Brian Clemens – screenwriter and producer

Brian Clemens (1931 – 2015) was a noted British screenwriter and producer. Clemens is best known for his TV work, often in fantasy-based action series. His most famous creation is TV series The Avengers, …

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Phil Hardy – writer

Phil Hardy, who died on 8th April 2014, was a film and music industry writer. Born in Yorkshire in 1945, Hardy studied at the University of Sussex and the University of California, …

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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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Gordon Hessler – director, screenwriter, producer

Gordon Hessler (12 December 1925 – 19 January 2014) was a British film and television director, screenwriter, and producer. Born in Berlin, Germany, he was raised in England and studied at the University of Reading. While a teenager, he …

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R. L. Stine – author

Robert Lawrence Stine (born October 8, 1943), known as R. L. Stine, and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American writer and producer. Stine, who is referred to as the “Stephen King of children’s literature,” is the …

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Alan Ormsby – filmmaker

Alan Ormsby has been something of a jack-of-all-trades in the film industry: not only a highly successful and award winning screenwriter, but also director, actor, make-up effects technician and author. …

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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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Edgar Allan Poe – writer

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales …

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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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Algernon Blackwood – author

Algernon Blackwood (14 March 1869 – 10 December 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. He was also …

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Richard Matheson – author and screenwriter

Richard Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He may be known best as the author of I Am Legend, …

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Shaun Hutson – author

Shaun Hutson (born 1958) is a British writer of novels including horror novels and dark urban thrillers. A native of Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire, Hutson now lives and writes …

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Denis Gifford – author

Denis Gifford – 26 December 1927 to 18 May 2000 – was a British writer, broadcaster, journalist, comic artist and historian of film, comics, television and radio. In his lengthy …

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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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The Nesting – USA, 1981 – reviews

‘Buy this house… and mortgage your life!’ The Nesting – aka Phobia and Massacre Mansion – is a 1981 American horror film directed and co-written by Armand Weston. It stars Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, Michael David …

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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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