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Fortean Times #337 (February 2016)

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  • Release date: 04 Feb 2016
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • Cover: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
  • Digital editions: Zinio --- Google Play --- Magzter

Contents

  • 32 Wuthering Frights - The Gothic Romance - from Ann Radcliffe to Guillermo del Toro
  • 48 Mummy Dearest - Indonesia's island of the living dead
  • 56 Horning In - Unicorn lore and literature
  • 06 Animal Art - Talented tapirs and stunning starlings
  • 52 Goatsuckers and Demon Sheep - The strange world of American politics

Features

32 The Return of Gothic Romance (cover story)
Guillermo del Toro described his recent film Crimson Peak as a "classic Gothic Romance", a genre that has been consigned to oblivion for nearly four decades. But what is Gothic Romance, what makes it different from horror and why did it fall into obscurity? Maria J Perez Cuervo dons her best nightie and goes in search of answers...

40 The Welsh Neanderthals
Amanda Rees sets off into the great Celtic desert in search of ancient racial survivals, mysterious megaliths, fairy folklore and one of the oddest byways of evolutionary science.

48 Island of the Living Dead
Paul Koudounaris travels to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi to meet the mummies of Tana Toraja and join a ritual celebrating the enduring bonds that link the living and the dead.

Reports

24 A Discovery of Witches - ASSAP's 'Seriously Bewitched' conference by Rev Peter Laws

30 Blasts from the Past - No 61. The pre-war monster panics of 1938 by Theo Paijmans

52 Strange Statesmen - No 8. American Psychos 1: End Times Tea Party by SD Tucker

56 Building a Fortean Library - No 8. One horn on which to perch them by The Hierophant's Apprentice

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 44. Mynheer Van Klaes, the King of Smokers by Jan Bondeson

Strange Days

Jihadis on the red mercury trail, more weird sexual fetishes, deadly spider surprises, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, Iron Age monster mash, ghosts of Bishop's Stortford, bosom serpents, classical sweariness - and much more.

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02 Writers and readers
    • Dreaming of Manderley
    • Just Your Average Fortean?
    • Errata
      • FT336:Cover - Staffordshire, not Shropshire
      • FT336:22 Flash-freezing - text refers to the island of Lovund, the picture caption is Vorlund... the fish-freeze was in Lovund.

Reviews

  • 59-63 BOOKS
  • 64-66 FILM & DVD
    • The Survivalist - Director Stephen Fingleton, UK 2015 - Daniel King
    • Little Girl Blue - Director Amy Berg, US 2015 - Chris Saunders
    • Downtime - Director Christopher Barry, UK 1995 - David V Barrett
    • Crimson Peak - Director Guillermo del Toro, US 2015 - Maria J Perez Cuervo
    • The Reverend's Review by Reverend Peter Laws
    • Housebound - Director Gerard Johnstone, UK 2015
    • We Are Still Here - Director Ted Geoghegan, US 2015
    • The House on Pine Street - Directors Aaron and Austing Keeling, US 2015
    • Ghost Story - Director John Irvin, US 1981
    • Shorts
    • The Gift - Lions Gate Home Entertainment - Rev PL
    • The Stranger - Koch Media Rev PL
    • Blood Moon - Studiocanal - DK
    • Nina Forever - Studiocanal - DS

Letters

It Happened to Me

Comix

Coming Next Month

  • Mexican Fairies - In Search of Duendes, Chaneques and Others
  • In Crowley's Uniform - The Esoteric History of David Bowie
  • + Mystery Moggies, Leprechaun Panics, 19th Century UFOs, and Much More... Fortean Times 338 on sale 3 Mar 2016

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