New Zealand's Forgotten Silver, Myth and National Identity', co-authored with Roy Smith, in the British Review of New Zealand Studies n.11, December 1998 [1999], pp. 57-65. ISSN: 0951-6204.
    11. 'X for X Certificate', in Sight and Sound v.8 n.5, May 1998, pp.24-26. ISSN: 0037-4806 [commissioned article].
    12. 'Forgotten Cinema: The British Style of Sexploitation', in Journal of Popular British Cinema n.1, January 1998, pp.87-100. ISSN: 1461-104X.
    13. 'Views From the Edge of the World: New Zealand Film', co-authored with Sarah Davy, in Anglofiles (Denmark) n.99, November 1996, pp.58-67. ISSN: 1395-881X.
    14. 'Peter Greenaway - A British Auteur', in Anglofiles (Denmark) n.96, March 1996, pp.31-37. ISSN: 1395-881X.
    15. 'Art or Entertainment: British Cinema in the Nineties', in Anglofiles (Denmark) n.96, March 1996, pp.5-14. ISSN: 1395-881X.

    Contributions to books – published

    1. 'Resurrection: Ash vs Evil Dead, Network Television and the Cult Horror Film Revival', for Horror Television in the Age of Consumption: Bringing on Fear, co-edited by Kimberly Jackson and Linda Belau, published by Routledge, November 2017, pp. 176-186.
    2. ‘Heroes and Villains: The Popular Depictions of Adventurers and Archaeologists on Easter Island’, for Rapa Nui - Easter Island: Cultural and Historical Perspectives, edited by Ian Conrich and Hermann Mueckler, published by Frank & Timme, May 2016, pp.115-125. ISBN: 978 3 7329 0265 1.
    3. 'Puzzles, Contraptions, and the Highly Elaborate Moment: The Inevitability of Death in the Grand Slasher Narratives of the Final Destination and Saw Series of Films', for Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film, edited by Wickham Clayton, published by Palgrave Macmillan, October 2015. ISBN: 978 11374 9646 1.
    4. 'An Infected Population: Zombie Culture and the Modern Monstrous', for The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Culture, edited by Laura Hubner, Marcus Leaning, and Paul Manning, published by Palgrave Macmillan, October 2014, pp. 15-25. ISBN: 978 1137 276490.
    5. 'Maori Tales of the Unexpected: The New Zealand Television Series Mataku as Indigenous Gothic', for Globalgothic, edited by Glennis Byron, published by Manchester University Press, June 2013, pp. 36-59. ISBN: 978 07190 8795 0.
    6. 'An Age of Mechanical Destruction: Power Tools and the Monstrous' in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Films¹, for Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology, edited by Caroline Joan S. Picart and John Edgar Browning, published by Palgrave Macmillan, July 2012, 117-27. ISBN: 978 0230 11450 0.
    7. 'New Zealand Gothic', for A New Companion to the Gothic, edited by David Punter, published by Blackwell's, Jan. 2012, pp.393 - 408. ISBN: 9781405198066.
    8. 'The Friday the 13th Films and the Cultural Function of a Modern Grand Guignol', in Horror Zone: the Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema, edited by Ian Conrich, published by I.B. Tauris, November 2009, pp. 173-188. ISBN: 978 1 84885 151 1
    9. 'The Divergence and Mutation of British Horror Cinema', for Seventies British Cinema, edited by Robert Shail, published by the British Film Institute/ Palgrave Macmillan, December 2008, pp.25-35. ISBN: 978 1844572748.

    10. Reviews

      "a deft survey".

