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Susanne Kappesser: Radikale Erschütterungen. Körper- und Gender-Konzepte im neuen Horrorfilm. +++ Reihe Medien/Kultur 12. +++ 208 Sei...ten, 53 Fotos, Paperback, 25,- Euro +++ Bertz + Fischer Verlag +++ Rezensionsanfragen willkommen.

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Immer wenn ein neues Medium erfunden wird, wird es zuerst zur Gespenster-Erzeugung benutzt. Andreas Ammer hat seine hochempfindlichen Mikrophone ausgelegt, um diesen medialen Erscheinungen auf die Spur zu kommen.

Nice: Wes Craven's classic "Last House on the Left" finally got un-banned in Germany.

Wes Cravens The Last House on the Left auf Liste A umgetragen ▻ Das letzte Haus links - Beschlagnahme aufgehoben ▻ Alles zum Thema Zensur

Bitter news: Tobe Hooper died.

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Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Für Hollywood war der Großmeister der Angst wohl eine Spur zu subversiv. Zum Tode des Horror-Regisseurs Tobe Hooper.

R.I.P. George A. Romero, Vater des modernen Zombiefilms.

George a. Romero, Father of modern zombie movie.
Kino-Zeit is feeling sad.

Oh Nein...ein ganz Großer ist von uns gegangen. In seinem Fall sagen wir mal: Möge er in Frieden wiederkehren...

Oh no... a big one has gone from us. In his case we say: may he return in peace...
The father of the modern movie zombie and the inspiration for generations of horror filmmakers died of lung cancer Sunday, his family said.

Sad news Horror Studies owe him so much.

A prolific Bulgarian-French scholar, he published widely on the moral consequences of colonialism, racism and genocide.

In its new issue, cinephile magazine Senses of Cinema focusses on the women behind the cameras of Australian horror film.

The global success of Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook in 2014 put the focus on Australian women filmmakers, simultaneously giving us an opportunity to explore how both horror and the broader terrain of the "dark fantastic" has dominated a number of the most memorable Australian films made in the last 3...

Why Horror? Another answer.

Steven Sheil looks at why people watch and make horror films, and the profound emotions and questions that are inherently rooted in the genre.

So it seems, "Evil Dead" gets less evil everyday, at least in Germany. After the all-around ban was lifted some weeks ago, the (at least among German horror buffs) notorious Sam Raimi classic is now also taken off the so-called "Index" (some sort of "minor ban", a milder form of censorship), making way for an official re-rating and, thus, for a legal and official release.

The Evil Dead: Horrorklassiker vollständig rehabilitiert

Apparently, German courts just de-banned Sam Raimi's cult classic "Evil Dead".

Das ist die Nachricht des Jahres! Sony Pictures Home Entertainment hat eine Aufhebung des Verbots von „Tanz der Teufel” (1981) erwirkt! Das Amtsgericht Tiergarten Berlin (AG Tiergarten) hat in mehreren Entscheidungen vom 20., 22., und 25. Juli verschiedene Beschlagnahmebeschlüsse des Films „Tanz der...

Cthuloider Ruhrpott-Stammtisch der Deutsche Lovecraft Gesellschaft e.V.

Cthuloider Ruhrpott-Stammtisch of the @[1459441904350155:274:Deutsche Lovecraft Gesellschaft e.V.]
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Science Fiction-Tagung in der ...
Kinemathek, Berlin

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Today, Tomorrow, Day after tomorrow: Science fiction meeting in the Kinemathek, Berlin

A very nice new little talk with Alan Moore about H.P. Lovecraft (among other topics)

John Higgs - author of Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century - talks to Alan Moore about how the 20th Century has been portraye...

Now that's some fab news.

The Stanley Hotel, made famous by Stephen King in The Shining, is fulfilling its destiny and becoming the world’s first dedicated horror museum! Share:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)…

Georg Seeßlen mit einem aktuellen Essay über den Gegenwarts-Horrorfilm

Schuld an allem Grauen ist die Welt selbst: In modernen, drastischen Horrorfilmen wird nicht nur das Monströse des Menschen verarbeitet, sondern auch der Neoliberalismus.
Turn down the lights, light the Jack-O-Lantern, and sit back and enjoy a reading of Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem

In a certain way, this very day sees horror history in the making, at least in Germany. For the first time ever, Tobe Hooper's Chain Saw classic will be aired on German public television. Famous for being banned and 'verboten' by some court, it wasn't until 2011 when courageous DVD label Turbine Medien faced the odds and started a great campaign to get this masterpiece officially "un-banned" - and successfully so! So, once obviously considered a threat for the well-being of a whole nation, we will see if Germany will be lying in ruins when tomorrow comes

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