Rites and Rituals and Allegories of the Tales of the Undead

Rites and Rituals and Allegories of the Tales of the Undead

In reassessing the cultural and political consciousness of Cundieff’s art, we may be tempted to rename the film’ Tales of the Undead’ because of the narrative intimacy Cundieff uses to reclaim the past — a past that is haunted, as Toni Morrison states elsewhere, by “signs, visitations, and ways of knowing that [encompass] more than concrete reality” (McKay 1983, 414).

The Penny Dreadful Adaptation, and the Gothic Beasts

The Penny Dreadful Adaptation, and the Gothic Beasts

It is 1891, at the Grand Guignol Theatre in London, Wild West show sharpshooter Ethan Chandler is on a night out with the consumptive waif Brona Croft. They are watching a sequence called ‘The Transformed Beast’, featuring a werewolf.

Vampire Onscreen in the Late-1980s and 1990s Cult Shows

Vampire Onscreen in the Late-1980s and 1990s Cult Shows

The late 1980s and early 1990s witnessed a renewed interest in horror and dark fantasy series on TV. Emerging in part due to horror cinema’s most visible, grisly and commercially saturated decade, horror anthology shows such as ‘Tales from the Crypt’ (1989-96), Freddy’s Nightmares (1988-90) and the weird, gothic mystery ‘Twin Peaks’ (1990-91), all reveal a distinct shift in television production.

Claustrophobic Hotel Rooms and Intermedial Horror in 1408

Claustrophobic Hotel Rooms and Intermedial Horror in 1408

In his non-fiction book ‘Danse Macabre’, Stephen King discusses how the evolution of the “horror genre” contributes on the discourse regarding the Gothic by stating that “[it] has often been able to find national phobic pressure points” (1980).

The Embodiments of Fear and the Concept of the Zombie

The Embodiments of Fear and the Concept of the Zombie

Rose London’s discussion of what the Zombie is as a creature of terror offers a simple historical perspective on a creature displayed in many different types of horror film. However contemporary commentators question this summary.

A Cross-Cultural Study of Some Supernatural Beliefs

A Cross-Cultural Study of Some Supernatural Beliefs

Looking back at the last two centuries, it seems that more and more distinct types of religions have appeared in the religious field. Especially the link between supernatural fiction and non-mainstream religion has given rise to more research on these new and distinctive religions.

The Horror Genre in Screams and the Paradigms of Cinema

The Horror Genre in Screams and the Paradigms of Cinema

Like all genre movies, horror films are today’s equivalent of cultural myths. Traditionally, the term “myth” refers to a society’s shared stories, usually involving gods and heroes, which explain the nature of the universe and the relation of the individual to it.

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