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Catherine Lester

Catherine Lester is completing her PhD thesis on the children’s horror film in Hollywood cinema at the University of Warwick. This research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Prior to beginning her PhD Catherine worked in children's literature publishing and academic journal publishing.

Scary children’s media: what are we so afraid of?

Channel 5 caused a stir last month when they aired the classic 1978 animated film Watership Down on the afternoon of Easter Sunday. Aside from Art Garfunkel’s tear-jerking song ‘Bright Eyes’, the film is infamous for the gore and violence inflicted upon, and by, rabbits that we would prefer to think of as cuddly and […]

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