Fiction, Television

Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe

Netflix's new series, Wednesday, comes with dark expectations born from a lofty, if uneven, pedigree. The brainchild of cartoonist Charles Addams, The Addams Family was unearthed for the world in 1938. Over the intervening years, the stories surrounding the Addams family took to various media beyond the artist's own cartoon depictions. Perhaps the first to… Continue reading Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe

Fiction, Haunted Houses, Shirley Jackson, Television, The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House

Author Shirley Jackson’s novel, The Haunting of Hill House, is one of the undisputed, seminal works of Gothic horror fiction. Its themes have inspired other writers, but their works have never quite attained the same visceral, emotional effect of the original. There have been several attempts at adapting the novel into the visual medium, Robert… Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House