Archive for February, 2011

Metropolis: full movie here!

February 17, 2011 Leave a comment

See Fritz Lang’s dystopian movie, the 1927 classic Metropolis.


Viennese sewers

February 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Although The Third Man (1949, dir: Carol Reed) isn’t horror per se –imdb lists it as a noir thriller– it requires a mention for its stunning use of Viennese architecture. It is famous for the scenes in the sewers.

See the whole film here:


An essay on architecture in the movies The Haunting and Repulsion

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment

From The Haunting (1963)

Watch the movie! Part 1/13 here:

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Fiction + Architecture = Art

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Artist Michelle Lord creates an art project inspired Jorge Luis Borges’ short story “The Immortal”. Borges, one of the most interesting writers of the 20th century, quite often used architecture in his stories. Pictures and article here.

Architect interviews gothic writer

February 14, 2011 1 comment

BLDG Blog interviews gothic writer Patrick McGrath on the importance of setting, here.

On architecture in computer games

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Read an article here on how architecture is used in computer games. From the excellent blog BLDG Blog.

Screen caption from S.T.A.L.K.E.R

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Three links to free literature

February 11, 2011 Leave a comment This the place to go to if you are looking for texts older than about 70 years. They can also be downloaded to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The site can be searched by “bookshelves”, e.g horror. This collection is not as extensive as, but due to Australian copyright laws you might find some texts that are not found on the .org site. Project Runeberg collects Nordic e-texts. It is a good source to find out of print Swedish literature as well as old Swedish dictionaries. I am sure you can find good Swedish horror here such as Selma Lagerlöf’s ghost stories or the almost completely forgotten Aurora Ljungstedt.

Access to books is easier nowadays

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