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Reader in English Literature and Film at @ManMetUni | Member of @gothicmmu | Book author and editor | #gothic | #horror | #cinema | #literature | Views my own

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331/366 The Mummy (1999). This successful remake of the 1932 Universal classic went through many changes before its… https://t.co/WWJJfM5kBK
11/26
2020
@Carmenotheopera Yes, I'd have to say the first one.330/366 Blade (1998). Another example of the increasingly prevalent figure of the #gothic superhero and of the tech… https://t.co/tqE2YWqrFCPS. You can follow them on Twitter at @RecFearLab!Delighted to join the Recreational Fear Lab at Aarhus University, expertly run by @MathiasClasen, as a friend of th… https://t.co/J10azXpSkW
11/25
2020
@LauraIsMoonlit Agreed! 🖤329/366 Dark City (1998). Technically a sci fi neo-noir, the atmosphere of this film is so dark and claustrophobic,… https://t.co/YUYrDeDf6I
11/24
2020
328/366 Ringu (1998). One of the most defining #horror films of the 90s, where the #gothic curse and the ghost stor… https://t.co/TlvokjancMLast couple of days to get my chapter on abjection and body #horror in The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary… https://t.co/w5hBEfTX5O @Carmenotheopera @GothicStudies @Palgrave Thank you! :)
11/23
2020
@OMRendle @VampireSorcha @britishlibrary Oh I simply love that novel. And Ajvide Lindqvist in general. 🖤👌327/366 The Woman in White (1997). 'My sister and I are so fond of #gothic novels that we sometimes act as if we ar… https://t.co/yEb2w4vHtX @patitogotico @Valancourt_B If somebody else writes it... :) @OMRendle @VampireSorcha @britishlibrary Aww, thanks Olly! The Lindqvist made me cry the first time I read it, and… https://t.co/5uY53y2cUaVisions of the Vampire is an absolute treat, @XAldanaReyes @VampireSorcha and the good folks at @britishlibrary tak… https://t.co/KJSR7kM36Q
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes @patitogotico @Valancourt_B Then he managed it! 😊 It wasn't just the ending, though. There were so many unanswered… https://t.co/t1MxE8zgeL @patitogotico @Valancourt_B Or likely rushed, given his frantic writing schedule... Yes, I felt it needed another 1… https://t.co/5Yij1Zhh2J
11/22
2020
Decided to intersperse my reading of Blackwater with another McDowell. I enjoyed the imagery and story of The Eleme… https://t.co/LPj4pDWT2D @LadyLiminal1 Aww thanks! I hope they get the hint. And if so, I really hope you enjoy it. :)326/366 L'arcano incantatore (1996). Avati is 1 of the most interesting exponents of the Italian #gothic. This less… https://t.co/d4h0VCY4w9.@hauntMCR's GOLD award for 'Best Community/Business Engagement Campaign or Initiative' at the @heistawards is cove… https://t.co/PRZbkdsmng
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11/21
2020
325/366 Mary Reilly (1996). Despite its lukewarm reception and box office struggle, this adaptation of the novel by… https://t.co/FQMzQ84KMzIt's been a pretty good week for the #gothic! Melmoth's Afterlives concluded with a talk by @drtinamorin and an int… https://t.co/YEVoKIdFAK
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11/20
2020
Our third Gold Award this evening goes to @hauntMCR for delivering an imaginative collaboration that linked popular… https://t.co/8qy0bKAm4e
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes.@hauntMCR has won a GOLD award for 'Best Community Business Engagement Initiative'. Thank you @heistawards!… https://t.co/Z8qGeMcdhB
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes @hauntMCR @heistawards @MattFoleyLit @EmilyvOldfield @visit_mcr @MMUEnglishDept @McrWritingSchl @gothicmmuhttps://t.co/ykBf8HRTneAmazing news that we've WON the GOLD award @heistawards for 'Best Community Business Engagement Initiative'. Thank… https://t.co/xVwjEfjwlN
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana ReyesToday marks the @heistawards 2020! Delighted to be shortlisted for Best Community/Business Engagement Campaign or I… https://t.co/qqehMakVcZ
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes @AlexTankard4 @anjgi Indeed. I thought Brad Pitt as Louis was a good casting choice. The glacial vampire look really suits him!324/366 Interview with the Vampire (1994). This star-studded film was released to generally positive reviews after… https://t.co/0iAXFgf86G
11/19
2020
We're delighted to be shortlisted in the 'Best Community/Business Engagement Campaign or Initiative' category at th… https://t.co/OhtSVJpL0y
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes @fantasticursos1 Excellent. What do they think? It's an odd one, isn't it? Mostly faithful to the novel, but tonally a bit uneven.323/366 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994). Another modern attempt to bring a major #gothic myth closer to its lite… https://t.co/ZLRdACcEwM
