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Titles of Interest: Undead Apocalypse

Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century by Stacey Abbott Edinburgh University Press, 2016 Rather than seeing them as separate or oppositional, this book explores the intersection and dialogue between the vampire and zombie across film and television. Much contemporary scholarship on the vampire focuses on Dark Romance, while this book explores the […]

Guillermo del Toro: You Can’t Take the Catholicism Out of the Collector

As regular readers of this blog are aware, Guillermo del Toro is a figure of particular interest to me. I edited The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro: Critical Essays (McFarland, 2015), and have written a number of posts about his work over the years. The most recent was “Del Toro, Bleak House, and Sacred […]

Inter-Disciplinary.net Conference Call for Participation on the Supernatural

The Supernatural 2nd Global Conference Call for Participation 2017 Saturday 1st April – Monday 3rd April 2017 Lisbon, Portugal Contemporary novels, films, and religious practice all embrace the supernatural with open arms. From vengeful gods and goddesses and witches to poltergeists and hauntings, to demonic possession and the accompanying exorcism rituals, the human imagination has […]

Paranormal and Popular Culture accepted by Routledge

Today my co-editor and I were notified that our proposed volume, The Paranormal and Popular Culture: A Postmodern Religious Landscape, was accepted for publication by Routledge. We have been shopping for a publisher home for a bit, and after positive assessments from external reviewers who examined the proposal including the Introduction, table of contents, and […]

Universal Horror Films Released with Glow in the Dark Covers

Walmart has their Halloween display going for the 2016 season, and a special display of videos near the front of the store features a special release by Universal Studios. Their classic horror films have been released with glow in the dark covers. This is reminiscent of the Aurora monster model kits of the past with […]

HBO's "Westworld" series premieres Oct. 2

Second Call for Submissions: Fantastic Fan Cultures and the Sacred

A number of great abstracts have been submitted, but we need a few more chapters to have a complete volume. Please take a look at this second call for submissions. They ways in which people pursue religion have changed in America and the West. Traditional, institutional religions are in decline, and even among those who […]

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