Episode 28: Historical Horror Tropes with June Gregory

A lot of modern horror tropes can be traced back to ancient stories. In this episode, friend of the Sirens and lover of horror and history, June Gregory, teaches us all some fascinating historical horror facts!


Upstate Horror - horror resource

Pam Wishbow - Seattle artist

Demonic, House, Housebound - movies

Dark Tower series - books

Sirens of Scream are:

Melissa Megan- @Lissapunch

Jackie DeVore- @Jackietherobot

Sierra Houk- @Sierrahouk


June Gregory 

Sirens on Twitter@Sirensofscream

Email - SoS@meganerdmedia.com

Banner art by Menton3

Editing by Drew Devore 

Break Music - Manic Street Preachers - South Yorkshire Mass Murderer
Outro Music - Zombina & The Skeletones - That Doll Just Tried to Kill Me

Recommended Reading:

Clarens, Carlos. An Illustrated History of Horror and Science Fiction Films. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 1997.

Curtis, Barry. Dark Places: The Haunted House in Film. London: Reaktion Books, 2009.

Felton, D. Haunted Greece and Rome: Ghost Stories from Classical Antiquity. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1990.

Goldstein, Diane with Sylvia Ann Grider and Jeannie Banks Thomas. Haunting Experiences: Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2007.

Joynes, Andrew. Medieval Ghost Stories: An Anthology of Miracle, Marvels, and Prodigies. Suffolk, UK :Boydell Press, 2006 (New Edition)

Johnston, Sarah Iles. Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1999.

Kovacs, Lee. The Haunted Screen: Ghosts in Literature and Film. Jefferson, NC: McFarland  Company, Inc., Publishers, 2005.

Leeder, Murray, ed. Cinematic Ghosts: Haunting and Spectrality From Silent Cinema to the Digital Era. NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Peeren, Esther and Maria del Pilar Blanco, eds. Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture. NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2010.

Svehla, Gary with Susan Svehla, Cinematic Hauntings. Baltimore, MD: Midnight Marquee Press, 2011.

Ogden, Daniel. Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Sourcebook. NY: Oxford University Press, 2009 (2 nd edition).

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