Top 10 ‘Victorian Gothic’ Artworks

Hello everyone, Thank you to all those who voted on Twitter and Facebook for what I should do for my Halloween special- it came to a tie-breaker between Horror vs Gothic and Top 10 Gothic Artworks. Only one vote separated the votes ans although Horror vs Gothic won, I was also looking forward to posting this…

Bram Stoker’s Dracula – touring production 2018 review

    Being one of the most beloved Gothic and horror novels of all time, Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker is infamous for ‘creating’ the iconic vampire figure, Count Dracula. Therefore, it is no surprise that such a novel would have been adapted over the years into various productions, films, television series, etc, with one…

Horror vs Gothic – Halloween Special

Hello ghosts and ghouls, werewolves and witches, vampires and – you get the picture… HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I wouldn’t be a very good blogger if I didn’t take advantage of Halloween! I did a poll on twitter as to what you would like my Halloween special to be about, and you voted Horror vs Gothic! Thank…

Gothic Fantasy: Bram Stoker, Horror Stories – A review

Good afternoon horror fanatics and gothic ghouls! Today I will be reviewing Gothic Fantasy: Bram Stoker, Horror Stories, published by Flame Tree Press earlier this year with a foreword by Dr. Catherine Wynne. I will be reviewing this specific collection as a whole, with details of how to purchase a copy after my review Blurb…

10 facts you didn’t know about Lord Byron!

Hello there spooks and spooklings! If you’re here, I suspect it’s because you want to get to know Lord Byron a little bit more! This figure, donning the term ‘Byronic’ if one of the most influential people in history! Born George Gordon Byron, 22 January 1788, Byron had more than his fair share of drama…

The Haunting of Hill House – terrifying or trying? A review

With Netflix announcing that The Haunting of Hill House will be hitting our screens shortly, I thought it would be a good time to talk about one of the most notoriously talked about horror novels of our time, you guessed it – Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. How did I feel about the…

Why not a parrot? The Gothic bird in Edgar Allan Poe’s, The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, (1845) is one of the most well-known works of Poe’s to date. Yet, it was not this poem that made the raven specifically Gothic. The raven has a long history of being considered a, what we now call, Gothic bird, ranging from mythology to historical origins. Before I go on,…