Friday, December 7, 2012

"House of the Seven Gables", "Turn of the Screw", "Fall of the House of Usher", "Jane Eyre" - The HOUSE, Part 1, on Tales to Terrify

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:

The House
The Ghost 
The Beast
The Weird

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!