Stranger Things: The First Shadow designers aren’t afraid to raid the treasure trove

Their lurid covers were catnip to bloodthirsty, impressionable teenagers

Watery idealism is robbing the genre of its fear

Why Brits love their yuletide horror

The enduring popularity of fantasy and horror fiction proves that we still live in the long, dark shadow of the Gothic novel

In 2022, a new Scream film must face down more than monsters

The transgressive, transmedial and transnational nature of the Gothic genre

Left to freeze by Thatcher’s censors, The Thing has finally been recognised as John Carpenter’s best film

Susan Hill’s story remains one of the most pervasively unsettling tales in the English ghost story tradition

A large part of its appeal revolves around a simple fact, it is utterly terrifying