In Defence of The Happening – Horrorville

When even the star of a movie won’t stand up for it, you know something’s gone wrong. And when Mark Wahlberg ranted about what “a bad movie” The Happening was, he was only saying what many critics and viewers had already said about the film.

Crimson Peak review – SFX

Although Crimson Peak is a story with ghosts in it, it isn’t quite a ghost story. It’s a romance; a sumptuous Gothic romance where ghosts might be real, but they’re also just a metaphor.

Den Of Eek!

Back in 2012, I organised and hosted a ghost story event with Den of Geek.

And then, in 2013, I did it again – but this time, with an emphasis on urban legends.

The Quiet Ones review – SFX

What’s the difference between magic and science? Maybe, sometimes, there isn’t one. If you can measure a magic trick, if you can break it down to its constituent parts and analyse how it works, doesn’t it turn into science?

The Cabin In The Woods review – Den of Geek

The most obvious, hackneyed set up for a horror movie goes something like this: a group of college kids heads out to the middle of nowhere, planning to get drunk and have fun in an isolated cabin near a lake. On the way, they meet a creepy old guy who warns them that something nasty’s lurking in them there hills, but they ignore him…