Tag Archives: Horror Film

CFA: Edited collection – Oh, The Horror: Politics and Culture in Horror Films of the 1980s

A call for articles for an edited collection, Oh, The Horror: Politics and Culture in Horror Films of the 1980s. The editors are developing a new collection of essays with McFarland Books and seek essays investigating the ways horror films during … Continue reading

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Witches and Walpurgis Night

Happy Walpurgisnacht! Here’s an excellent article by Prof. Owen Davies of the University of Hertfordshire, ‘Witches and Walpurgis Night‘. He traces the folkloric origins of the supposed sabbat of witches through Goethe and Bram Stoker to contemporary popular culture.

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Film noir and the Gothic

In a fascinating article, ‘Gothic Cinema in the ‘40s: Doomed Romance and Murderous Melodrama‘, Samm Deighan explores the overlaps between horror, film noir, and women’s films of the 1940s, and finding the Gothic mode there. Deighan discusses well-known classics such … Continue reading

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The Final Girl in Horror Movies

February has now drawn to a close, extra day and all, which means the end of ‘Women in Horror’ month. To celebrate, or commiserate, the end here is an interesting round table discussion about the final girl trope in horror … Continue reading

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‘Tania de Rozario: On the monstrous feminine’

Continuing on the theme of celebrating Women in Horror during February (though I encourage you to do so all year round), this is a very intriguing and interdisciplinary article about the monstrous feminine in discussion with Tania de Rozario. It … Continue reading

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CFP: World Vampire Congress 2016

The following CFP has been released for the World Vampire Congress 2016 which forms part of the Bram Stoker International Film Festival (BSIFF) which will be taking place 27th-30th October 2016, Whitby, Yorkshire. More information can be found below: “World … Continue reading

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Jane Austen vs. Zombies

This video considers what Jane Austen would think about the movie ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ which is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith and, of course, Jane Austen. Once it has been released, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Werewolf Scenes

Bill posted a YouTube video containing the ‘Top 10 Werewolf Scenes’. Most of these scenes centre, understandably, on the transformation of man into wolf/ lupine monster. Interestingly the obsessive recording of the agonising transformation is a relatively recent addition to … Continue reading

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The Lesbian Vampire: A (Fairly) Brief Media Retrospective

The Mary Sue has written a relatively brief (as the title suggests), but still interesting, media retrospective on the lesbian vampire. It covers more recent portrayals and I was very pleased to see that the Carmilla web series on YouTube … Continue reading

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‘Witches’ Brew’ at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, February 2016

It’s not just vampires, werewolves and zombies that draw our interest at OGOM. We are equal opportunity supernatural entities and Sam has certainly been flying the flag for witches. (She has blogged about the ‘The Emergence of the Sympathetic Witch’, … Continue reading

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