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Drawn into "The Void" (2016)

A review of The Void 

2016 | Dir. Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski | Canada | 90 mins.

I have a soft spot for Canadian horror, so while catching up on some new horror releases, I naturally gravitated first towards The Void. 660 more words


Dylan Thomas and the hero’s quest

In “The Archetypes of Literature,” Northrop Frye proposes that the central myth of art is the hero’s quest, which can be characterized as man’s superhuman crusade against the disintegrating forces of nature. 628 more words


Zelda Gaiden (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1)

It has become increasingly popular in discussions of pop culture to throw around phrases like “mythic” and “mythos” in a rather loose fashion (I myself did so in the previous post). 1,169 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents

The Heroic Decision

(Darrin Sunstrum)

Today, we are seldom confronted with situations that force us to make critical decisions. For most of us our decisions are rather mundane and ordinary. 1,077 more words


Quote of the Day

Bigots and fanatics seldom have any use for the arts, because they’re so preoccupied with their beliefs and actions that they can’t see them as also possibilities.

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Quote Of The Day

Anti-Paraskevidekatriaphobia Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mom

“We notice that in ironic comedy that the demonic world is never far away.” ~ Northrop Frye… 1,338 more words

Terror Test


A big library really has the gift of tongues
and vast potencies of telepathic communication.
Northrop Frye