I'm a little behind on watching episodes of The Strain, but one which aired a couple of weeks ago caught my attention because of the conflicting ways in which it portrayed Christianity. Previously I've commented on the way the series engages the Christian faith, particularly in its Roman Catholic expression. This is due to Guillermo […]
The May 2015 issue of Fortean Times caught my eye when I was in the bookstore on Friday. On the cover was Max Shrek made up as Count Orlok in the silent horror film classic Nosferatu as the illustration for a story by Brian Robb titled "Nosferatu: The Vampire and the Occultist." As a scholar […]
Interview with Jess Peacock on "Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture"
Recently Jess Peacock got in touch with me to let me know about his new book, Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture (Resource Publications, 2015). It is a good read, and for those interested in exploring various theological aspects of the vampire, this book is worthwhile, bringing together an […]
Forthcoming Title of Interest - Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture
I'm privileged to promote a forthcoming book, Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture (Resource Publications, 2015) by M. Jess Peacock. Look for an interview with Peacock here in the near future. Here is the back cover description and endorsements: Evil, death, demons, reanimation, and resurrection. While such topics are […]
Doug Jones is interviewed by John Morehead of TheoFantastique.com. Doug discusses David Lee Fisher's Nosferatu remix of the classic silent horror film and his long interest in playing Count Orlok. Through the interview you will get a sense of Doug's passion, and learn how you can get involved in the crowd funding project to help make […]
Have you heard about the forthcoming independent horror film Nosferatu that will star Doug Jones? TheoFantastique will be interviewing the director David Lee Fisher soon. Take a look at the trailer and consider getting involved in their Kickstarter campaign to finance this film.
Courtesy of Open Graves, Open Minds Daughter of Fangdom: A Conference on Women and the Television Vampire 18 April 2015 The University of Roehampton London Following the success of TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires in 2013, the organisers announce a follow-up one-day conference, Daughter of Fangdom: A Conference on Women and the Television […]
Previously TheoFantastique has noted the conference and publishing work of Open Graves, Open Minds. This post shares a recent update received on their work, including a book and conference. OPEN GRAVES, OPEN MINDS relates the Undead in literature and other media to questions concerning genre, technology, consumption and social change. It features original research by leading […]
Paul Meehan is a friend of TheoFantastique who has been interviewed and contributed guest essays here previously. I am currently reading his latest book for a review in the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. The book is The Vampire in Science Fiction Film and Literature (McFarland, 2014). Vampires have been a popular subject […]
I finally had a chance to watch the first three episodes of The Strain after recording them. I am a big fan of Guillermo del Toro, including the material he produces. The television series is, of course, based on the 2009 novel by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It incorporates some of the vampire conceptions […]