‘Lovecraftian horror’ is rooted in late-nineteenth-century cultural fears and desires that arose in response to a...
The inquisitor alluded to sorcery only indirectly; instead, he dwelt upon the relationship between witchcraft and sexual immorality.
Although Native literature for cultural epistemology is essential, the Indigenous, Tribalistic Gothic literature remains still underutilised.
Vampires do not breed as humans; they infect their victims to cause their death ― a physical, ethical or spiritual ― and spawn a member of their kind.
One of the strengths of Satanic philosophy is to take that in yourself which would be considered by most to be a liability, and invert it.
Since Black Sabbath, elements of the Gothic have pervaded the genre, whether in the lyrics, by the sound or by the heavy metal culture itself.
Ozzy Osbourne, and a comparison with the demonisation of occultist, Aleister Crowley upon the evolution of the state and stance of the Christian Right.
From speed and thrash metal to the hideous imagery of death metal and the evilness of black metal, these genres have undoubtedly caused a social impact.
Historically speaking, metal music has always been about provoking a strong reaction, due to ideologies and ideas that are the foundation for each of the sub...
The dichotomy of Roman versus Barbarian which Romans maintained throughout these centuries of conflict helped to solidify Gothic identity.
The expression “secret societies,” in the alliterative and often plural form that became standard before the final quarter of the eighteenth-century.
The interaction between Nazism and occultism has long been an object of popular speculation, a differentiated portrait of modern occult tendencies.
Constantine’s Gothic political campaign lead to war, and it was only in 332 that peace came and marked a significant stage in both Roman and Gothic history.
In a time when new and astonishing technological advancements are everyday events, audiences are seeking answers on how to react to these innovative, and...
Steampunk’s ethos is resistance to a dominant culture but rather than the blatant antagonism of Punk, steampunks choose a more subtle approach.
From an underground subculture that survived when punk faded and gradually changed toward a fashion statement, Goth always had a dark mystique.
The literary genre and subculture of Steampunk may hold interesting and new perspectives for human machinery and interaction in fictional fashion design.
From anthropological curiosity to fairground attraction, subcultural marking to a fashion statement, tattoos have been around for many centuries.
The practice of permanently decorating the human skin is an ancient and widespread one, and evidence for it survives from as early as the Neolithic...
Australian archaeologists have examined prehistoric obsidian tools from the Nanngu site in the Solomon Islands and have determined they may have been...
This article presupposes that art-horror is an emotion, one reflected in the emotional responses of characters to the monsters in works of horror.
The formations arising out of the specific material of digital games have suited well the “gamification” of horror.
Clinical vampirism is a recognisable, although rare, clinical entity characterised by periodic compulsive blood- drinking, and uncertain affinity with the dead.
Medical Humanities and Gothic Studies hinges on the way medicine is represented as a discipline and in its institutions.
The art of native medicine is still widely practised. While much of this lore is indigenous, yet there are strong indications of Hebrew and Egyptian as well as...
Recent research has significantly complicated our understanding of Georgian style, regarding new methodologies, functions, and contemporary perception of the...
Florentine historiographer Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574), the Italian painter, architect, writer and art-historian, was the first to label the...
The characteristic of architecture we now call Gothic first emerged in northern France in around 1140. It evolved during the construction of...
Although 1960s horror was supposedly dominated by Hammer Film Productions, prestige horror films had their very own problems to negotiate.
Monsters must be examined within the intricate matrix of relations (social, cultural, and literary-historical) which generate them.
Every culture has ghost stories, for example, but the causes and purposes of these spirits are as varied as the cultures that tell them.
The public exhibits an insatiable appetite for crime, especially for serial murder, but only remains our favourite: Dr Hannibal Lecter.
In 1935, Universal Pictures released James Whale’s ‘Bride of Frankenstein,’ a horror film featuring a monster denied the power of speech.
The rapport between Goth subcultures and technology has often been a subject of fascination for those who are part of that subculture and observers.
A forum of communication driven by the need to connect and forge new friendships enables a culture to form an online community.
Whether clearly a remake in the true sense of the term, video games transformed as film brings territorial distinctions of video games and cinema.
A low-budget game took the industry by storm and became one of the most divisive products ever seen; a piece of software that showed us that a good game is...
Thomas Hardy’s enduring fascination with things loosely defined as “Gothic” is among the most intriguing yet least appreciated aspects of his life and art.
‘Wuthering Heights’ demonstrates the failure of progress to eliminate old wives’ tales: all of middle-class sophistication and violence fails to exorcise.
The figure of the comic book hero Batman has been repeatedly associated to Gothic imagery and themes in many of its incarnations.
July will bring us a fresh, contemporary issue of Decibel Magazine which lineaments Californian-based power violence Nails as the front cover. Nevertheless...
Festival del Diablo III triumphantly inaugurated with an intimate concert, Apocalyptica, which also marked the festival’s first documentary ever filmed.
There is more to Transylvania than vampires and the Servus Festival is more than willing to prove that to you in this diverse gathering to take place in...
‘The Phantom of the Opera’ premieres in a beautiful opera house — the London Coliseum in Covent Garden, United Kingdom on October 8th, 2017. An exciting match...
The International Moscow Tattoo Convention is an annual event that assembles the best tattoo artists from around the world, under one roof including the most...