I contributed a chapter to this book called “A Song From the Heart Beats the Devil Every Time: The Fear of Selling Out in The Devil and Daniel Mouse and Rock & Rule” – which later became the basis for my first podcast episode.
The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul
Edited by Gina Freitag and André Loiselle
© 2015 University of Toronto Press
From the cheaply made “tax-shelter” films of the 1970s to the latest wave of contemporary “eco-horror,” Canadian horror cinema has rarely received much critical attention. Gina Freitag and André Loiselle rectify that situation in The Canadian Horror Film with a series of thought-provoking reflections on Canada’s “terror of the soul,” a wasteland of docile damnation and prosaic pestilence where savage beasts and mad scientists rub elbows with pasty suburbanites, grumpy seamen, and baby-faced porn stars.
Featuring chapters on Pontypool, Ginger Snaps, 1970s slasher films, Quebec horror, and the work of David Cronenberg, among many others, The Canadian Horror Film unearths the terrors hidden in the recesses of the Canadian psyche. It examines the highlights of more than a century of Canadian horror filmmaking and includes an extensive filmography to guide both scholars and enthusiasts alike through this treacherous terrain.
Available from the University of Toronto Press HERE >>