La Llorona (1933) — B&S About Movies

The first Mexican horror film, this movie is all about the legend of “The Crying Woman.” There’s been a film made about this story every few years and few of them are good. This one at least has some interesting atmosphere and is historically important. Maria is a woman who has two children and is […]

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Via charles french words reading and writing-Death, Disease & Pandemic: How Horror Writers of the Past Translated Illness (Part 1- Bram Stoker & the Rise of the Vampire)

Originally posted on Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues): It should seem obvious: death is that “thing” behind the “fear” that Lovecraft used to define our genre. Yet for the most part, Horror writers seem to prefer the more visceral kinds of death – the vainglorious, the heroic, the tragic – death that glorifies the person…

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Via Father Son Holy Gore – Queer Deconstructions of Australian Masculinity & Nationalism in TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG

Justin Kurzel adapts Peter Carey’s groundbreaking novel into a stunningly queer deconstruction of masculinity and nationalism.

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Via Under the influence!-Japanese Folktales: The Soul of the Mirror

The concept of animism where objects are believed to have a soul, spirit or consciousness is found in many religions, past and present around the world. The following is a retelling of a story from The Romance of the Milky Way and Other Studies & Stories by Lafcadio Hearn that he called The Mirror Maid […]

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DRACULA – the Novel Nobody Understands

Just a short quote from Dracula (1897) that I rarely hear mentioned and haunts me to this day. Jonathan Harker’s love for Mina is so complete, he would willingly become one of the undead to stay by her side. THAT is the love story so often dropped from adaptations of this classic horror novel.

Chapter 22, Jonathan Harker’s Journal.

“To one thing I have made up my mind: if we find out that Mina must be a vampire in the end, then she shall not go into that unknown and terrible land alone. I suppose it is thus that in old time once vamprie meant many. Just as their hideous bodies could only rest in sacred earth, so the holiest love was the recruiting sergeant for their gastly ranks.”

Via Under the influence!-Welsh Folklore: The Mythical Beasts of Llyn Cowlyd

Llyn Cowlyd is a long and narrow lake in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. According to legend and tradition there were three mythical beasts associated with it; the water horse, the water bull and the Owl of Cowlyd. This work will briefly discuss the myths associated with each of them.

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Via Under the influence!-Japanese Folktales: The Dream of Akinosuke – Ants, Dreaming Humans and the Butterfly Soul

In reality the idea of humans being insect-like in any way may seem absurd except in our dreams. But what if when we return from the dream to the waking world we find evidence that there may indeed be some basis for the idea we actually existed in our dream – what then?

via Japanese Folktales: The Dream of Akinosuke – Ants, Dreaming Humans and the Butterfly Soul — Under the influence!