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As the oranges and browns of October make way for increasingly chilly and dark November, it seems that these first days of the year’s penultimate month are characterised by the sense of anticlimax which inevitably results from the build-up to that most ‘frightening’ of seasonal holidays, Halloween (either that or the after-effects of one too many at spooky-themed house parties…). 1,095 more words
Nick Groom on the trajectory from Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764) to present-day Gothic culture. The rise of the Gothic novel to horror and SF film and Goth music and fashion, with a glance at architecture, are all related to this seminal work.