Archive for "Feb 2013"

Victorian Nelson Lecture: Stephenie Meyer and the 21st Century Vampire Romance

See TheoFantastique's previous interviews with Nelson on Guillermo del Toro's Gothick cosmos, and on her book Gothicka.

The Walking Dead and Nazi Ethics

Last night's episode of The Walking Dead titled "I Ain't a Judas," continued its incorporation of ethical themes for those interested in finding them and exploring their meanings. It surfaced in two ways in this episode, and both with reference to ethical considerations surrounding (believe it or not) Nazi Germany. In the first instance we […]

The Undead and Theology is a Stoker Finalist/Nominee

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Final Ballot for the 2012 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see is the premiere writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with nearly 1000 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see The HWA Board […]

Planet of the Apes franchise and religion

Last weekend I had AMC channel on for most of the day as they celebrated the 45th anniversary of Planet of the Apes which debuted in 1968. During their celebration, AMC played each of the films in the original franchise of the 1960s-70s back to back. I am a lifelong fan of the series having […]

Hotel Transylvania Release and Its Glaring Omission

Hotel Transylvania is now out on DVD and Blu-ray. My wife and I picked up a copy of the latter yesterday and watched it today. We had already seen it in the theaters and found it worthwhile. (My previous review can be read here.) I was especially looking forward to the Blu-ray extras. While these […]

Society of Illustrators on Science Fiction and Fantasy Illustration

The Society of Illustrators has rescheduled their lecture due to the storm. Here is the information: "What Lies Beyond: A Panel Discussion on Science Fiction and Fantasy Illustration" Science fiction and fantasy illustration have been thriving for as long as art has existed. A stroll through any major museum features depictions of gods and demons, […]

Fantasm: Kyle Kuchta Discusses Horror Fan Convention Documentary

Fantasm is a new documentary currently in production. It is directed by Kyle Kuchta, and it tells the story of horror conventions, and more specifically, the fans that attend them. Kuchta is originally from Niantic, CT, where he always had a love for the movies, primarily horror films. His grandparents would let him watch Universal […]

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