My Top 15 Essential Gothic Reads

Hello my lovely readers, and welcome to Gothic Week on White Rose of Avalon!   For day one I have decided to write up a list of my 15 essential Gothic reads.   This will not be a ranked countdown like most of my lists, as it is nearly impossible for me to choose a…

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My Top 5 Creepy Female Characters

For today’s post I have decided to do a countdown of creepy women characters.    These are female characters that are known mostly for the fact that they are spooky for some reason!    As we are in the season for all things spooky, it is the perfect time to do this countdown. Number 5:…

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My Top 5 Favorite Parodies

Today I would like to do a countdown of my favorite parodies, both film and television series.     Number 5: Airplane! (Film series) ~These films are hilarious send-ups of airplane based films.    The whole of the first film is uproarious and is very fun to watch. Number 4: Scary Movie (Film series) ~The…

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My Personal Ranking of American Horror Story Seasons

In honor of the tenth season of American Horror Story finally arriving next month (and the companion series American Horror Stories premiering this month) I have decided to rank the seasons worst to best (in my opinion)!    I have given a lot of thought to how I rank each season.    I have enjoyed…

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Immortality: Gift or Curse?

Poe, Dickinson, Polidori, Stoker, Shelley, and Le Fanu.    All of these authors have written about immortality, both as a gift and as a curse.   The nineteenth century was a big time for supernatural tales, as a reaction to all of the technological advancements. The curse of immortality has been used in literature featuring…

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Idealizing Mortality: Doomed Women in Gothic Fiction

Women in Gothic fiction in the nineteenth century are known for being doomed.   Poe himself said that nothing was as poetic as a dying woman.   It is a very interesting concept of the romanticism of death.   Death and beauty are linked, and this is shown in the Death and the Maiden motif…

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My Top Five Edgar Allan Poe Inspired Films

Today I will be counting down my top five films inspired by either the life or the works of Edgar Allan Poe!    As a huge Poe fan I had to do some thinking to narrow it down, and to pick an order. Number 5: Twixt (2011) ~This mystery ghost film starred Val Kilmer and…

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Ligeia: Poe’s Masterpiece

Today I would like to focus on my absolute favorite tale by Edgar Allan Poe.    Ligeia is a beautiful, romantic, and dark tale!   Poe actually invented the name Ligeia for this tale.   If you are curious the name is pronounced Lie-G-a, but is sometimes pronounced Ledge-E-a.   Personally I prefer the first…

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