Gothic film history – “Gothic Film” (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) – Richard Hand and Jay McRoy interview
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Richard Hand and Jay McRoy have both been studying horror and gothic for many years. They recently co-edited a book of essays on Gothic Film and I got to speak to the both of them about the gothic, the book, and the editorial and publishing process.
0:40 – Richard talks about his interest in Gothic film and horror.
3:48 – Jay talks about reading horror literature when he was a little kid.
5:11 – Richard and Jay talk about how the book looks at a wide span of how horror is adapted.
7:49 – Jay talks about an American take on the gothic.
13:58 – Richard and Jay discuss Gothic and Japanese anime.
15:40 – Richard talks about manga writing.
16:46 – Richard and Jay talk about Lovecraft and the Gothic.
19:08 – Jay talks about Lovecraft movies and the Gothic.
22:23 – Richard talks about prime examples of Gothic films.
24:19 – Jay talks about the translation of Gothic stories from word to film.
27:39 – We discuss the gothic feel to the Sopranos.
31:56 – They talk about the range of topics the book covers.
35:42 – They discuss Alien and Gothic film in space.
39:06 – They discuss the strangest combination of gothic with another setting.
41:22 – Jay talks about the gothic in spongebob squarepants and Sesame Street.
43:15 – Richard talks about the use of Gothic structure in documentaries.
44:30 – Richard and Jay talk about Ren and Stimpy and the Gothic.
46:19 – Richard talks about his favorite Gothic films.
48:31 – Jay talks about his enjoyment of Nosferatu films.
50:22 – They discuss how they access the films the book mentions.
53:26 – Richard goes into detail about the Dracula story.
54:21 – Jay talks about how well the essays blend.
55:14 – They talk about the editorial process and the publishing process.
59:01 – Richard can be found on his webpage on the University of East Anglia website and Jay has a website www.the jaymcroy.com.
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Guests: Richard Hand and Jay McRoy
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