With its emancipation from stories and narratives characteristic of literature and theatre, film is becoming a medium that is increasingly less representational and tied to human matters and increasingly more a materialisation of new media and computer mediated visual technologies. As such, it is science fictional at the level of form and no longer content, and appears as something frightening and alien. This process brings the science-fictionality of film-as-technology closer to horror as a form of dealing with the radical alienness at the level of content and perception. The result of their encounter is film as technological horror.

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