Category: Thoughts

Horror and Monsters

All too often, you stumble across horror readers (and writers, bloggers, film makers and other creatives) who are too quick to tell you what is and what is not horror. Woe betide you if...

A Journey into the Weird West

My father wasn’t a happy man; if anything, he was a miserable bastard. Few things brought a smile to his face: a pint or two of stout, a horse race and a cowboy film...

Why Zines Matter to Me

It was 1976 in London. Punk rock was a bubbling undercurrent and bored, disaffected youth were waking up to the fact that they could create their own culture. It was an intoxicating wind of...

Six books I love to reread

There are a few books that I regularly reread. These are not just books I like, but works that have also been influential over the decades. Each taught me something, and rereads are always...

My issue with horror

Picture the scene: in a North London terraced house, it’s 10.30pm on a Friday night  in 1971. In the main bedroom, the patriarch, the bread winner and staunch defender of the Pope, lies snoring....