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The Follow-Up of Follow-Ups: What does the lighter side of an alien invasion-abduction have in common with Hollywood’s crisis of manhood?

By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD I have written an article a long time ago about a horror-SF movie I watched largely against my will, Dark Skies (2013), which fits into my longstanding research on sexual anxieties and alien abduction scenarios. I’d been thinking of writing a follow-up for some time …

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What’s the boon you’re asking for?

By Gouthama Siddarthan*   My recent article about Washerman community had got more attention. Following that, whether the washerman people around the world will come under in ‘Community’? What is their life condition? In the context of which the answers are not available, it is a small Anthropology walk. About …

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Can a Horror Be an Evilma?

By Gouthama Siddarthan* —     Speculative fiction has, of late, been catching up in the world of writing which is highly enamoured of it.  But there is a great danger of this fascination falling into the groove of popular legal thriller. The danger bristles with the risky possibility of …

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Why does the US have so many child brides?

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-41727495/why-does-the-us-have-so-many-child-brides Angel was 13 when her mother forced her to marry and start a family. “I felt like a slave,” she says of her childhood. While countries like Zimbabwe, Malawi and El Salvador have recently banned child marriage, it remains legal in the US – and half of states have …

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UPDATED – Ridley Scott’s Alien in the Cupboard!

By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD      Finally forced myself to watch Alien Convent (2017). I wasn’t impressed by the ‘content’ of the trailers for the movie (see below) with the cute cast and the apparent rehash of the original horror format (with the unsuspecting ‘dope’ getting impregnated by the …

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