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“Heroic Vampire Bullshit”: Lesbian Desire, Vampires, and Queerness across Iterations of Carmilla

In this episode I discuss queerness, political potential, and iterations of Joseph Sheridan La Fanu’s Carmilla.

Image Credit: U by Kotex © 2014

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Eat Me: Abjection, Camp, and the New French Extremity

This is the third installment in my Art House Horror series. In this episode I discuss the New French Extremity, abjection, and camp. I look at Trouble Every Day and In My Skin as examples that embrace complex, messy approaches to identity and personhood.

CW: Gore, Rape, Self Harm, Cannibalism

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On giallo horror: Giallo Film List; Sex, Death, and Paperbacks: The History of Giallo Cinema

Kristeva, Julia. Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection. Nota, 2017.

Sontag, Susan. Notes on Camp. Penguin Books, 2018.

Author: Genevieve Newman

Image Credit: Canal+ © 2002

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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Sex, Death, and Paperbacks: The History of Giallo Cinema

This podcast kicks off the newest series on art house horror! In this episode, I’m talking about the history of giallo cinema and analyzing Sergio Martino’s 1972 film, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key.

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