Author and Scriptwriter

'Among the most important writers of contemporary British horror.' -Ramsey Campbell

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Wanting The Dusk

As you may remember, until quite recently this blog was a wee bit on the quiet side. I mentioned there'd been a few problems off-stage, which I might tell you about it should it be relevant.

Well, it is now, sort of.  The latest instalment of my Heretic Songs column over at This Is Horror explains why.

Sunday 24 March 2013

James Herbert, 1943-2013

James Herbert, author of novels such as The Rats, Lair, Domain, Haunted, The Magic Cottage and many others, died suddenly this week, aged 69.

His death came as a great shock to many readers and writers of horror fiction- he'd been a constant presence on the scene since the late '70s, and an influence on many contemporary authors.  Many tributes have been paid to him: mine is up over at This Is Horror if you'd like to read it.

Monday 18 March 2013

Monday 11 March 2013

Grimm Up North: Sleep Tight and Snowtown

Last month I went to Grimm Up North's double bill of Jaume Balaguero's blackly funny Sleep Tight and Justin Kurzel's bleak, uncompromising Snowtown at the Dancehouse in Manchester- two very different, but excellent, psychological horror films.  The reviews are now up over at This Is Horror.

Here's the trailer for Sleep Tight:

And here's the one for Snowtown: