Robert Bloch – writer

Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994) was an American fiction writer, primarily of crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction, from Milwaukee,Wisconsin. Bloch is best known as the writer of …

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Angus Scrimm – actor

Angus Scrimm (born Lawrence Rory Guy; August 19, 1926 – January 9, 2016) was an American actor and author, best known for playing the Tall Man in the 1979 horror …

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H.P. Lovecraft – author

  Howard Phillips Lovecraft aka H.P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only …

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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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Dennis Wheatley – author

Dennis Yates Wheatley (8 January 1897 – 10 November 1977) was an English author whose prolific output of thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world’s best-selling writers from the 1930s through the …

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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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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. And …

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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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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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Darren Shan – author

Darren O’Shaughnessy is an Irish author – born 2nd July 1972 in London, England – who usually writes under the pen name Darren Shan. Darren Shan is the main character in his The Saga of Darren Shan young-adult fiction series. In January 2000, …

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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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Charlie Higson – author

Charles Murray “Charlie” Higson (born 3 July 1958), is an English actor, comedian, author and former singer. Best known as a founder member of the 80’s punk-funk band The Higsons, a writer …

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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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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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