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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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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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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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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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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