Stacey Abbott

Stacey Abbott
Stacey Abbott is Reader in Film and Television Studies at the University of Roehampton (UK). She is a leading expert on the horror genre in film and TV, with a particular specialism on the vampire and zombie. She is the author of Celluloid Vampires (2007) and Angel: TV Milestone (2009), and the co-author, with Lorna Jowett, of TV Horror: The Dark Side of the Small Screen (2013). She is also the editor and co-editor of numerous anthologies on cult television, including Reading Angel (2005), Investigating Alias (2007), with Simon Brown, and The Cult TV Book (2010). Her forthcoming book Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century will be published by Edinburgh University Press in Autumn 2016.

IN ENGLISH. Zombies have never been more popular than in twenty-first century media as they spread virally from cinema and computer games to graphic novels and television. With each new incarnation, they undergo a transformation, sometimes subtle and sometimes drastic, but these changes impact upon how we engage with and understand the zombie. Stacey Abbotts investigates this phenomenon, focusing on one modern zombie series: iZombie (CW 2015-).