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May 2017

HGTV Never Mentioned This: 4 Films About Haunted Places

If you’ve ever wondered whether those noises were *really* old pipes, these movies might be for you.

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The Surveillance State Just Won’t Quit: Control, Time, and Horror TV 2014-Present

To wrap up my series on TV horror, I’m talking about surveillance in both abstract and concrete terms.

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Cursing Up a Storm: 4 Iconic Horror Movies About Curses

Four films about horror that sticks.

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The Problem with Bi-Curious and the Virgin: Heteronormativity, Biphobia, and MTV’s Scream

In this stand-alone podcast I talk about the complicated politics of representation and sexuality in MTV’s Scream.

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My other podcast on Scream can be found here: https://openivorytower.org/2016/12/22/episode-6-scream-and-the-meta-final-girl/

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Horror Things: 5 Movies about Cursed, Possessed, and Haunted Objects

Five films to help you jump into the haunted object sub-genre.

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Catching Up: TV Horror Meets Cinematic Horror

Classic horror influences on The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, and Hannibal.

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Haunted Memes Film List

Five films that define and develop the “Haunted Memes” horror sub-genre.

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Sites of Rupture and Irish Decolonialism

In this podcast I talk about the importance of oral communication to the history of Irish de/colonialism. I’m analyzing Eimear McBride’s novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, the TV programs The Late Late Show and Give My Head Peace, and the movies The Wind that Shakes the Barley and The Magdalene Sisters.

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Ghost Film List

List of must-see films for the Ghost section of my taxonomy of horror sub-genres.

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