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Verhoeven: Robocop's Theological Significance

The Real History of Science Fiction aired with its first installment last weekend on BBC America as it tackled the subject of robots. This series is narrated by Mark Gatiss who has done some great documentary work on horror featured here at TheoFantastique previously. It is difficult to tell from the series website whether Gatiss […]

Titles of Interest - 'The Birth of the Dracula Myth: Bram Stoker's Transylvania'

I just learned of the following volume, one difficult to find information about online. The following comes from an abstract and other online information by Marius-Mircea Crisjan. The volume Impactul uni mit: Dracula și reprezentarea ficțională a spațiului românesc (The Impact of a Myth: Dracula and the Fictional representation of the Romanian space) is an […]

'JINN' horror film and Muslim folklore

The Huffington Post recently featured an essay discussing the forthcoming horror film Jinn. The interesting thing about the piece is that it comes from the Religious News Service, authored by Omar Sacirbey, and HuffPo describes the film with the title "'Jinn' Horror Movie Features Elements of Muslim Folklore, Interfaith Themes." When these elements come together […]

Margot Adler's "Vampires Are Us"

Margot Adler has written a volume titled Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side (Weiser Books, 2014). The synopsis and promotional statements include: In a culture that does not do death particularly well, we are obsessed with mortality. Margot Adler writes, "Vampires let us play with death and the issue […]

TV spot for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

The first TV spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes broadcast recently, and although brief, it is amazing. The forthcoming film takes place ten years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes after a virus has destroyed vast segments of humanity. Meanwhile, the ape population has grown. Now the apes are on […]

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