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The Popcorn King in the age of virus

The Popcorn King in the age of virus

Stuck indoors, DAVID KEREKES finds the time to do the little things, like revisit Joe Lansdale's The Drive-In and consider 'video nasties' as an art form ... Read More
Car Park Life

Car Park Life

The increased affordability of cars in the 1960s meant that retail businesses had to supply enough parking spaces. Gareth E. Rees’s book is about those spaces ... Read More
From snow globes to barb wire: Five History picks

From snow globes to barb wire: Five History picks

From a Victorian gentleman fascinated with working women to a pageant for barb wire, here are five top picks in History books by Jennifer Wallis ... Read More
Eerie Tales and Unsettling Stories: A Personal History of Teen Horror Fiction

Eerie Tales and Unsettling Stories: A Personal History of Teen Horror Fiction

As many of us find solace in ‘comfort reading’, JENNIFER WALLIS revisits teen horror fiction of the 1980s and 90s, from Point Horror to ‘spooky’ anthologies ... Read More
Victimologies: Harriet and True Crime Fiction

Victimologies: Harriet and True Crime Fiction

Originally published in 1934, Elizabeth Jenkins’ Harriet is an unsettling account of murder, one that foregrounds victims rather than perpetrators ... Read More
Hex - A Book Review

Hex – A Book Review

The premise: a phantom witch, her lips and eyes sewn shut, haunts the small town of Black Spring. Read Paul Miller's review of Thomas Olde Heuvelt’s HEX ... Read More
Gothic Tourism

Gothic Tourism

Gothic Tourism (2016; Emma McEvoy). Review by Jennifer Wallis. Gothic Tourism is one of several books published as part of the ‘Palgrave Gothic’ series, aimed not only at academics but ... Read More
High School Pushers & Heavy Numbers: The Raunchy Teen Dramas of Jack W. Thomas

High School Pushers & Heavy Numbers: The Raunchy Teen Dramas of Jack W. Thomas

John Harrison, author of Hip Pocket Sleaze: The Lurid World of Vintage Adult Paperbacks, writes about the paperback novels of Jack W. Thomas I discovered the paperback novels of Jack ... Read More
How I First Encountered H. H. Holmes

How I First Encountered H. H. Holmes

The Beast of Chicago: The Murderous Career of H. H. Holmes (2004; Rick Geary). H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (USA, 2004; dir. John Borowski). Review by David Kerekes ... Read More
The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You To Read!

The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You To Read!

The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You To Read! (2010; Edited and with commentary by Jim Trombetta). Review by David Kerekes. When the Comics Magazine Association ... Read More
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