At Crime Reads, Emily Arsenault writes about poltergeist experiences, Tina Resch and Marcia Goodin. “For any poltergeist case, the first question is always: What was the actual cause? Ghost or supernatural force? An adolescent’s emotional turbulence? A fake? As I spent more time with these cases, however, I […]
At CrimeReads, Claire Whitfield considers misleading characters and murderers hiding in plain sight. “we expect bad people to come with devil horns and a handy label. It’s still a surprise when we find out murderers can be charming and admired in the community. Cruel manipulators might always open […]
The Library of America blog has an essay and an excerpt from Joan Didion’s “L.A. Noir.” “Around Division 47, Los Angeles Municipal Court, the downtown courtroom where, for eleven weeks during the spring and summer of 1989, a preliminary hearing was held to determine if the charges brought […]
This month’s Guest Star Aditi Sen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Queen’s University, Canada. When she isn’t working or watching horror films, she likes to collect Bollywood cakes. ~~~ In 1830, Colonel William Sleeman reported that a fakir and his young son were […]
Renowned detective Hercule Squalo reveals the shocking truth of the Murder at the Gutterthon! Read the collected thread here and the original Twitter thread here. Update: you can also read it on the Gutter’s own Carol’s website here.
This week Guest Star Michelle Kisner writes about the challenging and transgressive German horror movie, Melancholie der Engel (2009). Keep up with her and all her film writing via Instagram at @robotcookie! ~~~ The 2009 German exploitation film Melancholie der Engel (The Angels’ Melancholia in English) has quite […]