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The Changeling – Canada, 1979

The Changeling is a 1979 [released 1980] Canadian horror film directed by Peter Medak (Hannibal TV series) from a screenplay by William Gray (Humongous; Prom Night) and actress Diana Maddox. It stars George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere (Scott’s real-life wife). The story is partly based upon events writer Russell… Read More ›

Astrosaurs – novels

Astrosaurs is a series of children’s science fiction/horror-tinged novels written by Steve Cole, which have been released since 2005. The main characters are space-going dinosaurs named Teggs Stegosaur (a Stegosaurus), Gipsy Saurine (a Corythosaurus), Arx Orano (a Triceratops) and Iggy Tooth… Read More ›

Conjure Wife – novel

Conjure Wife (1943) is a supernatural horror novel by Fritz Leiber. Its premise is that witchcraft flourishes as an open secret among women. The story is told from the point of view of a small-town college professor who discovers that… Read More ›

Web – novel by John Wyndham

Web is a science fiction/horror novel written by the English author John Wyndham (The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Midwich Cuckoos) The novel was published by the estate of John Wyndham in April 1979, ten years after his death. Plot summary: The events depicted in Web are… Read More ›

Carmilla – novella

Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman’s susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. It was first published in the magazine The Dark Blue and then in the author’s collection of short… Read More ›

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – USA, 1994

Frankenstein – aka Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – is a 1994 American horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Robert De Niro and Branagh himself. It also stars Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm, John Cleese (Monty Python), Aidan Quinn and Richard Briers. Produced on a budget of $45 million, it is considered the… Read More ›

David Pirie – author

David Pirie is a screenwriter, film producer, film critic, and novelist. As a screenwriter, Pirie has written numerous mysteries and horror-themed works, mostly for television, including the ITV series Murderland starring Robbie Coltrane (2009). He was nominated for a BAFTA… Read More ›

Peter Saxon – author

Peter Saxon was a house pseudonym used by various writers in the 1960s and early 70s. ‘Saxon’ wrote several paperback horror novels, including the ‘Guardians’ series, in which a group of wealthy characters battled against the occult in Britain. W…. Read More ›

The Invisible Man – USA, 1933

The Invisible Man is a 1933 science fiction film based on H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Invisible Man, published in 1897, as adapted by R. C. Sherriff, Philip Wylie and Preston Sturges, whose work was considered unsatisfactory and who was taken off the project. The film was directed by James… Read More ›

The Picture of Dorian Gray – novel

The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890. The magazine’s editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde’s knowledge,… Read More ›

The Tenant – France, 1976

The Tenant – aka Le Locataire – is a 1976 French psychological thriller film directed by Roman Polanski, starring Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, and Shelley Winters. It is based upon the 1964 novel Le locataire chimérique by Roland Topor. It is the last film in Polanski’s “Apartment Trilogy”, following Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby…. Read More ›

Guy N. Smith – author

Guy Newman Smith (born 1939, Hopwas, Staffordshire) is a prolific English writer best known for his pulp fiction-style horror fiction, though he has also written non-fiction, softcore smut, and children’s literature. Smith wrote his first horror book, Werewolf by Moonlight… Read More ›