Category Archives: Film Clips
OGOM’s Company of Wolves conference in 2015 explored the figure of the wolf, the werewolf, and wild children (often thought to have been raised by wolves themselves). An edited collection and two special journal issues will emerge soon from this … Continue reading
Incredible scene of witches attending a black mass from this amazing-looking 1922 Swedish film, Häxen (which I had not heard of before).
Some items that I’ve recently spotted on the Alice books. First, a 1915 silent film of Alice in Wonderland that looks amazing–I’d not come across this before. Then the first of a series of broadcasts on CBC: ‘Curioser and Curioser’. … Continue reading
A review and trailer here for the forthcoming stop-motion animated fantasy film, Kubo and the Two Strings, from the same studio that created Coraline. It looks wonderful, and draws, apparently, on Grimms’ tales and Japanese folklore.
This new Austrian vampire film, Therapy for a Vampire looks well worth seeing–a subtle comedy with themes of psychoanalysis and the representation of women. A thoughtful review here (thanks to Stacey Abbott for sharing this).
If you are a fan of wicked ladies (who isn’t) you won’t want to miss my colleague Dr Rowland Hughes talking about Hertfordshire legend Lady Skelton who transformed into a real life highwaywoman!! She is the dark lady that inspired … Continue reading
I’ve just been alerted to this by a friend. The music alone is wonderful; the subject and the brilliant video make it a must for OGOM. We were chatting below about disco and Gothic; Sam commented there about folk Gothic … Continue reading
Witches and magical transformations are themes that OGOM will be pursuing over the next year or so. Disney’s wonderful adaptation of Walpurgisnacht in Fantasia (1941) makes full use of the potential of cinematic technology to depict the transformative powers of … Continue reading
It was Edgar Allen Poe’s birth date on 19 January; here (slightly late) are three very different animations of Poe’s classic tale ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, with an accompanying essay by Josh Jones and links to further resources. Each one captures … Continue reading