Tag Archives: Hammer horror

The Lesbian Vampire: A (Fairly) Brief Media Retrospective

The Mary Sue has written a relatively brief (as the title suggests), but still interesting, media retrospective on the lesbian vampire. It covers more recent portrayals and I was very pleased to see that the Carmilla web series on YouTube … Continue reading

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The Cinematic History of Fake Blood

Claret, the red stuff, gore, ichor, life fluid, strawberry jam, protesters free-bleeding at the gates of parliament. It seems like blood is everywhere. Pertinent given the conversations that I have been having with Sam regarding the Books of Blood project on … Continue reading

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The Man Who Brought Zombies to America

Following on from the article ‘The Tragic, Forgotten History of Zombies’, there is this thoughtful biography of William Seabrook by Roger Luckhurst. Seabrook helped introduce the figure of the zombie into Western popular culture following his travels to Haiti where … Continue reading

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18 Great Films of Gothic Horror and Romance to Watch Before ‘Crimson Peak’

In lieu of my review of Crimson Peak, which will be coming later, I promise (I’m just trying to formulate exactly what didn’t sit right with me), here is a rather good list of Gothic horror and romance movies. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Genevieve Valentine, ‘How the vampire became film’s most feminist monster’

A fascinating essay by Genevieve Valentine on the shifting nature of the powerful and ambivalent female vampire in cinema.

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Xavier Aldana Reyes: Tribute to Christopher Lee

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes, Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University and a contributor to the OGOM special issue of Gothic Studies, pays tribute to the late Christopher Lee here.

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Barry Forshaw ‘Sex and Death: Vampires from Coleridge to Hammer’

Instructive extract from Barry Forshaw’s British Gothic Cinema on the vampire theme in Gothic fiction from Coleridge’s ‘Christabel’ through ‘Carmilla’ and dracula to its incarnation in cinema.

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Owen Williams, ‘A History of British Folk Horror’

A useful summary of the genre of Folk Horror in film.

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History at Stake! The Story Behind Vampire Slaying Kits

We’ve shown a few pictures of vampire slaying kits on this blog before. Here’s a historical account of them from the British Library, where they have one on display as part of the Terror and Wonder exhibition on Gothic.

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The Wild Evolution of Vampires, From Bram Stoker to Dracula Untold

A brief sketch of vampires in film and TV from Carmilla to Dracula Untold.

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