Ep. 9: “The Abominable Bride” (2016)

Welcome to Spooky October at Costume Drama Rewind! All month long, we’ll be tackling historical films that have a supernatural element. We kicked it off with “The Abominable Bride,” the Sherlock episode that returns its characters to their 1890s origins.

*Learn about how the Victorians invented – or at least perfected – the modern ghost story here and here, and how they enjoyed a brief spell as a beloved Christmas tradition.

*Vincent Starret’s poem 221b is worth a read.

*Get lost in the archives of The Strand.

*Meet Dr. James Barry, the woman who passed as one of Britain’s most male celebrated doctors for half a century.

*Bonus: The Honest Trailer for Sherlock is one of their best.

Season 2, Episode 4: "The Mouse on the Mayflower" (1968) Costume Drama Rewind

Happy Thanksgiving from Costume Drama Rewind, where we’re marking the holiday by reviewing the animated classic “The Mouse on the Mayflower.” Did the Pilgrims really get rescued from all their troubles by a mouse in a tiny hat? Probably not, but that’s also not the weirdest or least accurate thing going on with this little movie. 
  1. Season 2, Episode 4: "The Mouse on the Mayflower" (1968)
  2. Season 2, Episode 3: "From Hell" (2001)
  3. Season 2, Episode 2: "Kwaidan: Hoichi the Earless” (1964)
  4. Season 2, Episode 1: "Gettysburg" (1993)
  5. Season 1, Episode 23: Harvest Time – A Farewell to Jo March Madness and Season Finale

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