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Halloween spirits: literature's haunted houses

Halloween spirits: literature's haunted houses | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

From Poe, King and Lovecraft to Woolf, Wharton and even Ali Smith, there's a long list of authors who've lurked in the literary shadow of the haunted house. So what's the explanation for such settings' continued power and popularity?

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The First Omen Will Be a Prequel to the Horror Classic - Dread Central

The First Omen Will Be a Prequel to the Horror Classic - Dread Central | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
A franchise hasn’t truly been milked for all it’s worth until it’s been remade, turned into a television series, and given a prequel; and The Omen is next up on that particular chopping block. While the currently airing A&E series… Continue Reading →
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Interview with Transgressive Horror Author Nicole Cushing

Interview with Transgressive Horror Author Nicole Cushing | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Online Writers Workshop, Online Monthly Classes taught by published authors and industry professionals and Robust Literature Magazine with Columns, Interviews, Reviews and more.
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Tattered Tomes: Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Stephen King’s The Shining Revisited - This Is Horror

Tattered Tomes: Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Stephen King’s The Shining Revisited - This Is Horror | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
It is impossible to ignore the massive influence Stephen King has over the horror genre. Whether you’re a fan or not, his presence remains intact, stronger than ever, and though he’s hinted at retirement several times, he seems content with an “I’m just getting warmed up” attitude. Cool, bring it on, and best of luck … Continue reading »
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Feminism, Radicalization, and Injustice: The Enduring Power of the Witch Narrative

Feminism, Radicalization, and Injustice: The Enduring Power of the Witch Narrative | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"[W]ould some power good or bad/Instruct me which way I might be reveng’d...’Tis all one, To be a Witch, as to be counted one." — The Witch of Edmonton, by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford Note: Heavy spoilers for The Witch within this article.
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Bram Stoker - Full Episode

Bram Stoker - Full Episode | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
A fan of the romantic movement, Bram Stoker was a friend of Oscar Wilde. His dull life in civil service provided the inspiration necessary to produce such master works as the classic horror tale "Dracula."Read more about Bram Stoker.
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10 Gothic Gems of Historical Fiction

10 Gothic Gems of Historical Fiction | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
I made a couple attempts at historical novels throughout my twenties. The first of these was called The Immaculate Birth of Concepta Obregon, a magical realist
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Doug Jones Getting His Fangs on in 'Nosferatu' Remake - Bloody Disgusting!

Doug Jones Getting His Fangs on in 'Nosferatu' Remake - Bloody Disgusting! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Doug Jones Getting His Fangs on in 'Nosferatu' Remake
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O Gótico-Naturalismo em Rodolfo Teófilo (Julio França e Marina Sena)

O Gótico-Naturalismo em Rodolfo Teófilo (Julio França e Marina Sena) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"Reconhecido por ser o mestre do Naturalismo no Ceará, Rodolfo Teófilo (1863- 1932) retratou, em suas obras ficcionais, a seca e a fome no Nordeste durante o século XIX. Boa parte de suas narrativas são ambientadas no sertão devastado pelas secas – sobretudo aquelas ocorridas em 1877 e 1879 –, dando forma a espaços ficcionais…
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The 15 Best Horror Books of the Century, Thus Far

The 15 Best Horror Books of the Century, Thus Far | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
It feels like it was just last week when we all woke in a collected state of paranoia. Is the world going to collapse around itself now that Y2K is officially here? As it turns out, not much of anything profoundly impacting happened in 2000. Still a year out from one of history’s most brutal…
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Bret Easton Ellis still stuck with American Psycho after 25 years

Bret Easton Ellis still stuck with American Psycho after 25 years | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
‘I will always be defined by Patrick Bateman,’ says author, adding that the psychotic anti-hero would no longer be a fan of Donald Trump
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The 100 best horror films: contributors T-Z

The 100 best horror films: contributors T-Z | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The best horror films of all time have been chosen by over 100 horror experts including Rob Zombie and Guillermo del Toro. Find out what their favourite top 10 scary films are here.
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TTA Press - Black Static: Horror & Dark Fantasy - BLACK STATIC 52

TTA Press: Black Static - BLACK STATIC 52
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This Is Horror Publishing Brand New Josh Malerman Novella - This Is Horror

This Is Horror Publishing Brand New Josh Malerman Novella - This Is Horror | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
We are delighted to announce that we’ll be publishing a brand new novella by Josh Malerman later this year. Titled A House at the Bottom of a Lake this is another tremendous story from the award-winning author of Bird Box and we can’t wait to release it into the world. Here’s what Josh had to say. Let … Continue reading »
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A criação fantástica do humano e o conhecimento de mundo: contextos para o estudo da obra Frankenstein de Mary Shelley (Ana Claudia Brida)

"Frankenstein, a obra, narra a história da criação do homem pelo homem e as suas conseqüências. Utilizando uma série de recursos fantásticos, é considerado como um romance gótico; no entanto, a obra vai além: pode se caracterizar como um dos primeiros romances científicos da história e também o que estuda mais aprofundadamente as relações humanas. Paralelos com a Bíblia,…
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Our Gothic Future - Dangerous to those who profit from the way things are

Our Gothic Future - Dangerous to those who profit from the way things are | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The other day, after watching Crimson Peak for the first time, I woke up with a fully-fleshed idea for a Gothic horror story about experience design. And while the story would take place in the past, it would really be about the future. Why? Because the future itself is Gothic. First, what is Gothic? Gothic …
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Fangoria Releasing Digital Versions of Past and Current Issues - iHorror

Fangoria Releasing Digital Versions of Past and Current Issues - iHorror | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Few things in the history of the genre are as significant and have been as influential as Fangoria Magazine, which has been in regular publication since way back in 1979. The magazine, made famous by its eye-catching covers and pre-internet coverage of upcoming horror movies, helped turn a generation of fans into filmmakers, and toRead More
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'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' Gets 4K Restoration! - Bloody Disgusting!

'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' Gets 4K Restoration! - Bloody Disgusting! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' Gets 4K Restoration!
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Grim Tidings Podcast: What is Darker-Than-Dark? It's Grimdark.

Grim Tidings Podcast: What is Darker-Than-Dark? It's Grimdark. | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
We talk to the Grim Tidings Podcast co-hosts about grimdark fiction, writing gender, and the future of a very nebulous word.
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Joyce Carol Oates on memory and personality: An interview

Joyce Carol Oates on memory and personality: An interview | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Joyce Carol Oates, who'll appear at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, talks about her novel "The Man Without a Shadow."
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Go Behind the Scenes of Penny Dreadful Season 3 - Dread Central

Go Behind the Scenes of Penny Dreadful Season 3 - Dread Central | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
We’re exactly a month away from the debut of “Penny Dreadful” Season 3, and along with some new artwork commemorating that fact, we have a behind-the-scenes video to share, in which the cast discusses what’s in store for them this… Continue Reading →
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‘I am blameless’: The Failure of the Father in American Psycho (Part 2 of 2) | The Gothic Imagination

‘I am blameless’: The Failure of the Father in American Psycho (Part 2 of 2) | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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The return of Gothic Romance

The return of Gothic Romance | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Guillermo del Toro described his recent film Crimson Peak as a “classic Gothic Romance”, a subgenre that has been consigned to oblivion for nearly four decades. But what is Gothic Romance, what makes it different to horror and why did it fall into obscurity?
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