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The Many Lives of The Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film Franchise by Ron Riekki and Jeffrey A. Sartain (eds.) (2019)

The Many Lives of The Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film Franchise by Ron Riekki and Jeffrey A. Sartain (eds.) (2019)

Michigan director Sam Raimi in 1981 with a tiny budget and main actor Bruce Campbell shot the story of a powerful ancient book and the consequences of citing from it aloud in the Tennessee woods. The horror movie The Evil Dead was first presented at the Cannes festival in 1982 (where Stephen King praised its […]

Monsters in the Machine: Science Fiction Film and the Militarization of America … by Steffen Hantke (2016)

Monsters in the Machine: Science Fiction Film and the Militarization of America … by Steffen Hantke (2016)

The 1950s and 1960s were the decades when science-fiction movies boomed and during that time not so much technology, but disgust, shock, fear, basically all aspects of horror and horror movies, were used instead to give science fiction movies a certain direction by presenting miniature or giant creatures, mutants and every kind or harrowing creature […]

Keep Watching the Skies! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties by Bill Warren (2016)

Keep Watching the Skies! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties by Bill Warren (2016)

The 1950s were a unique time when many aggressors, real and imaginative, seemingly threatened not only the people and the political system of the United States, but Earth itself. One product of these anxieties were science fiction movies that more often than not gave (not so pretty) faces and (not so nice) names to the […]