Fantasy & Gothic Blog

Exhibitions on Terror and Wonder: The Legacy of Gothic Horror

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

The British Library’s recent exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination celebrated 250 years since Horace Walpole’s ‘Castle of Otranto’, though the popular exhibition sadly closed its doors last month, leaving fewer ways to now satisfy that thirst for all things gothic. With our new range of ebooks on the subject, we thought we’d take a look back at how the exhibition looked at the gothic genre, and see if we can’t provide some material for those who missed out or simply need another fix!

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Topics: gothic dreams, zombies, British Library, vampires

2015 Supernatural TV Series Buildup: Vampires

Posted by Matt Knight

We love all things fantasy at Flame Tree, which means that aside from reading and making awesome books, we also like putting our feet up and watching some great telly. Over the next few weeks we'll be building up to some of the best fantasy TV series that will be on the box next year.

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Topics: gothic dreams, vampires

Gothic Fantasy Art: Vampires

Posted by Catherine Taylor

The danger, mystery and beauty of vampires means they have an eternal allure a world apart from zombies or other horrors, and as well as reading about them or watching them on screen, gothic fantasy art affords a whole world of imaginative vampiric visions created by talented artists.

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Topics: gothic dreams, vampires

Gothic Fantasy Art: Anne Stokes

Posted by Laura Bulbeck
Gothic fantasy artist Anne Stokes is one of the biggest names in this genre, creating amazing artworks that are full of dark visions of danger, lust and gothic horror. She has contributed some fantastic pieces to some of our fantasy art books – in particular our recent publicatons Vampires and Gothic Art – and we can't rave about her enough!

'I have been fascinated by dark, mysterious and magical fantasy worlds since I was a child.' (Anne Stokes)

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Topics: gothic dreams, fantasy art, vampires

Horror Classic: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Posted by Catherine Taylor

While Bram Stoker was not the first to write a novel about vampires, an idea which can be traced all the way back to Mesopotamia, he definitely established the modern concept of vampires with his novel Dracula.

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Topics: vampires, gothic horror, Bram Stoker

Dracula: The Dark Heart of Film

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

The film season Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film kicked off recently, including amongst its first screenings, Dracula (1958) – an absolute classic! You can't go wrong with a film based on one of the most famous gothic horror novels of all time, and actually Christopher Lee doesn't hurt either.

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Topics: vampires, gothic horror

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