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Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume 4: An Interview with Helen Marshall | Weird Fiction Review

Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume 4: An Interview with Helen Marshall | Weird Fiction Review | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Undertow Publication’s Year’s Best Weird Fiction series. Each year we’ve interviewed the guest editor—our first interview was with both Laird Barron and Michael Kelly, then we interviewed Kathe Koja, and last year we spoke with Simon Strantzas. This year is no exception. Today we have an interview …
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Gothic Bible: In the beginning there was ‘A Gothic Story’

Gothic Bible: In the beginning there was ‘A Gothic Story’ | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
In the beginning, there was ‘A Gothic Story,’ and it was…entertaining, to say the least. Or, to quote a recent review of thi
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The Mysteries of London: The Forgotten Gothic Victorian Classic

The Mysteries of London: The Forgotten Gothic Victorian Classic | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
How does one even begin to write about George W. M. Reynold’s mammoth classic The Mysteries of London (1844)? The new Valancourt press edition that I recently read is two volumes and runs around 2,300 pages. It may be the longest novel in the English language after Richardson’s Clarissa (1748). It may also be one…
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The Good Girl: Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Evolving Ideals of Feminine Conduct

The Good Girl: Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Evolving Ideals of Feminine Conduct | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Gothic Victorian literature has a rather interesting formula when it comes to our women in horror: the woman in question is either punished for impure behavior, or she is attempted to be saved by the heroes as a way to uphold virtue. Usually, she exists as a demonstration of some sort
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How Do You Write a Horror Novel When Your Dad Is Stephen King?

How Do You Write a Horror Novel When Your Dad Is Stephen King? | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Joe Hill's books are critically lauded, commercially successful. People love them. And in the not-too-distant future, Hollywood is going to bring Hill's work to the screen.
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Junji Ito: A Voz do Terror - aCalopsia

Junji Ito: A Voz do Terror - aCalopsia | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Grande mestre do terror, Junji Ito parece ser desconhecido por cá. Além fronteiras, a ECC Ediciones está a editar a sua obra completa.
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Finding Refuge in a Queer Vampire Novella

Finding Refuge in a Queer Vampire Novella | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Sometimes a book is a forbidden thing, even as it stands visible, for years, on the shelf, accumulating dust and the translucent bones of little spiders,
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Inside The World of Lore: A Spooky Podcast Jumps to Page and Screen

Inside The World of Lore: A Spooky Podcast Jumps to Page and Screen | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Aaron Mahnke—the creator, writer, and voice of —is having a busy October. The podcast at the centre of that buzz has slowly become a juggernaut, with some 6
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On Horror, Heavy Metal, and Why We Love to Be Scared

On Horror, Heavy Metal, and Why We Love to Be Scared | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
I was eight years old when I first encountered the movie poster for It's Alive hanging in the lobby of the local mall theater. The poster's central visual
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An 1897 Review of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

An 1897 Review of Bram Stoker’s Dracula | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” * “A writer who attempts in the nineteenth century to rehabilitate the ancient legends of the were-wolf and the vampire has …
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The Original Master of Ghost Stories

The Original Master of Ghost Stories | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Cynthia Zarin on the supernatural tales of the English author and academic M. R. James, whose “Complete Ghost Stories” were reprinted this year by Macmillan.
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'The Blair Witch Project' Being Developed into a Series - Bloody Disgusting

'The Blair Witch Project' Being Developed into a Series - Bloody Disgusting | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
While it may look as if the Blair Witch was killed by an awful box office flop last September, she's still looking for new ways to haunt the woods in Maryl
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IFC Acquires 'Mary Shelley' Biopic Ahead of AFM - Bloody Disgusting

IFC Acquires 'Mary Shelley' Biopic Ahead of AFM - Bloody Disgusting | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Mary Shelley, the British-set costume drama starring Maisie Williams ("Game of Thrones") and Elle Fanning about the 18 year-old author who penned one of th
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"The State of Weird" by Helen Marshall | Weird Fiction Review

