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Call for Papers: Horror (as/is) Humor, Humor (as/is) Horror: sLaughter in Popular Cinema (collection)

CFP: Horror (as/is) Humor, Humor (as/is) Horror: sLaughter in Popular Cinema (collection) Johnson Cheu (cheu@msu.edu) and John Dowell (jdowell@msu.edu), eds. Deadline: 15 September 2012 In his review of Tavernier’s Coup de torchon, David Kehr wrote in When Movies Mattered: Reviews from a Transformative Decade, Death, violence, and moral corruption aren’t just slapstick props … but […]

Young Frankenstein Turns Thirty-five

My poking around the fine blog Frankensteinia reminded me that I was remiss in recognizing the 35th anniversary of the film Young Frankenstein which appeared in theaters in North America on December 15, 1974. I saw this film in the theaters at ten years of age and laughed from scene to scene. Today this film […]

Bob Hope, Zombies, and Politics

The following post brings a little levity to TheoFantastique with a brief clip from a Bob Hope film, The Ghost Breakers (1940),  that combines comedy, pre-Romero voodoo conceptions of zombies, and politics. The clip seems especially relevant in light of our current national debate over health care legislation and the Democratic majority related to this […]

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