Monthly Archives: October 2014
Where are you going to find shrunken heads, ventriloquist dummies, giant parasites, automatons, rooms full of trolls, the castrating instruments of Benedictine monks, the penises of 93 different species and more? Enjoy the world’s creepiest museums A brilliant post – … Continue reading
This evening I will be attending LATE at the Library: The Sorting as part of the Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination Exhibition at the British Library. I will be dressing up as is good and proper on these occasions, … Continue reading
Something from the Wellcome to get you in the mood for the much awaited and awesome OGOM Company of Wolves conference. CFP posted shortly. Watch this space at Halloween!!! Wellcome Collection Halloween Werewolf
Quite an interesting list from The Guardian re: their top-10-vampire-books. Some unusual choices (Ann Radcliffe as vampire slayer and a vampire parrot) but many blood sucking basics too. I am lucky to have a nice reprint of Florence Marryat’s Blood … Continue reading
I write this whilst sitting in my hotel in Limerick, enjoying the free WiFi and a lovely cup of tea, having just come to the end of the ‘Locating the Gothic’ conference. I am feeling invigorated, re-energized, and raring to … Continue reading
A stimulating essay by Darryl Jones on the literary tradition of horror, which is not confined to the Gothic mode but appears in Greek tragedy. Shakespeare, and even James Joyce.
The time and place for the University of Sunderland’s Spectral Visions event (where I will be talking on demon lovers and paranormal romance) has changed: Change of venue! We’ve moved across the road. The new venue is Gateway on Chester … Continue reading
I can’t wait to see this film version of Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant musical Into the Woods, where he weaves several of Grimms’ fairy tales into one witty interconnected narrative. Sondheim’s music and lyrics are perfect.
A thought-provoking article about anti-Islamic sentiments in the latest retelling of the Dracula tale, the film Dracula Untold.
Lancaster University’s Beyond Twilight blog on YA fiction resumes with a review of Chris Priestley’s novel, The Dead Men Stood Together, based on Coleridge’s ‘Rime of the Ancient mariner’. This looks a fascinating novel. Beyond Twilight was established by Catherine … Continue reading