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Ernest Mathijs

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Ernest Mathijs is a Professor in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). He has written on the reception of digital cinema and fantasy (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings), on Belgian cinema, The Room, and on the activism and acting of Delphine Seyrig. He has also published 100 Cult Films, Cult Cinema, The Cult Film Reader, and Alternative Europe, amongst others. He is the author of monographs on David Cronenberg and Ginger Snaps. He is the co-writer of the two-part documentary The Quiet Revolution (2019), on Canadian genre film since the 1970s. His most recent book is The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema (co-edited
with Jamie Sexton). He is obsessed with the question: how long is a

Areas of Focus

Audience receptions of special effects, Horror cinema and VFX, cult cinema, digital cinema and fantasy, and transgression and special effects of the body.

Relevant Publications

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema (co-edited with Jamie Sexton)

'They’re Here! Special Effects in the Horror Cinema of the 1970s and 80s’

The Cinema of David Cronenberg: From Baron of Blood to Cultural Hero

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