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Transgressive Horror

A project in Manassas, VA by Prof. Christopher McGlothlin

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Reflections on Scare Films that Broke the Rules
Backers: 237
Average Pledge Per Backer: $27

Funded: $6,312 of $5,500
Dates: Apr 27th -> May 27th (30 days)
Project By: Prof. Christopher McGlothlin
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Latest News

The Ghost Show Podcast Goes to Europe!

May 27th - via:
Today at 2pm EDT, a very special International Episode of The Ghost Show podcast! Genial Host Mike Lafferty welcomes more stars of Ghost Show Press' forthcoming Transgressive Horror anthology, Colm Lundberg and Ade Smith. As for GSP Creative Pit Boss... (Read More)

Thank You!!!!!

May 25th - via:
A quick but most heartfelt thanks from everyone backstage at Ghost Show Press--Transgressive Horror has funded and hit our stretch goal!!!!! We've nearly two days to go before the campaign officially ends, so please keep spreading the word! On... (Read More)

The Hypnotic Eye Commands! Transgressive Horror Is Now **31** Essays!

May 25th - via:
Thanks to the phenomenal generosity of our backers, we are not only thisdangclose to funding, but Transgressive Horror will now feature THIRTY-ONE essays, including two picked by our backers! If you'd like to get in on the whole "Evil Hypnotist" fad... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Added!: The Mummy (Extended Cut)

May 25th - via:
Born in Arizona. Moved to Babylonia. Got a condo made-a stone-a. You've likely noticed we're fairly obsessive cineastes here at Ghost Show Press. Proof of this is how our very own Spike Jones gleaned an insight from his historical review of mummy... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #29: Lynn Firestone

May 25th - via:
Some films are so transgressive even their lighting breaks the rules. Let our very own Lynn Firestone illuminate your way through the dark corners of Midsommar (2019), as Ghost Show Press furthers its commitment to new and diverse voices in writing:... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #28: Craig Fischer

May 24th - via:
Wait, Jean-Luc Godard made a transgressive horror film?! Oh we know, we're gonna have to prove it to you, but our very own Craig Fischer is more than up to the task: Craig Fischer is an English Professor at Appalachian State University, specializing... (Read More)

The Ghost Show Podcast's Revenge!

May 23rd - via:
We are LIVE AND UNDEAD Sunday May 23rd at 10.05 EDT with Genial Host Mike Lafferty, GSP Creative Pit Boss Prof. Christopher McGlothlin, our special guest star James Lowder, and possible surprise appearances! Join us here!   (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #27: Richard Dansky

May 23rd - via:
This project gave us long-awaited opportunities to work with creators we've long admired, and few are in higher esteem than the amazingly talented Richard Dansky. His take on Night of the Demon (1957) is a scary good read: With two decades’... (Read More)

BONUS ESSAY Spirit-Materializes! And MORE Ghost Show Podcast Guest Stars

May 22nd - via:
Thanks to one of our supernaturally generous backers, we're proud to announce Transgressive Horror will feature a bonus THIRTIETH essay!  The specific film and the writer are TBD, but it is happening! And if YOU would like YOUR favorite... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #25: Kenneth Hite

May 22nd - via:
One of the great raconteurs of any age, the supremely talented and erudite Ken Hite gives Transgressive Horror his one-of-a-kind perspective on The Uninvited (1944):  Kenneth Hite is a writer and role-playing game designer. Hite is the author of... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #24: James Lowder

May 21st - via:
Truly none of this--Transgressive Horror, Ghost Show Press, our fight for creator rights--would have happened without the gentleman's gentleman, the scholar's scholar, and the Godfather of Ghost Show Press, James Lowder. We are supremely blessed to... (Read More)

The Ghost Show Podcast LIVE Tonight!

May 20th - via:
Tonight, May 20, at 10pm EDT: Join Genial Host Mike Lafferty, GSP Creative Pit Boss Prof. Christopher McGlothlin, and Transgressive Horror authors Jason Walters and Cynthia Celeste Miller here!  (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #23: John Polojac

May 20th - via:
History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men, and in Transgressive Horror our very own stalwart talent John Polojac points out Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) is where horror truly gets political: John Polojac (Artist... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #22: Alexander Thomas

May 19th - via:
If you've seen horror movies--heck, if you've seen movies--you know few things break cinematic rules more than a film where rural Southerners aren't the villains, but the heroes. We're most proud to have Alexander Thomas as our literary canoe-trip... (Read More)

BRAAAINS! FRESH BRAAAINS! (Also, New Reward Tiers!)

