Adaptation: Turn of the Screw

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

During the 1960s and 70s, there was a craze for Gothic novels. The covers of many paperbacks featured a woman (often in a white nightgown) running away from a castle, tower, or other ominous landmark. The women in the covers were, of course, the literary descendants of Jane Eyre.

The books often had exciting titles, such as The House of Secrets, The Black Dog, or Festival of Darkness. Back in the day, these covers …

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The 10 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The following is a list of 10 little-known movies, at least by English-speakers. Some of them have been remade; others remain in obscurity outside of the country where they were filmed. Follow us into a world of horror without borders:

Black Sunday
Country: Italy
Year: 1960

I have to say I’ve never been a fan of most Italian horror. The gialli leave me cold and Dario Who-Needs-A-Plot Argento never convinced me, despite that cool underwater sequence in …

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Review: The Haunting of Hill House

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Jackson, Shirley. The Haunting of Hill House. Penguin Classics. 208 pp. US $15.00/CAN $16.50 ISBN: 978-0143039983

Most people have seen a place that seemed to be bad. There was something about it which made a shiver run down your spine when you looked at it.

For me, this bad place was not a spooky Victorian mansion (I lived in one, converted into a dorm). My scary place was an abandoned hospital in bright, young and skyscraper-blue …

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Too Much Sierra Coverage

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I am sick and tired of reading stories about the late pop singer Sierra. It seems every day, there is some new, often distasteful, article about her. In just a few days, we’ve heard that Sierra was a drug addict, was haunted by the spirit of silent movie star Filipa Darlo, and her footwear, of all things, was cursed.

Healthcare, global climate and international conflicts, yet the Innsmouth Free Press and the Arkham Observer insist on publishing …

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Gruesome Death: Pop Star Mutilates Herself

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Los Angeles, CA – World-famous pop singer Sierra committed suicide last night; some gruesome reports indicate she chopped her own feet off with a kitchen knife.

Sierra had been working on the set of the new biopic of Innsmouth-born actress Filipa Darlo before dramatically exiting the production a month ago after a fight with the director turned violent and Sierra threatened to kill him. Since then, Sierra spent an erratic three weeks travelling through France where she …

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Filipa Darlo: The Movie Star Innsmouth Forgot

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – It’s taken an upcoming biopic and the shenanigans of a pop star to bring attention to a little-known star from the silent era: Filipa Darlo. Now nothing more than a footnote in the history of Hollywood, Filipa was once the darling of movie directors. Her striking looks and fiery temperament made her perfect for the meaty roles of temptresses and femme fatales that were being popularized during the Jazz Age.

For a brief time, …

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Singer Sierra Viciously Attacks Photographer

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Los Angeles, CA – Pop singer Sierra lashed out at a paparazzi photographer who tried to take her picture when she was exiting a nightclub late last night. The ‘Delicious Tempo’ singer kicked, punched and bit the photgrapher during the scuffle.

Horrified onlookers called the police. “She wouldn’t stop. They couldn’t pull her away from the guy. She was so incredibly strong. We couldn’t believe it.”

A spokesperson for Sierra said she was under “extreme stress” due to …

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Williams ran off with mystery lover

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Mary Williams’ boyfriend now believes his girlfriend ran off with another man.

Paul Meyer recently discovered Williams’ diary and says she might have been seeing someone before her disappearance, contradicting his previous assertions that she would not have left Innsmouth voluntarily.

“I discovered several pieces of gold jewelery hidden inside our apartment along with her diary. I had never seen the gold pieces before and I doubt they came from her job,” he said. “Her …

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Extraordinary auction of silent diva’s collection

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Boston, MA – An auction of silent movie star Filipa Darlo’s furniture, clothing and movie memorabilia, which included a six-foot tall sphinx used in the movie The Pharaoh and a pair of red shoes, allowed collectors and spectators a rare look into the reclusive diva’s life.

Filipa Darlo died a decade ago. Her estate was contested by two family members and a legal battle ensued, one that did not conclude until last year when Darlo’s great-nephews reached an …

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Gang members to blame in Williams disappearance

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Mary Williams might have been a victim of gang violence, a confidential source told Innsmouth Free Press.

The old Innsmouth Lighthouse, which has been periodically vandalized over the years, is a favourite spot for members of the Lichens, an infamous gang known for its violence and drug-dealing.

“Mary saw something that she should not have seen,” the source said. “She messed with Crow.”

Friedrich “Crow” Krahen is the youngest of the Krahen brothers, who are …

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Williams went missing once before: roommate

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Mary Williams, the 25-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a week, disappeared on a previous occasion, Williams’ former roommate reveals.

Teresa Hayden said Williams mysteriously left the apartment they shared on Water Street a year ago.

“I came home one day and she was simply gone. There was no note, no messages, nothing,” Hayden said. “She returned five days later without an explanation.”

At the time, Williams (an amateur photographer) was …

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