Monster Monday or Monday Motivation?

The week has just begun – it’s Monday, get out there and terrorize that village… err, attack that work project with the tenacity of a laboratory engineered superhuman.

Henry James – “Of Course I Was Under the Spell”

“Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that, even at the time, I perfectly knew I was. But I gave myself up to it; it was an antidote to any pain, and I had more pains than one.” —THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry James, born on this day, April 15, 1843.

German Expressionism and The Legacy of Dr. Caligari

It’s November which, for some film fans, means it’s time for the ultra-hashtaggable month-long celebration of all things Film Noir: #Noirvember.

Gorgeous Horror Movies of the Past

We’ve turned our lens onto the great, gorgeous horror movies of the past. Here are 16 utterly gorgeous horror films, and what made each of them so great. Near Dark (1987) This vampire Western centers around a pack of wild, roaming vampires and the small-town farm boy they’ve recently abducted. “Despite the fact that theContinue reading “Gorgeous Horror Movies of the Past”

Literary Terms: Gothic, Grotesque, and The Uncanny

Gothic Literature– Merriam-Webster defines Gothic as: adj., “of or relating to a style of writing that describes strange or frightening events that take place in mysterious places.” Gothic literature all started with with Horace Walpole’s novel Castle of Oronto in 1765, and the tradition was continued by writers such as Ann Radcliffe, and in classicContinue reading “Literary Terms: Gothic, Grotesque, and The Uncanny”

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