Death and the Maiden in Edgar Allan Poe’s Works

For day five of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to take a look at the Death and the Maiden motif as used in Poe.   I did a video that spoke to this principal a few weeks ago.   In this post, I will be going a bit deeper into why Victorians were so…

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My Top 10 Favorite Edgar Allan Poe Tales

For day three of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to do a countdown of my ten favorite Edgar Allan Poe Tales.    Number 10: The Cask of Amontillado ~This tale is one that has to do with a plot to murder a friend through means of deceit.   There is also the occurrence of…

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Dark Faery Horror Lovers

For today’s post, I have decided to discuss how my love of horror actually fits well into my Faery lifestyle.   I realize that many people may interpret my testament of living the Faery life as just being all about the light and sparkly things in the world. In truth, when we learn about the…

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Mean Girl Movie Countdown

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my five favorite movies featuring mean girls. Number 5: Mean Girls (2004) ~This film was written by Tina Fey and is based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes.   It was a nonfiction book about adolescent cliques for parents.   She used this…

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Jennifer’s Body, Jennifer Check Redeemed

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen the titular character from one of my favorite films of the last twenty years.   Jennifer Check is one of the two lead characters in the film Jennifer’s Body, which was written by Diablo Cody.   Jennifer Check was portrayed by Megan Fox in this 2009…

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Carmilla and Dracula: Gothic Vampire Icons

For today’s entry in Gothic Week I have chosen to take on the stories of two iconic vampires!    Carmilla was the original vampire story written by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu.   Dracula would come much later, written by Bram Stoker!   Both would take inspiration from actual deadly historical figures.   It is highly likely…

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Gothic Icon

For this last Femme Fatale Friday of October, and in celebration of Gothic Week 2021, I have chosen to discuss Mary Shelley!    Mary Shelley was the daughter of the great feminist icon Mary Wollstonecraft and the writer William Godwin.   Mary would lead a rebellious life, making her a perfect choice for Femme Fatale…

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Lizzie Siddal as Inspiration for Lucy Westernra

For today’s entry in Gothic Week I have chosen a bit of a unique topic.    I want to look at how Bram Stoker may have been inspired by Lizzie Siddal when he wrote the character of Lucy in Dracula.   It has been said that Stoker was living in London (when he moved from…

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Sleepy Hollow as Iconic American Gothic

For today’s entry in Gothic Week I have decided to choose one of the essential American Gothic tales.   Sleepy Hollow tells the tale of school teacher Ichabod Crane as he maneuvers his new role in the town of Sleepy Hollow, in upstate New York!    When arriving in Sleepy Hollow he meets the lovely…

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My Top 5 Gothic Films Not Based on Books

For today’s entry into Gothic Week I have chosen to do a list of Gothic films, not based on books.   Once again the films will not be ranked, instead just a list of what to watch for a taste of the Gothic! Meridian (1990) ~This 90s classic, of a sort, starred Sherilyn Fenn, and…

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