M.R. James – author

Montague “Monty” Rhodes James OM, MA, FBA (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who used the publication name M. R. James, was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost …

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Sphere horror pulp fiction

Sphere horror paperbacks were published in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s. They were hugely popular and many – such as Lust for a Vampire, Blind Terror, The Ghoul, …

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Richard Lewis – author

Richard Lewis was a novelist who emerged during the British horror fiction boom of the late 1970s, then vanished once that boom turned to bust. Over a few short years, …

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Slither – novel by John Halkin

Slither is a horror novel by British author John Halkin, first published in 1980 by Hamlyn Paperbacks. It is not connected to the 2006 film of the same title. The …

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – USA, 1994 – reviews

Frankenstein – aka Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – is a 1994 American horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Robert De Niro and Branagh himself. It also stars Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm, John Cleese (Monty Python), Aidan Quinn and Richard Briers. Produced …

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Kim Newman – film critic and author

Kim Newman (born in London on 31 July 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. Recurring interests visible in his work include film history and horror fiction—both of which …

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James Herbert – author

James Herbert (8 April 1943 – 20 March 2013) was a best-selling British horror author. He originally worked as the art director of an advertising agency. A full-time writer, he …

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David Pirie – author and film critic

David Pirie is a screenwriter, film producer, film critic, and novelist. As a screenwriter, Pirie has written numerous mysteries and horror-themed works, mostly for television, including the ITV series Murderland …

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Peter Saxon – author

Peter Saxon was a house pseudonym used by various writers in the 1960s and early 70s. ‘Saxon’ wrote several paperback horror novels, including the ‘Guardians’ series, in which a group …

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Peter Tremayne – author

Peter Berresford Ellis (born 10 March 1943 in Coventry) is a historian, literary biographer, and novelist who has published over ninety books to date either under his own name or …

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Kill List – UK, 2011 – reviews

Kill List is 2011 British horror thriller feature film directed by Ben Wheatley (High-Rise; A Field in England; Sightseers) from a screenplay co-written with Amy Jump. The movie stars Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley and …

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Guy N. Smith – author

Guy Newman Smith (born 1939, Hopwas, Staffordshire) is a prolific English writer best known for his pulp fiction-style horror fiction, though he has also written non-fiction, softcore smut, and children’s …

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Bram Stoker – author

Abraham “Bram” Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal …

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