Critical Pleasures: Reflections on the Indonesian Horror Genre and its Anti-Fans

  title={Critical Pleasures: Reflections on the Indonesian Horror Genre and its Anti-Fans},
  author={M A Downes},
  • M. Downes
  • Published 30 August 2015
  • Sociology
  • Plaridel
Drawing on ethnographic audience research carried out during 2013-2014, this article examines how young, urban, tertiary-educated Indonesians engage with the Indonesian horror genre. For most of these consumers, Indonesian horror films are the subject of ridicule and derision. With reference to Bourdieu’s theories of taste and distinction, I illustrate how the imagined “mass audience” of Indonesian horror functions as a symbolic “other,” emphasizing the cultural capital of more discerning… 
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