Thursday, October 18, 2012
Physics taking the fun out of Halloween cinema?
We examine certain features of popular myths regarding ghosts, vampires and zombies as they appear in film and folklore. We use physics. to illuminate inconsistencies associated with these myths and to give practical explanation to certain aspects.
"Cinema Fiction vs Physics Reality: Ghosts, Vampires and Zombies" by Costas J. Efthimiou and Sohang Gandhi
Previous Halloween treats...
Blood suckers of Connecticut
H. P. Lovecraft treat..."The Alchemist"
BE AFRAID...the Vampire Squid
H. G. Wells treat..."The Star"
Animation land Halloween cartoons
Kwaidan..four ghost stories
Mark Twain treat..."A Ghost Story"
The Devil and Maciste..."Maciste all'inferno"
"Daughter of Horror"...a remarkable cult film
Two historical cinematic Halloween offerings
Yes Virginia, there is a village named "Frankenstein" in America
Bram Stoker treat..."Dracula's Guest"
Schrödinger's cat achieves revenge
"The Hands of Orlac"...Austrian Expressionist cinema
H. H. Munro treat..."The She-Wolf"