In June 1816, in a holiday villa on the shores of Lake Geneva, in one of the worst summers in human history, an 18-year-old girl, Mary Godwin, sat down to write what would become the world’s most famous horror story. 770 more words
This past literary season, I attended several events, including the Blue Metropolis festival and Le Congrès Boreal. Posts on each event are forthcoming. Today’s post is about the panel discussion I attended at Blue Met entitled “The Children of Mary Shelley.” 870 more words
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We have our own idea of what modern English and American creatures like Dracula, Frankenstein’s Creature, and the horrors of H.P. Lovecraft look like based on countless adaptations and re-adaptations.
Imagine if Frankenstein’s monster had issues, that is pretty much what May (2002) was all about. The original monster from Mary Shelley’s classic story experienced isolation because of his physical looks even after trying to fit in and thus retaliated against his creator, condemning to torture his life unless Frankenstein gave in to his wishes. 512 more words
The uncanny and the abstract are concepts which haunt the familiar and mundane of life, creating nightmares from the known by causing it to become unknown. 621 more words