Malefic, 1899: The Vampire of Düsseldorf I
Mania
by Harlequin Grim
10M ago
This the first episode in the two part series of The Vampire of Düsseldorf. We find ourselves in early 20th century Germany to pursue a killer whose entire life and crimes were instrumental in helping the psychologist Carl Berg define the term 'sadism'. For this half, we will focus on the shocking nature of Peter Kürten's upbringing, his adolescence, and his first brushes with murder.  Support the show Thank you for enjoying this Grim Theatre production! To support stories and art like this, click here ..read more
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Family Blood, 1871
Mania
by Harlequin Grim
10M ago
After the Bender family settles in the Osage township in 1871, bodies begin popping up in nearby creeks. As suspicions mount amongst the neighbours, the truth starts rearing its head, but it will be more shocking than anybody could have imagined. Music by Luella Gren. Support the show Thank you for enjoying this Grim Theatre production! To support stories and art like this, click here ..read more
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To Hold a Beating Heart: Immortal Victorian Surgeries
Mania
by Harlequin Grim
10M ago
Lives held by single threads. Beating hearts clutched in hands. For this Halloween finale to the second season, we pursue three remarkable procedures catalogued from the 19th century. Surgeries so groundbreaking that they were published, discussed, (and sometimes scorned), amidst scores of Victorian medical professionals. In the previous episode, we discussed dubious and downright comical remedies, but today's narrative attests to the bold courage of Victorian surgeons, anatomists, and patients, willing to spare blood and pain in the feverish pursuit of advancing medical practices. Support th ..read more
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Crow's Vomit & Magic Pigeons: Curious Victorian Remedies
Mania
by Harlequin Grim
10M ago
We've all heard of bloodletting and leeches, but what of tobacco smoke enemas, crow vomit ointments, and magic pigeons? In this surprisingly educational excursion, we explore three curious remedies from the annals of 19th and 18th century medicine. This topic was voted for by patrons of the show! Research for this episode would not have been possible without "The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth & Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine". An excellent read for any history buffs. Music featured in this episode: Luella Gren, Intro: "Why Is She Crying?"  Dated: "Autopsy Romance" a ..read more
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The Legend of Lavinia Fisher, 1818
Mania
by Harlequin Grim
10M ago
Lavinia and her Six Mile Wayfarer House were a match made in Hell. Hers is a vital, bloody piece of American history that showcases the dangers of oral tradition, and how truth becomes twisted with fiction. Follow this femme fatale down a path of wanton destruction where no regret or shame follows.  Support the show Thank you for enjoying this Grim Theatre production! To support stories and art like this, click here ..read more
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The Truths We Bury, 1743
Mania
by Harlequin Grim
10M ago
A mother in rural Ireland carries the burden of a curse that she may not survive. Support the show Thank you for enjoying this Grim Theatre production! To support stories and art like this, click here ..read more
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The Mortification of John Downing, 1762
Mania
by Harlequin Grim
10M ago
A family of eight in Wattisham, England is plagued with a deadly disease with no solution, but the real illness is paranoia. Support the show Thank you for enjoying this Grim Theatre production! To support stories and art like this, click here ..read more
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The Canary in the Belfry, 1895
Mania
by Harlequin Grim
10M ago
Some demons do their most gruesome work in churches. Support the show Thank you for enjoying this Grim Theatre production! To support stories and art like this, click here ..read more
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The Art of Madness, 1843
Mania
by Harlequin Grim
10M ago
Painter Richard Dadd is the embodiment of a tragic tale, containing a bright future dashed too soon and an irreconcilable event which darkens his fate forevermore. Support the show Thank you for enjoying this Grim Theatre production! To support stories and art like this, click here ..read more
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The Cannibal of St. Bonnot, 1572
Mania
by Harlequin Grim
10M ago
Rumours of a werewolf are spreading in a rural town in France. Gilles Garnier, a hermit on the outskirts, becomes closer to the drama than he'd like. Support the show Thank you for enjoying this Grim Theatre production! To support stories and art like this, click here ..read more
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