A Blog about Arthur Machen, the Welsh writer of exquisite tales of ecstatic terror and lyrical fantasy.
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Arthur Machen and the Orphan
The popular new horror film Orphan has a mysterious and unexpected twist about Esther the "bad seed" child at the centre of the drama the poster warns you that "There's something wrong with Esther". Well mysterious and unexpected unless you have read the works of Arthur Machen. One of Machen’s stories "The Bright Boy" has a very similar twist.