In his latest book, America’s Dark Theologian: The Religious Imagination of Stephen King, Cowan parlays the broad religious groundwork of Sacred Terror into an intensive examination of King and the 71-year-old bestselling author’s belief “in the power of narrative, the ability of a well-told story to affect people at the most profound levels."
Whether directly representative of the queer community or not, True Blood is, at least initially, very much about the fight against the physical and ideological oppression that takes place within society in perpetuum.
Jess Peacock conducts a limited digital ethnography of horror fandom to find out what impact – if any - the genre has had on those who claim it as their own...
Rue Morgue exclusively announces a forthcoming collection of writings exploring the cultural history of religion in horror cinema. Scared Sacred: Idolatry, Religion and Worship in the Horror Film is edited by Rebecca Booth (author of the forthcoming The Devil Rides Out [Devil’s Advocates]) and Erin Thompson ([formerly Miskell] owner and editor of The Backseat Driver Reviews), due for release early in 2019 from House of Leaves Publishing.
Director David Bruckner’s THE RITUAL was a horror hit for Netflix, and an opportunity for columnist Jess Peacock to analyze and discuss what makes the movie a HALLOWED HORROR.