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Podcast – The Pale Lady, Part 2

We have arrived at the castle of the Brankovans in the Carpathians after being saved from the brutal Kostaki by the gallant Gregoriska. Those first trials over, what is in store for our heroine inside these ancient walls?

Podcast – The Pale Lady, Part One

Dive head first on horseback into Alexandre Dumas’ 1849 Vampire story “The Pale Lady.” This is the first of 4 installments from the novella, which is set against the scenic Carpathian mountains. Meet the brave maid, dangerous brigands, and brothers at odds who will define this unexpectedly Gothic tale from the write of “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”.

31Ghosts Update

Shocking as it may be to some, starting a project of this magnitude during a pandemic was perhaps not the most sustainable decision. Unfortunately, much of my work was cut short. Some of it was for happy reasons (which I will get into in a little bit), but other reasons include losing someone, pandemic-related family […]

Demon (2015)

PolandWriter & Director: Marcin WronaCurrently available on Shudder. Demon is one of the most chaotic and satisfyingly realistic wedding movies in existence. With the exception of the whole demon possession thing. There are terms and translations that will give away key themes in the film, so in the interest of avoiding that, we’ll mostly focus […]

November (2017)

EstoniaDirector & Writer: Rainer SarnetAvailable on Shudder. We open on an animated assortment of farm equipment on a mission. The creation is a kratt, a mythological creature created by trading one’s soul to the devil. It’s a short sighted deal: while kratt’s can increase a peasant’s immediate station, long term they must continue to be […]

Podcast Ep 5 – The Boy Who Drew Cats

A young acolyte fond of drawing cats spends the night in an abandoned temple. “The Boy Who Drew Cats” is a classically spooky tale from Japan. This version was translated by Lafcadio Hearn. 31Ghosts can also be found on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Hearn is an interesting translator. His early life was very sad, with abandonment by his […]

Good Manners (2017)

BrazilDirectors & Writers: Juliana Rojas & Marco DutraAvailable on Amazon & Mubi Known primarily as a lesbian werewolf movie, Good Manners transforms rapidly into a film about chosen family. It begins with a nurse, Clara (Isabél Zuaa), being hired by wealthy single mother Ana (Marjorie Estiano). The story at first has all appearances of moving […]

Ginger Snaps (2000)

CanadaDirector: John FawcettWriter: Karen WaltonAvailable on Shudder, Amazon. Ginger Snaps might be the number one film recommended when one talks werewolves. It’s missing a lot of the standards we came to expect with gory transformations like An American Werewolf in London, and the bland romance of The Wolfman, but that was very much the point. […]


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