Contents of Issue #14


Amy Bride, Byronic Bateman: the Commodity Vampire, Surplus Value, and the Hyper-Gothic in American Psycho (1991) p. 3

Michael Cop and Joseph Young, The Adolescence of Blogs, ‘The LiveJournal of Zachary Marsh’, and H. P. Lovecraft: Cultural Attitudes versus Social Behaviour p. 19

Carol Margaret Davison, Trafficking in Death and (Un)dead Bodies: Necro-Politics and Poetics in the Works of Ann Radcliffe p. 37

Laura Habbe, The Horrors of Scientific Investigation: Parasitic Mesmerism in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Parasite p. 43

Miles Link, ‘A Very Primitive Matter’: John Wyndham on Catastrophe and Survival p. 68

Elena Emma Sottilotta, Diabolical Crossings: Generic Transitions Between the Gothic and the Sensational in Dacre and Alcott p. 81


Kristy Butler, The American Imperial Gothic: Popular Culture, Empire, Violence, by Johan Hӧglund p. 100

Kevin Corstorphine, The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture: Backwoods Horror and Terror in the Wilderness, by Bernice M. Murphy p. 103

Sarah Cullen, Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires and the Dismal Science, edited by Glen Whitman and James Dow p. 106

Laura Habbe, Gothic: Second Edition, by Fred Botting p. 109

Murray Leeder, Sexuality and the Gothic Magic Lantern: Desire, Eroticism and Literary Visibilities from Byron to Bram Stoker, by David J. Jones p. 111

Cristina Perez, A Companion to American Gothic, edited by Charles L. Crow; Anthony Roche, After Dracula: The 1930s Horror Film, by Alison Peirse p. 114

Antonio Sanna, Life Lessons from Slasher Films, by Jessica Robinson p. 117

Richard Gough Thomas, Graveyard Poetry: Religion, Aesthetics and the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Poetic Condition, by Eric Parisot p. 121



Sarah Cleary, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead p. 127

Aoife M. Dempsey, The Babadook p. 130

Loretta Goff, Leprechaun: Origins p. 132

Bernice M. Murphy, It Follows p. 135

Edward O’Hare, The Haunted Palace & The Complete Dr. Phibes — The Abominable Dr. Phibes / Dr. Phibes Rises Again p. 138

Gavin Wilkinson, Tusk. p. 141


Sarah Cullen, Wayward Pines p. 145

Dara Downey, The Originals p. 149

Jenny McDonnell, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell p. 153

Norman Osborn, American Horror Story: Freak Show. p. 157

Notes on Contributors p. 161


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