Interesting article about ghost stories: How Ghost Stories Work. There is a strong emphasis on the psychological and tragic elements that I appreciated very much.
I just finished reading The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories, and I must say I have mixed feelings. It is, as the title suggests, a very large collection, and I came away with the impression that the quantity of ghost stories was favored above overall quality. I do not want to leave you with […]
I got to see The Woman in Black this weekend, and absolutely loved it. It was positively terrifying; I had goosebumps running down my arms the entire time. I had read the original novel by Susan Hill beforehand; the movie is not 100% faithful to the book, but the main premise remains intact, and I […]
This Christmas saw my horror literature collection grow substantially. One of my new acquisitions was Shadows in the Asylum: The Case Files of Dr. Charles Marsh. What first drew me to this particular book was its presentation. The cover is a manila folder, and the pages within are photocopies of typed records, handwritten notes, newspaper […]
I just finished reading Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, an alternative account of the life of America’s most popular president. I very much enjoyed the way the author made vampires such an integral part of American history, and although the book was never scary, it was a very fun read.
With Halloween over, things are likely to slow down around here. Posts will be few and far between, but expect them to pick up again in a few months. If you still need satisfy your dark cravings, please feel free to browse The Noctrium and revisit some old favorites. I also want to take a […]