Horror and the LGBT community

Written by Lewis Mainwaring (Horror fan, writer & LGBT activist)


Forbidden passion and dark, dangerous desires are often central themes in classic Gothic stories which has gone on to form the groundwork of popular Gothic/Horror cinema.

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Therefore it doesn’t take much reasoning to discover why many of the LGBT community, who are often taught that their sexuality is wrong and does not fit society’s view – connect to gothic cinema often on an emotional level; relating and sympathising with the ‘monster’ who has been shunned from society. Whilst harbouring the necessity of secrecy, the persistence of a forbidden passion, and the fear of discovery. Continue reading

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Interview: Kristine Sutherland (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Kristine-Sutherland-Feet-1236902We spoke with actress Kristine Sutherland; best known for her time on Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

 

I loved playing Joyce. My mom was a single mom at a time when it wasn’t so very common. Having watched my mother struggle in that role, it was very rich for me to play a single mom and put myself in her shoes.

 


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Interview with Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

nicholas-brendan-768We spoke with actor/writer Nicholas Brendon; best known for his time on Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

 

The biggest project is … project of life. Right now, I am really focusing on myself. I am getting back to me and that’s a project in itself. In the midst of all my successes, have been many challenges, and I am not afraid to admit that. I am human and the project right now is me.

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Interview – Matthew James (Angel)

indexWe recently spoke to Matthew James who is best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Spin-off Angel as Parasite Demon Merl.

“I’ve been killed off a lot on screen !!!!”

 

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Horror Month: Top 10 ‘Final Girls’

Horror Month – June 2015

To kick off our Friday the 13th week we are going to take a look at the significance of ‘the final girl‘ and count down our top 10 !!!!!!

 


The final girl is a common element in horror films especially slasher films. It refers to the last woman alive to confront the killer, and lives to tell the tale. The final girl has been observed in dozens of films, and often becomes a fan favourite.

The final girl in many films shares common characteristics: she is typically sexually unavailable or a virgin whilst avoiding the vices of the victims (sex, illegal drug use etc).

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Our Top 10

IMG_065210) Mia Allen (Evil Dead) Continue reading