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 7: "42" (2013) Costume Drama Rewind

Batter up! We’re talking about “42,” the 2013 movie about Jackie Robinson. It was directed by Brian Helgeland, and stars the late great Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, and Andre Holland.
  1. Season 2, Episode 7: "42" (2013)
  2. Season 2, Episode 6: "A Man for All Seasons" (1966)
  3. Season 2, Episode 5: "White Christmas" (1954) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)
  4. Season 2, Episode 4: "The Mouse on the Mayflower" (1968)
  5. Season 2, Episode 3: "From Hell" (2001)

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