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 3, Episode 4: "Titanic" (1997) Costume Drama Rewind

Today, we’re talking about THE defining movie of the 1990s, James Cameron’s Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, and a production budget equal to the gross domestic product of several Scandivanian countries.
  1. Season 3, Episode 4: "Titanic" (1997)
  2. Season 3, Episode 3: "Sleepy Hollow" (1999)
  3. Season 3, Episode 2: "Operation Mincemeat" (2021)
  4. Season 3, Episode 1: "Gladiator" (2000)
  5. Season 3 Preview

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