May 18th - via:
So angry your favorite transgressive horror film isn't included in the book you could change into a wolf and run amok in Kent? Always wanted to join Prof. McG and the Whole GSP Gang on The Ghost Show podcast? Good news--two new reward tiers are now... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #21: Prof. Christopher McGlothlin

May 18th - via:
Vincent Price is a beloved horror-movie icon, but while becoming the adorable Merchant of Menace, he made one of the most transgressive films of the 1960s, The Masque of the Red Death (1964). Let our very own Creative Pit Boss Prof. Christopher... (Read More)

New Reward Added: Name Written in Blood

May 17th - via:
For a total pledge of US$30 or more, backers new and current can access our brand new reward tier, Name Written in Blood! In recognition for the extra support in bringing this project to life, the backer's name will appear in the book (both PDF and... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #20: Ade Smith

May 17th - via:
So much has been written about John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), but only the sharp eye and wit of Ade Smith sees the film in its truest form: the death of cheap monster effects. Appropriately enough for the film, we're not sure what Ade's true form... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #19: Spike Jones

May 16th - via:
Our Everyone's Gone to the Movies series has wit and insight as its cornerstones, and few writers embody these traits better than Spike Jones, who ably assesses why The Mummy (1932) and The Mummy (1999) make for a transgressive cinematic pair: Art by... (Read More)

The Ghost Show Podcast Returns From Beyond the Grave!

May 16th - via:
The Ghost Show podcast returns from the grave today May 16 at 10pm EDT! Join Genial Host Mike Lafferty and GSP's Creative Pit Boss Prof. McG as they welcome more star writers from the forthcoming Transgressive Horror anthology, including Darren... (Read More)

Calling All Backers! (Very Special Thanks, and Your Help Needed!)

May 15th - via:
Our deepest thanks to all our backers--better than halfway to our goal! We're happy and pleased for all the wonderful support so far. In this video, Ghost Show Press' Creative Pit Boss Prof. Christopher McGlothlin shares words of thanks to you all,... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #18: Robert J. Toth

May 15th - via:
Any major dude with half a heart surely will tell you, my friend, how much you need to read the prodigious Robert J. Toth's insights on the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Dead Zone (1983): Robert J. Toth saw The Dead Zone in the theater in... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #17: Jaye Kovach

May 14th - via:
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) remains controversial, even after nearly a half century. What if, in all its cinematic transgression, you recognized your own life and a (anti-)heroine? We're so blessed to have the unbelievably awesome... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #16: Bill Bodden

May 13th - via:
It's a keen and talented writer who finds film genre transgression where everyone else has overlooked it, but the inestimable Bill Bodden has returned from the exotic wilds of cinema with a wildly good re-evaluation of Congo (1995): Bill Bodden has... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #15: Cynthia Celeste Miller

May 12th - via:
It may be a bit early for the Yuletide, but any time is a good time to talk about Black Christmas (1974)! And there's no one better to discuss the film than the incomparable Cynthia Celeste Miller: Cynthia Celeste Miller lives in Parsons, KS. with... (Read More)

The Ghost Show Podcast Returns! Sunday May 16

May 12th - via:
The Ghost Show podcast returns this Sunday, May 16th at 10PM EDT. Genial Host Mike Lafferty and GSP Creative Pit Boss Prof. Christopher  McGlothlin welcome more talented folks from the Trangressive Horror  gang, including Darren Watts, Alexander... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #14: Darren Watts

May 11th - via:
One glance at our title makes hardcore horror fans go, "So who's doing Takashi Miike's Audition (1999)?"--probably with a shudder. Only one gentleman has courage and knowledge enough to take a deep, deep dive into so much transgression, and that is... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #13: Simon Bacon

May 10th - via:
Transgression invites controversy, and thus it's most fitting the hyper-talented Simon Bacon delves into the supremely polarizing Twilight (2008). Cherish the movie or despise it, your perspective on it will never be the same after reading our book:... (Read More)

The Ghost Show Returns from the Grave!

