Monday, 20 May 2013

Frankenstein - The Greatest Horror Novel Ever Written?

Written in early part of the 19th century by Mary Shelley this book in my humble opinion is the greatest horror novel ever written. I recently re read the book and the other great gothic novel of the time "Dracula", i can honestly say Bram Stokers story doesn't compare. Based on a dream that Shelley had while stopping at the Villa Diodati on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, the story really is a nightmarish vision especially for the time in which it is written. Frankensteins creature must be one of the all time iconic images of popular fiction featuring in movies, comic books and other novels as well as cartoons and even as a PEZ dispenser, read it its awesome. More here

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Comic Books Made Into Movies

Some of the most well known films in recent years have been made from adaptations from comic books. Everyone knows about the big budget summer blockbusters starring Spider-man, Iron Man the Avengers etc but it is really surprising how many films are made based on non super hero comics. Here's a link to an article i wrote on this subject.