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Ursula Le Guinn, The Left Hand of Darkness

One of the most important science fiction novels, Ursula Le Guinn’s  The Left Hand of Darkness is to be televised. The novel is a profound and moving exploration of the fluidity of gender; it’s also beautifully written, which is rare … Continue reading

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Is A Yorkshire Village Home to the First Plague of English Vampires?

Today news broke of a number of mutilated corpses uncovered in a Yorkshire village called Wharram Percy. The medieval English villagers showed widespread belief in the undead returning as revenants or reanimated corpses. They fought back against the risk of … Continue reading

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Our respects to Dr David Lavery

Friends and followers of OGOM are very likely to have come across the work of Dr David Lavery, who has recently died after a brief illness. I never met Dr Lavery, but know of his pioneering work in the study … Continue reading

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The Lost Boys — TV series

I like the concept of this forthcoming adaptation of Joel Schumacher’s classic 1980s vampire film, The Lost Boys as a TV series, described here.

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Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber televised

I have to confess I’m not usually a fan of high/epic fantasy, but I make an exception for Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber series, where the quasi-medieval world of Amber overlaps with our own and a host of shady worlds … Continue reading

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Folk Horror: Blood Sucking Vampire Goat Terrorises Village

Following my recent post on folk horror and the appearance earlier this year of the Hull Werewolf Old Stinker, who sparked a folk panic in the UK, stories are breaking that a legendary Chupacabra has been caught and killed in the Ukraine … Continue reading

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International Gothic Association: website changes

The International Gothic Association (IGA) is redesigning its website and Kathleen Hudson, the site’s designer, has circulated this invitation to contribute: Hello everyone! We are in the process of building a new website for the International Gothic Association, and hope … Continue reading

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New links and things

I’ve updated the link to MMU’s Centre for Gothic Studies, which they’ve just redesigned (and it looks great!). Try it–it’s in the Related Links section on the right-hand sidebar. I’ve also added a link to the fabulous Sussex Centre for … Continue reading

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Del Toro’s Crimson Peak – The reviews are in …

From the first moment I saw the trailer to the delightful interview with Tom Hiddleston in which he announced he went full-nude to redress the sexist imbalance regarding nudity in film, I have been thoroughly excited about Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) – The Movie

For fans of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009), the mash-up novel by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith which features a critique of manners and the annihilation of the undead hordes, the official trailer for the movie version has been released. Judging … Continue reading

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