Elvira bobblehead

The Elvira booblehead is available from Royal Boobles. “Wearing her tightly fitted, iconic black gown, this bobblehead has a scary likeness to the Mistress of Darkness. With her California “Valley …

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The Strange Door – USA, 1951 – reviews

‘Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece of terror!’ The Strange Door is a 1951 American gothic thriller feature film directed by Joseph Pevney (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: ‘Voodoo Doll’); The Munsters – …

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Dracul – novel by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker

‘Even immortals have their beginnings.’ Dracul is a 2018 novel by Dacre Stoker – Bram Stoker’s great grandnephew – and J.D. Barker (Forsaken; The Fourth Monkey). The novel will be available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book on …

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Hell Night – USA, 1981 – reviews

‘Pray for day’ Hell Night is a 1981 American slasher horror feature film directed by Tom DeSimone (Terror in the Jungle) from a screenplay by Randy Feldman. It stars Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten and Peter …

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Harrow County – comic book

Harrow County is an American supernatural horror comic book, created by writer, Cullen Bunn and artist Tyler Crook. First published by Dark Horse Comics in May 2015, it was originally …

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Jezebeth – USA, 2011 – reviews

‘There is no God. There is only Jezebeth’ Jezebeth is a 2011 American horror film written, produced and directed by Damien Dante (Jezebeth 2: Hour of the Gun). It stars Bree Michaels …

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Frankenstein – ballet, UK, 2016

Frankenstein is a 2016 British ballet directed by The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett at London’s Royal Opera House. The ballet is a music and dance adaptation of Mary Shelley’s …

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M.R. James – author

Montague “Monty” Rhodes James OM, MA, FBA (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who used the publication name M. R. James, was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost …

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Lake of Dracula – Japan, 1971 – reviews

Lake of Dracula – aka Noroi no yakata: Chi o suu me (“Bloodthirsty Eyes”) is a 1971 Japanese supernatural horror feature film made by the Toho company but following in Hammer’s Gothic tradition. …

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Les Baxter – composer

Les Baxter (March 14, 1922 – January 15, 1996) was an American musician and composer. Although he is best known as a practitioner of exotica music, he also scored several …

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Carmilla – novella

Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman’s susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. It was first published in the …

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Dave Allen – comedian

David Tynan O’Mahony (6 July 1936 – 10 March 2005), better known as Dave Allen, was an Irish comedian and actor, perhaps best known for his 1970s BBC TV series, which …

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Penny dreadful – publication

A penny dreadful (also called penny horrible, penny awful, penny number and penny blood) was a type of British fiction publication in the 19th century that usually featured lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, …

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Phantasmagoria – album by The Damned

Phantasmagoria – literally, a sequence of haphazardly associative imagery, as seen in dreams or fever – is the sixth album by punk/psychedelic/goth band The Damned, released by MCA Records in July 1985. After much …

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The Following – TV series, 2013

The Following is a 2013 American television drama series starring Kevin Bacon (Friday the 13th, 1980) and created by Kevin Williamson (Scream). It premiered January 21, 2013 on Fox, and airs on …

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Gothic – UK, 1986 – reviews

‘Conjure up your deepest, darkest fear… now call that fear to life!’ Gothic is a 1986 British horror feature film directed by Ken Russell, starring Gabriel Byrne as Lord Byron, Julian Sands as Percy Bysshe Shelley, Natasha Richardson as Mary Shelley, Miriam …

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