amwriting, TV/Film Review

Gothic/Horror Families

While I'm writing THE DAY WE ATE GRANDAD, I'm also having fun with re-watching/re-reading Horror and Gothic families (blood family + found family!) I'm a big Rob Zombie fan so a lot of them are from his films, but I love the moments of banter and bits where we get to see the relationship dynamics… Continue reading Gothic/Horror Families

Longread, TV/Film Review, vampires

Halloween Special: 1931 Dracula

In this Halloween Special, I'm watching Tod Browning's Dracula (1931) and doing the commentary for it. It's just over an hour long, so if you want to watch along with me, grab yourself a copy, and I'll count you in - 3, 2, 1, GO! listen now Stream it https://videopress.com/v/smI0ilJk?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata If you want to leave… Continue reading Halloween Special: 1931 Dracula

Gothic Fiction, TV/Film Review, welsh gothic

Welsh Gothic: Language

The question of language in Welsh Gothic has undergone a shift since 1997 and the implementation of the Welsh Government's Welsh Language policies. It is no longer a site of contest, but protected in law and promoted across the country. It is visible on all official signs, official forms are bilingual, and schools where Welsh… Continue reading Welsh Gothic: Language

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

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