Pinedo, Isabel. "Recreational Terror: Postmodern Elements of Contemporary Horror Film." Journal of Film and Video 48.1/2 (1996): 17-31.
The author draws on postmodernity and analyzes its presence in both old and new horror. The article states that the postmodern manifests itself in horror through violent disruption of the world, the violation of boundaries, the dominance of the irrational, the lack of narrative closure and the dominance of fear. The first four refer to the film text while the last comment on the dynamic between the audience and the film. Each of these qualities operate in the context of the film and each is analyzed in various iconic horror films. Pinedo's article puts especial emphasis on the importance of violence and nostalgia within postmodern horror.