Laden with supernatural experiences and insanity around every corner, the Gothic created a distinct genre of eeriness and morbidity.
As increasing numbers of women enter what are viewed as the crone years, interest in this ancient figure is on the rise, moreover, being summoned.
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.