Where history’s nightmares, monsters and villains are resurrected in stories.
Discover another side of the famous writer Victor Hugo and the abominable source of inspiration for one of his crowning pieces: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
The Siege of Paris in 1590 uncovers harrowing details of a city populace when pushed beyond starvation. (This episode contains historically inaccurate information and will be revised soon.)
One evening in 1853 of Galway, Ireland, the pleasant aroma of light rain on soil is tainted by something foul. A scent which burns the senses and forebodes of a presence far more sinister than death itself.
Will you take a stroll with me into the Čachtice Castle? I hear that Countess Báthory lives here. I wouldn’t take off your coat … it wouldn’t be safe to stay here for too long, what with the rumours and all.
Beginning with Luigi Galvani himself, this episode of Mania treads down a winding corridor that explores the same events which inspired Mary Shelley’s The Modern Prometheus, also known as Frankenstein, and digs at the heart of the dark realities behind the gory moments of Galvanic reanimation.
A sickly reverend in 1770 and an assassinated king in 1437 reveal uncomfortable truths about death, one of its particular messengers, and why their presence is found throughout history.
An unsuspecting monk in the Dark Ages, Rint, struggles with his sanity as his small abbey becomes the most sought-after burial sight during a time when there seems to be more dead than living.
In 1838 London, the death of a woman named Eliza Grimwood reveals a strange and unlikely murderer, and more importantly, a glaring trait of human nature.