"The State of Weird" by Helen Marshall | Weird Fiction Review | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The following essay is a reflection on the nature of weird fiction by author and editor Helen Marshall, which serves as the introduction to Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 4. We also have an interview up today with Marshall about editing the fourth volume in the series. — The Editors *** I come to this …
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Os desdobramentos estéticos do medo cósmico: o riso bakhtiniano, o horror lovecraftiano (Júlio França e João Pedro Bellas)

Os desdobramentos estéticos do medo cósmico: o riso bakhtiniano, o horror lovecraftiano (Júlio França e João Pedro Bellas) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"O artigo propõe a comparação entre as noções de “medo cósmico” formuladas por H. P. Lovecraft (2007) e Mikhail Bakhtin (2010), com especial atenção aos seus desdobramentos estéticos: no primeiro caso, o sublime de orientação burkeana observável na reflexão crítica e na ficção do escritor norte-americano; no segundo, a teoria do grotesco proposta pelo ensaísta russo…
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Best Horror Movies of All Time - 1970s - Bloody Disgusting

Best Horror Movies of All Time - 1970s - Bloody Disgusting | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Best Horror Movies of All Time – 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / 2000s / 2010s One of the most defining decades in horror was the 1970s. Gone was the free-loving s
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A Lavishly Illuminated Medieval Bestiary Goes Online

A Lavishly Illuminated Medieval Bestiary Goes Online | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The Aberdeen Bestiary is filled with paintings of animals that illustrate tales of moral behavior. You can now page through it online.
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Lovecraftian Scientists – Astronomers from Beyond the Wall of Sleep

Lovecraftian Scientists – Astronomers from Beyond the Wall of Sleep | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
In Lovecraft’s tale “Beyond the Wall of Sleep” the entity that possesses Joe Slate leaves his body and in a semi-corporeal state travels through the cosmos to battle Algol, the Demon-Star.  In an intriguing move that will become a staple of Lovecraft’s fiction, he links an actual scientific discovery to a specific instance in this…
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Brian Keene’s History of Horror Fiction: Chapter One: Not the Man for the Job

Brian Keene’s History of Horror Fiction: Chapter One: Not the Man for the Job | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Brian Keene debuts his new Cemetery Dance column, Brian Keene's History of Horror Fiction, with chapter one: "Not the Man for the Job."
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The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe - Bloody Disgusting

The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe - Bloody Disgusting | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
On October 7, 1849, prolific horror writer Edgar Allan Poe died of mysterious causes in a secluded hospital room in Baltimore, Maryland. His death caused a
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Literary Witches, From Angela Carter to Zora Neale Hurston

Literary Witches, From Angela Carter to Zora Neale Hurston | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The following is excerpted from Literary Witches, an illustrated celebration of the radical creativity, originality, and empowerment of beloved witchy writers.
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Infographic: Horror Stories and Legends From Around The World - Dread Central

Infographic: Horror Stories and Legends From Around The World - Dread Central | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Infographic: Horror Stories and Legends From Around The World
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Hear 14 Hours of Weird H.P. Lovecraft Stories on Halloween: “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Dunwich Horror” & More

Hear 14 Hours of Weird H.P. Lovecraft Stories on Halloween: “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Dunwich Horror” & More | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Once it gets dark, consider firing up this 14-hour Spotify playlist of H.P. Lovecraft audiobooks.
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26º Wave Gotik Treffen: Leipzig 2017. Dia 2, 3 e 4 (Sábado, Domingo e Segunda)

26º Wave Gotik Treffen:  Leipzig 2017. Dia 2, 3 e 4 (Sábado, Domingo e Segunda) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Portal Gótico - Espaço de encontro com as notícias da subcultura Gótica e demais movimentos associados
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The History of Horror

The History of Horror | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Sometimes, we just love to be scared. Especially this time of year, when Halloween has us ready to meet some monsters and explore that flimsy boundary between life and death. But fear is only fun w…
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