Erin Harrington

Erin Harrington is an academic and critic who works as senior lecturer at University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha. Her arts criticism has appeared in print and on air in a variety of academic and popular spaces, including Theatreview, The Pantograph Punch, RNZ National, Stuff and The Playmarket Annual. She appears regularly as a speaker and panelist, and is the author of Women, Monstrosity and Horror Film: Gynaehorror (Routledge, 2017).

Television
Feb 15, 2021

Review: When a City Rises is a celebration of a fallen city and its people

The follow-up to When A City Falls celebrates the people of Christchurch and the wins of the rebuild, but loses some nuance in the edit.

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Books
Sep 1, 2020

Into the wild: A review of Carl Nixon's astonishing novel, The Tally Stick

A car goes off a cliff deep on the West Coast. Three children survive. The story of what happens next is absolutely compelling.

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Books
Oct 21, 2019

Review: Imaginary Friend, a blood-soaked novel that recalls Stranger Things

Ten years ago Stephen Chbosky had a massive hit with coming-of-age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Now the director/producer/scriptwriter is back with an epic, kid-centric horror. 

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Books
May 27, 2019

A new horror: Thomas Harris’s Cari Mora, reviewed

Crocs, gold bars, birds of prey... and boobs. Erin Harrington, an academic specialising in horror and film, reviews the much-hyped new novel by the man who gave us Dr Hannibal Lecter. 

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