According to David Schmid, the psycho or serial killer is the most appropriate monster to embody the anxieties, symptoms, and brutality of the neoliberal present. What exactly can the serial killer teach us? What does the serial killer make visible?
What does the haunted house signify within the neoliberal gothic mode?
Jessica Hurley argues that zombies show the limit of biopower. How does this relate to the zombie’s ability to bring past racial trauma into the present? Is this reflected in the zombie films on this list?
Using Frederic Jameson’s definition of the term postmodernism, can the horror genre operate within the postmodern? Is there a postmodern gothic mode?