Welcome

Lauren Jane Barnett
Photo by Isabella Cuan

I’m a writer and lecturer who is fascinated by how we visualise death in culture. What began as a curiosity into photographs and films surrounding death has grown into talks, classes, seminars, walks, papers and books.

I have a background in art history but most of my work now centres on horror films. Horror movies are under-appreciated and often dismissed but they are also novel ways to examine our society through the things we usually look away from. I believe there is a horror movie out there for everyone, we just have to look.

My first book on British Horror Cinema is coming out in 2021 with Strange Attractor and until then, you can find my articles and contributions on my writing page, including my upcoming contribution to McFarland’s Lacanian and Foucauldian Approaches to the Body (2020).