WHFS Spirit of Place part 2

In part one I shared a story about a day of teaching at Denver Public School. To briefly recount– The middle school students convened in a science classroom. Some were in-person in the school while some students, via Zoom, tuned in remotely on computer screens like floating heads in a vat. The students were asked…

Whfs—Wake: The Hidden History of Women Led Slave Revolts

Wait. Whiskey Horror FILM society is writing about a graphic Novel? Why yes and there’s reason behind it. First, a comic book or graphic novel is more polished but other than that they are not that different than a film or tv “Storyboard” which is partly why so many comics and graphic novels get turned…

WHFS: Ghosts, part II

While looking around for ghost stories from North, Central, South American and Latinx communities I ran into the article, “Horror films are highlighting human rights abuses in Latin America” by Deborah Shaw. The Conversation. August 20, 2020. https://theconversation.com/horror-films-are-highlighting-human-rights-abuses-in-latin-america-144600 Starting from Guillermo Del Toro’s influence, Shaw writes about some recent jaw-dropping films that have succeeded in delivering…

Review of Iliff’s Renewal Conference 2021 on Reproductive Rights & Justice

Like many academics I’ve been attending conferences for many years. Every year, Iliff School of Theology’s Renewal Conference centers around the current interest of faculty, staff, students, alumni, engaged neighbors and affiliates. Conferences like these don’t form my opinion they inform my opinion on pressing topics as they provide access to conversations with professionals and…

WHFS presents: spooky, scary, & goofy ghosts

In the LIFE article The Birth of the Monster, about the creation of the landmark film monster Godzilla, it is written, “There was still no soundtrack, and without it the film looked stupid. …Born in Jushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, in May 1914, Ifukube was a concert composer who made money writing film scores–sometimes as many as…

On the recent violences

From fellow runner Ahmaud Arbery to the recent tragedy in Atlanta that took the lives of 8 people who participate in touch therapy (six of whom were Asian American women) over the years we have lost so many community members to gun violence. It is difficult to protect people before these tragedies occur, it is…

WHFS presents: Horror Films Directed by African Americans

Happy Black History Month, and beyond, everyone. While we celebrate blackness everyday this month we are appreciating African American directors of our chosen film genre: horror. I know I’ve written previously that “darkness” and “blackness” too often gets associated with all things macabre. I want to iterate that when I think of things that are…

WHFS presents: Arrival (2015)

{in progress] I’m pretty sure AnneA already appreciated this film but i’m not anne arkhane i’m the great rocky funking mountain Yeti Spider. The kind of spider that always has one leg missing and a few prosthetics laying around just in case i loose the ones i’m wearing in a funking dance off. I met…

Happy Friday the 13th

All this COVID SPIKE stuff has me an a terrible mood. Not that my mood in important at this momentwhat i really mean is that all this loss is difficult to adjust to and so, like i do, i turn towards writing about filmin search of a way to express what i’m feeling about our…