Fear 2000: Contemporary Horror Worldwide

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Fear 2000: Contemporary Horror Worldwide is an international conference being held at Sheffield Hallam University on 1-2 June 2019, focused on global horror media in the twenty-first century. For more information, please see the conference programme here.

Fear 2000 is dedicated to revealing the significance of contemporary horror media, and has long fostered an international approach to the genre. Our first conference in 2016 featured a keynote by Chi-Yun Shin on the South Korean Epitaph (2007) and a screening of British-Irish co-production The Hallow (2015), and across our three previous events we have given a platform to research on horror produced in Australia, Austria, the Balkans, Belgium, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

This has, of course, provided only a snapshot of worldwide horror production since the turn of the century, which has been aided by the rapid expansion of the festival circuit, the rise of dedicated home-video distributors and the development of both streaming services and video-on-demand platforms. These new distribution and exhibition networks have allowed horror cinema produced all over the world to reach a wider audience, as evidenced by the recent success of films such as Raw (2016), Under the Shadow (2016), We Are the Flesh (2016), Cargo (2017), Revenge (2017), Thelma (2017), Anna and the Apocalypse (2018), One Cut of the Dead (2018) and Pyewacket (2018).

Fear 2000: Contemporary Horror Worldwide will investigate contemporary horror using a range of approaches and attempt to form a picture of the genre’s global importance in the twenty-first century.

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