Even enduring entertainment reflects the era in which it was created, its concerns, its social structure, its sometimes-unspoken fears. Mary Shelley...
I created Zombabiez to answer the calls of mommies and daddies sick of dressing their babies as pumpkins or lions for Halloween. For those of us who march to the beat of our own drum, we find the baby costume industry sadly lacking in originality.
While you may be removing gooey fake blood, latex or fangs after a long night of candy corn and cocktails, the scares continue at the 23-year-old Universal Studios Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights event in Central Florida.
Since the time of Malthus, human population has increased sevenfold. But fossil fuel emissions are nearly 10,000 times higher. If that's not the sort of geometric growth Malthus warned about, I don't know what is.
Like most good horror fare, "The Returned" grapples with emotional conundrums that resist easy solutions.
Not only how to survive Doomsday, but how to thrive afterward.
The show is seeping into our culture and our lives in unexpected ways -- which means that it may have turned you without your being fully aware. Here are some telltale signs.
The show is seeping into our culture and our lives in unexpected ways -- which means that it may have turned you without your being fully aware. Here are some telltale signs...
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.