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Call for Abstracts: A “Supernatural” History of Central Europe, 1870-Present

Call for Abstracts: “A ‘Supernatural’ History of Central Europe, 1870-present” Editors: Eric Kurlander (Stetson U.) and Monica Black (U. of Tenn., Knoxville) Deadline: August 1, 2012 Despite the ostensible “disenchantment of the world” proclaimed by Max Weber at the beginning of the twentieth century, Central Europe has a rich modern history of occultism, folklore, paganism, […]

Forthcoming Animated “Hotel Transylvania”

There are many forthcoming animated monster offerings in cinema. From ParaNorman and Frankenweenie, to this new trailer for Hotel Transylvania. Monster Kids young and old rejoice.

Joss Whedon and Religion to be Published by McFarland

I received news today from my co-editor, Tony Mills, that McFarland Publishing has agreed to to publish our book Joss Whedon and Religion. The description from the accepted proposal: The works of Joss Whedon — from his hit television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, to his popular comic book writing on Fray […]

The Cabin in the Woods: Appreciation of the Monstrous and the Mythos of the Old Ones

Joss Whedon’s latest film, The Cabin in the Woods, has been out in theaters long enough now for a significant amount of reviews and commentary to be published on it. With few exceptions, the reviews have been positive, if not glowing. In this post I will supplement some of the commentary previously offered, and present […]

New Fan Convention Documentary – Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

Documentaries on geek culture in connection with fan conventions are a continued item of interest for TheoFantastique. In addition to those explored in previous posts we are pleased to add Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope to the list. The film synopsis from the official website: Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and […]

Ghost Images: Cinema of the Afterlife

Some recent research turned up a book title that I found helpful, Ghost Images: Cinema of the Afterlife by Tom Ruffles (McFarland, 2004). The back cover of the book describes Ruffles as a teacher in communication skills and film studies in the United Kingdom, but the promotional materials from the publisher indicate another interesting facet […]

Alien: The Easter Edition

Happy Easter from TheoFantastique.

Call for Papers: Fairy Tales

The list for the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association recently shared a call for papers on fairy tales: The new millennium has born witness to a multitude of reinventions. Various mythological creatures have been reinvented, vampires, werewolves, and zombies to name but a few. Fairy tales also have been recreated in an ever […]

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