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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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True Crime Film List

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

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Episode 6: Scream and the Meta Final Girl

The last podcast in this series covers the various iterations of gendered tropes in the MTV series Scream and how gender and violence intersect in metafictional horror.

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Why Monsters? Displaced Queerness and the 1980s Slasher

Discussion of horror film history, in this post looking specifically at the slasher sub-genre, sexuality, and the 1980s.

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Why Monsters? Reaction, Regression, and 1970s Jekyll/Hyde

Discussion of the beginnings of horror film history, in this post looking specifically at feminist/queer history and Hammer Horror.

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Why Monsters? Queering Dracula in the 1960s

Discussion of the beginnings of horror film history, in this post looking specifically at Dracula, queer history, and the 1960s.

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Why Monsters? Hammer, Frankenstein, and the 1950s

Discussion of the beginnings of horror film history, starting with Hammer Film Productions in the 1950s. This post specifically looks at the significance and meaning of adapting Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’s Monster to film in the 50s.

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Where Ireland, Decolonialism, and Weird Fiction Meet (Pt. 5)

The final installment for this blog series wraps up my discussion of Portrait of a Zombie and covers zombies, gender, and hermeneutical phenomenology.

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Where Ireland, Decolonialism, and Weird Fiction Meet (Pt. 4)

This installment covers haunting as a contagion and begins my discussion of Bing Bailey’s 2012 film Portrait of a Zombie.

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