Essay Accepted for Butcher Knives & Body Counts

judd-apatow-slasher I am pleased and humbled that my essay contribution to Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Essays on the Formula, Frights, and Fun of the Slasher Film (Dark Scribe Press, forthcoming) was recently accepted. The essay is titled “Slasher Films As Modern Chaos Monster Myths.” The piece touches on the ancient chaos monster which was conceived of as a threat to the established order in Near Eastern cultures, and suggests that the unstoppable slasher may represent the chaos monster myth in the late modern cultural context. This project includes a number of contributors including Veteran Bram Stoker Award-winning novelist Jack Ketchum, Stoker and Lambda Literary Award-winner Lee Thomas, and Demon Theory scribe and pop culture essayist Stephen Graham Jones. See the Butcher Knives & Body Counts blog for further information on this project.

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  • Hey, congratulations! I’m in the anthology as well and looking forward to reading your article considering what I contributed. Mine was about how slasher movies have become the new mythology and rite of passage, essentially taking the importance that primitive tribes once held.

  • It’s great to meet a fellow contributor. Your essay sounds interesting as well. Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to reading your piece in the final volume.

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