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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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Review: Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic –

Review: Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic – | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Werewolves, Wolves  and the Gothic Edited by Robert McKay and John Miller. (Wales: University of Wales Press, 2017. 272 pages). ISBN 9781786831026 The eleven essays in McKay and Miller’s Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic focus on a creature that has already been analysed critically in a number of texts in terms of the social anxieties…
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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 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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Mystery by Gaslight: Victorian Gothic, Then and Now

Mystery by Gaslight: Victorian Gothic, Then and Now | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Victorians loved a good mystery. Crime and the detection of it came into focus in 1842, when the Metropolitan Police Force created a separate department dedicated to investigation. These new ‘detec…
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The Master of Body Horror: A David Cronenberg Horror Retrospective - Bloody Disgusting

The Master of Body Horror: A David Cronenberg Horror Retrospective - Bloody Disgusting | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Horror master David Cronenberg is hitting a major milestone on March 15th, with his 75th birthday. The Canadian born writer, director, and actor was a majo
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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

At the Mountains of Madness, Part 2: The Geology of the Mountains of Madness | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
 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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5 Classic Horror Films That Didn’t Get Much Oscars Acclaim - The New York Times

5 Classic Horror Films That Didn’t Get Much Oscars Acclaim - The New York Times | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
“Get Out” is the latest horror film to garner several Oscar nominations, but the Academy has a history of snubbing movies from that genre.
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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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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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Horror: Defining the Genre, Sub-genres, Styles, and More

Horror: Defining the Genre, Sub-genres, Styles, and More | 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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Cinestate Reviving Fangoria Magazine - Bloody Disgusting

Cinestate Reviving Fangoria Magazine - Bloody Disgusting | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Some very exciting news in the horror world as Fangoria Magazine is returning from the dead under new ownership. Last night, a teaser video launched on the
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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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Overview of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies' I Am Legend Talk

Overview of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies' I Am Legend Talk | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Overview of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies' I Am Legend Talk
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Unearthed And Untold: Pet Sematary doc fascinating look into filmmaking

Unearthed And Untold: Pet Sematary doc fascinating look into filmmaking | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The novel Pet Sematary is one of Stephen King's most personal stories. A tale of tragedy grief turning to madness. Let's get unearthed and untold..
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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 Internet's Erzsébet Báthory Obsession

The Internet's Erzsébet Báthory Obsession | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
In 1996, the internet was young, and nobody was much concerned with Erzsébet Báthory, a Hungarian countess who lived and died and possibly murdered hundreds of servant girls at the turn of the seve…
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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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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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St. David's Day: Celebrating Welsh horror writer and mystic Arthur Machen

St. David's Day: Celebrating Welsh horror writer and mystic Arthur Machen | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Today is 1 March, which this year plays host to both World Book Day and St. David's Day, the latter honouring Wales's patron saint and the subject of today's Google Doodle.
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Story Unboxed 007: The Box by Jack Ketchum (Feat. Guest Co-host Castle Rock Radio’s Max Booth III) –

Story Unboxed 007: The Box by Jack Ketchum (Feat. Guest Co-host Castle Rock Radio’s Max Booth III) – | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
In this very special episode of the This Is Horror Podcast we present the seventh instalment of Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing. Story Unboxed is usually a podcast reserve…
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Copies of Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein text to be published | Books | The Guardian

Copies of Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein text to be published | Books | The Guardian | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Shelley spent nine months by Lake Geneva writing the story of the bringing to life of a monster
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New Horror Fan Documentary 'Fear Man' Released Free on Amazon Prime - Bloody Disgusting

New Horror Fan Documentary 'Fear Man' Released Free on Amazon Prime - Bloody Disgusting | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The feeling of horror is universal, but every experience of horror is personal. We have a handful of regular contributors here on Bloody Disgusting, and on
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