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Denver Haunts: KathE Walker, the 13th Door, and More

The haunt industry is now in full swing as preparations are made for the 2008 Halloween season. One of the contacts I have been fortunate to make in the haunt industry is KathE Walker, who made time in her increasingly busy schedule in haunted houses and convention planning to discuss her work. TheoFantastique: KathE, thanks […]

“The problem with horror movies is…”: Reflections on our cultural context

The League of Tana Tea Drinks (LOTT D) elite group of blogging horrorheads is putting together another unity blog, and one of the topics for discussion involved an invitation to complete the following sentence: “The problem with today’s horror movies is…” Contributors were given the opportunity to finish this sentence in keeping with its negative connotation, or take another […]

Bartholomew of the Scissors: New BlueWater Comics Release

One of my fellow LOTT D members, Chad Helder of Unspeakable Horror!, is involved in a new comic project through BlueWater Comics titled Bartholomew of the Scissors. I have had the privilege to preview this comic and the look is amazing. Below Chad shares some of his thoughts on the comic as writer, and Daniel […]

AAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits – Volume 1 Complete

My good friend, Miguel Gallego of AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits, just let me know about a new indie horror movie collection that fans will want to add to their collection. AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits is a new feature length collection of award winning independent short horror films coming to DVD in September 2008 – just […]

Cinematic Extraterrestrials: Call for Papers

       2008 Film & History Conference “Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond,” October 30-November 2, 2008, Chicago, Illinois, www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory Second-Round Deadline: September 1, 2008 Area: Cinematic Extraterrestrials As film made its way into 20th-century popular culture, depictions of extraterrestrial aliens became more prolific and specialized, eventually becoming fixed in the imagination as cultural archetypes, […]

Zombie CSU: New twist on exploration of top horror icon in pop culture

It’s no surprise that zombies have become the horror icon of late modernity/postmodernity. As a result, pop culture is filled with various explorations of these flesh eating, social alter egos. One of the forthcoming expressions of this pop culture phenomenon is the book Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead (Citadel Press) by Jonathan Maberry, a […]

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