Book vs. Film: "The Little Stranger" - When Interpretation Goes Too Far

Column by Annie Neugebauer September 5, 2018
How does the movie version of "The Little Stranger" stand up to the brilliance of Sarah Waters' beloved gothic novel?

A Gothic Literature Primer: Suggested Reading

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Despite its rich history & cult following, people still don’t really understand what gothic fiction is. This primer includes: definition of the genre, 20 novels for suggested reading, & your gothic IQ

9 Gothic Novels Less than 40 Years Old

Column by Annie Neugebauer January 23, 2017
Gothic fiction may be a genre born of tradition, but these 9 atmospheric novels aren’t even over the hill!

Vampires in Wuthering Heights

Column by Annie Neugebauer August 15, 2016
Within Wuthering Heights there’s evidence to interpret this plot: Cathy becomes a vampire, haunting Heathcliff for years before turning him into one so they can roam the moors together eternally.
The Loney

Bookshots: "The Loney" by Andrew Michael Hurley

Review by Christopher Shultz May 12, 2016
A boy and his brother experience bizarre occurrences during a holiday stay on a desolate stretch of beach.
Springtime: A Ghost Story

Bookshots: 'Springtime: A Ghost Story' by Michelle de Kretser

Review by Christopher Shultz
A woman, uprooted from her home in Melbourne and transplanted to Sydney, begins to see a strange woman standing in a garden during her long walks around the city...

5 Explosive Gothic Bonfires

Column by Leah Dearborn
Is there an underlying reason for this theme, or do old mansions just make really good tinder for marshmallow roasting?