      Journal of British Film and Television


    11. 'The Space Between: Screen Representations of the New Zealand Small Town', for Contemporary New Zealand Cinema: From New Wave to Blockbuster, edited by Ian Conrich and Stuart Murray, published by I.B. Tauris, September 2008, pp. 103-117. ISBN: 978 1 84511 837 2.
    12. 'Creepshow', translated into French for George A. Romero un cinema crépusculaire, edited by Frank Lafond, published by Michel Houdiard Édituer, September 2008, pp.105-114. ISBN: 2 912673 93 3.
    13. 'Crisis and Conflict: The Films of John Laing', for New Zealand Filmmakers, edited by Ian Conrich and Stuart Murray, published by Wayne State University Press, October 2007, pp.217-35. ISBN: 978 0 8143 3017 3.
    14. 'A Fragile World: Documenting Bangladesh's Jumana River People in Sand and Water', for L'eau et les mondes Indiens, edited by Patricia Barbe-Girault, Nelly Gillet and Cécile Léonard, published by Université Francophone d'Eté Saintonge-Québec, Jonzac, Sept. 2007, pp.151-158.
    15. 'Vampyr' for 100 European Horror Films, edited by Steven Schneider, published by the British Film Institute, May 2007, pp. 220-1. ISBN: 978 1844571645.
    16. 'Vigil', for The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand (24 Frames), edited by Geoff Mayer and Keith Beattie, published by Wallflower/Columbia University Press, November 2006, pp. 128-136. ISBN: 978 1 904764 96 0.
    17. 'A Land of Make Believe: New Zealand's Middle Earth and the Marketing and Consumption of The Lord of the Rings', for From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, edited by Ernest Mathijs and Murray Pomerance, published by Rodopi, August 2006, pp.119-36. ISBN: 10 9042016825.
    18. 'The Musical as Cult Film Experience', for Film's Musical Moments, edited by Ian Conrich and Estella Tincknell, published by Edinburgh University Press, July 2006, pp.115-131. ISBN: 0 748623450.

    19. Reviews

      "an entertaining discussion…lively and insightful".

      Journal of Film Music


    20. 'Fool's Gold: New Zealand's Forgotten Silver, Myth and National Identity', co-authored with Roy Smith, for Docufictions: Essays on the Intersection of Documentary and Fictional Filmmaking, edited by Gary D. Rhodes and John Parris Springer, published by McFarland, November 2005, 230-236. ISBN: 0 786421843.
    21. 'Kiwi Gothic: New Zealand's Cinema of a Perilous Paradise', for Horror International, edited by Steven Schneider and Tony Williams, published by Wayne State University Press, September 2005, 114-127. ISBN: 0 8143310 17.
    22. 'Metal-Morphosis: Post Industrial Crisis and the Tormented Body in the Tetsuo Films', for Japanese Horror Cinema, edited by Jay McRoy, published by Edinburgh University Press, March 2005, 95-106. ISBN: 0 7486199 5 X.

    23. Reviews

      "weaves a complex skein of associations placing the Tetsuo films at the centre of a network of influences".

      The Journal of Japanese Studies


    24. 'Killing Time... and Time Again: The Popular Appeal of Carpenter's Horrors and the Impact of Halloween (1978) and The Thing (1982)', for The Cinema of John Carpenter: The Technique of Terror, edited by Ian Conrich and David Woods, published by Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, October 2004, 91-106. ISBN: 1 9047641 4 2.

    25. Reviews

      "stands out" as a "rigorously researched examination".

      Film Quarterly


    26. ‘Communitarianism, Film Entrepreneurism, and the Crusade of Troma Entertainment', for Contemporary American Independent Film: From the Margins to the Mainstream, edited by Chris Holmlund and Justin Wyatt, published by Routledge, October 2004, 107-122. ISBN: 0 4152548 7 6.
    27. 'Before Sound: Universal, Silent Cinema, and the Last of the Horror-Spectaculars', for The Horror Film (part of the Depth of Focus series of books), edited by Stephen Prince, published by Rutgers University Press, February 2004, pp.40-57. ISBN: 0 8135336 3 5.
    28. 'Mass Media/Mass Murder: Serial Killer Cinema and the Modern Violated Body', for Criminal Visions: Media Representations of Crime and Justice, edited by Paul Mason, published by Willan, August 2003, pp.156-171. ISBN: 1 84392 013 1.
    29. 'The Friday the 13th Films and the Cultural Function of a Modern Grand Guignol', translated into French for Cauchemars Américains: Fantastique et Horreur dans le Cinéma Moderne, edited by Frank Lafond, published by Les Éditions du CÉFAL, April 2003, pp.103-118. ISBN: 2 8713012 2 0.
    30. 'Horrific Films and 1930s British Cinema', for British Horror Cinema, edited by Steve Chibnall and Julian Petley, published by Routledge, November 2001, pp.58-70. ISBN: 0 4152300 4 7.

