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Aaron Worth on Machen’s Gothic Transmutations Thumbnail

Aaron Worth on Machen’s Gothic Transmutations

Posted by Timothy Jones on April 11, 2018 in Uncategorized tagged with ,

Last month, I had the opportunity to speak with novelist Phil Rickman as part of his BBC Radio Wales book programme, in an episode titled ‘Can horror fiction return from the dead?’. Its theme, as the title suggests, was horror’s sudden decline in popularity after the boom of the 1980s—a grisly case of ‘genre-cide,’ as Phil put it—as well as its future prospects for revivification. After an interview with Owen King—whose collaboration with his famous father (Sleeping Beauties) was in the end summed up as ‘occasionally a bit scary...but not horror’—Phil spoke with a pair of

Review: The Classic Horror Stories of H.P. Lovecraft, ed. Roger Luckhurst Thumbnail

Review: The Classic Horror Stories of H.P. Lovecraft, ed. Roger Luckhurst

Posted by James Campbell on April 08, 2013 in Reviews tagged with , , , ,

Lovecraft, H.P.  The Classic Horror Stories.  Ed. Roger Luckhurst.  Oxford University Press.  9 May 2013.  Hardback / Kindle. (Since this review refers to the Kindle e-book edition, I apologise in advance for the lack of page references.) Out this May from Oxford University Press, The Classic Horror Stories of H.P. Lovecraft – edited by Roger Luckhurst of Birkbeck College, University of London – collects nine of the most significant entries in Lovecraft’s ‘Cthulhu Mythos.’  By equating ‘classic’ with ‘Cthulhu’ the book takes a firm but justifiable stance towards t

John Harris Dunning and Nikhil Singh, Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers Thumbnail

John Harris Dunning and Nikhil Singh, Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers

Posted by Chloe Buckley on January 06, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , , , , , ,

Salem Brownstone is a relatively lengthy graphic novel that tells the story of orphan, Salem, who, on receiving a telegram informing him of his father’s death, inherits his father’s peculiar house and possessions and is plunged into a terrifying and dangerous mystery involving uncanny circus performers, shadow creatures, dark elders from another realm, and bizarre ritual magic. Initially, the images and tone of the novel place us in a film noir-cum-art-deco inspired universe, where everything is blanched, grey, ethereal and slightly out of kilter.