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Bader, Mencken and Baker: Paranormal America

A visit to most bookstores, particularly large chain bookstores, will reveal a large collection of books that explore various facets of the paranormal. These phenomena and experiences are found throughout popular culture, and are frequently depicted in popular television programs and films. Recently, three scholars conducted sociological research that looked at those involved in the […]

Paul Meehan: Close Encounters and Remote Viewing

I am pleased to present another guest essay by Paul Meehan, author of Saucer Movies: A UFOlogical History of the Cinema (The Scarecrow Press, 1998), Tech-Noir: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir (2008), Cinema of the Psychic Realm: A Critical Survey (McFarland, 2009), and most recently, Horror Noir: Where Cinema‚Äôs Dark Sisters Meet […]

HEREAFTER: Genre Impositions and Expectations

This Friday evening I will be accomplishing two things at the same time. I will be able to enjoy dinner and a movie with my wife, and prepare for my participation in a podcast with CineFantastique Online. I have been invited as a guest by CFQ to provide some thoughts on the movie HEREAFTER, which […]

HEREAFTER: Matt Damon and Clint Eastwood Explore Life After Death

On October 22 an interesting film will hit theaters. One the one hand it addresses a question as old as humanity itself concerning the possibility and hope for life after death. On the other hand it may also be understood in its more immediate historical and cultural context as an expression of a post-9/11 spiritual […]

Karin Beeler: Seers, Witches and Psychics on Screen

Another book that touches on the psychic realm caught my eye when thumbing through the catalog by McFarland. It is Seers, Witches and Psychics on Screen by Karin Beeler (McFarland, 2008). Beeler is an associate professor in the English department and Acting Director for the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology at the University of […]

Paul Meehan: Cinema of the Psychic Realm

Paul Meehan is one of my favorite writers dealing with the fantastic in pop culture. He is the author of a number of books, including Saucer Movies: A UFOlogical History of the Cinema (Scarecrow Press, 1998) which he discussed here in a previous interview, Tech-Noir: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir (McFarland, 2008), […]

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