    31. Reviews

      "a well-researched and wide-ranging article that recreates the feel and atmosphere of the era that it examines. It gives real historic insights in a crisp and articulate way".

      Journal of European Area Studies


    32. 'Seducing the Subject: Freddy Krueger, Popular Culture and the Nightmare on Elm Street Films', for The Horror Film Reader, edited by Alain Silver and James Ursini, published by Limelight Editions, November 2000, pp.222-235. ISBN: 0 8791029 7 7.
    33. 'In God's Own Country: Open Spaces and the New Zealand Road Movie', for New Zealand - A Pastoral Paradise?, edited by Ian Conrich and David Woods, published by Kakapo Books, September 2000, 31-38. ISBN: 0 9530177 5 3.
    34. 'An Aesthetic Sense: Cronenberg and Neo-Horror Film Culture', for The Modern Fantastic: The Films of David Cronenberg, edited by Michael Grant, published by Flicks Books, September 2000, pp.35-49. ISBN: 1 8623600 0 6.
    35. 'In God's Own Country: Open Spaces and the New Zealand Road Movie', for Lost Highways: The Road Movie Book, edited by Jack Sargeant and Stephanie Watson, published by Creation, April 2000, pp.114-118. ISBN: 1 8715926 8 2.
    36. 'Merry Melodies: The Marx Brothers' Musical Moments', for Musicals - Hollywood and Beyond, edited by Robynn Stilwell and Bill Marshall, published by Intellect, February 2000, pp.47-54. ISBN: 1 8415000 3 8.
    37. ‘The Wicker Man: A View to Pleasure’, for Necronomicon Book 3, edited by Andy Black, published by Noir Books, December 1999, pp.161-171. ISBN: 0 9536564 0 3.
    38. 'Trashing London: The British Colossal Creature Film and Fantasies of Mass Destruction', for British Science Fiction Cinema, edited by I.Q. Hunter, published by Routledge, April 1999, pp.88-98. ISBN: 0 4151686 8 6.

    39. Reviews

      "a perceptive survey".

      Journal of Popular British Cinema


    40. 'The Contemporary British Horror Film: Observations on Marketing, Distribution, and Exhibition', for Flesh and Blood, edited by Harvey Fenton, published by FAB Press, September 1998, pp.27-31. ISBN: 0 9529260 3 2.
    41. 'The Gothic Film', for The Handbook to Gothic Literature, edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts, published by Macmillan, May 1998, pp.76-81. ISBN: 0 3336403 7 3 [2nd edition, July 2009. ISBN: 978 0 230 00854 0].
    42. The Man Who Haunted Himself, for Liberal Directions: Basil Dearden and Post-War British Film Culture, edited by Tim O'Sullivan, Paul Wells and Alan Burton, published by Flicks Books, October 1997, pp.222-230. ISBN: 0 9489112 4 7.
    43. 'Traditions of the British Horror Film', for The British Cinema Book, edited by Robert Murphy, published by the BFI, September 1997, pp.226-234.ISBN: 0 8517064 0 1 [2nd edition, November 2001. ISBN: 0 85170851X; 3rd edition. ISBN: 978-1844572755].

    44. Reviews

      "particularly impressed by... Ian Conrich on British horror".

      Choice


    45. 'Seducing the Subject: Freddy Krueger, Popular Culture and the Nightmare on Elm Street Films, for Trash Aesthetics: Popular Culture and its Audience, edited by Deborah Cartmell, I.Q. Hunter, Heidi Kaye and Imelda Whelehan, published by Pluto, March 1997, pp.118-131. ISBN: 0 7453120 3 9.

