Dissecting Dragons

Ep 244 - Of Fates and Phantoms - The Anatomy of the Ghost Story

October 16, 2020
Continuing their Hallowe'en Season themed selection of episodes, this week Jules and Madeleine discuss how ghost stories work. While simple on the surface, ghost stories are fiendishly difficult to write effectively, despite being one of our oldest story forms. The dragons delve into why and how to plan and structure a ghost story, as well as looking at the difference between ghost stories and more main stream horror, before considering some of their favourite tales. On the slab this week - The Woman in Black, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters and many more. 
 
Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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