Erich Kuersten

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation critic / advisor / "wise" man
Location Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Introduction Micro-dosing pioneer and cinematic counter-theorist, Crypto-Jungian editor of The Acidemic Journal of Film and Media, with work appearing in: Bright Lights Film Journal, Popmatters, Slashfood, McSweeney's, Slant, and the Daily Om. Also (in print): The Decadent Handbook, Scarlet Street, and Midnight Marquee. Films include the awards-skipping Queen of Disks, The Lacan Hour, Drunkards of Borneo, and the "Shortcuts to Enlightenment" series - Come on and write to him! and/or
Interests Old and weird movies, Jungian archetypal psychology, alcoholism, addiction, counterculture, psychedelics, ancient alien theory, outsider cinema, pre-code Hollywood, Lacan, Freud, eastern spirituality, 1970s pop culture, sexual revolution, film history, occult matters, WW2, classic horror, TCM, Criterion Channel
Favorite Movies Over the Edge, The Big Sleep (1941), Scarface (1932), The Thing (1951), The Lady Eve, His Girl Friday, Shanghai Express (1932), International House (1933), Night of the Iguana, Dracula (1931), Rio Bravo, El Dorado, Red River, Old Dark House (1932), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1961), Dr. Strangelove, Gimme Shelter, Only Angels Have Wings, Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!, Spider Baby, Macbeth (1948), Ghosts of Mars, The Undead (Corman, 1957), Touch of Evil, Kiss Me Deadly, Sweet Smell of Success, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, It Follows, Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), Kill Baby Kill! (1965), Mandy (2018), Climax (2019), Messiah of Evil (1973), Amer, Plan Nine from Outer Space, Bride & the Beast, Monster from the Opera
Favorite Music Velvet Underground, The Hold Steady, Neil Diamond, EMA, Fats Waller, Stars of the Lid, Rolling Stones, Mingus, Marlene Dietrich, Elk City, Ennio Morricone, Washington Phillips, Klaus Schulze, The Jezebels, Sinoia Caves, Bardo Pond, Leadbelly, Pretenders, Duke Garwood, Laura Marling, Smoosh / Chaos Chaos, PJ Harvey
Favorite Books Authors: Camille Paglia, Robin Wood, Manny Farber, Michael Atkinson, Gary Giddins, Kim Newman, Camille Paglia, Joseph Campbell, Molly Haskell, Pauline Kael, Kim Morgan, James Agee, Slavoj Zizek, Carl Jung, Terence McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, Kim Morgan, David Thomson, Clifford Pickover, LA Ruocco, HP Lovecraft, Joseph Ziemba, Stephen Thrower, Georges Batailles, Raymond Chandler, Groucho Marx