I have a PhD in folklore, which is actually a field and not just a Simpsons joke. My major interest, both as a researcher and as a blogger, is the supernatural. This blog is dedicated to the supernatural in all forms of media, but especially as represented by the horror genre in film, literature, and video games.
If you like what you see here, please consider liking and commenting on individual posts and subscribing to the blog via the little button up on the top right. Like most academics, I’m all bluster and rage on the outside, but in my heart of hearts I live for positive feedback and affirmation via social media.
I write and edit my posts myself, and I reserve the right to screw stuff up occasionally. This is a blog, not a major news outlet. I do it, like most bloggers, because I enjoy it. I’ll do my best to keep everything in shape, but I’m just one bored nerd.
Occasionally my friends and fellow bloggers contribute guest posts. Their opinions are their own and don’t necessarily reflect those of the Enraged Academic.
I also review films, games and comics at HorrorTalk.com.
Reviews: I review a lot of films, books and games, because if there’s one thing I have plenty of, it’s time. Hah! No, seriously though, it’s because I make bad decisions. Stuff I review gets between 0 and 5 scoops.
NOTE ON REQUESTING REVIEWS: If you’re an author, film- or game-maker and have a book/movie/game you’d like me to review, thanks for thinking of me! I’m happy to consider your work, but only if it fits the theme and scope of the blog. Most importantly, it has to involve the supernatural and/or folklore, broadly speaking. I also generally don’t do slashers (though I may make exceptions), and never torture-porn or other ultra-violent stuff.
Folklore Mondays: On a semi-regular basis, I like to start the week off with a tidbit of folklore. Sometimes this will be folklore in its primary sense (i.e., items of expressive culture, such as stories). Other times it will be scholarly works that analyze folklore in its many forms. In all cases I’ll do my best to provide links to the full text of whatever thing it happens to be.
Film School: On occasion I’ll feature interviews with directors of horror or supernaturally-themed films (when the fates allow). Usually these are simple email Q&As, but may take other forms as well (fingers crossed).
I try hard to include links and citations to images and other media that I use from internet sources. In the cases of film and game reviews, the screen captures are my own unless otherwise indicated. There are a handful of stock photos floating around the place as well, which are designated royalty-free and no-attribution-needed by their providers. If these or any other media are used here in breach of copyright, please contact me and I’ll remove them right away.
Text/rants/ideas/blame are all my own, and if for some reason you’d like to use them, please cite appropriately.
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