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Why We Love Frankenstein's Monster and Hate Michael Myers

I have a dilemma.

There are just no good movies being made today.

Sure, I could pick out maybe one or two a year that are enjoyable. 828 more words

Mystery & Horror

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”

– Mary Shelley, Frankenstein


Monster Monday: Mary Shelley, Mother of Modern Monsters

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley‘s titular character (and his monster!) have been made and remade, especially since the advent of film. And really, that’s one of the things that the creature can represent—a certain sort of reading of the text suggests that Frankenstein’s monster is emblematic of poetry and story-telling, of the way that novels and writings are often informed by various sources. 554 more words

Part Time Monster

Tava aí, não de bobeira, nunca, never, jamais, sempre preparando algum trampo, projeto, desenho, xis, hiperativa de domingo, porque o resto da semana aí que não tenho tempo mesmo, uma vergonhaaa. 349 more words

Ilustrações Aleatórias

A fantastic new actor !

Of course you might already know him. If I say “new” it is because thanks to his performance as Moriarty in the BBC show “Sherlock”, Andrew Scott can now have bigger roles. 225 more words

Pop Culture

Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Uncanny


Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Uncanny

In this essay I will discuss how the novels Frankenstein (Mary Shelley, 1818) and Dracula (Bram Stoker, 1897) demonstrate a crisis of faith and an anxiety about the loss of absolute truths, with particular regard to manifestations of the ‘uncanny’. 1,587 more words