DIY In The Dark : Beachcombed Claw Necklace

So I was beachcombing on Saltburn beach the other day - if you're interested, my previous post is all about it - and I found a particularly fantastic little piece of driftwood shaped something like a claw. A view of the claw before it started its transformation. From the moment I picked it up, I… Continue reading DIY In The Dark : Beachcombed Claw Necklace

Art Of Black Annis

I feel somewhat ashamed that it’s taken me until the age of thirty-two to read into Black Annis. My attention in the sphere of folklore has, for the most part of the past fifteen years, been elsewhere, predominately Scandinavia. Little did I know that one of the most fearsome folkloric creatures was actually extremely close… Continue reading Art Of Black Annis

Thinking In The Dark : When Everything Is Just Too Much

Everything has been too much today. I'm depressed, exhausted and all my senses are way too overloaded. Even the mumbled noise of people talking in another room is making me twitch. Saga has been screaming in my face for the past twelve hours, I can't get my stupid septum ring out of my stupid nose,… Continue reading Thinking In The Dark : When Everything Is Just Too Much

Art Of The Company Of Wolves

The Company Of Wolves is my favourite Angela Carter story. (I also love, love, love The Erl-King, The Lady Of The House Of Love, The Werewolf and Wolf-Alice.) I read it for the first time ten years ago and it left me changed. I re-read it last night, and when I was done, it left… Continue reading Art Of The Company Of Wolves

Art Of Watership Down

I couldn't tell you how many times I've seen Watership Down. I lost count years ago. My dad videotaped it off the TV when I was under double figures. If I remember rightly, he taped over something else and wrote WATERSHIP DOWN over whatever title the previous film had. My siblings and I played that… Continue reading Art Of Watership Down

Art Of Pet Sematary

Yesterday I talked about The VVitch being my favourite horror film of all time. I also briefly mentioned my second and third favourites which were, in order, The Blair Witch Project and The Babadook. (I know, I know, numbering films in what order I like them best...what am I? Nine years old? Bloody hell. But… Continue reading Art Of Pet Sematary

Art Of The VVitch

Three years after its release, The VVitch remains to be the best horror film I've ever seen. (The Blair Witch Project comes in at a close second followed by The Babadook.) The cult that the film has ignited is inspiring, refreshing and, quite frankly, fucking brilliant for the witches of today. I can remember watching… Continue reading Art Of The VVitch

Thinking In The Dark : Vampires

Vampires. Can you remember when you got into vampires? I'm imagining that everyone has been, at one point or another, 'into' vampires. My first foray into the world of the un-dead was when I was six or seven. I was in the kid's section of our local library and found My Babysitter Is A Vampire… Continue reading Thinking In The Dark : Vampires

Art Of Little Red Riding Hood And The Big Bad Wolf

For the past week, I've been unable to stop thinking about a re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood And The Big Wolf that I read by author Sara Maitland. So it was kind of inevitable that I would end up collecting together some art  - ha, who are we kidding? A colossal amount of art… Continue reading Art Of Little Red Riding Hood And The Big Bad Wolf