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Little Joe - Official Trailer. Culture - Little Joe: The female Frankenstein? Imagine if Frankenstein was a woman.

Culture - Little Joe: The female Frankenstein?

That’s the basis for Little Joe, a new film which played at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. British actress Emily Beecham picked up the best actress prize at the festival’s awards ceremony for her depiction of Alice, the female scientist who creates a new breed of anti-depressant plant. For Austrian director Jessica Hausner (Amour Fou, Lourdes), recreating the Frankenstein story with a female lead allowed her to explore contemporary anxieties about genetic modification, corporate control – and motherhood too.

Culture - From Dracula to The Strain: Where do vampires come from? The first season of the US TV series The Strain ended with The Master, source of New York’s vampire infection and one of the oldest vampires in existence, escaping our human heroes again.

Culture - From Dracula to The Strain: Where do vampires come from?

And he did so by scampering across roof-tops in full daylight – something vampire lore says most bloodsuckers can never do. We were all left wondering: what fresh hells, what weird mutations of the vampire rules will season 2 bring? The series is based on the collaborative novels of screenwriter Chuck Hogan and major horror and science-fiction film director Guillermo del Toro. The Strain does a neat update and twist on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Instead of Count Dracula’s entry via a spectral boat, we get a plane-load of (un)dead plague victims in New York. Culture - What makes a great horror movie soundtrack? Horror movies and music have forged an unholy alliance over many decades – even before cinema’s demons and scream queens actually had their own voices.

Culture - What makes a great horror movie soundtrack?

The modern horror soundtrack can be traced back to the silent film era. In 1922, FW Murnau’s vampire movie Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror premiered with a darkly romantic live orchestral score by Hans Erdmann. Culture - Why are film-makers so fascinated by Frankenstein? “Look!

Culture - Why are film-makers so fascinated by Frankenstein?

It’s moving. Culture - The shocking tale of the penny dreadful. In a television schedule pulsating with supernatural mystery and melodrama, Penny Dreadful, the transatlantic production now entering its third season, has managed to carve out a niche as a smart, exuberantly ghoulish guilty pleasure.

Culture - The shocking tale of the penny dreadful

Unfurling against a pitchy Victorian backdrop, its blood-spattered plot has so far taken in vampires, werewolves, she-demons, Egyptology, prostitutes, an explorer, body snatchers and a sharpshooter from the American Wild West. Classic literary allusions abound, with roles for Frankenstein, Dracula and Dorian Gray, but the show’s title derives from an altogether more ephemeral branch of literature: the cheap and sensational serials that were variously dubbed penny awfuls, penny horribles and penny bloods. FRIGHTENING IMAGINARIES in Visual Art. Why is being scared so fun? - Margee Kerr. The Nightmare: Analyzing The Mysterious Gothic Horror Masterpiece.

The Haunting of Hill House (2018) Why we love to be scared according to science - Insider. Your brain knows you're safe.

Why we love to be scared according to science - Insider

When something scary enters our awareness, whether real or made up, fear induces the fight-or-flight response, according to Dr. John Mayer, a practicing Clinical Psychologist who specializes in families, children, and young adults. At that point, your body determines if there is a real threat or not, and acts appropriately to allow you to save yourself if the situation calls for it, Dr. Mayer told INSIDER. “If there is no threat, the physiological and psychological mechanisms calm, and there is no more reaction,” he said. Fight-or-flight still kicks in — but to your benefit. If your body senses you are not threatened, you will still experience fear, but instead of releasing hormones that make you stronger and faster for defense mode, your body releases hormones that essentially make you feel good under the right circumstances, sociologist Margee Kerr PhD told Healthline. Your body responds to fear differently in a controlled environment. Why Do We Like To Be Scared?

Culture - Why Frankenstein is the story that defines our fears. Culture - Literature. Frankenbook. What Frankenstein means now. As far as anyone can tell, today marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin getting up after a sleepless night and declaring: “I’ve found it!

What Frankenstein means now

What will terrify me will terrify others. I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow”. She had hit upon the idea that would become Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus, the cautionary tale that has provided a vocabulary for the relationship between science and society ever since. THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE Trailer (2018) Dracula creator Bram Stoker dies on this date in 1912. Portrait of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula.Aidan Hickey.

Dracula creator Bram Stoker dies on this date in 1912

Bram Stoker, Father of Vampire Fiction. Remembering Bram Stoker on his birthday with a look at his most famous creation, Count Dracula Fans of "Twilight," take note: on the 8th of November in 1847, Bram Stoker was born.

Bram Stoker, Father of Vampire Fiction

Though kids with Robert Pattison posters on their walls may not be familiar with the name, they have Stoker to thank for bringing the modern vampire to life. Stoker’s classic 1897 horror novel "Dracula" wasn’t the first vampire tale to be published. That honor goes to John Polidori’s 1819 "The Vampyre," considered the first prose fiction vampire story. Sans titre. Sans titre. How did Dracula become the world's most famous vampire? - Stanley Stepanic.