by Ian Sputnik
The String of Pearls: A Romance, otherwise known as The Barber of Fleet Street: A Domestic Romance was first published by Edward Lloyd as serialised work of fiction from 1846 to 1847 in his periodical The People’s Periodical and Family Library. As with many pieces published as a penny dreadful, the official author of the work isn’t known, but it’s widely regarded as having been penned by James Malcolm Rymer and/or Thomas Peckett Prest (both credited with Varney the Vampire as featured in our previous Penny Dreadful article). Continue reading “Penny For Your Thoughts: The String Of Pearls”
by Brooke Warra
The Weird is dangerous.
The Weird is not meant for you. So it says on the first two pages, a stark warning, of which you should not pay any heed. Go forth, reader.
The Weird is not a book. It is an experience. It is noir on an acid trip. It’s what happens when style and gore have a baby. It’s nihilistic transgressive experimentalism on a frenzied binge. Continue reading “Review: Burke’s ‘The Weird: A Strange Novella’ Is A Lot More Than Just That”
by Michael Brueggeman
Hello, horror fans. I want to play a game. It’s called semantics.
More specifically, categorization.
I’m sure most of you would rather sever your own foot with a hacksaw than play this game, but labels can be tools to help people find what they’re looking for rather than being used to pigeonhole creativity and media. Continue reading “The Difference Between Horrific And Horrid”