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

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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

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How to tell if you’re a Gothic or Gothic Romantic Hero

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Do you have a spare wife lying around? Perhaps in your attic?

Have you recently wrestled a bear (to save a pig thief), engaged in a naked pirate fight and escaped the clutches of a murderous prostitute and her gang?

Have you gambled away your fortune and given all your money to a fellow debtor?

Did you lose your girlfriend about a book ago and aren’t entirely sure where she’s gone?

Have you ever mysteriously disappeared for years only to come back rich and find that made absolutely no difference?

Have you ever rescued your lady love  only to lose her a day later after losing a duel with her dastardly uncle?

Did a servant actually rescue your love interest?

Have you murdered several of your previous wives?

Has your lady love been held prisoner in a half-ruined castle in the Apennines?

Did a mysterious old dude longing for…

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