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An English Ghost Story

My new novel An English Ghost Story will be out in the UK from Titan on October 10th.

BFI Film Classics Quatermass and the Pit

My book on Quatermass and the Pit will be published by Palgrave-Macmillan on October 31st.

The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes 3

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

Film Notes — The Riot Club

My notes on Lone Scherfig’s classploitation film.  NB: discusses plot twists, so spoiler alert!   Essentially, The Riot Club is Eden Lake for socialists, playing the class card the way the Daily Mail play the race card.  Laura Wade’s play, which she adapts here, was called Posh, and the film deploys a selection of chiselled … Continue reading

Network BluRay releases

Network are releasing BluRay editions of several films which Stephen Jones and I did commentary tracks for in their British Film Collection – Hammer’s Countess Dracula and Hands of the Ripper, for which Steve and I were joined by leading ladies Ingrid Pitt and Angharad Rees (both, sadly, no longer with us); The Medusa Touch, for … Continue reading