ink and paper drawing of "The Count" by Thecount68 (for more information see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dracula_vampire.jpg)

Geneva Story 2: “The Vampyre”

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, started during a story contest between Shelley and several other writers staying at Lake Geneva.  To celebrate this book, I'm doing a series of posts about Frankenstein and two other stories that came from this contest. Here's where you can read the previous post. Before …

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Geneva Story 1: “A Fragment of a Novel”

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, started during a story contest between Shelley and several other writers staying by Lake Geneva.  To celebrate this book, I'm doing a series of posts on Frankenstein and two other stories that came from this contest. "A Fragment of a Novel" is interesting because although …

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10 Tips for Surviving a Universal Monster Movie

With Halloween coming up next month, I decided to finish watching Universal Studios' best-known monster movies (Frankenstein, Dracula, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon). I've already mentioned one of these movies in a recent article, and plan to analyze another in an article I'll release at the end of October. For now, …

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Everything I Need to know About Horror I Learned from Disney

Growing up, I couldn’t stand anything scary. I even cried when I saw the beginning scene of the movie Monsters, Inc. I’m fairly certain it got so bad my family left the theater. Then again I was only five years old, so it’s a hazy memory. As a result, I effectively swore off anything scary …

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