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Edgar Allan Poe: Creator of Enduring Terror and Literary Masterpieces

Edgar Allan Poe: Creator of Enduring Terror and Literary Masterpieces | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to earn a living completely by his pen--though that living wasn't always enough to live on. The legendary author redefined the genre of horror and is r...
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HorrorBabble returns with a reading of Algernon BLackwood's THE WENDIGO | Rue Morgue

We are proud to kick off a new reading series here on Rue-Morgue, with the first part of a nine part series of Algenron Blackwood's The Wendigo.The Wendigo is
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Exorcist author William Peter Blatty dies aged 89

Exorcist author William Peter Blatty dies aged 89 | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The author and filmmaker, most famous for his 1971 novel about a possessed child, died of a form of blood cancer
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Slender Man Headed to the Big Screen - Dread Central

Slender Man Headed to the Big Screen - Dread Central | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Creepypastas have been ruling the horror roost lately, and the granddaddy of ’em all is finally getting the big screen treatment. According to Deadline Sylvain White has been set to direct Slender Man, a Screen Gems thriller that will begin… Continue Reading →
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The Deep End interview with Jack Ketchum

The Deep End interview with Jack Ketchum | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Photo Copyright ©Steve Thornton Joe Mynhardt: Tell us a bit (or a lot) more about your childhood. Primary school, High school, etc. How do you think your experiences benefited or influenced your ca…
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A face negra de Alexandre Herculano: visões históricas do mal na construção do sobrenatural em “A Dama Pé de Cabra” (Ana Márcia Alves Siqueira & Felipe Hélio da Silva Dezidério)

A face negra de Alexandre Herculano:  visões históricas do mal na construção do sobrenatural em “A Dama Pé de Cabra” (Ana Márcia Alves Siqueira & Felipe Hélio da Silva Dezidério) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"Gênero que desperta interesses distintos na história e na crítica literária, a literatura noir, como ficaram conhecidas as histórias sobrenaturais do século XIX, apresenta diversas vertentes ainda não exploradas. Em Portugal, Alexandre Herculano consolida-se como o precursor das novelas históricas, resultantes da harmonia de seu trabalho de recolha das fontes históricas lusitanas e de seu…
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Algernon Blackwood: The Master of the Supernatural

Algernon Blackwood: The Master of the Supernatural | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Nearly any anthology of classic eerie fiction—from the old Modern Library Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural to the compact New York Review Books paperback Shadows of Carcosa—will include Algernon Blackwood’s “The Willows.” Sometime early in the last century, two men are canoeing down the Danube when they stop to camp on a small …
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“A contemptible piece of pornography”: American Psycho at 25

“A contemptible piece of pornography”: American Psycho at 25 | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Twenty-Five years ago, after Simon & Schuster withdrew from the project at the eleventh hour due to "aesthetic differences," Vintage Books published a
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Anne Rice on Immortality, Vampires, and What's Next for Prince Lestat - iHorror

Anne Rice on Immortality, Vampires, and What's Next for Prince Lestat - iHorror | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Anne Rice is looking to the future for her vampires and their new Prince Lestat and she tells iHorror all about it! Don't miss the author in her own words.
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The Best Horror Books of 2016

The Best Horror Books of 2016 | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
As if the last year wasn't scary enough, we provide our picks for the 15 very best horror books of 2016. Prepare to be chilled to the bone.
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Female Gothic Histories - Angels and Apes

Female Gothic Histories - Angels and Apes | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
‘But history, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in. […] I read it a little as a duty, but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any ... Read more
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Entre o horror e a beleza: a sublime estética gótica dos filmes de Guillermo Del Toro (Alessandro Yuri Alegrette)

Entre o horror e a beleza: a sublime estética gótica dos filmes de Guillermo Del Toro (Alessandro Yuri Alegrette) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"Este artigo procura apontar alguns aspectos peculiares e importantes sobre a criação de efeitos de horror nos filmes Cronos, A Espinha do Diabo e O Labirinto do Fauno, dirigidos pelo diretor mexicano Guillermo Del Toro. Em sua filmografia, Del Toro revisita temas e motivos encontrados em um gênero que contribuiu de forma significativa para a evolução…
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Whatever Walked There, Walked Alone: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Whatever Walked There, Walked Alone: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
December 14, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Shirley Jackson’s birth. To celebrate, we’re taking a look at some of her most memorable novels and short fiction. The Haunting of Hill …
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2017 Edgar Award Finalists for Mystery Writing Announced

2017 Edgar Award Finalists for Mystery Writing Announced | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
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The Tales We Tell: Urban Legends as Modern Folklore - #FolkloreThursday

The Tales We Tell: Urban Legends as Modern Folklore - #FolkloreThursday | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Contemporary life is full of folklore, including urban legends, those odd, funny, or scary stories suited to the times and places we live in.
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11 Classics of the New Gothic Canon

11 Classics of the New Gothic Canon | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
I was a child who ached to see ghosts. I imagined the bedroom furniture had been rearranged by invisible hands, that the woods behind my house recorded the
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Eat Me: A Natural and Unnatural History of Cannibalism – review

Eat Me: A Natural and Unnatural History of Cannibalism – review | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Bill Schutt’s book features a few psychopaths but dwells on the functions of cannibalism in human and animal societies
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"The Shadow Over Innsmouth" by H. P. Lovecraft (Complete Reading)

The complete reading. Originally a 10-part series produced in collaboration with Rue Morgue: http://www.rue-morgue.com "The Shadow over Innsmouth" is
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For Mary Shelley, Creating a Monster was Only the Beginning

For Mary Shelley, Creating a Monster was Only the Beginning | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Please enjoy this encore post on the career of Mary Shelley, originally published on Friday, Oct 14, 2016. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley will always be linked to the novel Frankenstein and those who …
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10 great haunted house films

10 great haunted house films | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Creaky floorboards, faces at the window, things that go bump in the night – with The Innocents back in cinemas, here are 10 more classic old dark house movies.
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[Poll Results] The Bloody Disgusting Readers Chose the 10 Best Horror Movies of 2016 - Bloody Disgusting!

[Poll Results] The Bloody Disgusting Readers Chose the 10 Best Horror Movies of 2016 - Bloody Disgusting! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Which horror film did YOU choose as the best of 2016? All this week we have been celebrating the end of 2016 by looking back at our favorite horror films r
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Listen to the final chilling chapter of Lovecraft's THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH | Rue Morgue

The final chapter of HorrorBabble's 10-part reading of H.P. Lovecraft's THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH is here. Narrated by Ian Gordon and Jennifer Gill for HorrorB
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Shirley Jackson’s Haunted Houses and Haunted Psyches

Shirley Jackson’s Haunted Houses and Haunted Psyches | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
In the middle of the last century, as male writers duked it out for the Great American Novelist with stories about men trying to make it in society—Ralph Ellison! Saul Bellow! Ernest Hemingway! Jam…
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Laurence Jackson Hyman on his mother Shirley: ‘Her work is so relevant now…’

Laurence Jackson Hyman on his mother Shirley: ‘Her work is so relevant now…’ | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Shirley Jackson’s son Laurence on the revived interest in his mother’s brilliantly unsettling tales of suspense and horror
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Hearts of Darkness: The Short Fiction of Shirley Jackson

Hearts of Darkness: The Short Fiction of Shirley Jackson | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
December 14, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Shirley Jackson’s birth. To celebrate, we’re taking a look at some of her most memorable novels and short fiction. If you asked anyone a…
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