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Lily Wight

     Updated 22/04/2015

     It is nearly forty years since Anne Rice refined and defined our contemporary Romantic Vampire archetype with her seminal and controversial novel Interview With The Vampire.

     Rice may have returned to The Universal Studio Monster Vault (vampires, mummies and now wolfmen) but her latest foray into the supernatural is distinctly light on familiar Gothic tropes and offers something entirely current via the imagination of an author steeped in history and mythology.

     The Wolf Gift is a superhero origin story with the werewolf or “Morphenkind”, Reuben Golding, glorified and elevated into a shape-shifting biological missing-link: a creature designed to track and destroy the very essence of evil.

     The bright, breezy world of modern San Francisco offers architectural and natural majesty a world away from the grim, historical Grand Guignol of Rice’s Vampire…

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Lily Wight

     Updated 05/06/2014

     Pat Brien’s Denied is a refreshingly old-school vampire yarn that owes more to Hammer era Dracula than Twilight style teen romance (cheer or boo here as you prefer).

     
     Brien does an admirable job of honing and reinvigorating gothic folklore by finding ingenious and refreshing ways to reconnect disparate vampire archetypes.
   
      Monstrous Nosferatu and brooding immortals share an intriguing new evolution and the inclusion of werewolves takes the tale to new levels of adventure, mystery and page-turning excitement.
   
     The novel has two distinct parts, the first  – which acts as an extended prologue – is quite different in tone and location to the latter.  It’s a bold structural move, as readers may prefer one part of the book over the other, but Brien’s commitment, combined…

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     Dark Fairy Tales & Faerie Lore enchanted everyone at The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana throughout 2012 https://lilywight.com/2012/04/01/the-wonderful-world-of-froud-aprils-magickal-thing/.

     Brew yourself something strong, sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the rare gems recommended in the posts Pitch Black & Fey On Film…

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/07/pitch-black-fey-on-film-beauty-the-beast-2-cannon-movie-tales-1987/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/08/pitch-black-fey-on-film-beauty-the-beast-3-1976-with-george-c-scott/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/09/pitch-black-fey-on-film-beauty-the-beast-4-hot-film-and-television-news/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/11/pitch-black-fey-on-film-beauty-the-beast-5-have-you-seen/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/13/pitch-black-fey-on-film-little-red-riding-hood-1-inspired-fan-trailer/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/15/pitch-black-fey-on-film-little-red-riding-hood-2-scary-music/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/18/pitch-black-fey-on-film-little-red-riding-hood-3-christina-ricci/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/20/pitch-black-fey-on-film-4-little-girls-are-not-so-easy-to-fool-these-days/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/22/pitch-black-fey-on-film-snow-white-1-a-tale-of-terror/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/24/pitch-black-fey-on-film-snow-white-2-the-fairest-of-them-all/

https://lilywight.com/2012/04/29/pitch-black-fey-on-film-happy-ever-after/

 

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     First came the Vampires, now Werewolves are rampaging through The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana Gallery.

     If you are brave enough click on the homepage Gallery tab or the pictures below…

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     It’s all treats and no tricks at Lily Wight ~ The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana this month!

     The new image album, Grand Guignol, is now available to view via the Gallery tab at  https://lilywight.com/ or just click the pics for a fast pass 🙂

     Here are a few vampires to get you started…

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     Updated 05/06/2014

     Pat Brien’s Denied is a refreshingly old-school vampire yarn that owes more to Hammer era Dracula than Twilight style teen romance (cheer or boo here as you prefer).

     
     Brien does an admirable job of honing and reinvigorating gothic folklore by finding ingenious and refreshing ways to reconnect disparate vampire archetypes.
   
      Monstrous Nosferatu and brooding immortals share an intriguing new evolution and the inclusion of werewolves takes the tale to new levels of adventure, mystery and page-turning excitement.
   
     The novel has two distinct parts, the first  – which acts as an extended prologue – is quite different in tone and location to the latter.  It’s a bold structural move, as readers may prefer one part of the book over the other, but Brien’s commitment, combined with Denied’s brisk pace and engaging characters, assists in covering any cracks.  A sequel is surely essential.

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     Few Fairy Tales are as dark and multifaceted as Little Red’s.

     Angela Carter wrote the screenplay for Neil Jordan’s lush and evocative adaptation of Carter’s own collected short writings and radio plays.

     This wonderful fan trailer for The Company of Wolves is by the talented Hedge Labyrinth with music from the Requiem For A Dream soundtrack.

     Thank heaven for little girls, they grow up in the most peculiar ways …

     Mo

 

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