Lindsay hallam

Dr Lindsay Hallam

Senior Lecturer

Moving Image Research Centre (MIRC), Media and Screen, Programme Leader

Department of Media, Fashion & Communications , School of Arts and Creative Industries

Lindsay Hallam is co-Programme Leader of the BA Film course. She teaches across many modules, in the areas of film theory, film history, and film production.

Areas Of Interest

  • Horror cinema
  • Cult cinema
  • Australian cinema
  • The works of David Lynch
  • Gender and the body
  • Trauma and history
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Lindsay Hallam is a Senior Lecturer in Film, currently at the University of East London. She is an author, freelance film journalist and occasional filmmaker. Lindsay has been teaching Film and Media, both theory and practice, for over 12 years. She received her doctorate from Curtin University, which formed the basis of her first book, Screening the Marquis de Sade: Pleasure, Pain and the Transgressive Body in Film, published by McFarland in 2012. She has also written for several peer-reviewed journals and anthologies about different aspects of horror cinema.

Her second book, on David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, is part of the Devil's Advocates series from Auteur Press, and is one of several different pieces she has written about Lynch's work in film and TV. Lindsay also writes outside of academia, for publications such as Sight & Sound, Mysteria Maxima Magazine and The Blue Rose Magazine, and for Blu-Ray releases, such as the Samuel Fuller at Columbia boxset (Indicator), Hammer Volume 5: Death & Deceit (Indicator) and The Snake Pit (Indicator).

Lindsay has also produced short films and directed a documentary, Fridey at the Hydey (2013) and a music video. She is currently editing a horror/SF short film that she co-directed and produced.


Lindsay has researched extensively in the area of horror studies, exploring many different areas to do with the body, gender, trauma, national identity, colonialism, and race, applying different theoretical methodologies across different media forms. She has been published in several peer-reviewed journal and edited collections on topics such as female vampires, torture porn and post-9/11 trauma, desktop horror, mad science films, Italian horror, Australian eco-horror, and the television series Twin Peaks.

Lindsay has published two books, Screening the Marquis de Sade: Pleasure Pain and the Transgressive Body in Film, which was based on her PhD and released in 2012, and Devil's Advocates: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, which came out in September, 2018. Her first book examined representations of the body through the philosophy of the Marquis de Sade, which allowed for further investigation into cultural taboos, censorship and transgression. Explorations of gender played a large part of the book, and has continued to be a key area of interest in her research on horror cinema.

Lindsay's second book is part of Auteur Press's Devil's Advocates series, with each volume examining a classic horror film. The book is one of several pieces of work she has done on Twin Peaks, as it is a stimulating and important object to study, given that it reaches across several forms of media, encompassing film, television and digital streaming services, as well as paratexts in the form of literature, social media campaigns, Blu-ray extras and fan-made productions.

To see the full list of Lindsay's publications, visit Lindsay's profile at UEL Academia.

Go to Lindsay's UEL Academia profile


  • "Down Under Rises Up: Nature's Revenge in Ozploitation Cinema", Cine-Excess Journal, Issue 4, May 2020. Lindsay Hallam.
  • "Drink Full and Descend: The Horror of Twin Peaks: The Return", New American Notes Online, Issue 15, February 2020.  Lindsay Hallam.
  • "The Atrocity Exhibition", Sight and Sound, February 2020. Lindsay Hallam.
  • "Women's Films: Melodrama and Women's Trauma in the Films of David Lynch", in Women of Lynch, edited by David Bushman and Scott Ryan. Lindsay Hallam. 2019.
  • Devil's Advocate - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Lindsay Hallam. 2018. Auteur Press.
  • Touching the Colour and Sound of Your Body's Tears: Affect and Homage in the Neo-Giallo. Lindsay Hallam. 2017. 16:9.
  • 'Why are there always three?': The Gothic Occult in Dario Argento's Three Mothers Trilogy. Lindsay Hallam. 2017. Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Volume 5, Number 2.
  • May the Giant Be With You: Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 1 and the Television Auteur. Lindsay Hallam. 2016. Senses of Cinema, July 2016.
  • Dr. de Sade: A Sadean Approach to Representations of Mad Science in Horror Cinema. Lindsay Hallam. 2014. Transnational Horror Across Visual Media: Fragmented Nightmares. Routledge.
  • Kill Lists: Sade, Cinema and the Language of the Torturer. Lindsay Hallam. 2014. Critical Insights: Violence in Literature. Salem Press.
  • A Beautiful Life of Evil and Hate: The Vampire-Witch in Mario Bava's Black Sunday. Lindsay Hallam. 2014. Dracula's Daughters: The Female Vampire on Film. Salem Press..
  • Screening the Marquis de Sade: Pleasure, Pain and the Transgressive Body in Film. Lindsay Anne Hallam. 2012. McFarland.
  • Genre Cinema as Trauma Cinema: Post 9/11 Trauma and the Rise of 'Torture Porn' in Recent Horror Films. Lindsay Hallam. 2010. Trauma, Media, Art: New Perspectives. Cambridge Scholars Publishing..
  • "100% Sadist": Violence is Sex in Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer. Lindsay Hallam. 2009. Asian Cinema Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2.


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Module Leader for:

  • Aesthetics & Technologies - Film
  • Cinema of Affect
  • Film History


Module Lecturer on:

  • Critical Theory
  • Documentary 2
  • Agency 1
  • Agency 2
  • European & World Cinema
  • Documentary Cinema (MA)
  • Audio Vision: Analysis of Sound and Vision in Media (MA)