11/18
2020
@GothProf @VampireSorcha Enjoy! And remember to place some garlic nearby...This beauty just arrived today. Perfect reading for a cold, blustery day. @XAldanaReyes @VampireSorcha https://t.co/zi2OnkO3DZ
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana ReyesA 18a Semana da Imagem na Comunicação segue até o dia 19 de novembro de 2020 e contará ainda com a presença de Dr.… https://t.co/JYZy68Uu1p
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana ReyesOur next event is "Night of the Nasties: British Horror Fiction of the 1970s and 1980s", featuring @SimonBrownkuhttps://t.co/lxcCJSnhQb
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes322/366 Ed Wood (1994). A black-and-white biopic about iconic director Ed Wood, best known for Plan 9 from Outer Sp… https://t.co/zlGc06Da0k
11/17
2020
@caavila @GrupoTCAv No problem! You undoubtedly know a lot more about games than I do, so apologies if my answer wa… https://t.co/8z47R3Wtpn @GrupoTCAv Thank you to everyone who attended and for the insightful questions! It's been a real pleasure.Acabou! Muito obrigada pela participação de todos, e esperamos vocês amanhã às 17h nos mesmos links, dando continui… https://t.co/mRXx3dGw7J
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana ReyesÉ LOGO MAIS!! Às 17h, teremos nossa primeira palestra da 18ª Semana da Imagem, com o Prof. Dr. Xavier Aldana Reyes… https://t.co/AHukLiLWJf
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana ReyesComo forma de aproximação das questões que serão tratadas durante a palestra de Xavier hoje, dia 16/11 às 17h, o pe… https://t.co/uv4Om4ng0b
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes321/366 Dark Waters (1994). A co-production between Russia & the UK. A woman arrives at a convent on the remote isl… https://t.co/AHt2K267iuNo dia 16 de novembro, às 17h, a Semana da Imagem contará com a palestra de Xavier na Semana da Imagem “The what an… https://t.co/AXiaHVvCEX
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11/16
2020
@patitogotico Try Blackwater. It's so good! @patitogotico I do! I actually started reading it today, as a result of this conversation. Halfway through and really enjoying it so far. :)320/366 The Crow (1994). Marred by the tragic death of lead actor Brandon Lee during its shooting, this offbeat sup… https://t.co/CxOo0M4Cid @toomuchhorror @Valancourt_B I love @Valancourt_B. In fact, I own a worrying number of their books. Including all t… https://t.co/wrV4TBqYQM @toomuchhorror Perfect. I'll work my way through them this Christmas. It's not like there's much else to do. And th… https://t.co/xvmmeiYB2b @toomuchhorror Thank you! Elementals next. Which would you recommend after that one? @verkisto @toomuchhorror Totally agree! @SwanRiverPress @Linnieblake Linnie said Cold Moon was definitely his weakest, so perhaps you were right to dodge i… https://t.co/EPbRrcKnuS @SwanRiverPress To my shame, I hadn't really read him until this year, when @Linnieblake recommended Blackwater. No… https://t.co/p1l1kQYQL3Halfway through Michael McDowell's excellent Southern #gothic saga Blackwater. I haven't been this engrossed in a b… https://t.co/GjwO8x7561
11/15
2020
@HayleighBarclay *takes hat off* @nysuri @vrw123 @MissUNOwen1 Addams Family Goals sounds like a better title! :)319/366 Addams Family Values (1993). In this sequel, Uncle Fester falls into the clutches of a serial killer who is… https://t.co/c3IlYn03Ro
11/14
2020
318/366 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). Probably my favourite stop-motion animation film and perfect for thi… https://t.co/GjbztX8SjxJoin us next Wednesday afternoon .@gothicmmu for a very exciting celebration of Charles Maturin's Melmoth the Wande… https://t.co/r8CTCvTDmO
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana ReyesOur own @Linnieblake speaks to @BBCRadio4 about #monsters for the programme The Digital Human. https://t.co/40tq7dHNIW
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11/13
2020
@Jori_Saudade @DrMichelleSmith @LornaPF @VictorianPopFic @XAldanaReyes @AyaGraves @DrCWynne @CarmelCedro The Palgra… https://t.co/Z7uaozUdMR
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana ReyesHalloween isn't over.. this collection explores representations of the Gothic and Horror in film, television and li… https://t.co/11tLJyLb19
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes317/366 Hocus Pocus (1993). This film about 3 seventeenth-century witches (played by Midler, Parker and Najimy) bei… https://t.co/xOXXuWRbLV
11/12
2020
@Wahrhaftig Stranger than fiction, isn't it? :)316/366 Batman Returns (1992). Perhaps the most #gothic of the treatments the superhero has received. I watched the… https://t.co/DUmdan0uE1
