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Notes on Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula

I’ve just read this fascinating artefact – the Icelandic version of Dracula, long thought to be a straight translation of the novel but now revealed as an entirely different book.  Powers of Darkness adds all sorts of oddities – including gorilla men, a possible Elisabeth Bathory character, Hammer-style Satanic rites under Castle Dracula and a … Continue reading

Gothic Horror Article

I have a piece in Express tied in with the release of Crimson Peak.

Happy 200th Birthday, J. Sheridan LeFanu …

… here’s a piece by me on the Guardian website about the author.

10 Impressive Uses of Borrowed Characters …

… in Literature.  I’ve selected my favourite examples of this peculiar genre for Flavorwire.

Some Thoughts on Vampires

An article by me, on the Huffington Post.