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Get Gothic with Gothic Funk Press


Starting next week, I’ll be teaching leading gathering an informal online class on the past and present of the Gothic aesthetic and outlook. Participation is free! All the details are here: the rest

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Monday Review: The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

Unfortunately, some things are inescapable.

If you’ve read a “haunted house” story written in the 52 years since Shirley Jackson’s catastrophically fragile novel, The Haunting of Hill House, came out, then some of its revolutionary appeal is lost to you. ¬†… Read the rest

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“Is This Gothic?” #8

Is the film Donnie Darko Gothic?

Post your opinion as a comment!

Check back tomorrow for my own interpretation.… Read the rest

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Give the Gift of Hungry Rats

In 2010, Santa’s bringing you a violent tale of cold and callous murder.
In 2010, Santa’s bringing you Hungry Rats.
Also suitable for Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Years, Chinese New Years, and other holidays.

Why would you want to give a gift like this at such a festive time of year?… Read the rest

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You Tell Me: Hidden Gothic? Not Gothic?

Two questions today:

1. What is a flim/play/art object that you believe to be “hidden” or “submerged” Gothic? By this I mean that the Gothic is present, but its elements are obscured by another, more conspicuous, genre.

2. What is a film/play/art object that you consider to be thoroughly “not” Gothic, but of which you would be interested in seeing a Gothicized version?… Read the rest

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