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James Morrow's top 10 books on witch persecutions

James Morrow's top 10 books on witch persecutions | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
James Morrow is the author of The Last Witchfinder, an historical novel about the birth of the scientific worldview, centred around one woman's audacious crusade to bring down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act of 1604
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Simon Pegg, Jeffrey Combs join Jon Keeyes' The Gathering; more cast revealed

Simon Pegg, Jeffrey Combs join Jon Keeyes' The Gathering; more cast revealed | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
“David Naughton is playing H.P. Lovecraft, Doug Bradley is playing Bram Stoker and for Mary Shelley, we’ve got a couple of major female names who have said they’d like to do it, but we’re going to wait and see what happens once the financing lands. And then we’ve got Udo Kier, Clint Howard, Robert Englund, Lin Shaye, Ashley Laurence, Gunnar Hansen, Bill Moseley, Debbie Rochon and William Sadler committed to do the movie—it’s a huge cast.”
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Cadernos de Daath: Ciclo de palestras sobre horror «Sustos às Sextas»

Cadernos de Daath: Ciclo de palestras sobre horror «Sustos às Sextas» | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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Nyarlathotep: The Rats in the Walls

Nyarlathotep: The Rats in the Walls | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"It was the eldritch scurrying of those fiend-born rats, always questing for new horrors, and determined to lead me on even unto those grinning caverns of earth's centre where Nyarlathotep, the mad...
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What Happened Aboard History's Most Baffling Ghost Ship?

What Happened Aboard History's Most Baffling Ghost Ship? | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
When the merchant ship Mary Celeste set sail from New York on November 7, 1872, all signs pointed to an uneventful journey. When it was discovered just under a month later — completely abandoned, yet still in seaworthy condition, and with personal effects from its missing crew intact — it quickly entered maritime lore.
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From Dickens to Dracula | fifteeneightyfour

From Dickens to Dracula | fifteeneightyfour | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
There is no way to improve on Dracula. The poster for the new Dracula film features a battle-worn hero/archangel fighting for his family. Young,
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Studies in Gothic Fiction - Volume 3 Issue 2

Introduction: Exploring Gothic and/in Latin America Enrique Ajuria Ibarra (Guest Editor) Semillas de maldad. Early Latin American Gothic Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez Tropical Gothic: Cinematic...
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The Lovecraftsman: 6 stunning new illustrations of author H.P. Lovecraft

The Lovecraftsman: 6 stunning new illustrations of author H.P. Lovecraft | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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The Hideous Unknown of H.P. Lovecraft by Charles Baxter

The Hideous Unknown of H.P. Lovecraft by Charles Baxter | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
For adolescents, something about horror never goes out of style. They often feel an excited disgust upon learning how things really are, and their disgust is merely a notch away from the more thoroughgoing pleasures of horror. It is the closest they can come to the sublime.



Every teacher of creative writing in every American college and university is no doubt familiar with the tendency of young people, usually young ...
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Nosferatu Remix is Going to Happen! - Vampires.com

Nosferatu Remix is Going to Happen! - Vampires.com | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
A feature-film "remix" of the original horror classic NOSFERATU starring Doug Jones as the infamous Count Orlok!Doug Jones, amazing man that he is, has bee
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Baddies in books: Patrick Bateman, the all-American psycho

Baddies in books: Patrick Bateman, the all-American psycho | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
A monster in a designer suit, he is all the more shocking for having his villainy disguised in plain sight, writes James Smythe
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Carmilla, de Le Fanu, o conceito de subversão, abjeto e estranhamento no romance vampiresco (Adolfo José de Souza Frota)

“Carmilla, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, é considerada uma das primeiras narrativas de língua inglesa sobre o tema do vampirismo. Escrito em 1872, portanto 25 anos antes de Drácula, de Bram Stocker, o r...
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Review: Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines | The Gothic Imagination

Review: Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

Across the past two decades the classic Gothic figure of the Vampire has – despite their iconic solitary, elusive and secretive nature – hardly been out of the public eye since the release of Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1992. Since the early 1990s, Vampires of all shapes and leather-clad sizes have hit our small and big screens with varying levels of cult-pop impact: Interview with A Vampire (1994); Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Series, 1997-2003); Blade Trilogy (1998-2004); Ultraviolet  (Series, 1998); Angel (Series, 1999-2004) Underworld (Film Series, 2003-2012); Van Helsing (2004); True Blood (2008-2014); though I am loathe to include it, the notorious Twilight Saga(2008-2012); Daybreakers (2009); and of course the still ongoing teen-angst-fuelled The Vampire Diaries (2009-?). It would appear that Vampires have infected every vein of cultural output since their first literary appearance in Polidori’s The Vampyre in 1819.It is with this massive cultural circulation in mind that Aspasia Stephanou enters into a masterful discussion of the most iconic Vampiric substance: blood.

