The Revolting Child in Horror Cinema

Youth Rebellion and Queer Spectatorship

  • Authors
  • Andrew Scahill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Andrew Scahill
    Pages 1-11
  3. Andrew Scahill
    Pages 13-30
  4. Andrew Scahill
    Pages 31-56
  5. Andrew Scahill
    Pages 57-78
  6. Andrew Scahill
    Pages 79-111
  7. Andrew Scahill
    Pages 113-142
  8. Andrew Scahill
    Pages 143-148
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 149-193

About this book


The monstrous child is the allegorical queer child in various formations of horror cinema: the child with a secret, the child 'possessed' by Otherness, the changeling child, the terrible gang. This book explores the possibilities of 'not growing up' as a model for a queer praxis that confronts the notion of heternormative maturity.


cinema film youth

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57792-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-48132-0
  • About this book