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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Nov 30, 2021

You know the most famous Christmas ghost story of them all. A miserly, miserable man must learn the true meaning of Christmas by meeting with three appropriately themed holiday specters. There have been many spins and takes on Dickens’s famous tale, but one of our favorites is Connie Willis’s “Adaptation.” In...


Nov 16, 2021

The narrator of Jeanette Winterson’s “Dark Christmas” will be celebrating Christmas at Highfallen House with friends. No one seems to know who owns the house and is letting them stay there, but that doesn't seem to matter. The narrator goes ahead to spend a night alone in the house before picking up their friends...


Nov 2, 2021

Following our discussion of Elsa Lanchester and her iconic role as The Bride of Frankenstein, we wanted to take another look at another one of her iconic films, this time, Bell, Book, and Candle. In the film, Gillian is a shop owner--and a secret witch. Using her occult powers (and her cat familiar, Pyewacket), Gillian...


Oct 19, 2021

She’s one of the most recognizable women in classic horror as the Bride of Frankenstein in the 1935 film. And her iconic moment was only for the last five minutes of the movie. Elsa Lanchester was an actress who knew how to command a screen, even with no lines. So, join us, as today we discuss the actress and her...


Oct 5, 2021

In Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897), Mina Harker makes it to the final battle against the vampire, even though she fell victim to his bite along the way. Her best friend Lucy Westenra wasn’t that lucky. A vivid character in her own right, she succumbs to Dracula and becomes a vampire. Even more disturbingly, she preys...