Happy Halloween from MSU Media Preservation!

Don’t get eaten alive by flesh-eating media … keep your magnets in hand, not on the windowsill.

Who knew that media could be so haunted? From “Flesh Eating Film Reels” (1975) to The Ring (2002), media technology has long been portrayed as a site of otherworldly possession. 

Sound and image without material substance, the electronically mediated forms of telecommunications often evoke the supernatural by creating virtual worlds that appear to have no physical form. By bringing this spectral world into the home, the TV set in particular can take on the appearance of a haunted apparatus

Jeffrey Sconce, Haunted Media

Craving more scholarship on portrayals of haunted media for spooky season? Want to beef up your knowledge of digital technology in horror? Of course you do. Check out the books and articles below from the MSU Library Catalog: