Just finished Ghostland by Parnell. A very powerful book. A personal tour of landscapes featured in UK supernatural fiction and TV. A very personal and deeply poignant memoir of family loss, as well.
Every chapter touches on some aspect of M.R. James' life and art. Other chapters discuss intelligently:
Blackwood, Machen, the Bensons, Aickman, Rolt, Alan Garner.
Films discussed: The Wicker Man, Quatermass, Dead of Night, Thunder Rock, Night of the Demon.
Among many others.
Copiously illustrated with Parnell's own photos of the landscapes.
1 November 2019