I'm an almost life-long Planet of the Apes franchise fan, with the exception of the Burton installment. Summer 2017 will see the final entry in the reboot wrapping up a trilogy.
From time to time TheoFantastique looks at the significance of fairy tale in contemporary culture, and with the continued box office success of Disney's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, another opportunity presents itself. Readers may enjoy an essay in Jezebel.com titled "'Beauty and the Beast' Comes From a Long Line of Stories About […]
FINAL DAYS! Call for Contributors Elder Horror on Screen: Hermits, Harbingers, and Hags (4/1/17 Abstracts; 10/1/17 Essays) As the baby boom generation grays, representations of the elderly on screen are receiving significant scholarly attention. Cinematic depictions of aging as a degenerative process, the othering, marginalization, and victimization of the elderly, and fears of the finality […]
Titles of Interest - Divine Horror: Essays on the Cinematic Battle Between the Sacred and the Diabolical
Divine Horror: Essays on the Cinematic Battle Between the Sacred and the Diabolical Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper, eds. McFarland, 2017 From Rosemary's Baby (1968) to The Witch (2015), horror films use religious entities to both inspire and combat fear and to call into question or affirm the moral order. Churches provide […]
Monsters in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching What Scares Us Edited by Adam Golub and Heather Richardson Hayton Foreword by W. Scott Poole; Afterword by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen McFarland, 2017 About the Book Exploring the pedagogical power of the monstrous, this collection of new essays describes innovative teaching strategies that use our cultural fascination with […]