This essay explores the direct-to-DVD movie, successor to the direct-to-video cinema of the 1980s and 1990s, and argues that this field of cultural production offers a space for the generation and proliferation of 'undecidable' genre-hybrid films. Taking as a focus David DeCoteau's homoerotic creature-featureLeeches!, the article explores how audience groupings have been altered and reconstituted in relation to DVD as a distinct technology. The essay argues that the sheer volume of direct-to-DVD production facilitates perverse genre-blurring, and brings previously segregated niche audience demographics into contact and discussion with each other.
|Title of host publication||Film and Television After DVD|
|Editors||James Bennett, Tom Brown|
|Place of Publication||New York and Abingdon, Oxon|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- film, DVD, horror, genre, DTV