Editor(s): Kristopher Woofter (Editor-in-Chief, Founding Editor), Lynn Kozak (Associate Editor), Anne Golden (Reviews Editor), Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare (Founding Editor)





MONSTRUM is a biannual, open-access academic journal publishing original, peer-reviewed scholarship in horror and related areas, in English or French, by developing and established scholars working on cinema, television, literature, media studies, popular culture, genre, philosophy, cultural studies, and other fields. The journal is published by the Montréal Monstrum Society, which grew out of a community of scholars and fan-scholars in Montréal and abroad.


For general information and submissions, contact the editors at [email protected].

Monstrum is free and open-access. No subscription fees required.

Back issues (6 issues)

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Editorial policy and ethics

Monstrum publishes original scholarship, translations, and reviews. The primary languages of publication are English and French. Monstrum conducts blind and if necessary double-blind peer review, in additional peer review by the Monstrum editors. If their essay is selected, authors can expect peer review comments between one and two months after submission.

Monstrum is free and open-access. No subscription, submission, or publication fees are required.

Authors and contributors retain their copyright and intellectual property rights for their work and may republish their work in any other form or forum (book, edited collection, etc.). We ask only that 1) the editors of Monstrum be informed of the intent to republish, and 2) that previous publication of the article in Monstrum is acknowledged in the subsequent publication.

Re-use of Open Access Content under Creative Commons CC-BY licensing in the form of citations must comply with the following terms.

  • Full attribution must accompany any re-use (referencing the work in other scholarly or creative work).​
  • Creative Commons license terms for re-use do not apply to any content (such as graphs, figures, photos, excerpts, etc.) not original to the Open Access article and further permission may be required from the rights holder. The obligation to research and clear permission lies solely with the party re-using the material.
  • Re-use of a work must not imply or otherwise suggest sponsorship or endorsement by Monstrum, the author(s), or other third party.
  • Creative Commons licenses do not negate the moral rights of authors, including but not limited to the right to attribution and the right that a work not be subjected to derogatory treatment that threatens the honour or reputation of the author(s).

Information for contributors

Monstrum publishes two fully open-access issues annually and accepts rolling submissions for completed essays (5,000 - 7,000 words) and videographic essays. Deadlines for submissions are in 1 February for the June issue and 1 July for the December issue. There is no submission or publication fee for authors.

Submissions of completed essays should be sent to [email protected]

Editorial board

Editorial Advisory Board

Stacey Abbott, PhD, Reader in Film and Television Studies, University of Roehampton, UK
Mikaela Bobiy, PhD, Dawson College, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Mark Bould, PhD, Reader in Film and Literature, University of the West of England - Frenchay Campus, Bristol, UK
Steven Bruhm, PhD, Professor, Western University, London, ON, Canada
Brigid Cherry, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Media Arts, St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, London, UK
Will Dodson, PhD, University at North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
Éric Falardeau, Écrivain, Doctorant en communications, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada
Marcie Frank, PhD, Professor, English, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Anne Golden, M.F.A., John Abbott College, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Barry Keith Grant, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Social Sciences, Brock University, Saint Catherines, ON, Canada
David Hanley, Doctoral Candidate (ABD), Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, PhD, co-editor of Senses of Cinema; Research Fellow,  Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Karen Herland, M.A., Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Mark Jancovich, PhD, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Lorna Jowett, PhD, Reader in Television Studies, University of Northampton, UK
Simon Laperrière, Doctorant en études cinematographiques, Université de Montréal, Canada
Murray Leeder, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba
Adam Lowenstein, PhD, Professor, English and Film/Media Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Patricia MacCormack, PhD, Professor of Continental Philosophy; Department of English, Communication, Film and Media; Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Jerry D. Metz, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Rebecca Million, M.A., Dawson College, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Ian Olney, PhD, Associate Professor of English, York College of Pennsylvania, USA
Susanna Paasonen, PhD, Professor, Media Studies, University of Turku, Finland
Bernard Perron, PhD, Professeur titulaire, Département d'histoire de l'art et d'études cinématographiques, Université de Montréal, Canada
Gary D. Rhodes, PhD, MA Convener for Film Studies, The Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ned Schantz, PhD, Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Carl Sederholm, PhD, Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
Virginie Selavy, PhD, Founder and Editor, Electric Sheep: The Online Magazine for Transgressive Cinema, UK
Christopher Sharrett, PhD, Professor of Film Studies, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA
Jay Shea, PhD, Dawson College, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Phil Simpson, PhD, Provost, Eastern Florida State College, USA
Will Straw, PhD, James McGill Professor of Urban Media Studies, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Alanna Thain, PhD, Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Johnny Walker, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Media, Department of Arts, Northumbria University, UK
Annaëlle Winand, Candidate au doctorat, École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal, Canada
Rick Worland, PhD, Professor, Film & Media Arts, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA