2011 January

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‘Show the Monster’: Guillermo del Toro in The New Yorker

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 31, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

There is a detailed and interesting profile on Guillermo del Toro by Daniel Zalewski in this week's The New Yorker: 'Show the Monster: Guillermo del Toro's quest to get amazing creatures onscreen'.

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Hammer Horror: Wake Wood trailer

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 30, 2011 in News tagged with

Wake Wood, set in rural Ireland (Donegal) is directed by David Keating, co-written by David Keating and Brendan McCarthy, and stars Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, and Timothy Spall.

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Bluebeard Gothic: Jane Eyre and Its Progeny

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 29, 2011 in News tagged with ,

Here's a book published last March that I meant to put on my last list of 'New and Forthcoming books'. We're looking for a postgraduate reviewer for the book,...

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Joseph Laycock’s Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on January 28, 2011 in Reviews tagged with ,

In an interview in the Bostonist (10 July 2009) talking about Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism (2009), Joseph Laycock explains that...

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Black Swan: Flashdance en pointe it ain’t

Posted by Sharon Deans on January 27, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , ,

‘Black Swan’ is an intense, dark, psychological thriller set in the rarefied world of New York ballet, and is as much about repressed sexuality as it is about sacrifice for art. Yes, it is melodramatic, yes, it is vulgar, and yes, at times, it is completely over the top. However, it is also genuinely terrifying, with every gothic convention bar the kitchen sink thrown in, and I loved it.

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Bloody Women: From Gothic to Horror. Bird’s Eye Film Festival announce line up

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 26, 2011 in News tagged with ,

BEV 2011 slashes stereotypes to uncover women's contributions to horror, from gothic drama to vampire chic. Bloody Women: From Gothic to Horror includes...

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Scream 4 (2011)

Posted by Tom Paskins on January 25, 2011 in Blog, News tagged with , , , , ,

Fifteen years after the original Scream film came out and eleven years since the release of Scream 3, director Wes Craven and screen writer Kevin Williamson are returning to the franchise for a fourth installment of the series.

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Twisted Tales 3

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 25, 2011 in News tagged with , , , , ,

If you enjoyed David McWilliams's interview with Conrad Williams, and the story 'Slitten Gorge' just a reminder that Conrad Williams, along with Joel Lane and Alison J. Littlewood, are reading on Friday January 28

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Nick Murphy’s The Awakening

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 24, 2011 in News tagged with , , , , ,

Nick Murphy's forthcoming The Awakening is getting quite a bit of press at the moment, and certainly seems to be one of the most promising supernatural films of 2011. Currently in post-production...

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New Guest Blogger

Posted by Dale Townshend on January 23, 2011 in News tagged with

We're delighted to announce that Dr Sorcha Ni Fhlainn, of Trinity College,  Dublin, will be the Guest Blogger on the site for the month of February.