May 6th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah, News |

Horror Scholar

by Ghastly McNasty

Vlad is badThe University of Derby is now offering a postgraduate MA in Horror and Transgression.The one-year course, which is aimed at would-be film-makers and writers, will examine all aspects of the horror genre. Students will learn about the history of horror on screen and in books while the transgression part of the course will focus on films and literature with disturbing and taboo themes. Sounds just like the kind of thing we love!

British horror author and director Clive Barker has given the degree his backing and hopes to take a class. According to Dr Jason Lee (no relation to Christopher Lee), the university’s head of film and media, this is the only MA in the world of its kind.

The new MA Humanities – Horror and Transgression is an innovative postgraduate course in film, literature and cultural studies offering the opportunity to work both critically and creatively. Drawing on the expertise of internationally renowned practicing writers and critics, the themes of Horror and Transgression explores what our limits consist of and the boundaries of culture and society. Through the analysis of culture we understand what defines us collectively and individually as humans and what is beyond the human. The course has the support of horror writer Clive Barker who is planning to be involved, saying “Thank you for Raising Hell in Derby!”

A marvelous course for those interested in the macarbe. Who wouldn’t want to be a real life Master of Horror!

Course Details.


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May 4th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Movie Trailers |

Priest the Movie

by Ghastly McNasty

The comic book movie zeitgeist rumbles on with yet another Hollywood adaptation. This time it is the turn of Priest a manhwa (Korean comic) horror series created by artist and writer Hyung Min-woo.

Directed by Scott Stewart and starring Paul Bettany as the title character the movie is to be released in both 2D and 3D. Find out more on the official Priest movie website.


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May 3rd, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Horror Comic Covers |

Top 20 Eerie Comic Covers

by Ghastly McNasty

Eerie Comic Covers

A bit of horrible history for you now horror fans. In 1966 Warren Publishing released the 1st issue of Eerie a new comic that would go on to become a major player in the horror comic stakes. Hosted by one of my own relatives, Cousin Eerie (who’s doing fine, thanks for asking), Eerie had a long and successful reign. Published on a bi-monthly basis the comic ran for many years with the final issue (#139) published in February 1983.

We have collected the Top 20 Eerie Comic Covers for your own devilish delights.

Eerie on Wikipedia.


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May 2nd, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Horror Art |

Enrique Gomez de Molina

by Ghastly McNasty

Enrique Gomez de Molina’s work is the stuff of nightmares (lovely). Like a genetic scientist on smack, he splices dead animals together to produce unique and distrubring hybrid creatures.

Encouraged by his taxidermist father from an early age, Enrique has created some very special works of art. Things of beauty or mishapen freaks? We’re not too sure but they certainly look like they’re from a bizarre alternative reality. Great stuff

De Molina’s goal is…

to bring awareness to the danger faced by a multitude of species: nuclear and chemical waste, overdevelopment, and destruction of rainforests

For more of his work visit the Interactive Arts website.


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May 1st, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, E.C. Comics |

Hook, Line and Stinker from The Vault of Horror

by Ghastly McNasty

Greetings mortals. We have a real delicacy for you to devour today. This story originally appeared way back in 1952. Issue No.26 from E.C. Comics’ The Vault of Horror.

The story is introduced by an ex-girlfriend of mine, The Old Witch. As you can see from the pics she’s a real looker.


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