Time to walk the halls of the terrifying Hill House with Andrea and Alex as they explore what it means to be haunted, gender dynamics in times of duress and why it’s hard to remake a classic.
The Haunting. Dir. Robert Wise, 1963.
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life. Ruth Franklin’s wonderful biography that explores Jackson’s life through her work.
Rue Morgue #170 – September 2016. Featuring a cover story and roundtable interview on Shirley Jackson’s life and influence.
The Haunting and the Power of Suggestion. An article by Pam Keesey in Monsterzine #6.
Haunting Experiences: Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore. An in-depth look at why our past continues to return to us through ghosts and the supernatural.
American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction. Dale Bailey’s examination of how the haunted house narrative has served and subverted the American Dream.
House Mothers and Haunted Daughters: Shirley Jackson and Female Gothic by Roberta Rubenstein.
Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination by Avery Gordon.