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Vampire at the Crossroads

The intersection of roads and pathways are dark, dangerous, uncanny places, offering  two or more options at once. According to ancient superstitions crossroads are unhallowed ground, haunted by vampires, demons, witches and trolls. Malevolent spirits who like to lead travellers … Continue reading

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OGOM: Tales from Gothic Hertfordshire 1

I have decided to introduce a new searchable feature on Gothic Hertfordshire on the blog ahead of Supernatural Cities 3 which OGOM will co-host in March 2018.  (‘Gothic Hertfordshire’ is now a Category, found on the right-hand side here.) I’ll … Continue reading

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Kubo and the Two Strings

A review and trailer here for the forthcoming stop-motion animated fantasy film, Kubo and the Two Strings, from the same studio that created Coraline. It looks wonderful, and draws, apparently, on Grimms’ tales and Japanese folklore.

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Folklore Thursday

We’ve been following Folklore Thursday‘s entertaining and informative Tweets for some time now. As the name suggests, they post snippets on folklore-related themes every Thursday, using the hashtag #FolkloreThursday. They have been supporting the OGOM blog (with much OGOM material … Continue reading

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The Wicked Lady Rides Again

If you are a fan of wicked ladies (who isn’t) you won’t want to miss my colleague Dr Rowland Hughes  talking about Hertfordshire legend Lady Skelton who transformed into a real life highwaywoman!! She is the dark lady that inspired … Continue reading

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