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Tim Burton’s Vincent

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 11, 2011 in Blog tagged with , , ,

Vincent was Burton's first short and was made for Disney in 1982. It's a six minute stop motion black and white film about a young boy, Vincent Malloy, who is obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe and pretends to be like Vincent Price, who narrates the film.

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Dongshin Yi, A Genealogy of Cyborgothic: Aesthetics and Ethics in the Age of Posthumanism

Posted by Neal Kirk on January 10, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , ,

Avid science fiction readers and/or gothic enthusiasts may have cause to pause at Dongshin Yi’s conjunction of the term 'cyborg' and 'gothic' in his title...

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American Independent Gothic: Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara, 1992)

Posted by John Berra on January 09, 2011 in Dr John Berra, Guest Blog tagged with , , , , , , ,

The next stop on this tour of American Independent Gothic is New York City. An urban metropolis that has been notable for its Gothic features since the Gothic Revival of 1830-1860, New York is the ideal location for American independent filmmakers who wish to position the moral lapses of their protagonists...

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight

Posted by Tom Paskins on January 08, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , ,

Ever since George Lucas resurrected the Star Wars franchise in 1999 with Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, there seems to have been a trend for film makers to try and breathe fresh life into series which have apparently long since died a death

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The Exorcist Files: Discovery Channel teams up with the Vatican

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

Discovery Channel is teaming with the Vatican for an unprecedented new series hunting the deadliest catch of all: Demons.

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Sherlock

Posted by Liam Dodds on January 07, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , ,

“The world’s favourite detective has emerged from the fog, this is Sherlock for a new generation”.

‘A vampire, a troll, and a Martian walk into a bar…’ Current Research in Speculative Fiction. Postgraduate conference Thumbnail

‘A vampire, a troll, and a Martian walk into a bar…’ Current Research in Speculative Fiction. Postgraduate conference

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

CRSF is a postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions including, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy and horror.

John Harris Dunning and Nikhil Singh, Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers Thumbnail

John Harris Dunning and Nikhil Singh, Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers

Posted by Chloe Buckley on January 06, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , , , , , ,

Salem Brownstone is a relatively lengthy graphic novel that tells the story of orphan, Salem, who, on receiving a telegram informing him of his father’s death, inherits his father’s peculiar house and possessions and is plunged into a terrifying and dangerous mystery involving uncanny circus performers, shadow creatures, dark elders from another realm, and bizarre ritual magic. Initially, the images and tone of the novel place us in a film noir-cum-art-deco inspired universe, where everything is blanched, grey, ethereal and slightly out of kilter.

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Bowen’s thoughts on the ghost story

Posted by Matt Foley on January 05, 2011 in Blog tagged with , , ,

Bowen was one of the foremost ghost story writers of her generation...

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Justin Cronin, The Passage

Posted by Neil McRobert on January 05, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , ,

It is no surprise that Stephen King’s praise adorns the front cover of Justin Cronin’s novel. Huge, sprawling, plot-driven, and populated by...