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Call For Papers - Little Horrors: Representations of the Monstrous Child

Gone is the Victorian innocence of childhood. We have entered the age of the monstrous child, the little horror. Each historical period can be seen to have prioritised a different facet of the child, the Victorian era idolised the innocence of the pre-pubescent child, the twentieth century the disaffected teenager, whilst the early twenty-first seems […]

The Wicker Man Enigma documentary

With all of the controversy and discussion of late over The Conjuring and its depiction of Paganism in horror, I stumbled upon this documentary looking at the classic The Wicker Man that artfully and frightfully explored this same topic years ago. Enjoy The Wicker Man Enigma.

Critical Considerations of "The Conjuring's" Ed and Lorraine Warren

As mentioned in a previous post, The Conjuring has generated a lot of discussion and controversy. One area that has received a lot of attention is its depiction of evil witches and the "darkness of witchcraft" in connection Christian conceptions of Satan and demonology. You can read my previous post, a guest essay by a […]

Promising Tidbits for Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Regular readers of this blog will recall that I am a huge Planet of the Apes fan, as this essay and podcast indicate. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised with the results of the reboot in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Those who have seen this film will recall the ending that played out […]

Heather Greene Guest Essay: The Conjuring and Horror Depictions of "Evil Witches"

The Conjuring has been the focus of a lot of discussion recently from a variety of perspectives: It surprisingly broke box office records in its debut weekend, beating out much bigger budget movies; Salon.com claimed it was a "right-wing, woman-hating film; two individuals responsible for producing the film stated that they hoped the film, with […]

Midnight Syndicate's Latest Album Available - "MONSTERS OF LEGEND"

I just received the latest CD from Midnight Syndicate and it's great. The title is Monsters of Legend, and it represents something of a homage to the classic Universal Studios and Hammer Films monsters from the past. One of the tracks, "It Lives!," can be previewed from their YouTube page. This album will have great […]

Encounter Radio Program on Sacred Horror

I will be one of the guests on the Encounter radio program out of Australia on the subject of "Sacred Horror: Zombie Resurrections and Vampire Souls." The website description: From the legends of Frankenstein and Dracula to films about zombies, witches and vampires, supernatural horror has always captured the popular imagination. Fictional horror scares us […]

FANTASM: A Convention Documentary Promotional Poster

Previously I interviewed Kuchta on his forthcoming documentary, FANTASM, that looks at the fandom at horror conventions. They have now released a poster for the film, and this comes by way of the press release: Director Kyle Kuchta is excited to reveal the official theatrical poster for his forthcoming horror convention documentary, Fantasm. The film […]

Interview with David Hufford on "the Old Hag" in Paranthropology

The new issue of Paranthropology officially launches tomorrow, but is available now in Vol. 4, No. 3. I am pleased to have a contribution in the form of "From Sleep Paralysis to Spiritual Experience: An Interview With David Hufford." The essay can be found on pages 21-28, and the whole issue can be downloaded here. […]

Zombie Nation: From Folklore to Modern Frenzy

Corvis Nocturnum made a copy of his new book available to me, Zombie Nation: From Folklore to Modern Frenzy (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2013). I am featured in an interview in the first part of the book where I discuss the religious aspects of zombies. From the publisher's website: Go on a hunt for the facts, […]

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