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Gothic Evolutions: CFP

Posted by Glennis Byron on February 07, 2011 in News tagged with ,

This conference pursues two linked aims: first, to explore the Gothic’s relationship with science...

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Resurrection of King’s Pet Semetary?

Posted by Glennis Byron on February 07, 2011 in News tagged with ,

The 1989 adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Semetary was one of the weaker King adaptations...

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Jussi Parikka’s Insect Media

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on February 06, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology (2010) is an interesting book for those Gothic scholars whose reading list includes technology, the uncanny, metamorphoses, gaming, D&G nomadology, and media. "With Insect Media Jussi Parikka offers a theory of media that challenges our traditional views of the natural and the artificial. Parikka not only understands insects through the lens of media and mediation, he also unearths an insect logic at the heart of our contemporary fascination with networks, swarming, and intelligent agents. Such a project requires the ability to

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Gothic and Victorian Perfumes

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on February 05, 2011 in News tagged with ,

Nowadays everything attends to the needs of the consumer, see so consumer goths can consume products that correspond to their own individual needs. Black Baccara does exactly this, by branding its fragrances as Gothic or Victorian-inspired perfumes, and describing them in romantic language. Enjoy...and consume!

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Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on February 04, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

Rob Zombie will be directing a horror film about 300-year old witches haunting Salem, entitled after his eponymous song Lords of Salem.

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Slime City Massacre: A New Splatter classic?

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on February 04, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

Slime City Massacre is a sequel to Greg Lamberson's Slime City (1988). It will be released on dvd, 10 May 2011. In the wake of a "dirty bomb" attack, a New York City neighborhood known as "Slime City" has been evacuated, except for the homeless ("displaced refugees"). Four squatters searching for food in the ruins of the Zachary Devon Soup Kitchen (Jennifer Bihl, Kealan Patrick Burke, Debbie Rochon, Lee Perkins) discover a supply of Zachary Devon's Home Brewed Elixir and Himalayan Yogurt. When they drink the elixir and eat the yogurt, they are transformed into hideous slime creatures driven

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Dark Shadows to be directed by Tim Burton

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on February 03, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

Tim Burton will begin filming Dark Shadows in April 2011 with Johny Depp starring and Seth-Grahame Smith (novelist of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) writing the script. The film will be an adaptation of the 1960s vampire series with Johny Depp as the vampire Barnabas Collins.

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Mikael Håfstrom’s The Rite

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

“He who fights with monsters might take care, lest he thereby become a monster,” wrote the philosopher Nietzsche in his anti-religion screed BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL. The new possession drama THE RITE, opening tomorrow from New Line Cinema, makes for an unfortunately literal demonstration of this maxim. Read the rest of the review here.

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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....