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Movies for October – A Touch of Gothic

Gothic fiction is well known for emphasis on mood and setting. This made it a natural for translation into film. Gothic fiction is in fact largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror. Its origin is attributed to English author Horace Walpole, with … Continue reading

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Occult Investigators – Carnacki the Ghost Finder

Years ago at a science fiction convention a kindly book dealer introduced me to William Hope Hodgson and Carnacki the Ghost Finder. I had picked up a copy of House on the Borderland for my collection and he suggested I … Continue reading

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A Month for Ghost Stories – The Golden Age

The period from the 1880s to the 1920s is widely considered the ‘golden age’ of the ghost story. My personal feeling is the period is somewhat wider than that but it’s certainly true ghost story writing proliferated in that time. In … Continue reading

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Samurai and the Supernatural

For those who have never heard of creepypasta, let me explain. It has nothing to do with food. Creepypastas are horror related stories or images that have been copy-and-pasted around the internet. They began on message boards and forums. The entries … Continue reading

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And Then There’s Weird Tales

All the characters of the costume parade, the werewolf, the vampire,  the bandaged mummy or the staring zombie showed up in the pages of Weird Tales the infamous pulp fiction magazine. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu stories first appeared in Weird Tales and Robert E … Continue reading

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