Archive for "Oct 2012"

United Monster Talent Agency

In honor of Universal Studios 100th anniversary, their release of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein on the big screen with Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events, and Halloween on Wednesday, I am drawing attention again to a great short film I've looked at previously. It's The United Monster Talent Agency.

Star Wars as Medieval Religious Art

I recently came across a link to some art by Chey Chao that took Star Wars and framed it in the context of Medieval art. Not only is the art interesting, but since Star Wars drew heavily from various mythological sources, has become a mythology in its own right, and provides the basis for the […]

Science Fiction and "Big Theogical Questions"

James McGrath of the blog Exploring Our Matrix recently brought an item to my attention from i09, a post by Charlie Jane Anders titled "Big Theological Questions that Science Fiction Should Answer." The essay notes that science fiction frequently addresses theological questions, but suggests a different series of questions that are largely unexplored. This piece […]

Emily McAvan and The Postmodern Sacred

This is a volume I've been looking forward to. I enjoyed Emily McAvan's thesis, summarized in an issue of the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, and have referenced it in this blog's About TheoFantastique page. MacAvan is one of a number of exciting women scholars working in religion and pop culture, such as Danielle […]

Zombie PSA on CPR

The Coffee Table Book of Doom

We can run, but we can't hide. Eventually we will meet our Doom, individually as well as collectively. And there are a variety of ways in which it might happen, with some more plausible than others. Many believe that The End will come in December of this year in keeping with certain interpretations of an […]

The Undead and Theology Now Available for Purchase

Theology and the Undead (Pickwick Publications) is now available for purchase in digital form for Kindle, MAC and PC through, and in print edition. See the publisher's website for more information. This is a unique volume that explores various facets of how monsters can provide for theological reflection. It makes the perfect Halloween pumpkin […]

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection

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