Seasonal Broadcast Horror

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


This lecture focused on the expression of cultural traditions of storytelling at particular times of the year through broadcasting on radio and television. It looked primarily at the UK and US traditions of horror stories being broadcast particularly at either Christmas or Halloween, particularly horror or supernatural episodes which interrupt normally non-supernatural programming. It examined the effects of these eruptions of abnormality, while explaining how these traditions developed as cultural expressions and considering the effects of the international transmission of these programmes.
Period06 Jan 2016
Held atUniversity of New Brunswick, Canada, New Brunswick


  • Broadcasting
  • Broadcasting history
  • Horror
  • Seasonality