John Reppion, the editor of Spirits of Place, spoke to Warren Ellis, Damien Williams, and myself about psychogeography and landscape.
My “Spirits of Place” essay on the psychogeography of El Escorial is now available at The Daily Grail.
‘Spirits of Place’ is out now, featuring my essay on hellmouths and cursed Spanish royals.
Throughout history, people have tried to distinguish themselves from the common herd by turning to fashion and cosmetics, even when the results could be bizarre, harmful and even fatal, giving the expression “fashion victim” a literal meaning.
In rural Spain, the night still belongs to the ánimas, the spirits of the dead who didn’t go straight to Heaven or Hell.
In the summer of 1816, a group of Romantic writers (Mary and Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and John Willian Polidori) gathered in a house on the shores of Lake Geneva and told each other ghost stories. These are some of the films inspired by the events.
My feature about the summer of 1816 and the birth of the Frankenstein monster is out this month in Fortean Times.