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An English Ghost Story reviewed

An English Ghost Story reviewed

A bumper list of some of the reviews of An English Ghost Story. Continue reading

On the web

  • ... here I am introducing a Mario Bava double bill on BBC2's much-missed Moviedrome strand in 1990.
  • I've written an essay which appears among the extras on Eureka's BluRay/DVD release of Bill Gunn's movie Ganja & Hess.
  • ... I've contributed an article to the Guardian's Whiplash special. I also researched this insults list and helped devise this which-mentor-are-you quiz.
  • The story of the Reverend Henry James Prince.  Features a footnote including me.
  • At the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre in London currently you can visit the Hidden House - an immersive haunted house experience based on the Grimm Fairy Tales, and created by Unlocked Vision. Kim and some of his chums went along last week and were suitably terrified by the creepy house and its spooky residents. If you'd like to win two tickets into the ghoulish mansion, then suggest a caption to the photograph featured below. The best entry by 6pm on Tuesday, 23 December will nab the prize. Leave your suggestions in the comments. The Hidden House will be open for brave explorers until 4 January 2015 - a perfect antidote for Christmas cheer.
  • ... is posted at the Wickergirl site.
  • Look, up in the sky ... Simon Taylor's short film, Umbermensch!, based on my short story, is online.
  • My Screen Daily review of The Pyramid is online.
  • My Empire review of Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster is online.
  • I've written a piece on the British s-f films Invasion and Unearthly Stranger, available in Network's British Film Collection.
  • My Empire review of Monsters Dark Continent is online.
  • I shall be interviewed by Barry Forshaw at the Barbican Library on December 1st.  Do come ...
  • My 1990 horror novel Bad Dreams will shortly be reissued by Titan Books, with extras that include my hard-to-find novel Bloody Students (previously published as Orgy of the Blood Parasites, as by Jack Yeovil) and an afterword about how the books came to be written, explaining the involvement of Neil Gaiman, Phil Nutman, Stefan Jaworzyn, Norman J. Warren and Richard Gordon.  The cover is another splendid Martin Stiff/Amazing 15 creation. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK and Amazon US.  
  • I'll be chatting with screenwriter David McGillivray at the screening of Pete Walker's Catholic-themed shocker House of Mortal Sin at the Barbican this Saturday at 4.00.  
  • My brief Empire review of The Remaining is online.
  • Sterling work by Lee Moyer.
  • ... between me and Matthew O'Donoghue is posted at the Waterstones Blog.
  • ... is posted on the Dutch Girl in London site.
  • My Screen Daily review of Future Shock The Story of 2000AD is online.
  • My Empire review of The Vicious Brothers' Extraterrestrial is online.
  • I shall be signing An English Ghost Story and BFI Film Classics Quatermass and the Pit at 1.00 today at Forbidden Planet (London) as part of a large Hallowe'en signing.  Please come along ...
  • I'll be giving a talk about the great TV writer Nigel Kneale at the BFI Southbank this Sunday the 26th, after a showing of the rarely-screened 1965 production of his adaptation of 1984.  I'll also be signing copies of my BFI Film Classics book on Quatermass and the Pit.  Details here and here.  
  • I've contributed an essay on aliens ('Unearthly Strangers') to this book, edited by James Bell, which is published to tie in with the current BFI science fiction season.  It can be ordered from Amazon and the BFI online shop.
  • My Empire review of the outstanding Australian horror movie The Babadook is online.
  • ... by Lucy Walton-Lange is posted on Female First.
  • My Empire review of Annabelle is online.
  • My Screen Daily review of Monsters Dark Continent is online.
  • ... an article by me, up on Huffington Post.
  • ... posted on io9.
  • You can pre-order from London Forbidden Planet in advance of a mass Hallowe'en signing event I'm at on October 25th.  You can pre-order my BFI Quatermass and the Pit book at the same time!
  • ... here's the cover for the collected edition of the comic miniseries from Dark Horse.  The art is by Hellboy/Witchfinder creator Mike Mignola.  The book will be out next year.
  • ... is available via Dread Central.
  • My Screen Daily review of Dracula Untold is online.  And here's a shorter Dracula Untold notice for Empire.
  • My Empire review of The Equalizer is online.
  • My brief Empire review of Honeymoon is online.
  • I've contributed a piece on Let's Scare Jessica to Death to the Horror Favourites strand of the Love Horror site.
  • My new novel An English Ghost Story will be out in the UK from Titan on October 10th.
  • My book on Quatermass and the Pit will be published by Palgrave-Macmillan on October 31st.
  • My novella 'Angels of Music' appears in The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes 3, edited by Mike Chinn and published by Alchemy Press.  You can order it from
  • I'm introducing The Visitor at the Phoenix Cinema as part of the Scalarama season on Friday night and doing a Q&A after The Tenth Victim at the ICA in their Elio Petri season on Sunday evening.  So, I'm declaring it Eye-Popping Italian Science Fiction weekend.
  • ... up at The Alchemy Press, because my Phantom of the Opera/Charlie's Angels story 'Angels of Music' is reprinted in their Pulp Heroes 3.
  • ... here's a piece by me on the Guardian website about the author.
  • My Screen Daily review of White Settlers is online.

Kim’s Tweets

  • "Of Durant" by Kim Newman. #poetweet… Tweeted 20 hours ago
  • #edq ‘What’s he doing, prowling around in the dark?’ ‘It was his job. He’s the caretaker.’ Terror in the Haunted House Tweeted 23 hours ago
  • #edq ‘There’s so little opportunity to stare at great heroes here.’ The Colossus of Rhodes Tweeted 23 hours ago
  • #edq ‘Rip out his brains and throw ‘em on the floor!’ Golgo 13 Tweeted 23 hours ago
  • #edq ‘I figure that if anyone in this world has got a chance of making it, it’s a beautiful woman who can kick a man through a wall.’ Tweeted 23 hours ago
  • #edq ''Oh, planning on smoking a little dope, having a little pre-marital sex and getting slaughtered?' Jason Goes to Hell Tweeted 23 hours ago
  • #edq ‘I’ve killed a lot of men for saying less than that.’ ‘You’ve killed a lot of men for saying nothing at all.’ Dark Command Tweeted 1 day ago
  • #edq ‘My brontosaurus has escaped! Keep off the streets until I recapture it!’ The Lost World Tweeted 1 day ago
  • #edq ‘I changed destiny when I decided that you alone should survive that useless massacre or have you forgotten?’ Keoma Tweeted 1 day ago
  • #edq ‘I just think we’re giving too much credit to the scientific mind of the Mayans.’ Caltiki the Immortal Monster Tweeted 1 day ago

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