books, horror, Reviews

Book review – The Troop by Nick Cutter

Published in the UK last June, The Troop came to my attention when it won the inaugural James Herbert Award for horror writing (is it the Herbert or the Herbie? I’m not sure they have settled on this yet). Continue reading

books, horror, Interviews, Movies

Interview: Kim Newman on vampires and horror

Digging through my back catalog of previously published stuff done for now defunct outlets, I thought this 2011 interview with author, film critic and genre mastermind Kim Newman might be of interest to some of you. This was done via e-mail for the now undead FrightFest e-zine back in 2011. At the time of writing Newman was promoting a new expanded edition of his definitive study of the modern horror film Nightmare Movies, and the republication of Anno Dracula — the first in his series of vampire novels set in an alternate Great Britian where Dracula was not defeated by Van Helsing, but rose to become Prince Regent to Queen Victoria Continue reading

books, horror, Interviews

Charlie of the Dead – Charlie Higson talks The Enemy

Charlie Higson talks about zombies, horror and scaring children in an interview I did in 2011 for the discontinued FrightFest e-zine. I can’t seem to find this on the net any longer, and its quite interesting – especially in light of the minor controversy caused by US film critic Matt Zoller Seitz showing Aliens to a slumber party of 11 year olds (for the record – in my opinion a rather stupid thing to have done). Continue reading