    Encyclopedia and dictionary entries

    1. Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, edited by Barry Keith Grant, published by Thomson Gale, 2007. Three essays contributed: New Zealand; Censorship; Journals and Magazines. ISBN: 978 0 02 865791 2.
    2. Encyclopedia of British Film, edited by Brian McFarlane, published by Methuen/BFI, September 2003. Three essays contributed: Fantasy; Sex and Sexuality; short films. ISBN: 0 413 77301 9 [2nd edition 2005. ISBN: 0 41377526 7; 3rd edition 2008. ISBN: 0 41377660 0].
    3. Censorship: A World Encyclopedia, edited by Derek Jones, published by Fitzroy Dearborn, January 2002. Three essays contributed: Maori Language and Culture; Nickelodeons; and A Clockwork Orange. ISBN: 1 5795813 5 8.
    4. Encarta 99 - ten entries contributed on filmmakers, including on New Zealand cinema.
    5. The International Dictionary of Films, third edition, published by St James Press, November 1996. Two essays contributed on Kon Ichikawa's Tokyo Olympiad and John Sayles's Passion Fish. ISBN: 1 5586230 0 0.

    Popular publications and reviews

    1. 'England our England', review of New Zealand's London: A Colony and Its Metropolis, by Felicity Barnes, and Far From 'Home': The English in New Zealand, edited by Lyndon Fraser and Angela McCarthy, in New Zealand Listener, 19 January 2013, pp.38-9.
    2. Review of Mark Ryan's PhD thesis A Dark New World: Anatomy of Australian Horror Films, in Studies in Australasian Cinema, v.5 n.2, 2011. ISSN: 1750-3715.
    3. 101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die, edited by Steven Jay Schneider, published by Cassell, September 2010. Ten essays contributed. ISBN: 978-1844036882.
    4. 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die, edited by Steven Jay Schneider, published by Cassell, September 2010. Three essays contributed. ISBN: 978-1844036899.
    5. 'Juraj Herz's Czech Cinema of the Gothic', for a special booklet accompanying the Second Run DVD release of Morgiana, Sept. 2010.
    6. 'Godzone in the Holy Land', in Onfilm v.26, n.8, August 2009, p.11. ISSN: 0112-2789.
    7. Review of Martin Barker and Ernest Mathijs' book Watching the Lord of the Rings: Tolkien's World Audiences, in the Times Higher Education Supplement, 4 December 2008.
    8. 'Celebrating our cinema', in Onfilm v.25 n.9, September 2008, pp.12-13. ISSN: 0112-2789.
    9. Review of Murray Pomerance's book Johnny Depp Starts Here, for Quarterly Review of Film and Video, v.23 n.2, 2006, pp.178-180. ISSN: 1050-9208.
    10. 'Juraj Herz's Czech Cinema of the Gothic', for the online film journal, Kinoeye, December 2001.
    11. Review of Sarah Street's British National Cinema, John Hill's British Cinema in the 1980s, and Robert Murphy's edited book British Cinema of the 90s for Screen, December 2000, pp.436-440. ISSN: 0036-9543.
    12. [reprinted in Anglofiles (Denmark) n.128, May 2003, pp.44-50. ISSN: 1395-881X].
    13. Review of Tom Johnson's Censored Screams: The British Ban on Hollywood Horror in the Thirties, for Journal of Popular British Cinema n.3, January 2000, pp.145-146. ISSN: 1461-104X.
    14. Review article of seven books on Hammer studios, for Journal of Popular British Cinema n.2, January 1999, pp.164-166. ISSN: 1461-104X.
    15. 'A Guide to the Slasher Film', in Invasion n.11, Sept. 1995, pp.48-49.
    16. Review of Brian Neve's Film and Politics in America, for Political Studies v.41 n.1, December 1993, pp.708-709. ISSN: 0032-3217.

    Other publication information

    1. Writer for bbc.co.uk/film of a series of seventeen commissioned articles on British film classification, from September 2000 - May 2001.
    2. Programmer and programme notes for a season of English Alfred Hitchcock films, screened at the National Film Theatre, May 1996.