Creating from Nightmare: H.R. Giger’s Biomechanics and Alien

The arts attempt to convey visions and concepts from one mind to another. Is there value in translating nightmare? A brain is only capable of what it could conceive, and it couldn't conceive what it hasn't experienced. ―Graham Greene, Brighton Rock Everyone experiences at some point the fearful awakening from nightmare: the unelicited scream, the chest … Continue reading Creating from Nightmare: H.R. Giger’s Biomechanics and Alien

The Absent Clock: Stephen King’s and Stanley Kubrick’s Versions of The Shining

The Shining contains themes of abuse, addiction, insanity and manipulative evil. What actually makes this story tick in the imagination? I grew up watching horror movies on my father's knee. The Shining was one of those films. I distinctly remember the eerie music playing as the little yellow Volkswagen Bug crept into the mountains. Most novels … Continue reading The Absent Clock: Stephen King’s and Stanley Kubrick’s Versions of The Shining