“Black Hole” by Charles Burns is a great read if a person wants to see the world from a whole new perspective. When we talk about the ideas presented we always have to expect the best case scenario whenever possible. In Black hole one of the main focuses of the book relies heavily on Young […]

“Black Hole” by Charles Burns is easily one of the strangest things i have ever read in my life. Every page gets more and more strange as i turn them. As i read though, i find it hard to stop. This book has a way of dragging you in. One thing i found very interesting […]

Black Hole and AIDS

October 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

In my opinion, Charles Burns’ Black Hole is a really good work of horror in fiction. Burns immerses the reader into very detailed environments, and draws a lot of focus on the setting of his graphic novel. What really makes it an effective horror novel is its  use of AIDS as a metaphor. The characters in […]

After reading this article, I noticed how it put major emphasis on metonymy, which basically means a substitute for a word. The metonymy in Black Hole is AIDS and how it is applied to the juvenile characters of the book. In Vanessa Raney’s review of the book, she points out how Burns’ story brings out […]

Although the HIV/AIDS epidemic had not begun until the 80’s, Burn’s Black Hole set in the mid 1970’s seems to represent that “soon to come” epidemic that swept our nation by storm. This “bug” described in the graphic novel was only obtainable though sexual relations with someone else who has it. The comic does not show […]

The book Black Hole by Charles Burns is a strange book about students of a school who are experiencing an anomaly within the community. In the book there is a disease that causes weird symptoms such as weird bumps on the body and the skin of a person shedding at an incredible rate. The way its […]

The article about the new rare cancer found in homosexuals shows relation to the current comic I am reading because they both relate to a rare disease that is unknown and is acquired from sexual contact. In the article it states that it is not a fact yet that it is contagious through gay sex, […]

Slasher films are one of the most popular subgenres of horror films. These movies typically involve a serial killer who murders several characters, who are usually the main characters. Examples of eminent slasher films are cult classics like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Scream, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. A prominent element in slasher films […]

Slasher films have gained immense popularity since the 1980’s. Essentially these films reuse similar ideas, plots, themes, and they all incorporate similar character traits. Most of the popular slasher films borrow from ideas from the 1976 film, Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock. The film generally provides an outline for how slasher films began developing later on. […]

Horror films are extremely popular, but what keeps viewers interested. In the expect from Clover’s Men, Women, and Chainsaws “her body, himself” even states that the plots of these horror series such The Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the Thirteenth don’t change. Still these movies have reach multiple parts and still are highly successful. […]

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