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Frankenstein is still with us

In June 1816, in a holiday villa on the shores of Lake Geneva, in one of the worst summers in human history, an 18-year-old girl, Mary Godwin, sat down to write what would become the world’s most famous horror story. 770 more words

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Interview: Composer Claudio Gizzi

A conversation with the Italian composer on his scores for Paul Morrissey’s Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula

In Paul Morrissey’s eccentric and utterly unhinged 1974 Italian horror classic… 1,791 more words

At the Blue Met: The Children of Mary Shelley

This past literary season, I attended several events, including the Blue Metropolis festival and Le Congrès Boreal. Posts on each event are forthcoming. Today’s post is about the panel discussion I attended at Blue Met entitled “The Children of Mary Shelley.” 870 more words


[Article] The Earliest Illustrations Of Literature's Great Classic Monsters

We have our own idea of what modern English and American creatures like Dracula, Frankenstein’s Creature, and the horrors of H.P. Lovecraft look like based on countless adaptations and re-adaptations.

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The Modern Frankenstein (and Monster): May

Imagine if Frankenstein’s monster had issues, that is pretty much what May (2002) was all about. The original monster from Mary Shelley’s classic story experienced isolation because of his physical looks even after trying to fit in and thus retaliated against his creator, condemning to torture his life unless Frankenstein gave in to his wishes. 512 more words

Significance of a Home: The Curator's Tour of SJMA "The House Imaginary" Exhibit

On the 10th of May of 2018, I had the chance to attend a gallery exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art. It is located in the heart of San Jose, California. 484 more words


A Threshold to Unwelcome Homes: A Review of SJMA "The House Imaginary" Lunchtime Lecture

The uncanny and the abstract are concepts which haunt the familiar and mundane of life, creating nightmares from the known by causing it to become unknown. 621 more words