Phil Hardy – writer

Phil Hardy, who died on 8th April 2014, was a film and music industry writer. Born in Yorkshire in 1945, Hardy studied at the University of Sussex and the University of California, Berkeley. As a busy journalist he contributed to Variety, Time Out, and other… Read More ›

R. L. Stine – author

Robert Lawrence Stine (born October 8, 1943), known as R. L. Stine, and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American writer and producer. Stine, who is referred to as the “Stephen King of children’s literature,” is the author of hundreds of horror fiction novels, including the books in the Fear… Read More ›

Alan Ormsby – filmmaker

  Alan Ormsby has been something of a jack-of-all-trades in the film industry: not only a highly successful and award winning screenwriter, but also director, actor, make-up effects technician and author. And although his career has taken him far from… 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 ›

Edgar Allan Poe – writer

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners… Read More ›

Algernon Blackwood – author

Algernon Blackwood (14 March 1869 – 10 December 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. He was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. Blackwood had a varied career, working as a milk… Read More ›

Denis Gifford – author

Denis Gifford (26 December 1927 – 18 May 2000) was a British writer, broadcaster, journalist, comic artist and historian of film, comics, television and radio. In his lengthy career, he wrote and drew for British comics; wrote more than fifty… Read More ›

The Nesting – USA, 1981

‘Buy this house… and mortgage your life!’ The Nesting – aka Phobia and Massacre Mansion – is a 1981 American horror film directed and co-written by Armand Weston. It stars Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, Michael David Lally, Gloria Grahame. John Carradine has a cameo role. Director Armand Weston had… 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 ›

Bram Stoker – author

Abraham “Bram” Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London,… Read More ›