genre, Gothic Fiction, TV/Film Review, Uncategorized, Wales

Welsh Gothic in Film: House of the Long Shadows

House of the Long Shadows (1983) starred Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John Carradine, four heavyweights of horror, who apparently didn't even read the script before they agreed to be in it. It suited them perfectly: a gory, campy romp in a dark mansion full of terrors, a twisted family secret and a… Continue reading Welsh Gothic in Film: House of the Long Shadows

folklore, Pagham-verse, The Crows

Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea: Jennet, Jenny and Pinnie-Pen

A folktale from Pagham-on-Sea, recorded by Rev. J. D. Allardyce (1904). There's a tale told of Barrow Field though no folk believe on it now, of the time Old Joss Hunderby went widdershins around the largest of the barrows there after a lamb, and before he knew what was what a door opened in the… Continue reading Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea: Jennet, Jenny and Pinnie-Pen

Pagham-verse, Uncategorized, undead, vampires, world building

Pagham-on-Sea: Dark Tourism

Why come to Pagham-on-Sea? Well, if you're a big vampire fan with money to burn but can't afford a weekend in one of the bigger, more expensive cities like London where the upmarket vampire scene is pretty elitist, then Pagham-on-Sea has several B&Bs and a TravelInn. There are three vampire-owned clubs in the town and… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Dark Tourism

Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, undead, vampires

The Undead of Pagham-on-Sea: Lychgates

Most people think vampires when they think of the undead, but the truth is that the undead communities are diverse and far from homogenous. Even the ghoul community has its complexities, although they are pretty close to zombies when their brain functions deteriorate through hunger. This post is going to look at how newly undead… Continue reading The Undead of Pagham-on-Sea: Lychgates

TV/Film Review, werewolves

Werewolf Films: 1970-1979 Part III

Horror Comedy In Mexico, the werewolf was still a horror-comedy staple, and two films of 1973 came out to further cement it as a figure of fun that is defeated by Mexican wrestlers and kids. Chabelo Y Pepito Contra Los Monstruos Pelicula (1973) is a family film where two young Boy Scouts go up against… Continue reading Werewolf Films: 1970-1979 Part III