amwriting, Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, world building

NEW!! Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea

New eBook! Free to Newsletter Subscribers Buy from Amazon (you can just change .co.uk in the URL to .com or .fr etc manually, and you'll land up on the same product)! Buy from Smashwords!Add to your Goodreads Library! A very short companion book to the Pagham-on-Sea 'verse, Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea Vol. I is now available… Continue reading NEW!! Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea

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

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

Longread, TV/Film Review, werewolves

Werewolf Films: 1970-1979 Part II

This is the longest section: crime/thriller horror films intended as straight horror, some of which were police procedurals too, and some were based on real life serial killers. I also cover exploitation films here too, but CW for... everything, from on-camera real life rodent torture/death to sexual assault and torment of a disabled person. Links… Continue reading Werewolf Films: 1970-1979 Part II

Book Review, Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

Welsh Gothic Tropes V: The Sin-Eater

Introduction The Sin-Eater was a Welsh export to America, now so forgotten in Wales and so connected with Appalachia, that most Welsh might now consider it to be an American phenomenon, rather than a part of their own history. The Sin-Eater has their* own chapter in Jane Aaron's Welsh Gothic (Chapter 6) and this is… Continue reading Welsh Gothic Tropes V: The Sin-Eater