Blog, Gothic, Mystery

A Summer of Monsters

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What happened when the Shelleys, Lord Byron, Polidori and Claire Clairmont went to Lake Geneva in 1816? Laudanum, sex, death, visions… and the birth of two monsters: the creature of Frankenstein and the vampire as we know it today.

I write about the great Gothic getaway of 1816, its influences and its film adaptations, for the Fortean Times Summer Holiday Special — out now!