Dark Romanticism: A Brief Introduction

Dark Romanticism

We’ve all heard a great deal about Romanticism. Whether we’re talking about poetry, music or art, most people have a rather concrete picture in their mind whenever anyone mentions the word. But what about its gloomier cousin, Dark Romanticism? For the last article of October – and the final Halloween-themed one – I want to … Read more

Why there are no good Lovecraft film adaptations


While often considered an outsider in literary circles, H. P. Lovecraft’s writing nevertheless maintains a large popularity. But in the world of movies, directors seem to struggle to get across the right tone. In this post, we’ll go through some of the reasons why this might be. If you’re into Lovecraft, enjoy the oddly archaic … Read more

Beauty in Death: St Pancras Old Church

St Pancras Old Church

Tucked neatly between St Pancras International and St Pancras Hospital, the small and wonderful St Pancras Old Church and its gorgeous churchyard ooze a feeling of enigmatic beauty. But what is it that makes this location so strangely alluring? The old church is not something you’d expect to find in central London. Obvious for the … Read more

Haunting Music

haunting music

With Halloween drawing ever nearer you’re probably spicing up the mood already with horror films or haunting music. But what makes the soundtracks so scary, and what are some of the most effective pieces? Let’s have a look at the theory and science behind creepy noises. What makes haunting music put you on the edge … Read more

Top 10 Horror (or Horror-like) Classics to Read this October


October is here at last! The leaves are taking on beautiful shades of brown, yellow and red. They begin to fall and give you that autumn-smell, reminding you of how gorgeous the world can look even as nature reminds you of decay and death. What better time to read some of the best horror classics … Read more