2011 March

Teen Wolf: Say it isn’t so Thumbnail

Teen Wolf: Say it isn’t so

Posted by Glennis Byron on March 31, 2011 in News tagged with ,

I would like to think that someone is pulling an early April Fool's stunt on us, but suppose that's too much to hope for. MTV's Teen Wolf - a remake of the Michael J. Fox film - begins on June 5th

Rodrigo Cortes’s ‘Red Lights’ Thumbnail

Rodrigo Cortes’s ‘Red Lights’

Posted by Glennis Byron on March 30, 2011 in News tagged with ,

A poster has been released for Red Lights, find the upcoming film from Buried director Rodrigo Cortés, that should spark some interest.  The film stars Robert De Niro as a psychic being investigated by a psychologist (Sigourney Weaver).

Peter Ackroyd, The English Ghost Thumbnail

Peter Ackroyd, The English Ghost

Posted by Daniel Bergen on March 29, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , ,

Tales of hauntings occupy a unique space in the realm of storytelling. Whether they are being told by close friends around dying autumn campfires, whispered by children under blankets after the lights are extinguished, or shared by relatives at a traditional holiday gathering, accounts of ghosts almost always explicitly acknowledge a lack of belief on the part of the audience.

David R. Castillo, Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities Thumbnail

David R. Castillo, Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities

Posted by Natasha Simonova on March 25, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , ,

David R. Castillo’s study announces itself as a ‘gallery of horrors’ curated from Early Modern literature, akin to the Wunderkammern (cabinets of curiosities) assembled by Renaissance collectors...

Update on The Crimson Petal and the White Thumbnail

Update on The Crimson Petal and the White

Posted by Glennis Byron on March 24, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

The List has an interview with Michel Faber discussing, among other things, the upcoming production of The Crimson Petal and the White.

HPLHS’s The Whisperer in Darkness Thumbnail

HPLHS’s The Whisperer in Darkness

Posted by Glennis Byron on March 24, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

The European premiere of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's production of The Whisperer in Darkness is coming Friday, 1 April 2011 at the Belfast Horror Film Festival...

Jeremy Dyson and Ramsey Campbell read at Waterstones Liverpool One on Wednesday March 30 Thumbnail

Jeremy Dyson and Ramsey Campbell read at Waterstones Liverpool One on Wednesday March 30

Posted by Glennis Byron on March 23, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

Join celebrated writers Jeremy Dyson (League of Gentlemen, Ghost Stories) and Ramsey Campbell (The House on Nazareth Hill, Grin of the Dark) at Waterstones in Liverpool ONE as they each read a deliciously dark tale of the macabre between 6-7pm on Wednesday 30 March.

‘I should like to spend my whole life in reading it’: the resurrection of the Northanger ‘horrid’ novels Thumbnail

‘I should like to spend my whole life in reading it’: the resurrection of the Northanger ‘horrid’ novels

Posted by maxfincher on March 22, 2011 in Dr Max Fincher, Guest Blog tagged with

Perhaps like many lovers of the Gothic, the first time I came across the Gothic novel was by reading Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey as a teenager. Against my better judgment, I found myself attracted to the character of the risqué and socially gregarious Isabella Thorpe rather than to the naive Catherine Moorland whom Isabella ‘corrupts’ in Bath by introducing her to the pleasure of reading Gothic fiction and men. I read The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) by Ann Radcliffe and then The Monk (1796) by Matthew Lewis. But the reading list of novels that Isabella recommends to Catherine, I coul

New and forthcoming books Thumbnail

New and forthcoming books

Posted by Glennis Byron on March 21, 2011 in Blog tagged with

our latest selection of new and forthcoming books

Guest speaker: Professor Sue Zlosnik on Patrick McGrath (Stirling event) Thumbnail

Guest speaker: Professor Sue Zlosnik on Patrick McGrath (Stirling event)

Posted by Glennis Byron on March 21, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

We're delighted to announce that Sue Zlosnik, Professor of Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, will be coming to Stirling to speak on Patrick McGrath this Wednesday, March 23, 2011.