Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, Uncategorized

Wyrd Wednesday: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I took line 5b from Old English poem 'The Wanderer' as the tagline for The Crows because it is at the heart of the fatalistic themes of death and fate: death is inevitable, and Carrie, unbeknownst to her but very much beknownst to Ricky Porter, has 33 days left to live from when the book… Continue reading Wyrd Wednesday: Wyrd bið ful aræd

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

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

Uncategorized

The Enthusiast’s Guide to Spotting Murder Ladies

I can’t stop loving murder ladies (or writing them, it seems), so please enjoy this blog post from Dr Sam Hirst and go follow this blog for more top notch Gothic content. Welcome to our discrete guide for the discerning. Many of you will have turned to us because you are simply exhausted by the… Continue reading The Enthusiast’s Guide to Spotting Murder Ladies

TV/Film Review, Uncategorized, werewolves

Werewolf Films: 1970-1979 Part I

The '70s was a decade of B-movie joy, so there were a LOT of werewolf films. One or two were even critically acclaimed. From Argentina to Bollywood, with links to several full features on Dailymotion and YouTube, there's a film here for your every mood (as long as you speak Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and/or Hindi,… Continue reading Werewolf Films: 1970-1979 Part I