Exegesis Definition: Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a religious text. On February 20th of 1974, while Philip K. Dick (hereafter PKD) was recovering from a visit to the dentist where he had an impacted wisdom tooth removed and had been administered sodium pentothal, he roused from sleep to answer […]
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George A. Romero’s 1968 zombie classic Night of the Living Dead might be the perfect film, right up there next to Gone with the Wind and Casablanca. Not only was it flawlessly executed (the lighting, the acting, the atmosphere, the building sense of terror and dread), but it also […]
“…the marvelous and the actual have contracted an astonishing alliance in the modern mind.” — The Morning of the Magicians With reference to visual art, “fantastic realism” has a separate though connected relationship to literature via a movement of artists in Vienna in 1946, known collectively as the […]
Weird literature has a long history. Since the caveman first crowded around the fire, man has told horror stories. The times change and people change but the effect remains the same. We want to be scared. Psychologists will give many different reasons why this is […]