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The Man of the Crowd by Edgar Allan Poe

“The Man of the Crowd” is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe about a nameless narrator following a man through a crowded London. It was first published in 1840.

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A Woman Scorned

The grey lady of Stavern is a tragic tale, but not a very unique one. She stand together with the rest of the weeping women, filled of grief after being left by a man.

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Ju-On: Origins – a Look at the Truth Behind “the Grudge”

The new Netflix TV-series Ju-On: Origins gives a new spin on the franchise. From going from classical jump-scares to an actual social commentary installment.

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William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe

“William Wilson” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1839, with a setting inspired by Poe’s formative years on the outskirts of London. The tale follows the theme of the doppelgänger and is written in a style based on rationality. It also appeared in the 1840 collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, and has been adapted several times.

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An Icelandic Ghost Story

In the cold and desolated coast of Iceland, a ship wrecked crew is trying to find the way back home.

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Horror Reading List We Look Forward To

A list of horror books coming soon that we look forward to.

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Shadow – a Parable by Edgar Allan Poe

Published in September 1835 in the Southern Literary Messenger. It is considered a short short story that was published anonymously.

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Morella by Edgar Allan Poe

“Morella” is a short story in the Gothic horror genre by 19th-century American author Edgar Allan Poe. An unnamed narrator marries Morella, a woman with great scholarly knowledge who delves into studies of the German philosophers Fichte and Schelling, dealing with the question of identity. Morella spends her time in bed reading and teaching her husband. Realizing her physical deterioration, her husband, the narrator, becomes frightened and wishes for his wife’s death and eternal peace. Eventually, Morella dies in childbirth proclaiming: “I am dying. But within me is a pledge of that affection… which thou didst feel for me, Morella. And when my spirit departs shall the child live.”

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Five Murder Ballads

What does the Appalachian range, the Scottish Highland, the Scandinavian mountains and Nick Cave have in common? Filled of the sub genre murder ballads. A strange phenomenon we don’t hear much in songs anymore. Often a man killing his girlfriend or a mother killing her children, these bone chilling songs have lasted centuries, growing and changing according to the time and place. But one thing remains, someone is murdered.

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Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe

“Ligeia” is an early short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1838. The story follows an unnamed narrator and his wife Ligeia, a beautiful and intelligent raven-haired woman. She falls ill, composes “The Conqueror Worm”, and quotes lines attributed to Joseph Glanvill (which suggest that life is sustainable only through willpower) shortly before dying. After her death, the narrator marries the Lady Rowena. Rowena becomes ill and she dies as well. The distraught narrator stays with her body overnight and watches as Rowena slowly comes back from the dead – though she has transformed into Ligeia.

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The Assignation by Edgar Allan Poe

The Assignation is a short story with Gothic touches and a tragic ending.

The story was published as The Visionary in January 1834 in Louis A. Godey’s monthly magazine, Lady’s Book. After Poe revised the story, it was published as The Assignation in the Broadway Journal in June 1845.

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The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe

“The Premature Burial” is a horror short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, published in 1844 in The Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper. Its main character expresses concern about being buried alive. This fear was common in this period and Poe was taking advantage of the public interest.

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The Ghosts of Japan

In Japan, the ghosts are called Yūrei (幽霊). The word means faint or dim and soul or spirit. And as well as language and cultures divides different types of ghost in […]