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Bad Dreams Returns

Bad Dreams Returns

The reprint of Kim’s 1990 horror novel, Bad Dreams, is out from Titan Books. Continue reading

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  • 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

  • #edq ‘Reagan’s writing a book on his eight years in Washington. How do you explain his sudden interest in politics?’ Flashback Tweeted 11 hours ago
  • #edq ‘A man ends up in the trunk of his own car with his ear stuffed in his mouth. That’s some kind of accident.’ The Longshot Tweeted 11 hours ago
  • #edq ‘Why the Justice Department, dear?’ ‘Because that’s where the justice is, Mom.’ J. Edgar Hoover Tweeted 11 hours ago
  • #edq ‘Doc, if you were to commit suicide at one o’clock in the morning, would you put on a bikini?’ Cover Girl Killer Tweeted 11 hours ago
  • #edq ‘The black tide of death is on this house.’ The Ghost Tweeted 11 hours ago
  • #edq ‘You think I want to sacrifice this boy who’s been like a small brother to me?’ Days of Glory Tweeted 1 day ago
  • #edq ‘Men: you can’t live with ‘em, you can’t live without ‘em but you can always tie ‘em up and make ‘em into sex slaves.’ Hollywood Blvd 2 Tweeted 1 day ago
  • #edq ‘So you work with Bobby at the incinerator, do you?’ Don’t Go in the House Tweeted 1 day ago
  • #edq ‘It means that either he escaped or he walked backwards from the horizon to commit suicide in this bonfire.’ Lobster Man From Mars Tweeted 1 day ago
  • #edq ‘Popoca, in the memory of the great love that once existed between us, stop all this death and destruction.’ Robot vs the Aztec Mummy Tweeted 1 day ago

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