Is it the apocalypse or just the start of a new era? Can it be both? Andrea and Alex delve into everything from the military to existentialism, brought to life by Frank Darabont’s controversial adaptation of Stephen King’s novella.
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The Mist. Dir. Frank Darabont, 2007. .
A Brief History of the End of the World M.R. Carey’s analysis of the apocalypse genre in literature.
The Philosophy of “Optimistic Nihilism,” Or How to Find Purpose in a Meaningless Universe Open Culture’s helpful video describing how contextualize the end of the world in a healthy, productive way.
Making Sense of “The Weird and the Eerie” A primer on academic Mark Fisher and his works.
Reel to Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies – bell hooks’ classic collection of essays on film and the importance of representation.
Danse Macabre – Stephen King’s treatise on classic and contemporary horror.
Fast Cars, Clean Bodies – Kristin Ross’ book on post-colonial France.
Generation Multiplex: The Image of Youth in Contemporary American Cinema – Timothy Shary’s analysis on the changing face of film consumption and its impact on the youth who consume it.
Trick ‘r Treat: Season’s Greetings – The short that started it all.
History of Halloween. An extensive overview on how the holiday came to be.