The two professors were offered the job after publishing their new book, London’s Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror.
“Horror is escapism, as shocking as it can be. The horror industry has never gone away,” he said. “People want the adrenaline rush of the roller coaster ride. People do know it’s not real.
“Horror movies are adult fairy tales and they have very close links to comedy. I’ve been half-way through a film like Evil Dead 2 and suddenly realised it isn’t horror at all, it’s comedy.’’
Prof. Wilson said, “It is fantastic to be involved with such a high-profile film and to be included on a DVD which will be viewed by people around the world.
“We have been researching horror theatre for about 10 years now and this is an exciting opportunity for our research to reach a wider public audience.”On which regions and versions of the upcoming DVD of the horror-musical this featurette is supposed to appear is yet to be known.