Parts Unknown – Wrestling Horror Trailer

Growing up in the UK in the 1970s wasn’t all Hammer Horror, Spaghetti Westerns, prog, punk and the mighty Tom Baker as Dr Who. One of our weekly rituals took place every Saturday afternoon at 4pm when ITV’s World of Sport turned the airwaves over to the high theatrical camp of professional wrestling (mind you…

Celebrate Bad Friday with Frankula

Those of us Brits of a certain vintage will remember the sitcom Please Sir, which ran from 1968 to 1972. Set in a London comprehensive school the show starred John Alderton as teacher Bernard Hedges and of all his unruly pupils in Class 5C the best defined was one Frankie Abbott played by David Barry….

A Day in the Life of The Folded Land – guest post by author Tim Lebbon

We really liked Tim Lebbon’s previous novel Relics which introduced us to the secret world beneath the streets of London, where a black market is specialising in the body parts of creatures few ever believed existed; satyrs and centaurs, Nephilim and wraiths. Angela found herself dragged into this dark world to rescue her missing partner…

Hex Presents – a new media platform for Indie Horror

New platforms for getting our beloved indie horror out to you ravenous fans are always welcome so we’d like to say a big hello to Hex Presents a new venture from our good friends at Hex Studios, the Scottish outfit behind some of our favourite recent genre flicks Lord of Tears, The Unkindness of Ravens…

Legend of the Mountain (1979)

Inspired by a Song Dynasty folk tale King Hu’s Legend of the Mountain tells the story of Ho Yunqing (Shih Jun) a young scholar who takes the job of transcribing a Buddhist sutra that has immense power over the spirits of the underworld. Because it is such an important job the monastery sends him off…

The Hollow Tree – by James Blogden

James Blogden’s previous novel Hekla’s Children was one of our top reads of 2017. An intriguing blend of folk-horror and inter-dimensional experience we gave it a 666/666. In our opinion his latest book The Hollow Tree, just published by our good friends at Titan Books, is even better. The Hollow Tree opens in 1945 when…

Bury the Hatchet – at the Vault Festival

Normally the very idea of musical theatre makes my blood run cold, but replace the show tunes with a bit of Prairie Bluegrass, then throw in a couple of grisly murders and I’m hooked. Bury the Hatchet opens up the infamous case of Lizzie Borden, who in 1892 was accused and tried for hacking to…

Unburied at The Vault Festival

We have a bit of previous with Carrie Marx of Hermetic Arts, but in a good way because we absolutely loved her one woman show BADD (Bothered About Dungeons and Dragons) at the 2017 London Horror Festival. So when we were invited to the opening night of her new show Unburied at London’s Vault Festival…

Bargain Basement of Horror Roundup – February

Not much got viewed from the bargain basement for February largely thanks to there being some excellent theatre at the Vault Festival and The London Lovecraft Festival, some great TV and a couple of decent DVD releases to catch up with. First out of the pile was our Friday Morning Creature Feature Exists (2014 £1…

Idle Hands by Tom Fletcher

Idle Hands is the second book in Tom Fletcher’s The Factory Trilogy, that began with Gleam back in 2014. Starting not long after the events related in Gleam we find Wild Alan alone in the Discard, the area outside the repressive closed environment of the Pyramid, searching for the fungi that will cure his son’s…

Crucible of the Vampire (2018)

Crucible of the Vampire is the second film as director by Iain Ross-McNamee who helmed one of our favourite films of 2015 The Singing Bird Will Come. Where The Singing Bird Will Come trod the line between psychological thriller and supernatural chiller Crucible of the Vampire is more of an old school British Gothic that…