Sherlock Holmes and the case of creepy cases.


BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ is returning on new year (despite being called a Christmas special) and has dropped a trailer and a title that is noticably creepy.
    Even the poster for the Christmas special has The titular ‘Abominable Bride’ looming over or around the Good Doctor and the Great Detective.
   I have always loved when Sherlock
Holmes has faced with a challenge that is supernatural in its appearence. What is with sherlock holmes and creepy-supernatural cases? Is it the conflict between the rational, scientific mind of the detective and the unexplainable, unnatural nature of the cases?
     For someone who is as rational as Sherlock Holmes and in turn for us its always interesting to be faced by a enemy who knows no bounds of the human world. Time and again Sherlock holmes has been pitted against the supernatural. From canonical ‘The Hound Of Baskerville’ , ‘The Adventure of Devil’s foot’ and ‘The Adventure of Sussex Vampire’ to non-canons such as ‘Sherlock Holmes vs dracula’, etc. are some of the examples. Even the 2009 Robert Downey Jr starrer ‘Sherlock Holmes’ dealt with the same ‘Holmes vs supernatural’. I adore the ‘Sherlock’ season 2 episode based on ‘The Hound Of Baskerville’. Another favourite of mine is the pastiche novel ‘Dust and shadow: an account of ripper killings by Dr. John Watson M.D.’ by Author Lyndsay Faye. Though not traditionally supernatural, the novel has some genuinely haunting moments as Sherlock Holmes hunts ‘Jack The Ripper’ through the eerie alleys of Whitechapel city of london.
    Whatever may be the case, whenever Sherlock Holmes will be facing a super natural foe, I will definitely be there to witness it. Will you?

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4 thoughts on “Sherlock Holmes and the case of creepy cases.

  1. Moffat and Gatiss are both brilliant supernatural/horror writers, and if this ep were supernatural (or at least seemed to be until a rational explanation were afforded) it would fit well with Conan Doyle’s later foray into the world of spiritualism.


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