Posts tagged horror
Digital Folklore : MARBLE HORNETS, the Slender Man, and the Emergence of Folk Horror in Online Communities

In December 2013 I completed an MA in Film Studies at the University of British Columbia (Canada). I’d gone in certain that I was going to study J-Horror, but after a short time admitted to myself that I was too all-or-nothing to feel that I’d done the subject justice, given that I didn’t know the language and was unlikely to spend an appropriate amount of time in Japan to properly research the topic. Turns out it was for the best though, because through exploring found-footage horror films I realized that folklore is a thing you can study… (Preview image by Eric Knudsen)

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Life Lessons with Tod Browning's DRACULA

I decided to write an essay on Tod Browning’s Dracula (1931), but after trying to find something intelligent to write about it (that hadn’t already been written about, that is), I came up short. Or more specifically, I couldn’t stop thinking about the life lessons I learned from the film. So, instead of writing an essay this month, I’m sharing “10 Life Lessons I Learned from Dracula”.

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