|Image from Pontypool (Bruce McDonald, 2009) Read Adam Nayman's essay on this 'semiotic zombie film' at ReverseShot, as well as Steen Christiansen's article linked to below.
Film Studies For Free has been somewhat stopped in its tracks by an unseasonal cold. But, sustained by its usual missionary zeal for Open Access film and moving image studies, it rises zombie-like (see above) from its sick bed to bring you news of the latest issue of excellent online journal Cinephile (Vol. 6 No. 2 Fall 2010) on ‘Horror Ad-Nauseam' (note: link to a very large PDF file, as are all the links below).
Normal FSFF service will resume on Thursday...
- 'The Bad Seed and The Girl Next Door: Integrating Cultural Trauma through Horror's Children' by Gregory Vance Smith
- 'A Mother's Curse: Reassigning Blame in Hideo Nakata's Ringu and Gore Verbinski's The Ring' by Lindsey Scott
- 'Beyond the Guillotine: Theorizing the New Extremism in Contemporary French Cinema' by Caroline Verner