The Tomb Of Ligeia(1964)

The history of Gothic Horror and Gothic Romance stretches all the way back to 1764, the year in which Horace Walpole's novel The Castle Of Otranto was published. This novel is generally considered to be the first Gothic novel ever written. Many authors including Ann Radcliffe, Edgar Allen Poe, Matthew Lewis, Daphne Du Maurier, Mary Shelley, Clara… Continue reading The Tomb Of Ligeia(1964)

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Announcing The Discovering Classic Cinema Blogathon

I'm delighted to announce my first Blogathon here on my new blog. Those of you who knew me when I was blogging a few years ago will remember how much I loved these. I'd love you all to join me for this one. For this Blogathon the focus is upon how we all came to… Continue reading Announcing The Discovering Classic Cinema Blogathon

Sherlock Holmes And Beyond: A Profile Of Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone was one of the finest actors working during the classic film era. During the 1930’s and 1940’s he gained worldwide fame and appreciation, not only for his superb portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, but also for all of those memorable screen villains that he played so often. There are not enough words for me to… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes And Beyond: A Profile Of Basil Rathbone

Walking Down The Dark Alleys Of Film Noir

Happy Noirvember. Yes it’s that time of year again, time to once again celebrate all things Film Noir. Put on your trench coats and hats, pour yourself a glass of bourbon and sit back and revel in a cinematic world of shadows, thrills, double-crosses, sexual tension, Femme and Homme Fatales and plenty of darkness and… Continue reading Walking Down The Dark Alleys Of Film Noir