2009 April

Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall Thumbnail

Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

Posted by admin on April 30, 2009 in News tagged with

Kazuo Ishiguro's First Collection of Short Stories

PYGMY: The Upcoming Book by Chuck Palahniuk Thumbnail

PYGMY: The Upcoming Book by Chuck Palahniuk

Posted by admin on April 22, 2009 in News tagged with

a Satire, a Dark Comedy, a Romance

Gothic chapbooks and Horror Comics Thumbnail

Gothic chapbooks and Horror Comics

Posted by Franz Potter on April 18, 2009 in Dr Franz Potter, Guest Blog tagged with

For several years now I have incorporated chapbooks or bluebooks into my courses on Gothic Fiction. These short tales of terror have been extraordinarily popular with my students, not just for their brevity and accessibility, but also for the garish illustrations which often accompany them, and quite frankly, their horror. It is not that students don’t enjoy reading full length Gothic novels…. Lewis’s The Monk is a perennial favourite as is Radcliffe’s The Italian….but Gothic chapbooks seem to capture their imaginations if not their attention. The reason for t

The Visor Effect

Posted by Matt Foley on April 16, 2009 in Blog tagged with

Derridean Hauntology and The Gothic

[REC]: Blair Witch the Barcelona Way

Posted by Ilse Marie Bussing on April 13, 2009 in Blog tagged with

Discussion of the Spanish horror film [REC] (2007)

Fear of Undead Nazis

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on April 13, 2009 in Blog tagged with

Fear of Undead Nazis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW70GsOE-oA&feature=related   The proliferation of zombie films sustains the undead existence of the zombie myth. The zombie has been represented as a slave (Victor Halperin’s White Zombie), Communist (Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers), capitalist slave (Romeros’ Dawn of the Dead) or as a virus (Boyle’s 28 Days Later). Patricia McCormack has discussed cinemasochism and desire in relation to zombie films and specifically in relation to Fulci’s City of the Living Dead and The Beyond. The re

Park Chan-Wook’s New Film: THIRST

Posted by admin on April 13, 2009 in News tagged with

Priest Becomes a Vampire: K-Horror coming in April

New guest blog coming soon

Posted by admin on April 03, 2009 in News tagged with

Guest blogger: Franz Potter, National University, US

The Love of Death

Posted by Gerald Gaylard on April 01, 2009 in Guest Blog, Prof Gerald Gaylard tagged with

I want to start by baldly stating that culture, especially “high art” culture, is often dark. Because cultures of most kinds are so influenced by the archaic necessity of the “catharsis” of “demons”, either momentary events or longer term psychological traumas, it is often dark. The natural world was a terrifying place for the naked monkey to live and Picasso said that the tribal creation of art was about exorcism. Surely this is no less true of the modern world with its alienating megalopoli. Gothic darkness is therefore ever-present in culture on