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Chimerical Optics: Haiti, Colonialism and Voodoo Terror

Since the first descriptions of bizarre ceremonies witnessed by the French colonial historian Moreau de Saint-Méry, Haitian Vodou has been characterized by most European and American commentators as a deplorable and dangerous African atavism that, if allowed to flourish, could … Continue reading

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Miskatonic London: SYNTHETIC FLESH/ROTTEN BLOOD

‘Too dreadfully brutal, no matter what the story calls for […] it carries gruesomeness and cruelty just a little beyond reason or necessity.’ – Review of Frankenstein, Motion Picture Herald, 1931; ‘The type of picture that brought about censorship.’ – … Continue reading

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Lost Treasures of Japanese Genre Filmmaking

Very little of Japan’s vast cinematic output has made it onto foreign shores, perhaps not too surprising given that its industry stretches right back to the genesis of the medium and turns out on average about 500 titles a year. … Continue reading

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