Whether directly representative of the queer community or not, True Blood is, at least initially, very much about the fight against the physical and ideological oppression that takes place within society in perpetuum.
BLADE initiated a new wave of superhero films, showing Hollywood that there existed a hunger for a serious take on these mythic tales as long as the material and audience were afforded the proper respect.
Jess Peacock conducts a limited digital ethnography of horror fandom to find out what impact – if any - the genre has had on those who claim it as their own...
This weekend marks the 121st anniversary of the publication of Bram Stoker’s seminal novel DRACULA. Stoker’s epistolary horror classic was neither the first nor last vampire tale to be written, but it succeeded in thrusting the vampire into mainstream consciousness and effectively demarcating a specific contemporary interpretation of the mythological figure for the next one-hundred years.
Director David Bruckner’s THE RITUAL was a horror hit for Netflix, and an opportunity for columnist Jess Peacock to analyze and discuss what makes the movie a HALLOWED HORROR.