Horror, like porn, is meant to evoke a physical reaction. They, alongside melodrama, form the trio of genres which are described as “body genres” by my favourite media theorist, Jenna Stoeber*. Stoeber argues that the body genres evoke emotional reactions of “fear, sadness, or arousal” that spill out […]
At Smithsonian Magazine, Nora McGreevy writes about gender and mythological monsters. “Monsters reveal more about humans than one might think. As figments of the imagination, the alien, creepy-crawly, fanged, winged and otherwise-terrifying creatures that populate myths have long helped societies define cultural boundaries and answer an age-old question: […]
S. J. Perelman rereads Tarzan of the Apes in Library of America’s story of the week! “Between October 1948 and October 1953, Perelman wrote twenty-two reviews of books and silent films that had been popular during the first quarter of the twentieth century, including such cringeworthy fare as […]
The Gutter’s own Carol recreates some scenes from The Wicker Man (1973) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can see them here.
Stephen Colbert plays D&D with Critical Role to benefit Red Nose Day. You can watch here. He has a scar and his hair is mussed… and he brought Narsil and Sting!
This week’s Guest Star Robert Aaron Mitchell a writer, blogger, videographer, and journalist. You can read his work at his Soldier of Cinema blog.. His short films and interviews with filmmakers and actors from George Romero to Iko Uwais and Jason Momoa to Jamie Lee Curtis an be […]