Axelle Carolyn - It Lives Again - Horror Movies In the New Millenium
Brilliant book, very well written, showing links from social unease, the threat of terrorism and conumer fears to the influence on horror films.
I can not reccomend this enough, best £16.99 I have ever spent.
Well researched, good images and an excellent breakdown of films.
It shows that from about 2003 onwards we have had some of the best (or certainly extreme) films ever made and that during the 90s horror was very poor as a rule and it took the events of 9/11, 7/7 and the Madrid bombings to create some inspiration in the horror world.
I had never associated films like The Ring, Pulse, One Missed Call etc to be a reflection on Japanese societies fears/mistrust of the advances of technology
"With all your superstitions
And empty lines
I could be just like you
Withdrawn but alive"