Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

Halloween Fantasy

Halloween Fantasy

“This night belongs neither to one year or the other and is, as it were, free from temporal restraint. It seems that the whole supernatural force is attracted by the seam thus left at the point where the two years join, and gathers to invade the world of men.” – Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Celtic scholar The [Continue]

For Robin

For Robin

“Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid. It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing that others will find [Continue]

For Love of Fear

For Love of Fear

“Humans are the only creatures that actively seek out fearful experiences. We take roller coaster rides. We skydive. We go to scary movies. We even pay money to do these things.” – Dirk Eitzen The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image Like most married Americans, I watch television with my wife. We usually [Continue]

Psychotherapy Horror Stories

Psychotherapy Horror Stories

It’s October and I’ve got Horror on my mind. Horror, as a genre, can be one of the most diverse and controversial storytelling styles for the simple fact that it is a pusher; a boundary pusher, a moré pusher, a comfort zone pusher. Horror exists on the other side of where we live. It’s part [Continue]

Mr. Media Chastity Belt vs. Hollywood

Mr. Media Chastity Belt vs. Hollywood

The heat wave brought revelations. Roger Ebert boldly declared that video games “could never be art” which created a great digital fracas. M. Night Shyamalon defended his underwhelming and frustrating interpretation of Avatar: The Last Airbender as “an art form…a sacred process.” Ken Levine, Big Daddy if Irrational Games, penned a rousing epistle to the [Continue]

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