Leytonstone by Stephen Volk – Book Review

In 2013 the Hothouse joined the actor Peter Cushing as he attempted to resolve a case of child abuse while dealing with his own grief following the death of his beloved wife Helen, in Stephen Volk's novella Whitstable. Having spent a good deal of my early teens on the Kent coast I found Volk's evocation... Continue Reading →

Best British Horror 2014

Now, you won’t be surprised to discover that Best British Horror 2014 is an anthology of recent horror stories. Published by the proudly independent Salt Publishing, Best British Horror 2014 aims to continue the traditions of the long lost and lamented The Pan Books of Horror Stories that were such a staple of my misspent youth along with Hammer Horror,... Continue Reading →

Frankenstein Galvanized review

Frankenstein Galvanized is a repackaging of Mary Shelley’s original 1818 Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus together with a selection of modern essays that examine some of the themes and characters in the work. I last read Frankenstein about 40 years ago and have seen at least 20 film and TV versions and sequels (some very... Continue Reading →

Hammer Chillers review

Hammer Chillers is a collection of six audio dramas by writers inspired by the Hammer House of Horror and Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense TV series in the 1980s. The audio dramas are part of a diversification of Hammer product following the film company brand’s reboot in 2007. I must admit that this new... Continue Reading →

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