Guillermo del Toro is a self-confessed fan of the Gothic Romance. I spoke to him about early influences and the pleasures and pains of reviving the genre on screen.
Guillermo del Toro described his recent film Crimson Peak as a “classic Gothic Romance”, a subgenre that has been consigned to oblivion for nearly four decades. But what is Gothic Romance, what makes it different to horror and why did it fall into obscurity?
In this month’s Fortean Times I write about Gothic Romance, interview Guillermo del Toro and review Crimson Peak.
10 lesser-known horror stories that really stuck with me.
My folk horror story “The Village Below” will be published in The Ghastling Book 3, released at Halloween.
Old-fashioned, eerie and subtle. These are my favourite ghost films.