Contents of Issue #5


Murray Leeder: The Fall of the House of Meaning: Between Static and Slime in Poltergeist

Maeve Davey:   ‘The strange heart beating’: Bird Imagery, Masculinities and the Northern Irish Postcolonial Gothic in the novels of Sean O’Reilly and Peter Hollywood

Ada Lovelace: Ghostly and Monstrous Manifestations of Women: Edo to Contemporary

Christina Morin: Delightful Cannibal Feasts: Literary Consumption in Melmoth the Wanderer

Wendy Haslem: Traces of Gothic Spectrality in New Media Art


David J. Skal and Jessica Rains, Claude Rains: An Actor’s Voice

Lynn Forest-Hill (Ed.),The Mirror Crack’d: Fear and Horror in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Major Works

Margaret Oliphant, The Library Window

Joanne Owen, Puppet Master

Kim Paffenroth, Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero’s Visions of Hell on Earth

Hazel Court, Hazel Court – Horror Queen: An Autobiography

Carole Zucker, The Cinema of Neil Jordan: Dark Carnival


The Dark Knight (Dir. Christopher Nolan, USA 2008) & Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Dir. Guillermo del Toro USA/Germany 2008)

Martyrs (Dir. Pascale Laugier) France/Canada, 2008

Les Yeux sans visage (Eyes Without A Face) (Dir. Georges Franju) France/Italy, 1960

Saw V (Dir. David Hackl) USA, 2008

Blacula (Dir. William Crain) USA, 1972 & Scream Blacula Scream (Dir. Bob Kelljan) USA, 1973

The Mummy (Dir.  Karl Freund) USA, 1932


Simon Dark: What Simon Does (DC Comics. 2008) Steve Niles & Scott Hampton

Silent Hill:  Origins (Developer:  Konami)

The Mystery Play (Vertigo, 2008) Written by Grant Morrison and Drawn by John J.  Muth

New Media Retrospectives #1: Clive Barker’s Undying (Developer: DreamWorks Interactive)


Charlie Brooker’s Dead Set (e4, 27th October – 1st November 2008)

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror (20th Century 1990-present)

Fringe (Sky, October 2008 – Present)

The Death Drive: The Rise of the Irish Road-Safety Advert

True Blood (HBO, September 2008 – Present)


Gothic: Dark Glamour Exhibit – New York, Sep 2008 – Dec 2009

Kafka’s Metamorphosis – Dublin Theatre Festival, Sep – Oct 2008

Horrorthon – Dublin’s 11th annual Horror Film Festival, Oct 2008
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