In ecohorror movies like Shin Godzilla and The Host, pollution fights back in the form of rampaging sea monsters. Lindsay S. R. Jolivette traces the significance of water in these films—and what it reveals about our worst nightmares.
Feed your brain and your Halloween horror habit with these nine spooky film and TV recommendations with extra credit readings and eco-interpretations offered by Edge Effects board members.
Steve Rowell’s film Midstream at Twilight uses drone photography to follow the toxic infrastructure of oil pipelines from source to refinery to gift shop.
And it might just be the quirky, queered, Icelandic feminist ecowarrior movie you’ve been waiting for.
The 1995 Chicago heat wave revealed how racism and poverty are the slow-motion disasters that become glaringly visible during extreme weather events. A new documentary film tells this story.
An audio-visual essay by Deborah A. Thomas responds to the 2010 state of emergency in West Kingston, Jamaica, known as the “Tivoli Incursion” and asks how archiving affects—not just events—might be a way to re-imagine justice, politics, and repair.
When you venture into the great unknown, you often have to rely on the generosity of strangers. Eddy Harris reflects on race and outdoor recreation, ecological conservation, and the elusive idea of America as he discusses his film, River to the Heart.
Curious about ecohorror? An ecocritic recommends classic, campy, and little-known films that play with our culture’s deepest fears about nature. A few of these creature features just might get under your skin—literally.
Many new movies and TV shows have complex things to say about the entanglement of culture, history, and environment. We recommend the best scholarship to help you decode them.
To some, this pig is family. To others, she’s food. In a review of Netflix’s Okja, a geographer explores how the film’s representation of super pigs and human-animal friendships asks us to rethink our relationships with nonhuman animals.