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…

Spooky fireside stories about subconsciousness

House of Leaves by Danielewski, Mark Z. When I pick this up a few years ago I didn’t know what I was embarking on. I didn’t know the story would haunt me, that it would taunt me from the bookshelf next to the bed, that everyday occurrences would remind me of it’s oddity, that it…

WHFS: Drive-ins

Late July: Crash (2004) and E.T. (1982ish)
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