At the opening of the eighteenth-century, there is a weakening of conviction of the importance of man’s personal relation to God the Father.
Returning to haunt and demand recognition, African American Gothic is more concerned with the problem of monolithic, rigid cultural repression itself.
In M.R. James’ ghost stories, the most irrational and fearful aspects of archaic demonology still haunting the modern world are revealed.
Discovering the subversive streak that undercuts established horror archetypes and gothic terror, looking closely at both aesthetics to draw comparisons.
Vampires are synchronistic with folklore outside Romania, and might spread contagion and add further weight to the vampire folklore.
The world of ‘The Sandman’ is without a doubt fantastic and otherworldly, filled with characteristics of both horror and dark fantasy genres.