Why horror?

Back in the 1980’s, when I first got into watching horror films and reading horror novels etc., people always asked ‘why do you watch/read that stuff?’ I was a total addict to everything horror too, I brought all the magazines I could afford, I’d hit the local video shops up for free posters. I started…

A Celebration of Mazes

Sadly, the canal is long gone, though signs can still be found of its existence throughout the area, whilst Trent Vale itself is predominately made up of social housing from the local council and The Sutton Model Dwellings Trust, which helped to build a community in the post-war years. I’ve heard locals call this area…

Halloween

I love all forms of horror, in whichever media’s available to me e.g. films, books, games and soundtracks etc. I like quiet, spooky horror, both psychological and supernatural. I also like loud, even splattery horror, both psychological and supernatural. As long as it entertains and/or informs. I’ve realised, over the past few years that I’m…

The Secretariat of Tenebrous Anatomies

Any rich uncles or aunties out there in la la land that I don’t know about, kindly come forward and pre-order the following to help celebrate my day of aging:

Walking in Merlin’s footsteps?

I’m often told by health experts that graded exercise is beneficial to me, so we made a trip out to Alderley Edge, where legend has it Merlin purchased a white horse for King Arthur who was hidden from all by a mystical cave! These images were taken by myself over the course of that walk…

The Great God Tagged?

Pan woz ere! Just one of many photographs taken along the Wizard’s Walk, Alderley Edge.

Dunwich

A small sample of my photographs from a short holiday in Dunwich (2015)…

Slam

I finally got to read Slam by Lewis Shiner, 27 years after it was first published! I didn’t find a copy until 2015 when visiting Powell’s in Portland, where I was lucky enough to find a signed hardcover in pretty much new condition. I never spotted a copy in the U.K. though I did find…

House II: The Second Story

Just over 30 years ago today, director Ethan Wiley’s sequel to Steve Miner’s House, imaginatively subtitled the second story, was released in U.K. Cinemas on 15th May 1987. Both movies were based on stories written by Fred Dekker, who should need no introduction to genre film fans. I didn’t get to see this during its…