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The Gothic Life and Times of Horace Walpole

The Gothic Life and Times of Horace Walpole | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Two-hundred and fifty years ago, Horace Walpole published 'The Castle of Otranto,' a strange, campy book that’s widely considered to be the first Gothic novel. In real life, Walpole's family was be...
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Polish “Vampires” Discovered in Crypts, and They May Have Had Cholera

Polish “Vampires” Discovered in Crypts, and They May Have Had Cholera | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
For those who are avid viewers of works of independent horror films, many know that Poland is often the back-drop for some of the most terrifying tales of local folklore and blood-sucking creatures of the night. And there’s a reason behind the madness. Dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, stories of vampires have abounded in the region, leading to a uniquely deviant form of burials that are intended to keep proposed vampires in their crypts.
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Gothic Textures in Found Footage Horror Film | The Gothic Imagination

Gothic Textures in Found Footage Horror Film | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
“The Gothic”, Philip Brophy once wrote, “is attracted to decay like maggots to a corpse”. Having released a book earlier this year on found footage horror film, there’s a romance to Brophy’s quote that I can’t resist applying to the spectacular deterioration of the video image in this popular subgenre. The aesthetics of digital decay are so integral to this category that they have become a key element of its visual signature.
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Ceci Fyock's curator insight, December 9, 2014 1:33 AM

Amazing insight. I had never thought about it like that. Huh!

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The Art Of An MMO That Was Cancelled After NINE YEARS Of Development

The Art Of An MMO That Was Cancelled After NINE YEARS Of Development | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Erling Sævarsson is a freelance artist with over 15 years experience across games, advertising and film. He most recently spent six years working at CCP, on the ill-fated World of Darkness MMO, a game we will never get to play, but whose art we can at least appreciate.
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Why zombies suddenly have hearts and minds – Davia Sills – Aeon

Why zombies suddenly have hearts and minds – Davia Sills – Aeon | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The new zombie still eats brains, but it can think, emote and even fall in love. Why zombies with hearts and minds are on the rise
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The strange case of Robert Louis Stevenson - Telegraph

The strange case of Robert Louis Stevenson - Telegraph | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The story behind the great tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Lynne Truss’s top 10 gothic novels

Lynne Truss’s top 10 gothic novels | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
From ETA Hoffman to Wilkie Collins and even Saki, here are some of the best examples of a genre that has only recently been recognised as ‘proper’ literature
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Queensland Gothic: Richard Stanley’s ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ | The Gothic Imagination

Queensland Gothic: Richard Stanley’s ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

When Richard Stanley’s Hardware briefly hit Australian cinemas in the early 1990s, my Goth best friend was beside herself. A cameo by Fields of the Nephilim front man Carl McCoy sent her into subculturally-induced conniptions. If I recall correctly, there were even discussions about lining up for tickets to a movie that frankly would have been lucky to get twenty people on a busy night in the small Australian city where we lived. Like many of us at our high school worst, I confess I lied when I pretended I knew who McCoy was. Desperate to impress my enigmatic, black-clad friend, I mimicked her excitement and just played along.

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Prince Lestat: A Review of Anne Rice’s Return to Her Vampire Roots

Prince Lestat: A Review of Anne Rice’s Return to Her Vampire Roots | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
I was absolutely delighted when I heard that Anne Rice would be publishing a new book in her vampire series. I admit I was greatly disappointed by the Christ the Lord and Songs of the Seraphim book...
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The disturbing horror portraits of Danielle Tunstall (NSFW)

The disturbing horror portraits of Danielle Tunstall (NSFW) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Danielle Tunstall told Sploid that she is as a horror photographer who wants to share her psychosis with us. She lives up to her description. Her images are highly stylized, often bloody and always obsessively crafted. Sometimes there is a sexual component, but every time her photos are disturbing. NSFW.
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