FORGOTTEN FRIDAY

 

Tonight's crusty old creepfest is The Beetle by Richard Marsh

 

Originally published in 1897, The Beetle was a huge hit, remaining in print for decades.

This novel of a British politician pursued to London by a sinister individual gifted with the powers of mesmerism and shapeshifting remains an excellent period chiller, with it's mix of mystery, defiled Egyptian tombs and creeping fear.

 

And for the horror trivia fans out there, Richard Marsh was Robert Aickman's grandfather.