Posts tagged: demons
“Japan’s estimated population at the time of their last census was 127 million, and people have been living on this small collection of islands since the Jomon period (~12,000 BCE.) In an increasingly crowded country with a strong traditional belief in ghosts and hauntings, the question of avoiding a marauding ghost becomes impossible to solve, without outside help.”Atlas Obscura has more(with…
Editor Chris suggests some romance titles for this spooky season:
But it was a little harder than I thought to put together a reading list. I wanted to concentrate on books that are Romances first (ie: not Urban Fantasies) that are nonetheless well-flavoured with woo-woo.
Woo-woo, I found; spooky was tough. Going through books I was reminded that Romances contain a lot of scary things. Like being stuck in a job that traps and stifles you. Or sinking into debt. Learning how to grow past the scars of abuse. Losing your partner, or parents, or children. Even facing the giant chasm of loneliness to reach out emotionally for the first time. These are all damn frightening things; they just happen to ordinary people every day. But Halloween isn’t about the everyday: it’s about the extraordinary possibilities when the boundaries between the worldly and the uncanny blur.
(image: “The Three Witches” by Daniel Gardner)
Miguel Rodriguez kindly invited the Gutter’s own Carol onto Monster Island Resort to discuss the late Kaneto Shindo, and his films, Onibaba and Kuroneko. Listen here, if you’d care to.
These new DC titles are pretty exciting. Nice to see horror and the dark side represented. I didn’t realize nipplessness was a sign of vampirism, though. Click through Swamp Thing to see. (via @robcomet1)