Tag: Gothic

Mary Shelley and The Birth of Frankenstein

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SARAH PARKIN examines how England's greatest gothic horror novel Frankenstein came to be and its affect when it was released...
Mary Shelley Frankenstein

Neglected Monsters, or Why Frankenstein was a Terrible Father

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DR KAJA FRANCK marks International Women's Day by looking at Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, still politically relevant 200 years on...
John Polidori The Vampyre

John Polidori: Genesis of The Vampyre and the Byronic Hero

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DR KAJA FRANCK explores how the birth of Frankenstein also involved the creation of the first English vampire novel by John Polidori
Gothic Eddie Brazil

Gothic: The Proper Setting for the Paranormal

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EDDIE BRAZIL tells us why gothic landscapes and buildings are the perfect setting for a spooky film, literature and art...
Dracula's Guest

Was Dracula’s Guest a prequel to Dracula?

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KAJA FRANCK ponders whether the Dracula's Guest short story was really a prequel to Dracula

Crimson Peak 2015 REVIEW

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ANN O'REGAN takes a look at the latest gothic thriller from Guillermo del Toro

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Henry Bertram Starr, the case of the Blackpool Ripper

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Henry Bertram Starr became known as the Blackpool Ripper following the vicious 1903 killing of his wife, guest writer ZOWIE SWAN says