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David Lynch and Marilyn Manson collaboration

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on February 02, 2011 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

Marilyn Manson & David Lynch's artwork was presented at the Kunsthalle Wien Project Space  in Vienna last July. The exhibition was entitled "Genealogies of Pain"  and will be available as a paperback catalogue on April 30th, 2011.

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Film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand

Posted by Glennis Byron on February 02, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

With increased interest in post-apocalyptic fictions over the past couple of years (The Road, The Passage...), it's not surprising to hear that Warner Bros and CBS are teaming up for an adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand....

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Bellingham Theater Guild presents Gothic Macbeth

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on February 01, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

William Shakespeare's Macbeth opens Thursday, Jan. 27, at Bellingham Theatre Guild. The production "is not your typical Shakespeare: costumes, lighting, make-up and set are meant to invoke a gothic horror, steampunk style," says director Nick McDonald. Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/01/20/1826717/artist-profile-actress-jill-likkel.html#ixzz1CjOrzU5a

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The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on February 01, 2011 in News tagged with ,

A new collection of short stories and other interesting curiosities edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer and entitled THE THACKERY T. LAMBSHEAD CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, & Stories from Top Authors and Artists is coming out soon. Here you can see a sneak preview of the book.

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Trolls: the new vampires?

Posted by Glennis Byron on February 01, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

Creatures of Norse mythology, trolls are generally represented as very large, very dim, and extremely ugly...

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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.