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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 […]

Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Essays on the Formula, Frights, and Fun of the Slasher Film

I received word today from Vince Liaguno of Dark Scribe Press that my contributor copy of Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Essays in the Formula, Frights, and Fun of the Slasher Film (Dark Scribe Press, 2011) is in the mail. My contribution is a brief essay that argues for the slasher film myth to be […]

Update on Butcher Knives & Body Counts

I am pleased to share an update regarding the book Butcher Knives & Body Counts (Dark Scribe Press, forthcoming). The volume’s editor, Vince Liaguno, sent an email to contributors today with word that plans are in place to have physical copies of the book in hand in time for some exposure to librarians and booksellers […]

Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Cover and Projected October 2010 Publication

I recently received an update on the book Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Essays on the Formula, Frights and Fun of the Slasher Film edited by Vince Liaguno and a publication of Dark Scribe Press. The publisher is hopeful that the multi-contributor volume will ready for publication this October, and this post includes a copy […]

Essay Accepted for Butcher Knives & Body Counts

I am pleased and humbled that my essay contribution to Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Essays on the Formula, Frights, and Fun of the Slasher Film (Dark Scribe Press, forthcoming) was recently accepted. The essay is titled “Slasher Films As Modern Chaos Monster Myths.” The piece touches on the ancient chaos monster which was conceived […]

Long History and Many Forms: Chaos Monsters Then and Today

For as long as human beings have been trying to explain their place in the cosmos they have been creating monsters. We are familiar with many of the contemporary versions of these creatures, but what we might not readily recognize is that one monster in particular seems to be dominant throughout history and across cultures. […]

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