Victor Fresco's Santa Clarita Diet: Television Horror

Lorna Jowett, Stacey Abbott

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter


This chapter examines twenty-first century TV horror, using Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet as its main focus. Examining aesthetics, setting, structure and embodiment, we argue that the series continues horror's tradition of transgressing boundaries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHorror
Subtitle of host publicationA Companion
EditorsSimon Bacon
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781787079212
ISBN (Print)9781787079199
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameGenre Fiction and Film Companions
PublisherPeter Lang
ISSN (Print)2631-8725


  • horror genre
  • television horror
  • body horror
  • zombies

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  • Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    'I got a new kill poncho': Santa Clarita Diet and the Pleasures of Zombie Embodiment’

    Lorna Jowett (Speaker)

    27 Jul 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

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    Jowett, L., & Abbott, S. (2019). Victor Fresco's Santa Clarita Diet: Television Horror. In S. Bacon (Ed.), Horror: A Companion (pp. 45-52). (Genre Fiction and Film Companions). Peter Lang.