Mummies have been popping up everywhere in my life lately. Not literally, like turning around to find them shambling down the street behind me or accidentally disturbing their peaceful slumber in a dark corner of the closet, but in many fictional formats. I’ve discovered mummies in board games […]
It takes a special sort of person to be haunted. It also takes a special sort of person to be a haunting. This is the unquiet thing looking up at me from the bottom of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, although I’ll admit that reading is influenced […]
At The Hindu friend of the Gutter Aditi Sen and Alok Sharma write about Dracula’s roots in Indian literature and comics. “The vampire — that undead creature of the night, half-human, half-bat, thriving on blood — every culture has one in its lore. And this explains the universal […]
BBC Radio 4 produces “The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula.” Listen to Sherlock Holmes investigate Dracula in BBC Radio’s 1981 production of “Sherlock Holmes vs Dracula.” And Orson Welles and Agnes Moorehead star in the Mercury Theater of the Air’s production of “Dracula.”
BBC Radio 4 has “Hammer Horror’s the Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula” as part of its Fright Night programming for Halloween. While you wait for it to air, you can listen to Owen Teale’s reading of The Omen.
Folk horror is one of those nebulous sub-genres that seems, when one first sets out to define it, relatively simple. Yet the longer one dwells on it, the more one is exposed to it, the more complicated the definition becomes, until at last one simply throws up one’s […]