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Cthulhu Thursday: Three Vital Things Cthulhu (and Lovecraft) Show Us About Biology (and Tentacles) #Lovecraft75

Cthulhu Thursday: Three Vital Things Cthulhu (and Lovecraft) Show Us About Biology (and Tentacles) #Lovecraft75 | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

This year is the 75th anniversary of the death of the cult horror/science-fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft. During his lifetime he was relatively unknown and in non-geeky circles, still is. Yet his fiction and the ideas it has spawned are not. His works tap into some of the deepest of human emotions and so has endured long after his mortal remains have turned to dust. To me, Lovecraft is kind of the Frank Zappa for the horror worlds, not as widely known as many of those he has influenced; Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Clive Barker, Mike Mignola, John Carpenter, Guillermo Del Toro and H.R. Giger to name a few. Ironically, nor is his name as well known as his creations; the slumbering octopoid god Cthulhu or the contemporary zombie hungry for human flesh and straining at dead sinew to get at us.

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"A Ghost Story" by Mark Twain (Narrated by Jennifer Gill)

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10 signs you are reading a gothic novel (infographic)

10 signs you are reading a gothic novel (infographic) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
It’s usually quite easy to spot a gothic novel. The action should take place in old days, the location should be a…
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Welcome to the New Wave of Politically-Conscious Horror

Welcome to the New Wave of Politically-Conscious Horror | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, opened to critical accolades and quickly became a box office hit, and now it seems that Peele will be making another foray into the hor…
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10 Books for Country Goths – Electric Literature

10 Books for Country Goths – Electric Literature | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
I was born and raised in a small, rural farm town, and was a queer punky goth teenager. So, I know what it’s like to simultaneously feel right at home, and yet, totally alien. But the country is ripe…
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The Mysteries of Paris: Criminal Redemption and Non-Gothic Wanderers

The Mysteries of Paris: Criminal Redemption and Non-Gothic Wanderers | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Eugene Sue’s The Mysteries of Paris should need no introduction, and yet, while it remains well-known in France, few English or American readers will have heard of it. The novel was serialized in France in 150 installments from 1842-1843. As Peter Brooks says in the 2015 Penguin Books translation of the novel, it was “the…
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Pennywise: The Story of IT Documentary Officially Launches on Indiegogo - Dread Central

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Hag, temptress or feminist icon? The witch in popular culture

Hag, temptress or feminist icon? The witch in popular culture | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Independent, powerful feminist role models or a warning to women not to overstep the mark? Witches have been many things over the years.
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The one thing goths wish people knew about their misunderstood subculture

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Most pop subcultures are doomed to die – or if not, to persist in tragic parody like a bunch of middle-aged mods at a Butlin’s reunion. Quite right, too. They tend to coalesce around clusters of young people in reaction to the prevailing zeitgeist, then fade away as the object of rebellion changes, and time spent preening and building a music collection is eaten up by responsibilities. And before you know it, you’re an adult.
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Cannes 2017: Psycho Documentary 78/52 Ready to Make a Splash Overseas - Dread Central

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"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley (Part 8/15)

This is a weekly series, every Wednesday on Rue Morgue: http://www.rue-morgue.com Chapters: 00:15 - Chapter 12 13:23 - Chapter 13 "Frankenstein; or, Th
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Such Stuff as Dreadful Dreams Are Made Of: Bram Stoker

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Such an odd choice by Destiny for the creator of an eternal monster, that Stoker fellow. Such a Renfield, such a Sorcerer’s Apprentice. From his diligent research, his industry, his graphic and sex-charged vision grew an icon which overwhelmed the life of its creator. The King Vampir
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Fox Has Renewed The Exorcist for a Second Season! - Dread Central

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Late to the Party: Stephen King’s IT – Electric Literature

Late to the Party: Stephen King’s IT – Electric Literature | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Late to the Party is a new Electric Literature series where we ask writers to read an author that, for some reason, they’ve never read. You can read previous entries here. Stephen King…
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Balkan Vampire Novel One of the Best: A Review of Kiss of the Butterfly

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Weird Books You Should Read if You Like 'Twin Peaks'

Weird Books You Should Read if You Like 'Twin Peaks' | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Eye-patched amnesiacs, haunted hotels, and existential detectives are just a few of the Lynchian elements you'll encounter in these literary works.
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Slender Man Finds His Victims; Cast Announced - Dread Central

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The Original 'Nosferatu' Just Got Colorized - Bloody Disgusting!

The Original 'Nosferatu' Just Got Colorized - Bloody Disgusting! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Before Dracula, there was Nosferatu... now in color! Fans of F.W. Murnau's silent horror classic have been remaking, remixing and just generally modifying
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Feed the Light, a Take on H.P. Lovecraft's The Color Out of Space, is Coming to Home Video - Dread Central

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Old Tails in New Bottles: Folklore’s Influence on Pulp Fiction Werewolves - #FolkloreThursday

Old Tails in New Bottles: Folklore’s Influence on Pulp Fiction Werewolves - #FolkloreThursday | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Werewolves are considered to be a traditional monster in the twenty-first-century popular culture.
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Edgar Allan Poe e a simbologia do medo (Marihá Lopes)

Edgar Allan Poe e a simbologia do medo (Marihá Lopes) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"Edgar Allan Poe teve sua história rodeada por mistérios e sua obra não poderia ser diferente, sendo um escritor reconhecido como um dos precursores do fantástico estranho, comentado e aclamado pela crítica. Suas narrativas são centralizadas no indivíduo e em seus problemas pessoais referentes à alma e aos sentimentos. Dentre diversas características, sua obra se…
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Top 21st Century Werewolf Narratives

Top 21st Century Werewolf Narratives | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
A discussion with Sam about what I thought were the most important werewolf texts of the 21st century led me to compile the following. It was surprisingly difficult. Firstly, there is an absolute g…
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George Romero Edited Upcoming Zombie Anthology Book 'Nights of the Living Dead' - Bloody Disgusting!

George Romero Edited Upcoming Zombie Anthology Book 'Nights of the Living Dead' - Bloody Disgusting! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
All new, original stories based on Night of the Living Dead! George Romero's days of making zombie movies may sadly be behind him, but make no mistake: Rom
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"The Rats in the Walls" by H. P. Lovecraft (Narrated by Ian Gordon)

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Documentary Looks at Real Exorcisms That Inspired 'The Exorcist' - Bloody Disgusting!

William “Billy” Friedkin’s documentary about exorcism, The Devil and Father Amorth, which has him witnessing first-hand the work of the Vatican’s in-house
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Nosferatu, the 1922 Silent Film, Now Has Audio Thanks to a Remarkable Getty Images Campaign

Nosferatu, the 1922 Silent Film, Now Has Audio Thanks to a Remarkable Getty Images Campaign | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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