Jackson, Kimberly. Technology, Monstrosity, and Reproduction in Twenty-first Century Horror. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Analyzing a variety of twenty-first century films in a wide spectrum of horror sub-genres, Technology, Monstrosity, and Reproduction in Twenty-first Century Horror examines how technology gives rise to monsters, either in the literal sense with movies like Splice and Prometheus or how it brings out the monstrous quality within humans as in Scream and The Cabin in the Woods. The current state of horror cinema serves as a reflection of the anxieties Western cultures have toward self-awareness, the media, and humanity’s place within the emerging technological paradigm. Jackson asks us to take a look at the end of the world—in the micro (our individual worlds) and macro (humanity on a global scale) sense—and explore how technology played a role in its descent.