“During the 1970’s Black filmmakers found their voices by making films that spoke to urban audiences in a way that had never been done before. Films like Sugar Hill, Abby, The Zebra Killers and so many more packed theaters with audiences hungry for Horror Movies where the Black Guy didn’t die first. 40 years later, Black horror films have made a lasting impact within the Black community. These films are national treasures and should be a part of any film collection. The Museum of UnCut Funk pays homage to the Blaxpolitation Horror films of 1974.” Click through for more. (via @GrveyardShiftSisters)
In honor of Black History and Women In Horror Month, Graveyard Shift Sisters take a look at Audre’s Revenge Film collective, which was founded by Monika Estrella Negra: “Audre’s Revenge Film was created in order to promote visibility of womyn, queer, trans and intersex folks of color in the sci fi and horror universe.“
Pornokitsch reprints a letter Henry Hasse wrote to Ray Bradbury’s Futuria Fantasia under the pseudonym, “Foo E Onya” in 1939 (and notes the Hasse rebutted his own letter in the next issue). “The editor of this magazine [Ray Bradbury], under the impression that I am still one of that queer tribe known as science-fiction fans, […]
Kentake Page has an interciw with Ytasha L. Womack, editor of Afrofuturism: The World Of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy (among many other things). “In this interview with Kentake Page, Ytasha discusses the origins, rise and meaning of Afrofuturism as well as her own personal journey in this burgeoning movement.”
Graveyard Shift Sisters interviews science fiction and horror writer, V. H. Galloway. about her new book, The Un-United States of Z, her experiences with travel and her advice for a young Black geeky girl who wants to be a writer.
I’m a little chilly after a strangely, even eerily warm Yuletide writing my annual list of comics I liked in 2015 suddenly snowed in in Montreal and then subjected to what I can only call, “Frost Giant Snot” on the long road home. As always, I try to choose comics I haven’t written about much […]
Read the incredible adventures of “The Time-Traveling Mystery Teens in… Murder On Dinosaur Island!”
It’s time for Pornokitsch’s The Indisputable, Irrefutable, Wholly Objective Best of 2015 List(s)!
Some thoughts on Black characters dying first at Graveyard Shift Sisters. “I’m a bit sour to the notion that Black characters (always) die first as the issue skitters the line of accuracy. I’ve always watched horror movies a bit removed from this concept, consistently watching films that are more tainted by the formula. If Black […]
Kitchen Overlord has 30 pages from the 1984 Dune Coloring Book and Dune Activity Book. (Thanks, Tim!)
SF Signal talks with authors Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng about Southeast Asian steampunk and their anthology, The Sea Is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia.
Aubrey Webber of the Doubleclicks performs the Steven Universe theme song. (via Geek Girl Con)
A homophobic Tumblr post becomes Queer dystopian adventure fiction in two responses. Behold! (Thanks, Adele!)
‘The recent rise of Native-produced sci-fi films is more than an academic fascination. These diverse set of films have the power to not only help us to reimagine our assumptions about the futures of Indigenous peoples, but also to serve as a cultural mirror enabling us to reassess the Western sci-fi futures we have internalized. […]
The Atlantic profiles Max Von Sydow. “For a significant portion of his six decades onscreen, he has been the greatest actor alive. Now, in his 87th year on Earth, he may be on the verge of becoming a pop-culture icon. In December, he’ll be seen in Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens, in a role […]
The Daily Banter has a galley of artist Jeff Bennett’s “Wars of Kinkade,” which integrate Star Wars into the paintings of Thomas Kinkade. “But one modern artist has finally figured out what Kinkade’s scenes are lacking. What they’ve always really needed to be complete. And that’s a full-scale invasion by Star Wars‘s Evil Galactic Empire.”
Read stories, essays and excerpts from Lightspeed magazine’s “Women Destroy Science Fiction” issue, which just happened to win a 2015 British Fantasy Award!
At Tor.com, Liz Bourke writes about the double standard in how strong female characters are evaluated: “But show me a female character whose major characteristics are competence with violence, willingness to defy authority, and the occasional ability to make entertaining banter, and I’ll show you a character who—I am willing to guarantee you—has been dismissed […]
Nitrate Diva has a list of “31 of the Scariest Old Time Radio Episodes for Halloween.” Listen up!
At The Brattle Film Notes, Kerry Fristoe writes about The Road Warrior and Lord Byron’s poem, “Darkness,” in “The Road Warrior or Mad Max and Lord Byron Walk into a Bar…”
At Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill!, Todd reviews the two part Ghanian director Ninja’s film, 2016. “2016 is a movie that I am obligated to review by virtue of my having long ago joined the internet chorus of people trumpeting on about its insane trailer—and this despite the fact that all of you with any […]keep looking »