Horrifically local? European horror and regional funding initiatives

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In: Film Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.09.2016, p. 66-80.

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abstract = "European horror films have often been characterised by a tendency towards co-production arrangements. Recent developments within regional European funding bodies and initiatives have led to a proliferation of films that combine traditional co-production agreements with the use of both regional and intra-regional funding sources. This article examines the extent to which the financial structuring of Creep (Christopher Smith, 2004), Salvage (Lawrence Gough), and Trollhunter (Andr{\'e} {\O}vredal, 2010) informed the trajectory of their production dynamics, impacting upon their final form. Sometimes, such European horror films are part of complex co-production deals with multiple partners or are derived from one-off funding project. But they can also utilise funding schemes that are distinctly 'local'.",
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