Tag: gothic literature
#128: Mauricio Chernovetzky ReExamines the Vampire Myth
Find out why the words, "Let's make a lesbian vampire movie" led to something totally unexpected. Find out why I desperately want my next car to be a Russian Volga! It's all in this episode of the Horrible Imaginings Podcast!
Mauricio Chernovetzky, co-director of Styria aka Angels of Darkness, joins me to talk about his Horrible Imaginings alumnus film on the cusp of its release on the Showtime network on Sunday, March 1st! We discuss the title, the Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu novella "Carmilla" on which the film is based, the themes it explores, the nature of the vampire myth, and more! If you love vampires, Gothic tales, or filmmaking this episode is for you!
If you are in San Diego, March is the month of the San Diego Latino Film Festival! Horrible Imaginings is involved in the programming of the UN MUNDO EXTRANO sidebar, as well as a short film block. Chernovetzky's newest short film DOS GATOS will be part of that block. I hope you will join me in welcoming the films at 22nd annual San Diego Latino Film Festival!
#127: Storytime Edition: Guy de Maupassant's THE HORLA
Happy Holidays, everyone! As a holiday present to all of you, I decided to bust out another Storytime Edition of the Horrible Imaginings Podcast. And what says "merry" better than manic visions of an invisible and highly-evolved starman sent to enslave our will and replace the human race? Well, this is a horror podcast, after all!
The French author Guy de Maupassant has not maintained the household name status in literature that is enjoyed by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, or even HP Lovecraft, but that is unfortunate because the mad darkness of his tales from the late 1800s are intriguing, and even ahead of their time. As with Poe, Guy de Maupassant wrestled with his own demons, and it is likely that the result of those conflicts can be read in his writing. On this eve of Christmas, I'd like to introduce you all to what could arguably be called his sci-fi horror story, The Horla!