The Poseur’s Guide to Horror Films, Part Two

Part two of the Poseur’s Guide to Horror Films takes us from Val Lewton to the impact of the transformation from foreign and uncanny monsters to psychos who look like the guy in the mirror.

Alamo Village in Brackettville Texas: Jean Baudrillard’s Theory of the Simulacra Come to Life

In a famous essay Jean Baudrillard utilizes Disneyland as the perfect simulacrum because it takes such pains to recreate Main Street, USA and other locales within the theme park that when people leave they no longer accept the reality of similar locales as being authentic and instead replace the reality in their minds with a simulation that they want to be the genuine article. Alamo Village took this idea to its logical extreme.