New on the blog: to celebrate the publication of his new book Dystopia and Dispossession in the Hollywood Science Fiction Film, 1979-2017, Harry Warwick revisits its arguments in the light of Denis Villeneuve's 2021 Dune adaptation, which falls outside the book's historical scope.
Stephen King: Interconnection and Inspiration
Alissa Burger's IT Chapters One and Two contextualizes the 2017 and 2019 adaptations within the larger landscape of King’s literary and popular culture influence. In our latest blog post, Burger explores the interconnections between different Stephen King novels and how IT Chapter One and IT Chapter Two follow a similar ethos. Stephen King’s work provides … Continue reading
Halloween 2022 Reading
To get you in the mood for ghouls, senior commissioning editor John Atkinson has compiled his spookiest reads from our Auteur range.
“Superschlock!” – The Extremity of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978)
In a new book in Auteur’s ‘Devil’s Advocates’ series, author Jon Towlson explores the excesses of George A. Romero’s zombie masterpiece Dawn of the Dead. After the 1979 Dallas Film Festival screening of Dawn of the Dead at the Bob Hope Theatre on Southern Methodist University Campus, George A. Romero was accosted by a group … Continue reading
Kids These Days: Twenty-First Century Horror and Alice Lowe’s Prevenge
Andrew Graves discusses how horror films are reflective of the time in which they are produced whilst delving into twenty-first century horror and its implications on Prevenge. Let’s face it, with its rapid decline into idiocy, violent division and plague the twenty-first century thus far has been about as much fun as latter stage syphilis. … Continue reading