Contents of Issue #2


Richard Haslam:  Irish Gothic: A Rhetorical Hermeneutics Approach

Patrica MacCormack:   Baroque Intensity: Lovecraft, Le Fanu and the Fold

James Rose:  The Dreaming and The Dreamt A Lexicon of Neil Jordan’s The Company of Wolves

Joanne Watkiss: Ghosts in the Head: Mourning, Memory and Derridean ‘Trace’ in  John Banville’s The Sea

Niall Kitson:  Rebel Yells: Genre Hybridity and Irishness in Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon’s Preacher


Strange Tales, ed. Rosalie Parker

Wormwood: Literature of the Fantastic, Supernatural & Decadent, 1-6, 2003-2006

Stephen King, Lisey’s Story

Emma Tennant, Heathcliff’s Tale

Patrick McCabe, Winterwood

Brian J Showers, Literary Walking Tours of Gothic Dublin

Arthur Machen, Tales of Horror and the Supernatural

Tom Weaver, Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes: Interviews with Actors, Directors, Producers and Writers of the 1940-1960s


Hannibal Rising (Dir. Peter Webber, 2007)

The Innocents (Dir. Jack Clayton, BFI  2006)

‘Don’t Look Now’ (Dir. Nicolas Roeg, Optimum Home Entertainment, 2006)

Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) (Dir. Gullermo del Toro, Optimum Home Entertainment, 2007)

Them (Ills) (Dir: David Moreau, Xavier Palud) France/Romania 2005

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (Rachel Belofsky, Mike Bohusz & Rudy Scalese, 2006)

Scream Queen: An Interview with Rachel Belofsky, producer of Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Movie & Festival Director of “Screamfest”, Los Angeles


The New Video Nasties?: Censorship and the Video Game

Rule of Rose (505 GameStreet: Playstation 2, Capcom, one player, X-Box 360)

Manhunt (Rockstar Games, Xbox/Playstation/PC)

Condemned (Sega: Xbox 360/PC)

Marvel Horror: Volume One (Written by Gary Frierich, Steve Gerber et al, Artwork by Tom Sutton, Jim Mooney et al)


Dracula (Dir. Bill Eagles, BBC Wales/WGBH Boston/Granada International, 2006)

Goldplated (Channel 4, Oct 2006)

Carnivàle (HBO 2003-2005 Seasons One and Two, Warner Home Video)

Number 13 (BBC 4, December 2006)

Garth Marenghi’s ‘Darkplace’ (Channel 4, 2004, DVD 2007)


A Pleasing Terror: Two Ghost Stories by M. R. James.Performed by Robert Lloyd Parry on 3 March 2007 at the Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre

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