Dissecting Dragons: Episode 89: A Night at the Overlook Hotel - Haunted Houses in Speculative Fiction (And their real life counterparts)

October 27, 2017

Episode 89: A Night at the Overlook Hotel - Haunted Houses in Speculative Fiction (and their real life counterparts.)

 

Hallowe'en Special

 

Haunted houses are a staple of the gothic, mystery and horror stripes of speculative fiction, as well as having origins in folk tales. What is it about the haunting of dwelling places in particular that both fascinates and repels? Why the fear that the place where traditionally we should be most safe, is in fact subject to malign influences? This week the dragons delve into the mindset behinf haunted houses. On the slab this week; Rose Red, The Shining and Dr Sleep by Stephen King, A Head full of Ghosts by perter Trembley, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters and the Exorcism of Emily Rose.  Happy Hallowe'en!

 

Title Music: Ecstacy by Smiling Cynic

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