Countess Erzsébet Báthory continues to draw the interest of historians, critics, artists and in the process, one could argue, the victimising of her victims.
As the central motif, the intrusion of an inanimate object as the agent of death helps to shape a type of grotesque fiction which borders on the fantastic.
In an uncertain and chaotic world, what does it mean to face, and sometimes even embrace, this grotesque darkness?
The broad definition “occult,” embraces the whole range of psychological, physiological, cosmical, physical, and spiritual phenomena.
As critics perceive, a reference to same-sex female desire and erotic relations between women occurs in eighteenth and nineteenth-century gothic literature.
Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of the late 1960s Chicago, ‘My Favorite Thing Is Monsters’ is filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazine iconography.