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Zombies, Social Strata and Today's Fears

Even enduring entertainment reflects the era in which it was created, its concerns, its social structure, its sometimes-unspoken fears.

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Revisiting Lovecraft, in Horror and in Ambiguity

Revisiting Lovecraft, in Horror and in Ambiguity | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Invoking the legacy of H.P. Lovecraft in fiction is 2017 is no easy task. On the one hand, you have his visionary take on horror, which remains influential to a host of writers; on the other, you h…
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Akira Kurosawa's Unfilmed Poe Adaptation 'The Mask of the Black Death' is Actually Happening - Bloody Disgusting!

Akira Kurosawa's Unfilmed Poe Adaptation 'The Mask of the Black Death' is Actually Happening - Bloody Disgusting! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa passed away back in 1998, the very same year that he was gearing up to begin production on an adaptation of Edgar Allan
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The Complicated Friendship of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert Barlow, One of His Biggest Fans

The Complicated Friendship of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert Barlow, One of His Biggest Fans | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Paul La Farge writes about Robert Barlow, a fan and correspondent of the weird-fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft who became the executor of Lovecraft’s estate.
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Acknowledgment is Not Enough: Coming to Terms With Lovecraft’s Horrors - Los Angeles Review of Books

Acknowledgment is Not Enough: Coming to Terms With Lovecraft’s Horrors - Los Angeles Review of Books | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Can we still enjoy Lovecraft? Alison Sperling on "The Age of Lovecraft."
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A estética gótica na literatura e no cinema (Alex Martoni)

A estética gótica na literatura e no cinema (Alex Martoni) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"Este trabalho tem como objetivo pensar sobre as especificidades da estética gótica na literatura e no cinema. Nessa perspectiva, busca-se identificar e analisar o conjunto de signos visuais e auditivos que singularizam essa modalidade ficcional. Intenta-se, ainda, compreender suas formas de recepção, tanto no âmbito tradicional, suscitando o medo, quanto nos novos sentidos que as…
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Untold Horror Tells the Story of Genre Films That Never Got Made - Dread Central

Untold Horror Tells the Story of Genre Films That Never Got Made - Dread Central | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Dave Alexander, former Editor-in-Chief of Rue Morgue, and a crew of merry misfits have just launched the multi-media brand Untold Horror, which currently lives as a multi-part documentary series that interviews some of the biggest names in the horror genre… Continue Reading →
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Carl Boel's curator insight, March 7, 8:57 AM

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2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot

2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Horror Writers Association – Bram Stoker Finalists   Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 2017 The Horror Writers Association announces the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot. HWA is the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy. “The nominees for this year’s Bram Stoker Awards® unquestionably represent the state of the art of horror writing,” said Lisa Morton, HWA President and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner. “Once again, our members and awards juries have chosen outstanding works of literature, [...]
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Stephen King Heading Back to Iconic Fictional Locale With New Novella - Bloody Disgusting!

Stephen King Heading Back to Iconic Fictional Locale With New Novella - Bloody Disgusting! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Located in Stephen King's fictional version of Maine, the fictional town of Castle Rock has been the setting of several King stories, beginning with 1979's
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Russian Fairytales (1915)

Russian Fairytales (1915) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
A collection of Russian fairytales translated from the Russian of Nikolai Polevoy, a notable editor, writer, translator in the early 19th century.
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Edgar Allan Poe, Editor and Original Hatchet Man

Edgar Allan Poe, Editor and Original Hatchet Man | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
During Poe’s lifetime, he was just as well known for curation and criticism as he was for his short stories. From 1835 to 1846 alone, Poe worked as an editor
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Frenético e melodrama: os vampiros de Polidori e Nodier (Ana Luiza Silva Camarani)

Frenético e melodrama: os vampiros de Polidori e Nodier (Ana Luiza Silva Camarani) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"Charles Nodier foi um dos grandes responsáveis pela divulgação do romance gótico ou roman noir na França, o qual passou a denominar 'frenético', remetendo ao exagero que caracterizaria esse tipo de literatura. No início do século XIX, no romantismo francês, uma intensa circulação estabelece-se entre o frenético e o melodrama em um intercâmbio de autores,…
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This Is Horror Awards 2016: The Winners

This Is Horror Awards 2016: The Winners | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Novel of the Year Winner: The Fisherman by John Langan Runner-up: Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones “I’m thrilled and humbled that the voters have selected The Fisherman as Novel of the …
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Listen to the final installment of Algernon Blackwood's THE WENDIGO | Rue Morgue

THE WENDIGO is back with the final part of Algernon Blackwood's classic winter horror story, featuring narration, music and production by Ian Gordon and Jennif
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Stephen King and Son, Owen King, Announce New Novel! - Horror Movie News and Reviews

Stephen King and Son, Owen King, Announce New Novel! - Horror Movie News and Reviews | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Stephen King and his son, Owen, have announced a new collaborative novel due for release in September. Read all the details inside!
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Alfred Hitchcock Meditates on Suspense & Dark Humor in a New Animated Video


Back in 1957, while shooting a film tentatively called From Amongst The Dead (it would later be titled Vertigo), Alfred Hitchcock sat down for an interview with Colin Edwards, from Pacifica Radio.
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Angela Carter’s Feminist Mythology

Angela Carter’s Feminist Mythology | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
A new biography shows how the British author made fairy tales psychological and sexy.
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Dracula and Victorian Concepts of Sexuality

Dracula and Victorian Concepts of Sexuality | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The following post will accompany a special Gothic reading group session to be held on Thursday 2 March at the University o
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Literature’s Strangest Chapters on Death

Literature’s Strangest Chapters on Death | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Death is a strange chapter in everyone’s story. Yet as we read through action-packed novels like the Game of Thrones series where a character dies almost every chapter, literary deaths may st…
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Angela's influence: what we owe to Carter

Angela's influence: what we owe to Carter | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Angela Carter died 25 years ago, but her legacy lives on – from Fifty Shades to Buffy, from Björk to The Hunger Games
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The Women In Horror Mixtape

The Women In Horror Mixtape | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Last year, I published two blog posts - The Brit Horror Mixtape and The American Horror Mixtape - which went down very well indeed and
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Spring-heeled Jack: The Terror of Victorian England - #FolkloreThursday

Spring-heeled Jack: The Terror of Victorian England - #FolkloreThursday | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The year Queen Victoria came to the throne, London was bedevilled by a clawed, fire-breathing, shape-shifting demon popularly known as Spring-heeled Jack.
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Here’s Your First Look at Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley

Here’s Your First Look at Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
We’re finally getting our first look at the Mary Shelley biopic starring Elle Fanning (Super 8, Maleficent) that has been in the works for at least two and a half years. Previously titled A S…
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A Violent "Castlevania" TV Series is Headed to Netflix This Year - Bloody Disgusting!

A Violent "Castlevania" TV Series is Headed to Netflix This Year - Bloody Disgusting! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Does Netflix ever stop being awesome? Even for a second? In a press release sent out today, Netflix revealed that "Castlevania" - Season 1, Part 1 is heade
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