Monthly Archives: October 2018


All things frightening and spooky

By | 2018-10-26T01:36:12+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Books, General, Writers|

October is here, and my mind turns to Hallowe’en and all things frightening and spooky. “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”  H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft knew a thing or two about how to scare us as he became a prolific master of the horror genre.  His stories are among the foundation of modern horror.  However, the beginnings of the genre of horror can be traced back 250 years.  Horace Walpole wrote the first Gothic novel The Castle of Otranto in 1764, initiating a new literary genre, the Gothic novel.  Gothic literature rose in the 18th [...]