Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Now Available: The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro - Critical Essays


Horror scholar, journalist, and blogger at TheoFantastique -- not to mention long-time friend -- John W. Morehead just notified me that his new genre-themed book from McFarland has been published.  

I've been waiting for this one!

John is the editor of The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro - Critical Essays (2015), a new anthology of scholarly essays about the beloved horror director.  

The book looks terrific, and John is the genuine article: a cerebral horror-lover with a wealth of knowledge about philosophy, religion, and film. 

The book opens with a foreword from Doug Jones, and an introduction by John. Among  the essays in the book are "The Child Transformed by Monsters" by Jessica Bulanzategui, and "Where the Wild Things Are: Monsters and Children" by Alexandra West.

Also, I have an essay in John's collection, called "Henry's Kids: Othered Children and Karloff's Frankenstein Monsters."  

My essay considers the influence that Whale's Frankenstein has had on del Toro's film canon, and I loved writing it. John has contributed to many of my books in the past (and hopefully will in the future...) and I can say that it was a great honor and privilege to work with John on his project, his baby. 

The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro - Critical Essays is now available through Amazon, here, and at McFarland, here.  

If you are interested in the "underneath" of the cinematic works by this monster-loving genius, I hope you'll check out John's book, and let me know what you think about "Henry's Kids."

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