Behemoth is a pioneering force in the blackened death metal scene, led by mastermind Nergal and comprised of Orion, Inferno, and Seth. For over twenty-five years and twelve albums, Behemoth has explored and pushed the limits of extreme metal, crafting a signature sound that is both ferocious and melodic.
‘Horror Film: A Critical Introduction’ by Murray Leeder
Murray Leeder’s newest book is a condensed yet comprehensive overview of the horror film written as part of the Bloomsbury Film Genres Series.
Rediscovering Horror: From Graveyard Poetry to Popular Culture
‘Horror: A Literary History’, edited by Xavier Aldana Reyes, is divided into seven chapters which function as separate essays that can be read without having specific knowledge about the horror genre. If read systematically, the book presents an anthological review which establishes the continuity of the genre from 1764 to the early twenty-first-century.
European Nightmares: The Horror Cinema in Europe Since 1945
Patricia Allmer, Emily Brick, and David Huxley’s edited collection ‘European Nightmares: Horror Cinema in Europe Since 1945’ (New York-Chichester: Columbia University Press/Wallflower Press, 2012) is a book with roots that go back to a conference organised by the editors at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006.
Sarah Burns’s ‘Painting the Dark Side’: Art and the Gothic
Sarah Burns’s book, ‘Painting the Dark Side’, aims to overturn what we think we know about nineteenth-century American art. Arguing that previous histories of the era have given too much weight to the sunny side of the story, to the grand and nationalistic landscapes of the Hudson River School and the heroic realist canvases of artists such as Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, she offers a corrective.
‘Dangerous Bodies’: Historicising the Gothic Corporeal
Marie Mulvey-Roberts presents a vibrant and fascinating study with an impressive scope and scale as it charts the representation and pathologising of the “monstrous” body from the resurgence of the Gothic in the eighteenth-century through to the late-twentieth-century.
Horror Before Horror: Arthur Machen’s Nightmares
The title on the front cover of ‘The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories’ is set sideways, an inversion that represents perfectly the upside-down weirdness of the Arthur Machen stories collected within.