Blood effects in Grand-Guignol and Horror Performance: making the right kind of splash

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This is a study of the practicalities of staging blood effects for horror performance with particular reference to the Grand-Guignol theatre. It explores the production challenges in several key examples of staging the Grand-Guignol and the balances between dramatic and technical logistics in the pursuit of horrific realism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-37
Number of pages17
JournalHorror Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


  • theatre
  • horror studies
  • special effects
  • Grand-Guignol
  • theatre technology
  • scenogrpahy
  • blood effects
  • design
  • intertextuality
  • realism

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