©Branding and Gothic in Contemporary Popular Culture: the case of Twilight Thumbnail

©Branding and Gothic in Contemporary Popular Culture: the case of Twilight

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 31, 2010 in Blog tagged with , , , , ,

In popular culture today, Gothic is not just a product, it is also a brand

Rogue (Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Outback) Thumbnail

Rogue (Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Outback)

Posted by Tom Paskins on December 31, 2010 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , ,

Ever since the release of Lake Placid in 1999 there have been too many films released about killer crocodiles to count. Most of these are low budget, direct to DVD affairs and range from awful to well…even more awful.

IGA conference in Heidelberg: deadline for abstracts looming Thumbnail

IGA conference in Heidelberg: deadline for abstracts looming

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 30, 2010 in News tagged with , ,

International Gothic Association Conference 2011 2-5 August 2011 Heidelberg, Germany Just a reminder that the deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 10, 2011. Conference website is here.

Michelle Paver, Dark Matter: A Ghost Story Thumbnail

Michelle Paver, Dark Matter: A Ghost Story

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 28, 2010 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , ,

Michelle Paver’s first foray into the world of adult fiction has produced a quite wonderful and deeply unsettling ghost story. ...

Kate Mosse, The Winter Ghosts Thumbnail

Kate Mosse, The Winter Ghosts

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 28, 2010 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , ,

The narrative begins in 1933 with Freddie Watson taking a letter written in medieval Occitan into an antiquarian bookshop in Toulouse...

Kevin MacNeil, A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde Thumbnail

Kevin MacNeil, A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 28, 2010 in News tagged with ,

Kevin MacNeil's A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde (2010) just came to my attention (a Christmas present)...

Monstrous Obsessions: Lady Gaga, Horror, and Subversive Desire Thumbnail

Monstrous Obsessions: Lady Gaga, Horror, and Subversive Desire

Posted by Rachel Bowles on December 26, 2010 in Blog tagged with , ,

“I have an obsession with sex and death. Those two things are also the nexus of horror films, which I’ve been obsessing over lately. I’ve just been sort of bulimically eating and regurgitating monster movies and all things scary.” Lady Gaga

James McTeigue’s forthcoming The Raven Thumbnail

James McTeigue’s forthcoming The Raven

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 26, 2010 in News tagged with , , , ,

John Cusack stars as Edgar Allan Poe in director James McTeigue's forthcoming The Raven...

Whistle and I’ll Come to You review Thumbnail

Whistle and I’ll Come to You review

Posted by Tom Paskins on December 26, 2010 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , ,

As a big fan of the BBC’s tradition of putting on a Ghost Story for Christmas and having been greatly impressed by Crooked House in 2008 and last year’s Turn of the Screw, it has to be said that I was awaiting their latest...

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale Thumbnail

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 25, 2010 in News tagged with ,

One of the most highly recommended 'Christmas' films this year is also a horror film. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, is directed by award winning cult Finnish director Jalmari Helander.