Aug 18, 2019
In a brand new episode of Beyond the Neon, I look at villainy in 1980s popular culture and how the politics and social trends of the decade gave us a wealth of iconic bad guys.
The corporate characters and entities that loomed large, the rock star vampires that replaced the traditional gothic monsters and the slasher...
Aug 10, 2019
In a special bonus episode, I present my academic paper created for the Gothic 1980s Symposium that took place in June 2019.
Re-recorded and re-edited with illustrative clips and scenes, I explore how the aesthetic 'gothic' of 1980s cinema is less active than some of the other, more interesting gothic characters of...
Apr 18, 2019
The final part of the Beyond the Neon film marketing trilogy looks at the end of the 1980s and how popular culture was reacting to the advertising explosion of the decade.
The show explores the massive marketing and merchandising behind Tim Burton's Batman (1989) as well as how the advertising industry was represented...
Mar 7, 2019
The second in a three-part series looking at film marketing in the 1980s, Beyond the Neon look at how home video and the 'high concept' movie defined advertising approaches during the decade.
Wyatt, Justin - High Concept:...
Jan 5, 2019
In the first of a three parter looking at film marketing in the 1980s, Beyond the Neon explores the history, language and landscape of cinema that led to the movie marketing we know today.
Berzsenyi, Chrystine – Evil, Beautiful, Deadly: Publicity Posters of Drive-in Horror’s Monstrous Women (Rhodes,...