Gothic

The Forgotten Grimshaw

John Atkinson Grimshaw was a Victorian artists whose moonlight landscapes depict a forgotten Victorian age when the night had a palpable sense of terror.

Amicus Productions

For the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at the current state of the horror industry. Let’s now turn back the clock, to find some classic screams: Amicus Productions was a small-budget film production company, based out of Shepperton Studios in England. It was founded by American screenwriters Milton Subotsky and Max Rosenberg, who moved […]

British Film Forever: Magic, Murder, & Monsters

First of all, let me apologize for my sporadic attendance, of late. Fear not, good reader, the forestpunk has not deserted you. I’ve been out in the night, raiding crypts to find the brightest and bloodiest gems of the Horror genre, while still attending to the demands of the daytime world. When last i wrote, […]

Supernatural Horror In Literature

The appeal of the spectrally macabre is generally narrow because it demands from the reader a certain degree of imagination and a capacity for detachment from every-day life. Relatively few are free enough from the spell of the daily routine to respond to rappings from outside, and tales of ordinary feelings and events, or of […]