Tag: Gothic

Creative Writing

La Diablesse: monster of men

“Who don’t hear does feel,” a phrase drilled into Nita all her life. First as a stark warning by her parents, whose household rules she’d discarded in favour of rebellion, of putting distance between the versions of herself she wanted to be, and was expected to be. Again by her teachers, who expressed a never-ending…

Arts, Venue

My introduction to the Gothic

I’m a big fan of the Gothic; literature, art, movies, architecture, you name it. The creatives who cultivated this interest from a relatively young age were filmmaker Tim Burton, and by extension, Helena Bonham Carter, and author Marcus Sedgwick. Many people are familiar with the work of the former two, but, in my opinion, the…

OldVenue, TV

Review: Penny Dreadful

Are you ready for a Van-Helsing-esque thriller like none other? Welcome to the world of Penny Dreadful. Full of intrigue, it certainly hooks its audience from the outset, with incredibly complex, mysterious characters, and opening credit music that would rouse butterflies of excitement in the most indifferent of viewers. Vanessa Ives (Eva Green, 300: Rise…

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