Case Studies is where we review as many works of Jewish horror as we can. If you have any suggestions for what we should cover next or want to write a post yourself, get in touch!
Attachment (dir. Gabriel Bier Gislason, 2022)
JHR reviews Attachment, the new dybbuk film premiering at Tribeca Film Festival
The Brood (dir. David Cronenberg, 1979)
JHR returns to In Review: Online to take an in-depth look at divorce, gender, and what makes great horror.
Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson’s Ghost Stories
JHR explores the most iconic Jewish-horror play since The Dybbuk for JewTh!nk.
The Tribe (Bari Wood, 1981)
Bari Wood’s chilling golem tale is a sophisticated look at trauma and revenge that is finally getting its flowers four decades after its release
The Vigil (dir. Keith Thomas, 2020)
It might not be perfect, but Keith Thomas’ The Vigil is a fresh, exciting new entry into the Jewish horror genre – and throws down a much-needed gauntlet for other creators
Hereditary (dir. Ari Aster, 2018)
There’s a fine line between horror and comedy, and with Ari Aster’s unique brand of dark humour, that line begins to blur.
A Swarm of Flies: Kafka vs Cronenberg
It’s been adapted again and again, and is perhaps one of the fundamental Jewish horror texts: Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
Demon (dir. Marcin Wrona, 2015)
Marcin Wrona presents an atmospheric, slow-burn ghost story that confronts the long-buried traumas of Poland’s anti-Semitic past.
An American Werewolf in London (dir. John Landis, 1981)
A somewhat hidden gem of Jewish horror, John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London is half creature-feature, half ghost story.