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Horror and the must read novella (and why they’re still relevant)

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The novella is one of those literary forms that I have admired for a long time – a quicker read than a novel but a fuller experience than a short story. In the mainstream publishing world, it appears to be something of a neglected format (although, having said that, in a relatively recent visit to a well-known chain bookstore, I did see a few slim books out on display in the Fiction section which I suppose could be classed as novellas and, as described below, quite a few ‘classics’ were written as such), with the probable major publisher excuse that ‘it doesn’t sell very well’, or ‘there isn’t much interest’ as to why they’re not more widespread, the same explanation for why short story anthologies and collections are but very rarely forthcoming from the big imprints. And yet, this is despite a very healthy market for both forms within genre – perhaps, even though genre probably accounts for a large slice of the bookseller’s market, the numbers in the round don’t warrant publishers taking any risks.

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Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years Celebrates the Legacy of Mary Shelley's Creation - Dread Central

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O papel do leitor no horror lovecraftiano: extrapolação e subversão em “The Innsmouth Heritage” (1992) de Brian Stableford (Daniel Iturvides Dutra)

O papel do leitor no horror lovecraftiano: extrapolação e subversão em “The Innsmouth Heritage” (1992) de Brian Stableford (Daniel Iturvides Dutra) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
“O presente artigo visa analisar o universo literário de H.P. Lovecraft, conhecido como Mitos Chtulhu, sob a perspectiva do papel do leitor na produção de sentido do texto. Analisaremos, num …
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The 50 Scariest Books of All Time

The 50 Scariest Books of All Time | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near. You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a book guaranteed to give you the shivers -- or at least make you check the locks twice. Here, for your horrifying pleasure, are 50 of the scariest books ever written in the English language, whether horror, nonfiction, or speculative futures you never want to see.
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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde

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How a piece of furniture informed an iconic horror story.
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An old friend for dinner ... why we’re not scared of Hannibal Lecter any more

An old friend for dinner ... why we’re not scared of Hannibal Lecter any more | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
When The Silence of the Lambs was released 1991, audiences vomited in the aisles in shock. But are we now numb to the horror of Hollywood’s creepiest serial killers?
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The scary delights of Richard Matheson

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Scott Bradfield celebrates the work of underrated horror and sci-fi writer Richard Matheson, who short fiction is collected in a release from Penguin Classics.
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Lovecraftian Works by Modern Masters: Peter Straub’s “A Dark Matter”

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Let’s examine a novel by a modern master of horror in which Lovecraftian themes loom large: A DARK MATTER by Peter Straub. Peter Straub has not been shy about singing Lovecraft’s praises over the years, particularly in his role as editor of the Library of America edition of Lovecraft’s TALES.
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Countess of Blood: The Cinematic Impact of Carmilla

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The home of the classic British horror film studio
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'A genuinely disturbing place': England's spookiest sites inspire new ghost stories from top writers

'A genuinely disturbing place': England's spookiest sites inspire new ghost stories from top writers | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The likes of Sarah Perry, Jeanette Winterson and Mark Haddon have penned dark tales of ancient houses and hauntings, spanning the country from Audley End in Essex to York Cold War Bunker
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"The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" by H. P. Lovecraft (Complete Reading) - YouTube

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O corpo feminino no cinema de horror: representações de gênero e sexualidades nos filmes Carrie, Halloween e Sexta-Feira 13 (Gabriela Müller Larocca)

O corpo feminino no cinema de horror: representações de gênero e sexualidades nos  filmes Carrie, Halloween e Sexta-Feira 13 (Gabriela Müller Larocca) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"Nos Estados Unidos, o final da década de 1970 viu surgir uma força política reacionária à contracultura dos anos 1960 e às suas forças libertárias, que organizava e avançava seu projeto apoiada por eleitores que temiam o término da segregação racial e os novos valores sexuais e morais. Críticas ao feminismo, à homossexualidade, ao aborto,…
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The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures Review

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A couple of months ago, I started listening to an excellent podcast called Lore, in which Aaron Mahnke tells spooky stories from folklore around the world. Now Mahnke is coming out with an affiliat…
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"The Feast in the Abbey" by Robert Bloch (Narrated by Ian Gordon) - YouTube

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2017 Is The Biggest Year For Horror In Decades

2017 Is The Biggest Year For Horror In Decades | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Could the resurgence of interest in horror movies be a reaction to America’s stress-inducing politics?
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Back from the dead: is the slasher movie set to make a killing?

Back from the dead: is the slasher movie set to make a killing? | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The hit Happy Death Day hints at renewed interest in the masked killer genre, with Jamie Lee Curtis back in the Halloween saga and Scream getting revived
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Horror Week

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Fright, scares, and Halloween tales: Here's your ultimate guide to October reading. Readers' 50 All-Time Favorite Horror Novel
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The New Scream Queens

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In 2011, Maira Maidana's boyfriend told her he was going to leave her. Unlike previous times they'd had this argument, she told him he should go. That night he
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Paperback horror fiction rises from the dead

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"Paperbacks From Hell" gleefully celebrates the history of pulp horror fiction and its campy covers.
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Shaping the Creature on Film - The Age of Frankenstein

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Listen to Dr Sorcha Ni Fhlainn (Manchester Metropolitan University) talk about the history of Frankenstein’s creature on screen. Recorded live at at the National Library of Scotland in May 2017 as part of our Moving Creatures event. Image: Charles Ogle … Continue reading →
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Doppelgangers - Volume 01: The Shining

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Hello Gothic People! It is a new term of the gleefully grotesque and the magnificently macabre, Gothic Reading Group and the them
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My Favorite Richard Matheson Story Is the One I Lived Through

My Favorite Richard Matheson Story Is the One I Lived Through | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Victor LaValle pays homage to the horror master with a real-life story from his own past
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How Shirley Jackson Makes Us Lose Our Minds

How Shirley Jackson Makes Us Lose Our Minds | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
On three separate occasions, I stood within feet of people I knew intimately—one a best friend since adolescence, one a former lover, and one a member of my
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40 of the Creepiest Book Covers of All Time

40 of the Creepiest Book Covers of All Time | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
It's October, which means everything is now officially just a little bit spookier—and I'm not only talking about your Twitter handles. To celebrate the season,
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Review: The Gothic and death

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The Gothic and death Edited by Carol Margaret Davison, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017. 256 pages) ISBN 978-1-7849-9269-9 Whether we are conscious of it or not, death is an idea that dominates life. We seek to postpone it through diet, exercise or medicine; we dwell on the deaths of others, be they friends or strangers;…
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Could you brave an 'immersive horror' show?

Could you brave an 'immersive horror' show? | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
More and more are popping up as audiences seek a more thrilling experience.
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