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...

Neglected Monsters, or Why Frankenstein was a Terrible Father

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

John Polidori: Genesis of The Vampyre and the Byronic Hero

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John Polidori The Vampyre
DR KAJA FRANCK explores how the birth of Frankenstein also involved the creation of the first English vampire novel by John Polidori

Gothic: The Proper Setting for the Paranormal

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Gothic Eddie Brazil
EDDIE BRAZIL tells us why gothic landscapes and buildings are the perfect setting for a spooky film, literature and art...

Was Dracula’s Guest a prequel to Dracula?

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

Crimson Peak 2015 REVIEW

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Crimson Peak 2015 is the latest gothic thriller from Guillermo del Toro. ANN MASSEY takes a look...

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Taphephobia, The Fear of Being Buried Alive!

Premature Burials in England
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John Haigh: Walk in the Acid Bath Murderer’s bloody footsteps

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PETULA MITCHELL describes how the trial of Acid Bath murderer John Haigh affected her West Sussex home town in the 1940s

Southend-on-Sea, Essex: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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TRACY MONGER heads to ghostly Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England, to explore its haunted places...