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The publisher Pan Macmillan is setting up a new award in honour of the great James Herbert, who we lost shockingly suddenly last year. From the description: “The prize, which will be awarded annually, aims...

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Reviews: I see a Black Moon rising…

March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Black Moon Kenneth Calhoun Hogarth There is a horrible sense of desperation, anxiety and dread that act as the life companions and follow in the footsteps of the life bully that is sleeplessness. Like the...

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Reviews: Frankenstein – the True Story

March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Frankenstein: the True Story, Directed: Jack Smight Leonard Whiting, James Mason, David McCallum, Nicola Pagett, Jane Seymour, Michael Sarrazin Second Sight, DVD, running time 181 minutes Here’s an intriguing slice of both the enduring Frankenstein...

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Film: Lot 254

February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Toby Meakins‘ Lot 254 is a very short horror film, but quite effective at creating a creepy atmosphere and pay-off in just three minutes – then again as I’ve said more than once on here,...

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Reviews: The Golem

February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Golem, Chris Kent, Graphite Fiction I reviewed Chris Kent’s Medusa last year, a tale of a serviceman returned from Iraq, deeply damaged in his soul, haunting and disturbing, using a mixture of art and...

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The Girl With All The Gifts, Mike Carey, Orbit Books You have got to hand it to the author of this book, Mike Carey, who has gone to a well furrowed field seemingly barren now...

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Horror: Beware the Dark

November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paul Fry was kind enough to send me a copy of Short, Scary Tales Publications‘ new journal, Beware the Dark. I’ve always held that the short story is one of the most difficult to master...

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Upcoming: Blackout II

November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another new title which will be appearing at Thought Bubble this coming weekend – PM Buchan warns us of Blackout II: Yolo, the return of the delightfully bad taste horror anthology with work from┬áP M...

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House Of Small Shadows Adam Nevill Pan Books There are no doubt some nasty houses out there. Bricks and mortar held together by little more than malice and spite. Hate-filled architectures with locked in entities,...

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Reviews: A Wee Slice Of Ordinary Evil

November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Stir Of Echoes Richard Matheson Tor On a recent day off I watched a Walt Disney movie that was on in the early afternoon. That Darn Cat, a crazy caper movie that pretty much...

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