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The Writers Mythos

Dec 23, 2020

The Writers Mythos 008 - M. R. James

Our journey into the Mythos today invokes an age old tradition of telling ghost stories around Christmas. Without this author, there may be no modern horror, no creepypastas, no NoSleep. Indeed, he gives us a warning to the curious and advises against whistling or entering rooms...

Dec 9, 2020

The Writers Mythos 007 - R. L. Stine

We divert our dive into the Mythos through Shock Street, HorrorLand and a plethora of other places that give rise to Goosebumps, courtesy of todays subject, R. L. Stine. From humble beginnings in a rich environment, a young man who started in comedy would ultimately become the...

Nov 25, 2020

The Writers Mythos 006 - Mary Shelley

As we dive into the Mythos today, we take a look at one of the most important female writers in the gothic genre; Mary Shelley. We pull back the veil on the life of the woman behind Frankenstein, discuss some of the lesser known parts of her life and try to understand how she would...

Nov 11, 2020

The Writers Mythos 005 - Junji Ito

Our dive into the Mythos is a little bit…strange. While we will cover some aspects of Ito’s early life, todays entry is more focused on an analysis of Ito’s expansive body of work, gaining a better understanding of the meaning of some of his best pieces and encouraging new...

Oct 28, 2020

The Writers Mythos 004 - Stephen King

Our dive into the Mythos goes beyond the standard biopic format and enters full meta territory with our fabled guest, the unseated king of horror: Stephen King. When discussing Stephen King and his extensive pantheon of works, we look to the man and his brush with death. His leg...