Here's a fun blog post at the Dead Pictures blog that uses my Cult of Alien Gods to review the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society's Call of Cthulhu DVD.
I've also been listed as a reference in Dina Khapeava's article (full text behind paywall) "Unfinished Experiments on the Reader: Nikolai Gogol's Petersburg Tales" in Russian Studies in Literature (46.2 ). I take issue with Khapeava's argument that "for want of a more insightful definition" I and others have apparently "christened" a "horror genre" out of the monstrous offspring of the Gothic. The horror genre is not the creation of scholars; "horror" became a genre in the 1930s, as a term for the complex of pulp fiction and monster movies focusing on thrills and chills. The term is coequal and coeval with the era's other "genres"--the Western, the detective genre, the romance genre, even the railroad genre. The "horror genre" therefore owes more to the economics of entertainment and Depression-era marketing than it does to any imagined scholarly conspiracy.
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