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Zombies as Angelic Dark Side

Lately I have been doing a lot of reflection and research on the zombie in popular culture, and how it connects to both postmodern concepts of the body and the sacred. Among the materials I recently came across in this regard that has helped develop my thinking is the work of Gary Laderman, a scholar […]

LEGION Review at Cinefantastique Online

My review of LEGION is now available online at Cinefantastique Online. The title is “”Action-Horror Meets Postmodern Angelic Apocalyptic.” Here is an excerpt: As might be expected in a film that draws upon characters taken from a religious tradition, in this case Judeo-Christianity, there are plenty of religious elements here for reflection beyond the obvious […]

W. Scott Poole: Legion and “Mauled by an Angel”

My friend and colleague W. Scott Poole, author of Satan in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), and the focus of a previous interview here, has a commentary posted in Religion Dispatches titled “Mauled by an Angel: Why Do Americans Need ‘God’s Secret Agents’?”. In this article Scott looks at the action-horror film Legion as a […]

LEGION: Apocalypse and the Postmodern Imagination

With this post I bring together a revised version of a post I wrote for another blog of mine, with a film trailer for Legion, due out in January 2010. (A word of warning to my readers: The trailer is rated R for mature viewers due to graphic language.) These two items come together in […]

Angels, Aliens, and the Supernatural Other

A short while ago I became aware of the Popular Culture Association and discovered they have an extensive horror panel at their annual convention which involves a number of presenters and papers. I contacted the gentleman who coordinates this track and he kindly provided me with a list of the panels from 2003 through 2006. […]

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