Gothic Fiction, folklore, nonfiction

Hungarian Cannibal Gang: 1782 (Part 2 of 2: The Story)

Now we've delved into the sources and a bit of context, here's a version of this story rewritten from the British newspaper reports! This is not the story "as it happened", and I'm also not really interested in whether this was hysteria or not, this is just my own version of the story as a… Continue reading Hungarian Cannibal Gang: 1782 (Part 2 of 2: The Story)

vampires, folklore, nonfiction

Hungarian Cannibal Gang Case: 1782 (Part 1 of 2: The Sources)

In my research for the 18thC Slasher WiP I'm co-writing, now titled REDSTONE; OR, THE 'BLOODY BEACH' MURDERS, I came across a case of a cannibal gang reported in the Reading Mercury under the Foreign Affairs section. This article is the extended version of the report that came out in July 1782, detailing the execution… Continue reading Hungarian Cannibal Gang Case: 1782 (Part 1 of 2: The Sources)