horror

Your Changing Body - Videodrome and Marshall McLuhan

David Cronenberg's Videodrome explores the disorienting ways that new media technology ruthlessly transforms not only our shared cultures, but also our very bodies and minds.

Your Changing Body - Videodrome and Marshall McLuhan

The Southern Gothic Texas Chain Saw Massacre

"The profane element of the film is the localization of the cataclysm precisely in the historical situation of the American Southwest in the late twentieth century.”6 This is the same thing as Faulkner situating his novel in the midst of rural Mississippi in the earliest parts of the twentieth century. O’Connor sends Hazel Motes on his blasphemous journey in the wilds of a small town in post World War II Tennessee." - Christopher Hoppe

Horror of the Absurd

I prefer absurd horror.  Naturalism and magical realism take all the fun out of it.  I don't want to take out the DVD and know that if I simply avoid this particular campsite or houses built on ancient Indian burial grounds, I'll be safe.  I don't want to know about the troubled childhood of the ghost or the serial killer.  The true horrors are in the unknown, and more so, in the unknowable.

Horror of the Absurd