My next installment of Horror 101 is up at Tales to Terrify. Right now, we're parked in the 19th century, and we're going to spend the next several episodes studying the following horror tropes:
Today's episode is my first look at "The House", and in it, I talk about the following conventions and works representing them:
- the "cursed" house: The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathanial Hawthorne
- the "dying" house: "The Fall of the House of Usher", by Edgar Allen Poe
- the "haunted" house: The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
- the natural Gothic, "hidden secret" house: Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
So, head on over, give a listen, and, if you haven't yet, please join the Facebook Group, and offer your opinions. Thanks!