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R.I.P: The end of the Gothic Horror Blogathon

And so the end has come for the Gothic Horror Blogathon as all of the spooks and spirits return to their places of rest for another year. The Blogathon was a wonderful success, which would not have been possible without the lovely bloggers who contributed such wonderful posts! I will be reading those that I… Continue reading R.I.P: The end of the Gothic Horror Blogathon

All Hallows' Eve, Blogathons, Noir Or Never, Uncategorized

Rain and Revenge: The Crow (1994)

Wikipedia calls The Crow an American superhero film, but for me, it's more a gothic horror/romance film. The Crow isn't really a superhero, he's an antihero who becomes like that because of circumstances. He reminds me more Darkman than Clark Kent. The Crow is largely famous because it was Brandon Lee's final motion picture due to his tragic… Continue reading Rain and Revenge: The Crow (1994)

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My Heart is A Haunted House: Crimson Peak (2015)

There are spoilers ahead, so put away the wax cylinders if you don't want to hear all of the secrets.  Ghosts can be of the mind and they can be of the world. Crimson Peak shows this in incredible detail through its setting and character. This is a ghost story that is all about how ghosts are not… Continue reading My Heart is A Haunted House: Crimson Peak (2015)

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Something Gothic This Way Comes: The Gothic Blogathon Begins

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,… Continue reading Something Gothic This Way Comes: The Gothic Blogathon Begins

All Hallows' Eve, Blogathons, Uncategorized

Dark and Deep: The Gothic Horror Blogathon

As many of you know, horror is my thang. But Gothic horror is what really gets me going. Nothing like reading about aristocrats who have secretly been feasting of peasants for a hundred years or watching films where the shadows are so deep, they hide a myriad of monsters. There are so many classics in this genre,… Continue reading Dark and Deep: The Gothic Horror Blogathon

All Hallows' Eve, Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Hammer Horror, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Deadly Legacy

This post contains graphic and mature content, please read at your own risk. Twins of Evil is fascinating because it comes after Lust for A Vampire in the Karnstein Quadrilogy and it's as if someone said "What made The Vampire Lovers good and Lust for a Vampire awful?" Don't get me wrong, Lust for a… Continue reading Deadly Legacy

All Hallows' Eve, Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Hammer Horror, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Beware… the circus has come to town

This post contains graphic, mature content. Please read with caution.  Vampire Circus is not your standard Hammer Horror Film. Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are nowhere to be seen. The heroes of the film know little about their enemy, but this is not shown in a campy way. There is real danger here, real death,… Continue reading Beware… the circus has come to town