ISSN: 20477368
First published in 2013
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Volume 5 Issue 2
Cover Date: March 2017
Streaming Italian horror cinema in the United Kingdom: Lovefilm Instant
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Authors:  Stefano Baschiera 
DOI: 10.1386/jicms.5.2.245_1

Keywords
Italian horror,Lovefilm,streaming,subscription video on-demand,distribution,genre,world cinema

Abstract
This article investigates the distribution of Italian horror cinema in the age of video streaming, analysing its presence and categorization on the platform Lovefilm Instant UK, in order to investigate the importance of ‘niche’ in what is known as the long tail of online distribution and the online availability of exploitation films. I argue that looking at the streaming presence of Italian horror and comparing it to its prior distribution on home video formats (in particular VHS and DVD) we can grasp how distribution and access have shaped the understanding of the genre. In particular, I address the question of the categorization of the films made by the S-VOD services and the limits of streaming distribution, such as lack of persistency in availability and the need for enhanced curatorship.
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