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The 7 Creepiest Manor Houses in Mystery

The 7 Creepiest Manor Houses in Mystery | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
When I was twelve years old, I stumbled upon two authors in the adult section of the library that changed my life and directed my reading tastes for years to come. For years my parents would only l…
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8 Essential Horror Comics You Must Read! - Bloody Disgusting

8 Essential Horror Comics You Must Read! - Bloody Disgusting | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Superheroes may have the biggest share of the market when it comes to comic books, but horror isn’t far behind. It makes sense, because horror is a very vi
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The Supernatural Tales Blog: International (Spooky) Women's Day

The Supernatural Tales Blog: International (Spooky) Women's Day | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
A blog about ghost stories, weird fiction, quiet horror, and related matters.
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At the Mountains of Madness, Part 2: The Geology of the Mountains of Madness

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 At the Mountains of Madness, concept art by Mcrassusart. The Miskatonic University Expedition to Antarctica was lead by Professor William Dyer of the Geology Department at Miskatonic. Thus, is it not surprising that a large component of the Expedition was dedicated to “…securing deep-level specimens of rock and soil from various parts of the Antarctic…
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Sex, jealousy and gender: Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca 80 years on | Books | The Guardian

Sex, jealousy and gender: Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca 80 years on | Books | The Guardian | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Du Maurier’s bestselling novel reveals much about the author’s fluid sexuality – her ‘Venetian tendencies’ – and about being a boy stuck in the wrong body, writes Olivia Laing
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15 of the Creepiest Children in Literature | Literary Hub

15 of the Creepiest Children in Literature | Literary Hub | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Let's face it: children can be pretty scary. Think about it: they're like regular humans, only tiny, with slightly out-of-proportion heads and T-Rex arms. (Your kid is great, though.) Of course, some of the creepiest, weirdest, and most fucked-up children can be found in the pages of your favorite books, and to that
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13 of the Most Influential Female Horror Authors of All Time

13 of the Most Influential Female Horror Authors of All Time | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
They may be the greatest female horror authors of all time, but I'll let you decide that. Regardless, these women have helped shape the genre, and for that we are in their debt.
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20 Women in Horror: Recommended Reading

20 Women in Horror: Recommended Reading | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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As Frankenstein celebrates his 200th birthday, we ask: what makes the original sci-fi monster such a timeless creation?

As Frankenstein celebrates his 200th birthday, we ask: what makes the original sci-fi monster such a timeless creation? | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
It’s the urtext of science fiction. The Rosetta stone. The book responsible for the genre’s vocabulary – establishing its themes, announcing its promise. Tales of speculative fiction were told before Frankenstein (AKA Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus), which was first published over 200 years ago, on 1 January 1818, but it was author Mary Shelley who launched SF as a viable means of mainstream storytelling. Before HG Wells wrote of Martians invading Earth, before Jules Verne made Captain Nemo the scourge of the planet’s oceans, a teenage girl conceived of a man, Victor Frankenstein, who tried to create life, but instead birthed a monster. Shelley’s story began in June of 1816, when she and her husband, the Romantic poet Percy Shelley, challenged each other and their friends Lord Byron and Doctor John Polidori to frighten each other with original ghost stories over the course of three days at Villa Diodati, Byron’s mansion in Switze
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At the Mountains of Madness, Part 1: Lovecraft’s Continent

At the Mountains of Madness, Part 1: Lovecraft’s Continent | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
While we had record low temperatures throughout a large portion of the United States at the turn of the new year, its nothing compared to some of the low temperatures and high winds experienced on Antarctica, the continent where Lovecraft’s tale At the Mountains of Madness takes place. As Joshi describes in this comprehensive biography…
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Mary Shelley: Abandoned by Her Creator and Rejected by Society

Mary Shelley: Abandoned by Her Creator and Rejected by Society | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
When Frankenstein was first published in 1818, many readers were shocked. What could be more appalling than the tale of a mad scientist creating life? What kind of person would write such a terrible story? Critics believed the novel was hostile to religion, as it depicted a human being attempting to appropriate the
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I read it. I can see how it would be shocking and "over the top" for people then. I would not have read it, would probably have protested it being in print, if this were 100+ years ago when it was first in print.
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Gothic Bible: The Theo-Aesthetics of the Early British Gothic

Gothic Bible: The Theo-Aesthetics of the Early British Gothic | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The following post by Holly Hirst is part of an ongoing 'Gothic Bible Blog Series' and part of the Gothic Bible project,
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8 Books About Witches and Spirits That Will Bring Magic to Your Life

Stories about witches, mediums, spellworkers, and the ghosts they invoke can tell us a lot about the mundane world
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The It factor: Why horror has risen from the grave | Stuff.co.nz

The It factor: Why horror has risen from the grave | Stuff.co.nz | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
OPINION: Whether you like your scares subtle and supernatural, or as an all-out in-your-face splatter fest, horror is definitely having a moment.
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Small scream: why TV's horror shows are scarily bad | Television & radio | The Guardian

Small scream: why TV's horror shows are scarily bad | Television & radio | The Guardian | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The development of a series based on The Blair Witch Project suggests a terrifyingly misjudged idea and highlights a problem with genre TV
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Du Maurier's Rebecca at 80: why we will always return to Manderley

Du Maurier's Rebecca at 80: why we will always return to Manderley | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Once dismissed as a mere 'love story', Daphne du Maurier's masterpiece has transfixed generations of readers.
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Horror: Defining the Genre, Sub-genres, Styles, and More

Horror: Defining the Genre, Sub-genres, Styles, and More | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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Max Ernst’s Collage Novels Are Part Séance, Part Victorian Underworld, and All Uncanny

Max Ernst’s Collage Novels Are Part Séance, Part Victorian Underworld, and All Uncanny | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Ernst’s trailblazing “collage novels" employ the dreamlike conjunction — the fusion or juxtaposition of unlike elements whose collision makes perfect sense, in a free-associated way.
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The folktale resurgence

The folktale resurgence | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
From the #FolkloreThursday Twitter hashtag that became a global event, to a new effort to map the UK’s folktales, stories of legends and traditions are being rebooted for the 21st century
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When Women Channeled the Dead to be Heard | JSTOR Daily

When Women Channeled the Dead to be Heard | JSTOR Daily | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Spiritualism was one of the nineteenth-century's most successful religious innovations, a movement of individuals who yearned for a religion which united mysticism and science.
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In Memorium: Jack Ketchum is Dead; Reflections From His “Idiot Bastard Son”

In Memorium: Jack Ketchum is Dead; Reflections From His “Idiot Bastard Son” | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Turner Mojico remembers the late Jack Ketchum exclusively on Cemetery Dance Online.
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13 Fascinating Facts About Edgar Allan Poe

13 Fascinating Facts About Edgar Allan Poe | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
In honor of Edgar Allan Poe's 209th birthday, I have amassed this list of 13 (spooky!) facts about Poe's life and death that may be unfamiliar to you. Odds are, most genuine Poe enthusiasts are familiar with some of these, but I'm hopeful that this piece may enlighten my readers, who may b
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Celebrating Dallas Mayr: The Wisdom of Jack Ketchum (1946–2018)

Celebrating Dallas Mayr: The Wisdom of Jack Ketchum (1946–2018) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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