Fear and Fascination: Part Three – Zombies

Please note: this post is the third entry in a series on horror and why we love it. To read the previous entries on ghosts and vampires, please click here and here. Introduction Zombie films have a special place in my heart because they combine an old Haitian bogeyman with a dose of humor and gooey special effects. … Continue Reading →


Fear and Fascination: Part Two – Vampires

  Please note: this post is the second entry in a series on horror and why we love it. To read the first entry on ghosts, please click here. Introduction I love vampire stories, but I do not, in general, find them frightening. I’m not sure why, exactly, as they … Continue Reading →


Magicus, Magike, Magush: A Brief Study in Magic(k)

A History of the Words Themselves: According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word “magic” dates back to the 14th century, when it meant the “art of influencing events and producing marvels using hidden natural forces.” Sounds about right, eh?  The word has its roots in the Old French “magique,” the Late Latin “magice,” the Greek … Continue Reading →


Pinocchio, Show Me Your Strings!

  When I began my research for this post, I managed to dig out my worn copy of Turning Points in Film History by Andrew J. Rausch (a book I recommend, but one that was out of print and difficult to acquire when I purchased it for a college course … Continue Reading →


Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser!

Get hyped, LadyNerders!! Get freakin’ HYPED!!