Category Archives: Philosophy Studies

Metanarrational Monsters, Part Eight – Concluding Thoughts: A Propaganda of Fear – To Understand Our Society, We Must Understand What It Fears and How it Sells the Fears Thereof.

Part 8 of 8 Concluding Thoughts: A Propaganda of Fear –   To Understand Our Society, We Must Understand What It Fears and How it Sells the Fears Thereof.      “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, … Continue reading

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Metanarrational Monsters, Part Seven – Zombies: Fear of the loss of Existential authenticity and apocalyptic Endings

Part 7 of 8 Archetype Six: Zombies –   Fear of the loss of Existential authenticity and apocalyptic Endings   “I don’t know what’s happening to me. I’m not alive. I’m not dead. I’m just…I’m just so lonely.” – Julie, … Continue reading

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Metanarrational Monsters – Part Six, Frankenstein: Fear of Unrestrained and Abused Science

Part 6 of 8 Archetype Five: Frankenstein –   Fear of Unrestrained and Abused Science    “It’s Aaaaaaliiiiivvvvvve!?! It’s Alive!!! It’s Alive!!!” – Prototypical comment by Frankenstein’s creator, spoken the moment of his creation’s resurrection; a line that is almost … Continue reading

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Metanarrational Monsters, Part Five – Vampires: Blood, Addiction, Sex, and Drama Queens

part 5 of 8 Archetype Four: Vampires –   Blood, Addiction, Sex, and Drama Queens  Oscar: “Are you a vampire?” Eli: “Would you like me anyway?” Oscar: “Will you be my girlfriend?” –        Oscar and Eli in Let The Right … Continue reading

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Metanarrational Monsters, Part Four – Mummy: Fear of the Past

Part 4 of 8 Archetype Three: Mummy – Fear of the Past For a moment – an eternity it must have seemed to the others – I was struck dumb with amazement, and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the … Continue reading

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Metanarrational Monsters, Part Three – Wolfman: Fear of the Unrestraineable Nature of Oneself

(Part 3 of 8) Archetype Two: Wolfman  – Fear of the Unrestraineable Nature of Oneself David: I’m a werewolf. Alex: Are you all right? David: I don’t know, I’ll let you know the next full moon.                            -An American Werewolf … Continue reading

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Metanarrational Monsters, Part Two – Transformational Love Monster

Archetype One – Transformational-Love Monster Shrek: Fiona? Are you all right?   [Fiona looks at herself, and sees she is still an ogre]   Princess Fiona: Yes. But, I don’t understand. I’m supposed to be beautiful.   Shrek: But you … Continue reading

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Moneyed Monster Metanarratives: Selling The Monsters Within – An Exploration of Existential & Cultural Metanarrational Archetypes and Their Use in Modern Movie Marketing & Propaganda

Introduction, Part 1 of 8 The core thesis of this essay is that many horror films and stories relate back to an understanding of existential[1] and cultural meta-narratives, or the ‘big ideas’ behind the respective stories that they each seek … Continue reading

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