Fantasy & Gothic Blog

Horror Fiction History | The History of Frankenstein

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Rather like Dracula and vampires, Frankenstein’s Monster has become the name and face for a character type: the reanimated corpse. In this blog post we are looking at the conception and history of the character and the use of Frankenstein in horror fiction to learn a little more about one of horror's finest creations and the reach it has had. 

 

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Topics: Horror Fiction History, History of Horror

Flame Tree Press | Halloween | The History of Halloween

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Continuing our look at some of horror's most beloved elements and mainstays, we are turning our head to Halloween itself. Halloween is built around horror and scaring away evil spirits but its history in horror fiction is relatively short. Many scary stories are told on Halloween, but until the mid 20th century they did not often reference the holiday itself. In this blog we will be looking at the history of the holiday; where did it come from, what's it about, and when did it become a feature of horror stories?   

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Topics: History of Horror, Halloween

Flame Tree Press | Halloween | History of the Haunted House Story

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Haunted Houses are a staple of horror films, novels, TV shows, short stories and campfire tales but they also happen to be one of our favorite themes for horror. They might seem like a product of the past few hundred years but the history of haunted houses and their use in storytelling actually goes back thousands of years!

 

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Topics: Halloween, History of Horror

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