May 9th - via:
Tonight, LIVE and UNDEAD at 10pm EDT, the fine folks at the BAMF Podcast present another installment of The Ghost Show!  Genial Host Mike Lafferty welcomes more stars from our forthcoming book Transgressive Horror: Eddy Webb, Alexander Thomas, Aron... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #12: Murray Leeder

May 9th - via:
No book on breaking horror genre rules would be complete without Herschell Gordon Lewis and Murray Leeder. We're delighted to have the latter expounding on the former's The Wizard of Gore (1970): Murray Leeder is a Research Affiliate at the... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #11: Mike Mason

May 8th - via:
The last word in tabletop roleplaying horror has always been Call of Cthulhu, and we're quite blessed to have one of the architects of its current renaissance Mike Mason as part of our project, discussing the Steven Spielberg classic Jaws (1975):... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #10: Colm Lundberg

May 7th - via:
The incomparable Colm Lundberg--writer, designer, gentleman, scholar--shares his unique take on The Exorcist (1973) in Transgressive Horror. It's a must read you won't want to miss! (We'd be remiss not to mention he's pictured below in the 17th... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #9: Lisa Morton

May 6th - via:
You probably already know all about the awesomeness that is Lisa Morton, but if not, we're especially honored to present her keenly insightful discussion of the modern Hong Kong cinema classic Dream Home (2010): Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #8: Eddy Webb

May 5th - via:
We happily enlisted Eddy Webb, one of the most knowledgeable, entertaining, and engaging Sherlock Holmes experts around, to talk about the "Holmes as Hammer Horror" film The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959): Eddy Webb (with a “y,” thank you) is a... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #7: Shannon Watkins

May 4th - via:
New voices, classic cinema--part of what our Everyone's Gone to the Movies series is all about! We're quite proud to bring you Shannon Watkins' perspective on Alien (1979): A Tidewater native, Shannon Watkins nonetheless lives in Southwest Virginia,... (Read More)

The Ghost Show Show!

May 3rd - via:
Last night BAMF Podcast host Mike Lafferty welcomed Ghost Show Press' Creative Pit Boss Prof. Christopher McGlothlin and two of the leading lights on Transgressive Horror: Reflections on Scare Films That  Broke the Rules, Lisa Morton and Bill... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #6: Jason Walters

May 3rd - via:
We're delighted to have one of the great raconteurs of the world Jason Walters aboard, whose rollicking good "What the Hell, James Whale?" presents Frankenstein (1931) in an entertaining new light: Jason S. Walters is an author, game designer, and... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #5: Kristen Hutchinson

May 2nd - via:
Horror cinema can be terrifying, insightful, hilarious, and transgressive all at once, as ably illustrated by the super-talented Kristen Hutchinson's essay on Alice Lowe's Prevenge (2016): Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist,... (Read More)

The Ghost Show Show! LIVE!

May 1st - via:
Calling all Ghouls and Goblins! Coming soon to an internet near you! The BAMF Podcast welcomes Ghost Show Press' Creative Pit Boss Prof. Christopher McGlothlin for a Mad Monster Party with the writers from GSP's upcoming book Transgressive Horror:... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #5: Aron Tarbuck

May 1st - via:
Think you know Argento? Well, until you read Aron Tarbuck's deep dive into the lore of Suspiria (1977), you don't know Dario!: Originally hailing from the Great White North, Aron Tarbuck has lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of his life and has... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #4: Chloe Maveal

April 30th - via:
Today we're extremely proud to introduce one of the best reasons to support our book: You get to read Chloe Maveal's take on the ever-controversial I Spit on Your Grave (1978): Chloe Maveal is the Culture Editor for NeoText Books and pop culture... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #3: Larry Blamire

April 29th - via:
The mastermind behind The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)? In our book? Is this one of your Earth "jokes"? No foolin'! We're most honored to have the one and only Larry Blamire as a contributor, sharing his thoughts on Val Lewton's RKO classic The... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #2: Nicole Winchester

April 28th - via:
Today's update spotlighting our writers and their topics features the amazing Nicole Winchester, whose unique take on The Blair Witch Project (1999) is sure to be a must-read: Due to adverse reactions to The Blair Witch Project, Nicole Winchester has... (Read More)

Meet the Ghost Show Cast! #1: Matthew Dawkins

April 27th - via:
For our first daily update introducing our writers and their topics, we proudly present the gentleman who shared his keen insights and lends a fresh perspective on George A. Romero's classic Dawn of the Dead (1978): Matthew Dawkins is a writer and... (Read More)

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