Sleepy Hollow – MovieDirected by Tim Burton In 1799, young police detective Ichabod Crane is sent from New York to a small town called Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of murders. Approached by the town’s council, Crane discovers that three of the murders were some of the most notable men in town. The council […]

The Striding Place – Short StoryGertrude Atherton This story follows a man, Weigall, that is on a hunting mission on his estate in august with his mates. His best Friend, Gilbert, goes missing. The friend group postulates what may have happened to him. Two days after the disappearance Weigall goes on a walk, he follows […]

Coraline – MovieDirected by Henry Selick Coraline is a stop motion film directed by Henry Selick. It follows the story of a young girl called Coraline. She has just moved states with her parents, her parents jobs called for the move. As they are moving in to their new home “the pink apartments” Coraline wants […]

The Diary of a Madman – Short StoryGil Blas This story is a narration of a note found on an old man that had died, This man was a highly respected judge who had condemned many men and women to death in his career. The note that had been found on his turns out to […]

The Shadow of the windCarlos Ruiz Zafón In the back streets of Barcelona there is “The Cemetery of forgotten Books”. A place for story’s to rest well after they have stopped being printed. In this palace like structure a young boy called Daniel Sempere finds a book called “The Shadow of the Wind” by Julián […]

Make a list of expressionist film techniques that have become linked with gothic horror One particular technique, chiaroscuro (The contrast of light and dark) is particularly memorable in Sweeny Todds attic room. what new the key features of this setting that develop chiaroscuro Think about the same technique (chiaroscuro) and its presence in Sleepy Hollow. […]

Jean-Jacque Rousseau influence on Mary shelleys Frankenstein “I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the like of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.” Mary Shelley wrote the novel ‘Frankentein’ in 1818, During this time there was a […]

Who are they? Jean-Jacque Rousseau was a genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18Th century, mainly active in France. His political philosophy influenced the enlightenment across Europe, as well as aspects of the french revolution and the overall development of modern political and educational thought. (Not in my words) jean-jacques rousseau influence on […]

Settings- The Lab/loft The mountains On the boat in Russia The Lab: Victor set up a laboratory of sorts. He lives in a house, and on the top floor of his house, in what he describes as a chamber or a “cell” he keeps his “workshop of filthy creation” which is carefully separated from the […]

Character vs Self: “Life, although i my only an an accumulation of anguish, it is dear to me, and i will defend it” Often when people are miserable they don’t value their life but this quote shows conflict because he is miserable but he still values it and does not want it to end. “Often […]