Archive for "Oct 2011"

In Time: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:42.1

Cinefantastique's Spotlight Pocast 2:42.1 is now available where Dan Person's and I discuss the new science fiction film In Time. Listen to the podcast here.

The Walking Dead, Albert Camus, and the Fundamental Question of Philosophy

Last week The Walking Dead intersected with religion in wrestling the big questions of life in the face of apocalypse and life as the seemingly absurd. Tonight, with the episode "Save the Last One," it not only raised questions about God's existence,but also perfectly illustrated an existential question from twentieth century philosopher Albert Camus. In […]

ABC News Nightline: Zombies! The New Horror Obsession

Planet of the Apes and Philosophy: Call for Papers

PLANET OF THE APES AND PHILOSOPHY CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2012 Open Court Popular Culture and Philosophy Series Editor: John Huss The editor encourages contributions from philosophers and other intellectuals that explore topics connected to the Planet of the Apes franchise, from Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel La Planète des […]

Zombies: A Living History on The History Channel

Zombies: A Living History, will air on Tuesday, October 25 on The History Channel. See local listings for times. Curiously. the program does not show up on a search of the channel's website.

The Haunted History of Halloween

This is the week leading up to Halloween, and in honor of this great holiday TheoFantastique is pleased to present this documentary look at Halloween from The History Channel. In addition, below are links to previous discussions of Halloween on this blog that are worth revisiting this time of year. Related posts: Jack Santino: Halloween, […]

The Walking Dead Goes to Church: The Search for the Divine in "What Lies Ahead"

Last Sunday night AMC aired the premiere episode for season 2 of The Walking Dead. In the process the series set new records: The 90-minute episode drew 7.3 million total viewers, becoming the strongest telecast for any drama in basic cable history among two key demos. The zombie drama based on Robert Kirkman's long-running comics […]

Call for Papers: Medieval Magic, Myths, and Legends in Film and Television

CALL FOR PAPERS “Medieval Magic, Myths, and Legends in Film and Television” An area of multiple panels for the Film & History Conference on “Film and Myth” September 26-30, 2012 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Deadline: June 1, 2012 The Middle Ages have inspired some of the most enduring myths and legends of Western culture. Whether […]

Scott Poole and Monsters in America: TheoFantastique Podcast 2.6

On October 15 Scott Poole's new book goes on sale just in time for the Halloween season. It is titled Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting (Baylor University Press, 2011): Salem witches, frontier wilderness beasts, freak show oddities, alien invasions, Freddie Krueger. From our colonial past to the present, […]

Let's Get the Party Started: Carnival Arcane and Dreadful Hallowgreen Special

As of the writing of this post there are only 25 days until Halloween. For many of us the party has already started as decorations are already up, horror movie viewing has begun, and we eagerly await horror television as well. With this in mind TheoFantastique begins its own Halloween celebration with the enthusiastic mention […]

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