Dejan Ognjanovic

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Location Niš, Serbia
Introduction Dejan Ognjanovic was born in Nis, Serbia, in 1973. He worked as a TA in American Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy, Nis (1999-2009). Got his MA in 2009 ('Gothic Motifs in the Works of E. A. Poe') and his PhD in 2012 ('Historical Poetics of Horror Genre in Anglo-American Literature'). Writes book and film reviews and articles for Rue Morgue magazine. In Serbia he has published 9 books: novels In Vivo (2003) and The Seducer (2014); three studies: Faustian Screen: The Devil in Cinema (2006), In the Hills, the Horrors: Serbian Horror Film (2007) and Poetics of Horror (2014), a collection of essays A Study in Terror (2008) and a book of interviews More than Truth (2017); and he edited H. P. Lovecraft's best stories (Nekronomikon, 2008.) and co-edited The New Frames (2008), on Serbian cinema. His essays were published in the books edited by Steven Schneider: 100 European Horror Films, 501 Movie Directors, 101 Horror / SF / Gangster / War Movies You Must See Before You Die, and also in Speaking of Monsters (2012) and Digital Nightmares (2015). He is an editor at Orfelin Publishing (Novi Sad, Serbia). His reviews in English can be found at Beyond Hollywood, Unrated and Quiet Earth.
Interests horor, književnost, film, okultizam, mistika, filozofija
Favorite Movies DEAD RINGERS, DAWN OF THE DEAD, THE FLY, THE SHINING, HALLOWEEN, ALIEN, THE THING, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, HELLRAISER 2, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
Favorite Music Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Mentallo and the Fixer, Suicide Commando, Hocico, The Klinik, Clock Dva, Ministry, Forma Tadre, My Dying Bride, Dead Can Dance, Swans, Brighter Death Now, Deutsch Nepal, Lustmord
Favorite Books Skoro sve od sledećih autora: H. P. Lovecraft, E. A. Poe, Franz Kafka, Marquis De Sade, Lautreamont, William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, L.F. Celine, Thomas Bernhard, Algernon Blackwood, Robert Aickman, Thomas Ligotti, Poppy Z Brite, David Conway, Brian Hodge, Douglas Clegg.