In My Head.

Left. Turn. Right. Turn. Up. Back down. Turn right again. Turn back left. Grumble. Up. And this time, stay up. Rub. Continue rubbing. Open. Check. Put down. Walk. Fumble. Turn on. Clean. Turn off. Get out. Wipe. Change. Wear. Lock. Walk. Continue walking. Music on. Tap. Board. Wait. Bop. Get off. Walk. Wait. Board. Sit. [...]

#ScreenThoughts: “Smithereens”, Black Mirror Season 5 Episode.

A lot of debate has been surrounding Black Mirror's much-awaited season; the success over the last 4 left eager fans in much deliberation regarding the series's ability to at least sustain or even top their own streak with even darker, grimly tantalizing, mind-blowing content. I, for one, did not watch it on its debut week [...]

The Gothic as the Salvation of Romantic Imagination: Of Consciousness, Sin, and Confession through Articulated Speech

During a time when the Romantic impulse favoured liberty and departures from stringent dominant systems that preceded the French Revolution, the Gothic genre exists as ‘the confessional’ (Ang 28) – a metaphor for the Gothic as the supposed ‘safe space’ for the confession of sins as it is bounded an oath known as the ‘Seal [...]

Sonnet S.A.

“Where are you?”, I questioned all the more,Pacing back and forth my feet were sore.No reply was heard; my muse, my queen,only if I knew how she had been. Pointless was the usual honesty:question me but nothing you shall see. Trailing far behind her shadowed path,Unbeknownst, she carries on her task.Sensual was her silhouette, I craved;time and [...]

Listening vs. Seeing Fear: A Temporal Structural Study of the Teen Slasher Film of Scream (1996) and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

In this essay, I will be centering my exegesis of the slasher film in relation to Linda Williams’ work in “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre and Excess” published in 1991, particularly focusing on the aspect of temporality which she has highlighted in the horror film. She argues that the horror film corresponds to a temporal structure [...]