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Planet of the Apes: Science Fiction of Social Fears

Social Research: An International Quarterly and Horror in Society

Kevin Wetmore, who I have interviewed on this blog previously on his book Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema, let me know that the forthcoming issue of Social Research: An International Quarterly 84.1 (Winter 2014) has an interesting focus. It will explore horror in society.   Here is the Table of Contents: Endangered Scholars Worldwide pp. […]

"The problem with horror movies is...": Reflections on our cultural context

The League of Tana Tea Drinks (LOTT D) elite group of blogging horrorheads is putting together another unity blog, and one of the topics for discussion involved an invitation to complete the following sentence: "The problem with today's horror movies is..." Contributors were given the opportunity to finish this sentence in keeping with its negative connotation, or take another […]

Planet of the Apes and Social Dynamics

I am preparing for a "Faith and Film" course I will be co-teaching for Salt Lake Theological Seminary this summer, and one of the films I will be using is The Planet of the Apes (1968). I am reviewing various materials connected with it, and one of the resources I looked at again recently was […]

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