The Vancouver Horror Show (VHS) Film Festival Continues to Make its Mark

  • Kelly Doyle Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Keywords: Horror; film; the gaze; review; film festival; VHS; Vancouver Horror Showl

Author Biography

Kelly Doyle, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kelly Doyle is a  member of the International Gothic Association, the Popular Culture Association of the South, and The Society for Cinema and Media Studies. She is an advisory board member, reviewer, author, and lead copyeditor for KPU’s official film studies publication, Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual NarrationHer specializations include contemporary horror film and feminist film theory with a special interest in zombie cinema as it intersects with posthumanism, critical animal studies, and gender studies. She currently teaches ENGL 4350: The Evolution of the Zombie in Film at KPU, and has been interviewed about zombies on CBC Daybreak South, Shaw TV Okanagan, and in various local newspapers. Her research interests include gender and posthumanism in horror, with particular attention to the ways in which horror films subvert and call into question the anthropocentric figure of the human within specific critical frameworks. She has published a number of critical reviews of gothic/horror texts; most recently, “Feminist Overtones at the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival”. She has presented papers on horror film at numerous national and international conferences and published two recent book chapters that theorize notions of human and American exceptionalism, racism, speciesism, and sexism in zombie film and television.