Guillermo Del Toro to lead Hitchcock class

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Now THIS is exciting news! Guillermo Del Toro (director of such wonders as Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone and Mimic) is going to be leading a 4-day film and lecture series on four of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies at the TIFF Bell Lightbox here in Toronto!

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I remember horror movies…

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Between November 2011 and February 2012, I wrote a chapter for two academic books on horror. Each chapter was about 15 – 20 pages long, and before you say “well, that’s not many!” I’ll remind you that the time I …
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Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation

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I spent the better part of February writing a chapter on Hellraiser for the upcoming book, The Undead and Theology. In it, I argue that the movie and the novella it was based on represent a modernized version of hell and …
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“Capitol Couture”? Oh, give me a BREAK

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K, really? Before I rant about how wrong, wrong, wrong and WRONG this is, I should probably preface my opinion by talking about how unfashionable I am. Merriam-Webster online lists several definitions of the word ‘style’, and guess what? They contradict: – “A distinctive manner …
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Revisiting the DVAS!

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As you know, Hellbat was drafted to the Gore-Gore Rollergirls in October 2011. Prior to that , she skated with the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, better known as the DVAS. Last weekend, the DVAS were slated to play a DVAS …
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R.I.P. Rue Morgue Radio (2004-2012)

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It is with a heavy heart that I bid adieu to Rue Morgue Radio, who is currently airing her final transmission.
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Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays from Lady Hellbat!
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The 2012 Gore-Gore Rollergirls!

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Introducing the 2012 Gore-Gore Rollergirls!
I’m the one in the black lipstick. Obviously.

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Holiday crafts!

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Check out these sassy little black-and-leopard velvet xmas ornaments I made for my teammates on the Gore-Gore Rollergirls! These ornaments are deceptively simple to make and the results are so impressive. Believe it or not, they do not require any sewing …
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Needful things (#1)

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I don’t covet much, but every now and then my inner materialist zombie wells up inside of me and I mindlessly roam the Monroeville mall of the internet. When I see needful things, I won’t stop thinking about the object in …
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An Executive Summary

I started this blog back in 2007 when I was a student, and when I was a student, spending time between classes writing in a blog was the next best thing you could do to studying. Every one of my …
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Nyan Bat

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Halloween 2011

As a recognizeable creature of the night, I feel that there are certain expectations of me around Halloween. I love Halloween, of course… I just resent having to edit my spooks and scares to accommodate PG-rated events. Like my office costume contest, for …
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ABOUT EFFING TIME

New Interview on TheoFantastique!

Check out my interview on TheoFantastique, a blog devoted to analysis and discussion of all things fantastical. In the interview, I talk about my experience writing about zombies in the academic context, and my thoughts on such things as the …
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