In an unusual overlap of my real life and my horror-blogging self, a good friend of mine recently hosted a Q&A with author John Cussans about his book Undead Uprising: Haiti, Horror and the Zombie Complex at Nottingham Contemporary. I seized the opportunity to attend and find out a little more about the book.
Undead Uprising addresses the racist and xenophobic portrayals of Haiti in film and literature, specifically through the concept of the zombie. Cussans investigates the truth behind such depictions, and how representations of this kind have contributed to the image of Haiti as a ‘place of primitive superstition’.
I had a great trip to Wrexham earlier this month, for the first day of Wales Comic Con. I’ve been lucky enough to attend a couple of times in the past, but this one was particularly exciting as I got to meet the fabulous Denis O’Hare!
Unfortunately, I was only able to make one day of Grimmfest this year – and had to depart earlier than planned due to train issues. Nevertheless, I squeezed in four features and two shorts, and had a great time. I’m looking forward to hopefully attending the full festival in 2018 🙂
Of the films I saw, Double Date was certainly the stand out feature in terms of sheer enjoyment. It’s in cinemas now, and I would highly recommend it! Killing Ground was probably the best in pure horror terms, it has stuck in my head and is the film I have spoken about the most since the festival – it still makes me feel a little uncomfortable.
For a full run down of the films I managed to catch, see below!
Full Grimmfest Post!