A woman leans against a tree as bats swirl in front of a full moon. Her long hair is loose, her nails perfect and she surely is wearing a robe from her coven (indicated by the star pendant hanging from her neck) or the trance nightgown she had […]
The Welcome to Night Vale podcast has enjoyed incredible success, spawning several worldwide live tours, a novel, two volumes of podcast transcripts, and a ton of exciting tie-in merch on their website. I, for one, definitely want the shorts that say “creepy” on the butt. Written by the […]
Carol Borden has been summoned to mysterious gathering of sorcerers in a haunted castle this week and so she is covering herself with a non-comics piece about the 1963 film, The Raven. One of my favorite things about American International Productions is their opening credit sequences. While low-budget, […]
In honor of director Mario Bava’s birthday, Shudder TV is having a Bava-thon with nine of his classic horror films chosen by friend of the Gutter Colin Geddes streaming free online all weekend. See the line-up here and watch here.
This week’s Guest Star Kate Laity writes about the television adaptation of Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell. Laity is an author, Medieval Studies scholar and History Witch. At Edge-Lit 4, my publisher, Adele Wearing of Fox Spirit Books, was on a panel about Grimdark. What is ‘grim dark?’ […]
I’m not much for making New Year’s resolutions. The idea of a chance to reset the clock on things I keep meaning to do more consistently or successfully than I ever seem to manage is appealing, but it seems like a bit of a gimmick to me. It’s […]