Why are zombies and vampires popular? What is it behind the popular obsession with the living dead and the never-dying?
In discussing the unique nature of terror with my students, I provide a blow-by-blow example as how horror movies reflect the sociology of the past fifty years.
Kids are back in school sharing their germs, flu season has begun, millions of people have just returned home from the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, and...
Since Canada's Economic Action Plan doesn't seem to include me at this juncture, I recently tried my hand at becoming an author. I tried to shamelessl...
We play dress up to hide behind another persona, but chances are that choice of persona reveals volumes about who we are pretending to be.
Do they WANT this? Do they WANT to have to carry around swords and worry that grandma isn't grandma but is instead a ravenous crocodilian humanoid (who nevertheless still wears her apron) and who will never, ever again bring you a holiday present?
Zombies are, insofar as I understand their biological classification, undead. They aren't entirely dead, but they certainly aren't fully alive either. That sounds a lot like life with a serious chronic disease. When one's life no longer involves pleasure or the pursuit of interests, it is something of a half-life.
As the author of a Zombie-themed book, people inevitably ask if I watch AMC's macabre Sunday night masterpiece, The Walking Dead.
A clutch of Emmy-winning TV shows are outshone by the return of Foyle's War, a British mystery series that's regained its footing. Also out now are two more great Criterion releases, the godawful Hangover III and a clutch of movies perfect for Halloween.
1. No Ikea in the world has any reception. If you are inside Ikea, no one outside Ikea can hear you scream. Is your loved one further down in the maze? Or maybe you missed them somehow and they're behind you? In an Ikea, who f@#$ing knows.
World War Z is still cleaning up at the box office and there are zombie cookbooks and zombie walks and zombie dentists and pretty much anything else you can think of with the term zombie in front of it.
Recently, footage emerged of what Scott had in mind for his mutants. Rather than rely on CGI, Scott -- as seen with Prometheus -- favored the art of make-up, prosthetics and animatronics. It's some truly stunning work.
They're the perfect antidote to the 5K blahs. Themed runs are popping up all across the country, offering runners a fresh, exciting and fun alternative to the local 5K race scene. From running on the ocean floor to being chased by zombies, we've compiled a list of Canada's most interesting, fun and festive races.
With America having so little success in fighting unconventional wars over the last decade, perhaps it is time to learn from an unconventional army that wins. What are the military lessons that the Armageddon Armies of Zombiedom can teach us? Here are a few from World War Z .
Here are five intriguing programs on the schedule at Comic Con that you should seriously consider checking out, whether you're into anime, Star Trek, Thor, or something else equally geeky.
As we watch dramatic governmental upheavals taking place across the globe in the past weeks, it's not hard to identify with the fears of a society falling apart. Games like The Last of Us leave us with a question: when the dust settles what happens to those remain?