Great post over at The Chick and the Dead blog. She takes a look at necrophilia and pop culture, explaining it’s popularity and occultism. At the same time, I can’t help think that her list also serves as fodder for Death metal acts. Her first point, “Dead Dolls Don’t Talk” sounds like it could make for an interesting metal band name.
Carla Valentine – the museum curator and blogger of the post would make an excellent lecturer at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn. Maybe they can get her to come to the States??? I know she’s guest posted for them in the past.
Necrophilia. Now that’s a topic that will wake you up from a mid-afternoon slump faster than a coffee and a few Hob-Nobs. But what is necrophilia, really? Among other things it’s a very complex impulse at the more extreme end of a sliding scale of our behavioural relationship with human remains. Our contact with death and our dead varies through the ages and across cultures, from the practically transgressive intimacy with all things decay in the Medieval Europe to the sterile mail order cremations of recent times . Also, sex and death are everywhere – from the death-scene photoshoots on America’s Top Model to odd behaviour in the animal kingdom – and this blog attempts to examine them all. However, one of my favourite mechanisms for engaging people with the topic is the wonderfully kitsch series of genuine Pulp book covers, below, which I update daily on my Instagram account @retronecro. Below are…
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