Horrifying titles you should know from Image Comics

Syllounge has been rather quiet lately mostly due to time restraints, nonetheless, I intend to improve my writing and make of this, a prominent blog related to literature, be it novels, comic books, biographies, and other topics of interest.

Participants of the Wave-Gotik-Treffen certainly dressed to the festival.

The modern biases of Gothic in contemporary expressionism

In a field of study as well-established as the Gothic, it is surprising how much contention there is over precisely what that term refers to. Is Gothic a genre, for instance, or a mode? Should it be only applicable to literary and film texts that deal with tropes of haunting and trauma set in a gloomy atmosphere, or might it meaningfully be applied to other cultural forms of production, such as music or animation? Can television shows aimed at children be considered Gothic? What about food? When is something “Gothic” and when is it “horror”? Is there even a difference?

Bauhaus and the Alternative Gothic Subculture

Bauhaus and the Alternative Gothic Subculture

Peter Murphy, David J, Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins created Bauhaus 1919 in 1978 in Northampton, England. 1919 designed the German art movement of that year and in 1979 they shortened the name to simply Bauhaus in 1979.

Harrow County

The horrific occultism that lays behind Harrow Country

Harrow County tells the story of Emmy, a young girl who is on the eve of her eighteenth birthday in the early 1900’s when she discovers there are monsters in the woods surrounding her home, monsters that she learns she is connected to. Written by Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Deadpool Killogy) and drawn by Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth, Bad Blood), Harrow County is currently being developed by the cable station Syfy (home of Bitten and 12 Monkeys) to be an ongoing television series. Have I aroused your interest yet? If the answer is yes, then great.

Saw

The Saw rusted but it never got dull

There are so few movies that take the time to think and give the viewers a ride that they are not expecting and cause us to rethink our entire morality Fight Club, Matrix, Usual Suspects, 12 Monkeys, and even The Rich Man’s Wife are a few of mine. Those movies that open your mind with a shock when you suddenly realize things have never been what you were being told. We have all been M. Night Shyamalan-ed in movies like The Sixth Sense, having our minds blown when all the pieces fall into place. The Saw series is the among best of this breed because it has been able to surprise us and flip the entire story without being too simplistic for a full seven movies and a fist full of video games as well. The Cube series petered out and Hostel really only had so many places to go, or that people would go to. It would be great to see more of both of them though. Thankfully we all know that Saw: Legacy (Saw VIII really) is in the works, and we can be certain that it will not be the end.

The Poker House (2008)

Six films that will force you to remember

This week I have chosen some movies from the past which made me think. If you are looking for something that will get your mind working then try one of these from the recent past. Whether you use Netflix, Amazon Video of any other source there is far more out there than what comes up on the first page of your search and there is something special to be found in each of these very different stories.

Five movies you may have missed

I am asked by people all of the time “What is new that I will like?” and I am always surprised that those same people have missed at least 99 percent of the other great pieces of entertainment because of all the noise coming from other places. Here we are in the age where all the movies and shows we could ever want are right at our fingertips with services like Netflix and Amazon Video. You do not have to pay the full new release prices either if you take some time to catch up on things that did not get your attention the first go around.

The Gothic is a Lazarus Experiment yet unwritten

In the previous blog post, I took a thorough look at contemporary gothic fashion designers to follow. However, this week I have decided to evaluate Dickens’ reworking of the parable of the Rich Man and The Lazarus Experiment in his A Christmas Carol.

Seven contemporary gothic fashion designers to follow

For countless years, Gothic had a reasonable outlay of places to purchase their darkwear. Hot Topic and Lip Service were hardly two of the houses that sold affordably, fundamental clothing for gothic who wanted to dance to Ministry on the weekends. But in 2016, Gothics have a wondrous world of exquisite designer clothing that exists on the fringes of fashion, a place that mirrors their position within culture as a whole.

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