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Angels of Music – Cover reveal of new novel.

Angels of Music – Cover reveal of new novel.

Titan Books have revealed the cover of my next novel, Angels of Music – due out this Autumn.  Design by Martin Stiff at Amazing15. Head over to the Titan site for more details … and an exclusive extract. You can already pre-order from  or … 

On the web

  • My Screen Daily review of the excellent British horror satire K-Shop is online.  Think Sweeney Todd with kebabs and binge-drinkers. (more…)
  • My notes on Ti West's Western In a Valley of Violence, which screened at Fantasia. (more…)
  • My notes on Danish creepfilm Shelley, screening at Fantasia and later at FrightFest. (more…)
  • My notes on the Polish supernatural drama Demon, which screened at Fantasia. (more…)
  • My notes on the HBO documentary Beware the Slenderman, which screened at the Fantasia Film Festival. (more…)
  • My notes on the shark thriller The Shallows. (more…)
  • My notes on Anders Thomas Jensen’s Danish black comedy Mænd & høns (Men and Chickens). (more…)
  • My story The Only Ending We Have, a homage to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (and Robert Bloch's) is read by Christiana Ellis on the Pseudopod blog.
  • My review of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters remake/reboot … (more…)
  • In connection with my appearance at the Folk Horror Season at the Irish Film Institute, here's a piece I wrote on the subject for Sight & Sound at around the time A Field in England came out.
  • My notes on the political documentary Weiner. (more…)
  • My notes on Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.  NB: this discusses several plot twists you might not want to know about before seeing the film. (more…)
  • Here's a cover reveal of the Taiwan edition of Anno Dracula.  This translation is the most significant inroad of Dracula into the Chinese market since Hammer's Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires.
  • My notes on the heist sequel Now You See Me 2. (more…)
  •   For the last year, John Royle provided illustrations for my column in Empire magazine - putting me into films I reviewed.  Here are his takes on A Christmas Horror StoryLast ShiftAmong the Living, World War Dead Rise of the FallenPod and JeruZalemJeruZalem.  Look at more of John's work on his website.
  • I'll be in Dublin in July, appearing at the Irish Film Institute's Folk Horror season.
  • Tonight (June 30), I'm appearing at a screening of Bill Gunn's 1973 African-American vampire movie Ganja & Hess - taking part in a post-film discussion with Karen Alexander and Kunle Olulode. The screening starts at 6.00. The venue is: Autograph ABP Rivington Place Rivington Street London EC2 3BA It's part of the Black Atlantic Cinema Club.  
  • On June 13,2016, the Science Museum held an event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the house party on Lake Geneva which led to Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.  Sir Christopher Frayling gave an informal lecture, followed by a panel featuring Professor Alice Roberts, curator Ben Russell and me.  You can listen to the event as a podcast here ...
  • My notes on Matteo Garrone's fairy tale film Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales). (more…)
  • My Empire review of the excellent psycho-drama Queen of Earth is online.
  • My Empire review of Turkish horror Baskin is online.
  • My notes on the affecting Studio Ghibli ghost story Omoide no Mânî (When Marnie Was There). (more…)
  • My notes on the 1972 political drama The Man, which envisions America having its first black President. (more…)
  • My thoughts on The Conjuring 2 (aka The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case) (more…)
  • My thoughts on the new Network BluRay of the 1970 Joan Collins-James Booth melodrama Revenge.
  • Here's another entry from my upcoming Video Dungeon book (due from Titan next year) ...  the once-controversial Pakistani film International Guerillas. (more…)
  • My Empire review of Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship, my favourite film of the year so far, is online.
  • My notes on Shane Black's '70s private eye buddy movie ... (more…)
  • My notes on Jodie Foster's Money Monster, starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O'Connell. (more…)
  • From my forthcoming Video Dungeon book, here's a brief review of the late John Krish's extraordinary Captured - available on DVD/BluRay from the BFI's Flipside label. (more…)
  • My notes on the remake of Eli Roth's 2002 film ... (more…)
  • My notes on Lucile Hadzihalilovic's film. (more…)
  • My review of the new Western. (more…)
  • My notes on Marvel's latest, Captain America Civil War. (more…)
  • My review of Luciano Ercoli's giallo double bill is online at Electric Sheep.
  • My notes on the social media-themed horror film.  NB: slightly spoilery. (more…)
  • My Empire review of Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room is online.
  • My thoughts on the cheerfully rubbish s-f action film Criminal ... (more…)
  • My review of the Danish film thriller Fasandræberne (The Absent One). (more…)
  • My review of the new version of The Jungle Book. (more…)
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  • My Sight & Sound review of Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice is online.
  • Empire review of Disorder is online.
  • I've written the sleeve notes for the Death Waltz Records vinyl releases of Mike Vickers' score of Dracula AD 1972.  Here's the title track ... and here's the party scene featuring Stoneground's song 'Alligator Man'.
  • My notes on William Brent Bell's gothic suspense film The Boy. (more…)
  • My notes on 10 Cloverfield Lane    (more…)
  • My review of Ben Wheatley's film of J.G. Ballard's novel. (more…)
  • My notes on the British psycho-thriller ... set just round the corner from where I live. (more…)

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