Episode 19: The Gothic

Episode 15 · October 20th, 2010 · 34 mins 28 secs

About this Episode

New thoughts on 'the Gothic' in movies and literature -- from Irvin S. Cobb, whose Gothic story "Fishhead" was termed a "banefully effective tale" by H. P. Lovecraft; to Ray Russell, of "Sardonicus" fame; to Roger Corman, who brought the House down around Roderick Usher.

Turns out it's all about bodily disintegration in an enclosed space, and the dead hand of the past upon the hopes of the present.
The Gothic becomes a fascinating study in the quest for bookings on the Last Metro.