Get all the scoop on AMERICAN GOTHIC, airing on CBS on Wednesday, August 31, 2016!
‘Game of Thrones’ actress Rose Leslie will star in new Dreamworks ghost story ‘Haunted’.
A hospital in New York, and a woman seems to be losing the baby she’s carrying. Complete placental abruption, possibly brought about by cocaine use (not recommended, especially in the third trimester). Wait though, maybe it’s not the patient in trouble, but the doctor, Tora Hamilton (Neighbours graduate Radha Mitchell). Is she losing her baby too? There’s blood all over the place, anyway. There will be plenty more blood in Sacrifice (Channel 5, Sunday). And plenty more confusion.
Of all the themes that we recognise as belonging to the Gothic tradition, secrecy is perhaps the most enduring and indispensable. Ever since Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho, the ur-text of the genre, crumbling manors have harboured their locked rooms. Whether they held a captive (as in Jane Eyre), an appalling secret (as in The Bloody Chamber) or nothing at all (as in Northanger Abbey), what was inside them was of secondary importance. What mattered, as any resolute heroine would tell you, was getting hold of the keys.