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Dr Steve Jones

Horror. Philosophy. Sex.



Below are my current and forthcoming publications. Links are presented to the original sources or to the full-text where available. Where possible, I have also supplied my own PDFs of the article post-print transcripts for archive. Please cite in the original using the bibliographic information and links supplied below (also present in the PDF headers), referring to the pagination of the print version.


Jones, S. (2024) The Metamodern Slasher Film. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [More Info]

Jones S. (2013) Torture Porn: Popular Horror after Saw. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan. [Extract]

Edited books
Jones, S. and McGlotten, S. (eds.) (2014) Zombies and Sexuality: Essays on Desire and the Living Dead. Jefferson: McFarland. [Extract]


Jones, S. (2022) “Appealing, Appalling: Morality and Revenge in I Spit on Your Grave (2010)”, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 40:6. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2018) “Preserved for Posterity?: Present-Bias and the Status of Grindhouse Films in the ‘Home Cinema’ Era”, Journal of Film and Video, 70:1. [PDF]

Jones S, (2017) “The Origin of the Faeces”, Porn Studies, 4:4. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2017) “Cartesianism and Intersubjectivity in Paranormal Activity and the Philosophy of Mind”, Film-Philosophy, 21:1. [PDF]  [Video]

Jones, S. (2016) “‘Extreme’ Porn?: The Implications of a Label”, Porn Studies, 3:3.  [PDF]

Jones, S. (2015) “Torture Born: Representing Pregnancy and Abortion in Contemporary Survival-Horror”, Sexuality & Culture, 19:3. [PDF]  [Video]

Jones, S. (2013) “No Pain, No Gain: Strategic Repulsion and The Human Centipede”, Cine-Excess Journal Launch Issue - Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Poetics of Excess. [Article]

Jones, S. (2013) “Gender Monstrosity: Deadgirl and the Sexual Politics of Zombie-Rape”, Feminist Media Studies, 13:4. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2012) “Video Nasty: The Moral Apocalypse in Koji Suzuki’s Ring”, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, 23:3. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2012) “Mindful violence? The Rambo Series’ Shifting Aesthetic of Aggression”, New Review of Film and Television Studies, 10:4. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2011) “The Pure Moment of Murder: The Symbolic Function of Bodily Interactions in Horror Film”, Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind, 6:2. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2011) “Death of the Image/The Image of Death: Temporality, Torture and Transience in Yuuri Sunohara and Masami Akita's Harakiri Cycle”, Journal of Japanese & Korean Cinema, 3:1. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2011) “Dying to be Seen: Snuff-Fiction’s Problematic Fantasises of ‘Reality’”, Scope, 19. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2010) “Time is Wasting': Con/sequence and S/pace in the Saw Series”, Horror Studies, 1:2. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2010) “‘Implied…or implode?’: The Simpsons' Carnivalesque Treehouse of Horror Specials”, Animation Journal, 18. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2010) “Technologies of Isolation: Apocalypse and Self in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Kairo”, Japanese Studies, 30:2. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2009) “James Brown, Sample Culture, and the Permanent Distance of Glory”, Fibreculture, 15. [Article]

Jones, S. and Mowlabocus, S. (2009). “Hard Times and Rough Rides: The Legal and Ethical Impossibilities of Researching 'Shock' Pornographies”, Sexualities, 12:5. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2008) “‘Against what you did': Interpersonal Distances and Morality in Decalogue 5”. Cinemascope: Independent Film Journal, 11. [PDF]


Jones, S. (2022) “If Nancy Doesn’t Wake Up Screaming: The Elm Street Series as Recurring Nightmare”, in McKenna, M. and Proctor, W. (eds.) Horror Franchise Cinema. London: Routledge. [PDF]


Jones, S. (2021) “Them – Ils (2006)" and "Playground – Plac Zabaw (2016)", in Morgan, V. (ed.) Evil Seeds: The Ultimate Movie Guide to Villainous Children. Moonlight Creek.

Jones, S. (2021) “Hardcore Horror: Challenging the Discourses of ‘Extremity’”, in Hickinbottom, J., Falvey, E. and Wroot, J. (eds.) New Blood: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Horror. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2019) “Spierig Brothers' Jigsaw (2017) - Torture Porn Rebooted?”, in Bacon, S. (ed.) Horror: A Companion. Oxford: Peter Lang. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2018) “Sex and Horror”, in Attwood, F.,and Smith, C, with McNair, B. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality. London: Routledge. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2016) “A View to a Kill: Perspectives on Faux-Snuff and Self”, in Jackson, N., Kimber, S., Walker, J. and Watson, T. (eds.) Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media. New York: Bloomsbury. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2016) “Torture Pornopticon: (In)security Cameras, Self-Governance and Autonomy”, in Aldana Reyes, X. and Blake, L. (eds.) Digital Horror: Haunted Technologies, Network Panic and the Found Footage Phenomenon. London: IB Tauris. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2014) “Pretty, Dead: Sociosexuality, Rationality and the Transition into Zom-Being”, in Jones, S. and McGlotten, S. (eds.) Zombies and Sexuality: Essays on Desire and the Living Dead. Jefferson: McFarland. [PDF]

Jones, S. and McGlotten, S. (2014) “Zombie Sex”, in Jones, S. and McGlotten, S. (eds.) Zombies and Sexuality: Essays on Desire and the Living Dead. Jefferson: McFarland.

Jones, S. (2013) “XXXombies: Economies of Desire and Disgust”, in Balaji, M. (ed.) Thinking Dead. New York: Lexington Books. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2013) “Twisted Pictures: Morality, Nihilism and Symbolic Suicide in the Saw Series”, in Aston, J. and Wallis, J. (eds.) To See the Saw Movies: Essays on the Saw Franchise. Jefferson: McFarland. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2012) “The Lexicon of Offense: The Meanings of Torture, Porn, and ‘Torture Porn”, in Attwood, F., Campbell, V., Hunter, I. Q. and Lockyear, S. (eds.) Controversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge. London: Palgrave. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2011) “Porn of the Dead: Necrophilia, Feminism, and Gendering the Undead”, in Moreman, C. and Rushton, C. (eds.) Zombies Are Us: Essays on the Humanity of the Walking Dead. Jefferson: McFarland. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2010) “Horrorporn/Pornhorror: The Problematic Communities and Contexts of Extreme Online Imagery”, in Attwood, F. (ed.) Making Sense of Online Pornography. New York: Peter Lang. [PDF]

Jones, S. (2022) “Od postmodernega k metamodernemu slasherju”, Kino, 46/47.


Jones, S. (2020) “Zmrcvarjen do smrti: cikel slasherjev”, Kino, 40/41.

Jones, S. (2018) “Kartezijanstvo in intersubjektivnost v filmski seriji Paranormalno ter v filozofiji duha”, Kino, 36.

Jones, S. (2017) "'Tvoja Zgodba je Resnina in Ljudje to Cutijo': Muenje v Kontekstu", Kino, 31/2.

Pece, M., Egan, K., Hunter, R., Jones, S., Sexton, J., Daris, M., Krajnc, M., Nikolic, P.,  Lovrenov, M. (2017) Kurja Polt: Kulti, Klasike in Zanrski Odpadniki na 35 mm. Ljubljana: Slovenska Kinoteka.

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