11/11
2020
Tomorrow (16:00-18:30): Melmoth's Afterlives, organised by our own @MattFoleyLit, Sonja Lawrenson and Emma Liggins. https://t.co/bLiVS05vUg
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes315/366 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). Despite the literary alignment of its title, Francis Ford Coppola's adaptatio… https://t.co/xduoAVIaPb“We long for vampiric certainty in the face of time, enjoy their flirtations with power and influence, but also kno… https://t.co/nYsnNJcQ3J
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11/10
2020
314/366 The Addams Family (1991). No, that general plotline still doesn't make much sense years later. But who care… https://t.co/jAh4XkarsTHappy #UniversityPressWeek. To celebrate why not browse through our Autumn Winter 2020 Catalogue. Click on the cove… https://t.co/Ov92w7Pv2h
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana ReyesVery excited about next week's digital Semana da Imagem/Week of the Image in Brazil. I would have loved to attend i… https://t.co/4kETtbyE5p
11/9
2020
@chloe_cmpbll 🤗313/366 The Pit and the Pendulum (1991). Stuart Gordon is better known for his adaptations of Lovecraft, but this v… https://t.co/zwGf8cQBsh
11/8
2020
My copy of the beautiful #VisionsOfTheVampire arrived today. Looking forward to getting my teeth into this. Thanks… https://t.co/gOCtbM4iv6
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes312/366 Edward Scissorhands (1990). Burton's preoccupation with social outsiders is in full display in this re-imag… https://t.co/ArgrscCuMs
11/7
2020
@dandoody @BL_Shop @BL_Publishing Great minds... 😎Beyond thrilled to receive a beautiful, glistening copy of ‘Visions of the Vampire’ from the @BL_Publishing launch… https://t.co/znWRwo4zrR
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes311/366 The Monk (1990). This Spanish-British coproduction is the second of 3 main adaptations of Matthew Lewis's T… https://t.co/vg4hZuBNRo @chloe_cmpbll @BL_Publishing @VampireSorcha Enjoy! It matches your excellent vampire make-up. :)Got my 3 for 2s from @BL_Shop. They look gorgeous, and I can't wait for Christmas to have some time to dig into the… https://t.co/DebzCfIIw0 @RangeDiningRoom *pats your back*
11/6
2020
@lk_clarkson Not sure... I got the Blu-ray myself and it looks rather gorgeous.310/366 The Woman in Black (1989). This film, based on Susan Hill's brilliant novel, is still effective by today's… https://t.co/FsafJVc1BM
11/5
2020
309/366 Howling V: The Rebirth (1989). A castle in Budapest that has long remained boarded up suddenly reopens for… https://t.co/Nxx0H0eZL4 @AiliseBulfin @HorrorPolitics @Palgrave Lots of really cool stuff here! Hope you're well. :)My fellow #gothic and #horror peeps might find this of interest. @Palgrave are temporarily offering free access to… https://t.co/8tgt6777Tz
11/4
2020
@MathiasClasen @atlasobscura @JStubbersfield Thought so! :) @JSPzro Same! I know it's heresy to some, but I never got into the Nolan Batmans... 🤷‍♂️308/366 Batman (1989). The 1st, but not last, time that Burton would imagine Gotham City's masked crusader. Inspire… https://t.co/VYFmnFspXrJust received my copy of The New Urban #gothic. Thanks a million to the editors, Holly-Gale Millette and… https://t.co/rcGd9MtlNH
11/3
2020
307/366 La chiesa (1989). Soavi's complex film about a German cathedral haunted by 'heathen' spirits is quintessent… https://t.co/DTT8qQPljG
11/2
2020
306/366 The Dark Angel (1989). Ok, technically a TV mini-series, but too good an adaptation of Uncle Silas not to i… https://t.co/hfQl1I3ouEFinally found some time to read this fantastic issue of @SightSoundmag on #horror cinema. So much to catch up on! https://t.co/YoShyeQ0jZ
11/1
2020
Sink your teeth into haunting new vampire anthology this Halloween. Gothic experts Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn and Dr Xavi… https://t.co/t7qpDJkuwz
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes305/366 Opera (1987). One of my favourite Argentos. A young opera understudy inherits the role of Lady Macbeth, but… https://t.co/v3G5G5gHkmWhat am I doing for #Halloween2020? Down to the wire with Gothic in a Time of Contagion, Populism and Racial Injust… https://t.co/piV6K8t5fy @dougsimpson19 😂😂😂 The way of 2020...!Horror fiction fans! Sink your teeth into a spine-chilling new anthology of vampire tales 🧛 edited by two of our li… https://t.co/L3v5AqOwb1
Retweeted by Dr Xavier Aldana ReyesHappy #Halloween🦇! Ever wondered what makes a gripping #gothic tale? Have you always had a classic #horror story on… https://t.co/mTiX2ZBzjZ
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10/31
2020

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