Welcome to the reviews section of Supernatural Studies. All reviews are peer-reviewed and, in order to ensure timeliness and a wide audience, will be published online immediately, followed by publication in the next available print issue.


Balanzategui, Jessica. The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema: Ghosts of Futurity at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century,.Amsterdam University Press, 2018. Review by Anna Mae Duane.

Brewster, Scott, and Luke Thurston's (eds.). The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story. Routledge, 2018. Review by Aran Ruth.

Crişan, Marius-Mircea (ed.). Dracula: An International Perspective. Palgrave Gothic, 2017. Review by Deborah M. Fratz.

Daniel, Adam. Affective Intensities and Evolving Horror Forms: From Found Footage to Virtual Reality. Edinburgh UP, 2020. Review by Madelon Hoedt.

Dixon, Wheeler Winston. The Films of Terence Fisher: Hammer Horror and Beyond. Auteur Publishing (Devil's Advocates), 2017. Review by John Gaffney.

Edwards, Justin D., and Johan Höglun (eds.). B-Movie Gothic: International Perspectives, Edinburgh UP, 2018. Review by Naomi Simone Borwein.

Gibson, Matthew, and Sabine Lenore Müller (eds.). Bram Stoker and the Late Victorian World. Clemson, UP, 2018. Review by Jeanette Laredo.

Grimm, Joshua. It Follows. Auteur Publishing (Devil's Advocates), 2018. Review by Alison Bainbridge.

Massaccesi, Cristina. Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. Auteur Publishing (Devil's Advocates), 2016. Review by David Hansen.

Mitchell, Neil. Carrie. Auteur Publishing (Devil's Advocates) , 2013. Review by Kellye MacBride.

Owens, Rebekah. Macbeth. Auteur Publishing (Devil's Advocates), 2017. Review by Andrew Tumminia.

Roberts, Robin. Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture. The UP of Mississippi, 2018. Review by Natalie Grove.

Schwabe, Claudia. Craving Supernatural Creatures: German Fairy-Tale Figures in American Pop Culture. Wayne State University Press, 2019. Review by David J. Puglia.

Book reviews from vol. 3, issue 1

Davidson, Jane P. Early Modern Supernatural: The Dark Side of the European Culture, 1400-1700. Review by Timothy Bernard Walsh.

Smith, Jay M. Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast. Review by Todd Spaulding.

Miller, Cynthia J., and Bowdoin Van Riper, eds. Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier. Review by Murray Leeder.

Wilson, Leah, ed. A Taste of True Blood: the Fangbanger's Guide and George Dunn and Rebecca Housel, eds. True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You. Review by Alysa Hornick.

Redding, Arthur. Haints: American Ghosts, Millenial Passions, and Contemporary Gothic Fictions. Review by Christopher K. Coffman.

Book reviews from vol. 2, issue 2

Killeen, Jarlath, ed. Bram Stoker: Centenary Essays. Review by Joy Bracewell.

Budge, Gavin. Romanticism, Medicine, and the Natural Supernatural. Review by Emma Butcher.

Elbert, Monika, and Bridget M. Marshall, eds. Transnational Gothic: Literary and Social Exchanges in the Long Nineteenth Century. Review by Kevin Corstorphine.

Wynne, Catherine. Bram Stoker, Dracula, and the Victorian Gothic Stage. Review by Matthew Crofts.

Montillo, Roseanne. The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece. Review by Michelle Gifford.

O'Briain, Helen Conrad, and Julie Anne Stevens, eds. The Ghost Story from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Review by Janine Hatter.

Makala, Melissa Edmundson. Women's Ghost Literature in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Review by Nicole Lobdell.

Gibson, Matthew. The Fantastic and European Gothic: History, Literature and the French Revolution. Review by Carol A. Senf.

Gimes, Hilary. The Late Victorian Gothic: Mental Science, the Uncanny and Scenes of Writing. Review by Victoria Samantha Dawson.


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