It is almost Halloween, the day of the year when the veil between our world and the next is supposed to be at its thinnest. A time of year when those departed, those of the spirit world walk amongst us freely. And so the Gothic Blogathon, celebrating that world of man’s darkest desires and truths, begins today!
I so hope you’ll join me in reading everyone’s wonderful entries. You can do so whilst traipsing along the moors in mud drenched skirts or exploring the gutted remains of a centuries old Manor House.
Maddy starts us off with her thoughts on an adaptation of a story by one of the masters of the Gothic, Edgar Allan Poe.
I share my thoughts on the decidedly deliciously demented Your Vice Is A Locked Room and Only I Have The Key.
Maddy returns to give us a tour of Crimson Peak.
Terence shares his thoughts on Brandon Lee’s gothic vigilante film.
I write about the gothic legacy found in Crimson Peak.
Paddy writes about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterpiece, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and the 1939 film starring the terrific pairing of Rathbone and Bruce
The Classic Movie Muse writes about the classic, Cat People
Movie Rob brings us another Guillermo Del Toro film with The Devil’s Backbone
Tim Burton’s adaptation of the story of Sleepy Hollow is explored by Thoughts All Sorts
18 Cinema Lane gives us an insight into how the undead live in terms of finances
Rob returns with his review of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
John shares his thoughts about the dark horror film, Black Sunday.
Quiggy gives us not one, but two vampire films in time for HalloweenDragonwyck
Lê writes about the dreamlike world of Vampyr
Rob gives us his last review by also sharing his thoughts on Sleepy Hollow
Thoughts all Sorts returns and writes about the addictive powers of the gothic in Northanger Abbey.
Erica pens a piece on the alliterative The Horrible Dr Hichcock
The Pure Preservation Society shows how the gothic John Barrymore film Svengali, would have been made under the Motion Picture Production Code.
The modern gothic and Neo noir elements of The Crow are explored in my post on the film
Barry writes about the deadly Kiss of A Vampire
Paul books us a room at the Bates Motel
Be sure to escape whatever is in the attic and read some more of the entries as the Blogathon progresses.