My Top 5 Favorite Sarah Paulson Performances on American Horror Story

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my top five favorite performances by Sarah Paulson on American Horror Story.   Once again, like with the previous lists in this series, I may change my opinion on exact positions with re-watches, but not my number one!    Without further ado, here’s day…

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My Top 5 Favorite Evan Peters Performances on American Horror Story

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my top five character portrayals by Evan Peters in American Horror Story.   Now, Evan Peters is always a highlight of the series, and all of his performances are incredible, but I limited myself to the top five here!   Without further ado, here’s…

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My Top 5 Favorite Kathy Bates Performances on American Horror Story

For today’s post, I will be ranking Kathy Bates’ top five characters in American Horror Story, in my opinion.  To be clear, as with all the lists this week, I do not believe she gave any bad performances, she is an incredible talent, and this list just happens to feature the performances I enjoyed the…

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Jessica Lange’s American Horror Story Characters, Ranked

For today’s post, I have decided to do a ranking of all of the characters portrayed by Jessica Lange on American Horror Story.   This is the first of seven lists such as this, for Horror Week here at White Rose of Avalon.   As with every other list, it is subjective and I know…

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Announcing Horror Week!

For today’s bonus post, I am happy to announce that beginning tomorrow it will be Horror Week!   Now, what is Horror Week, you may ask?   Well, it is a whole week of best-of-character countdowns about the show American Horror Story!   I was inspired by re-watching some old seasons recently, and I thought…

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Gothic in Shakespeare: Hamlet and Macbeth

For today’s post, I have decided to take a brief look at the concept of the Gothic as it is found in the works of Shakespeare.   In many ways, he is one of the first to truly inspire the Gothic Romance movement!  This is seen most obviously in his plays Hamlet and Macbeth.  …

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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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Annabel Lee Analysis

For day two of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to do an analysis of Annabel Lee.   I had originally thought to do a line-by-line analysis, but I really enjoyed my stanza-by-stanza analysis of The Raven yesterday, so I will be doing the same thing with Annabel Lee today!   Once again, I found…

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Favorite Male Vampire Characters

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at some of my favorite male vampire characters, in no particular ranking. Dracula ~Dracula is the most obvious choice of male vampire character to list as a favorite.   He is the eponymous character of the novel that really cemented the vampire as the favorite…

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Vanessa Ives, Penny Dreadful Vixen

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to feature Vanessa Ives from the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.   As I have recently been re-watching the series, it really struck me that Vanessa is an ideal figure to feature for Femme Fatale Friday, especially during October!   A word of caution, there will be…

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