Long live the new flesh... a (kind of) bibliography

Sam Moore, author of Long live the new flesh, gives their influences and further reading/viewing to accompany their poetry collection:

Things in the book:


  • Canada’s Drag Race. TV series (2020–)
  • Battlestar Galactica. TV series (2004–09)
  • Sailor Moon. TV series: 1992–97)
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc. Film by Joseph Delteil & Carl Theodor Dreyer, directed by Carl Theodor Dryer (1928)
  • Boys in the Sand. Film, directed by Wakefield Poole (1971)
  • Love Island. TV series (2015–)


  • Macbeth. Play by William Shakespeare (1623); Film adaptations (1948, 1971, 1979, 2015, 2021)
  • Possession. Film by Andrzej Zulawski (original screenplay) & Frederic Tuten (adaptation), directed by Andrzej Zulawski (1981)
  • The Silence of the Lambs. Novel by Thomas Harris (1988); Film adaptation directed by Jonathan Demme (1991)
  • Frankenstein. Novel by Mary Shelley (1818); Film adaptation, screenplay by Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh, directed by James Whale (1931)
  • The Bride of Frankenstein. Film, screenplay by William Hurlbut, directed by James Whale (1932)
  • The Fly. Film adaptation by Charles Edward Pogue & David Cronenberg, directed by David Cronenberg (1986)


  • Hold Your Own. Poetry collection by Kae Tempest (2014)
  • The Hellbound Heart. Novella by Clive Barker (1986)
  • Hellraiser. Film franchise (1987–2022)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race. TV series (2009–)
  • Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters. Non-fiction by John Waters (1986)
  • Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste. Non-fiction by John Waters (1981)
  • Shivers or They Came From Within. Film, written and directed by David Cronenberg (1975)
  • Insatiable. Film series, written and directed by Godfery Daniels (1980–1982)
  • Sunset Boulevard. Film directed by Billy Wilder (1950)
  • Through a Glass Darkly; Winter Light; The Silence. Film trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (1961; 1963; 1963)
  • Cries and Whispers. Film directed by David Cronenberg (1972)
  • Videodrome. Film directed by David Cronenberg (1983)
  • Purple Rain. Album by Prince (1984)

Things I almost wrote about:

  • Albert Nobbs. Film directed by Rodrigo Garcia (2011)
  • Adolescence of Utena. Film directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara (1999) 
  • Kathy Acker. Writer (1947–97)
  • King Kong. Film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack (1933)
  • King Kong Theory. Non-fiction by Virginie Despentes (2006)
  • The Matrix. Film series directed by The Wachowskis (1999–2021)
  • My Words to Victor Frankenstein above the Village of Chamounix. Non-fiction by Susan Stryker (1994)
  • Possessor. Film directed by Brandon Cronenberg (2020)
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena. TV series (1997)
  • The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs. Play by Simone Benmussa (1977)
  • Titane. Film directed Julia Ducournau (2021)
  • Uzumaki. Manga by Junji Ito (1996–99)