The linking of mental illness and the Gothic is prevalent and perverse with representations of its dark side of the psychiatric experience.
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde brought attention to the degeneration theories and the corresponding emergence of a modern “new” wave of Gothic literature.
A look at “horror” both as a narrative genre and as a trans-genre, in which it has become entangled with excessive, pathological fantasy and enjoyment.
Sigmund Freud suggested that “taphephobia,” was linked to wider terrors relating to the undead and that it manifested a return of psychic energies.
Many readers will find the frequent use of the word “psycho” in this article offensive. This is however, the way mental illness is portrayed on the big screen.
Why do we fear death? Is it an inherent universal concept in human nature or does society induce it?