A Few Updates

It’s been a busy month of May, and I wanted to share some recent writing projects that are now out in the world.

First, Daryl Sznyter and I had the honor or interviewing Xavier Neal-Burgin, director of the outstanding documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. You can read the interview over at HorrOrigins. If you haven’t seen the doc, watch it. Even if you’re a film history buff or horror fan, I promise you that you’ll learn something new.

Recently, Horror Homeroom put together a journal in honor of the 40-year anniversary of Friday the 13th. The articles address a far range of topics, including the portrayal of masculinity in the franchise and critical reception to the films. I have an article in the issue entitled “No Clowning Around: The Comedic and Gothic Elements of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.” Check out the journal entitled Friday the 13th at 40 and enjoy!

Lastly, I have an interview with Coralie Fargeat, director of Revenge, out in Signal Horizon Magazine. Check it out!

Revenge and the Power of the Gaze

I wrote an article on the French film Revenge and the gaze. It was posted over at Horror Homeroom. You can check it out here.

While difficult to watch, Revenge is one of my favorite horror films of the year thus far, especially for what it does with narrative and the gaze. If you do check out the film, prepare yourself mentally. It’s not an easy film to watch. I also encourage you to follow Horror Homeroom. They do a great job covering the horror genre with a critical eye.