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Frankenstein’s Mother

Mary Wollstonecraft was an unusual woman. She left home at the age of 19 to escape her bullying father and his many failed business ventures.  She worked as a school teacher and a governess before settling on a writing career. 329 more words


The Frankenstein Theory

As I’ve been on a found footage kick the last few weeks, I decided to keep it going by watching The Frankenstein Theory. This was a terrible idea on my part and should have quit and switch genres while I was ahead. 660 more words


It's Alive! – Prize Comics #7, December 1940

Hundreds of comic books writers and artists of the Golden Age toiled in obscurity (sometimes well-deserved), as it was not the common practice of the time to credit what today we call “the creative team”. 2,187 more words

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Monday With Mary Shelly

One of my favourite writers in the field of the Gothic Fiction,Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, later known as Mary Shelley was born this August in 1797.  I had planned to do this piece on the 30th as that would have been the anniversary of her birth but felt it would not fit well with the Weekend Funny Challenge. 817 more words


'Penny Dreadful': The Saving of Monsters

‘Penny Dreadful': The Saving of Monsters

Many times when people discuss vampires in literature they usually begin to discuss two specific time periods in literature, these may be the modern paranormal romance… 732 more words



∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (7/10)

In a nutshell: This supposedly first Frankenstein movie of 1910 turns the monster metaphysical rather than physical, but the gruesome special effects in the creation scene is fleshy enough.  1,298 more words