Author Archives: olivercarter

‘Slash Production’: Objectifying the serial ‘kiler’ in Euro-Cult Cinema fan production.

I have recently had a chapter published in Alzena MacDonald’s edited collection Murders and Acquisitions: Representations of the Serial Killer in Popular Culture.  The abstract for the chapter is as follows: In early 2003 a film called Fantom Kiler (1998) … Continue reading

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RIP Lou Reed 1942-2013

A Sad Song for a sad day.

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Spirits of Death (Romano Scavolini, 1972) coming to DVD

Another fan DVD can be retired. Camera Obscura, who I regard to be the premiere DVD label currently releasing Euro-Cult fare, are releasing the previously unavailable giallo Spirits of Death (aka Un bianco vestito per mariale) on June 1 2013. … Continue reading

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Sharing All’Italiana – The Reproduction and Distribution of the giallo on Torrent File-Sharing Websites

I have recently had a chapter published in the Italian book The Piracy Effect, edited by Roberto Braga and Giovanni Caruso, that looks at how the giallo, a cycle of popular Italian, is reappropriated and distributed by fans on torrent file-sharing … Continue reading

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Making European cult cinema

After a long seven years I have finally submitted my PhD thesis titled: Making European cult cinema: fan production in an alternative economy.  The abstract for my thesis is as follows: This study gives attention to the fan production surrounding … Continue reading

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Levon Helm 1940-2012

I will always regret not being able to go and see one of Levon’s Rambles. Continue reading

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Tenebrae in Lego

An interesting fan interpretation of one of the iconic scenes from Dario Argento’s Tenebrae in Lego.www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d2Qa1Ve4sA Continue reading

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RIP Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

???Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn???t matter to me ??? Going to bed at night saying we???ve done something wonderful??? that???s what matters to me.??? Continue reading

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Almost Human (Umberto Lenzi, 1974)

Initially I was loathe to purchase this classic poliziottesco film on DVD for a third time but I am a sucker for limited edition packaging. It is pleasing to hear that this limited edition lenticular cover release by Shameless has already had its … Continue reading

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Went the Day Well? (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1942)

There have been some surprising Blu-Ray releases this year and this World War 2 propaganda film is most certainly one of them. The cover is beautiful and the HD picture quality is stellar. Continue reading

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