Retrospectives

And Now The Screaming Starts!

Amicus

A Retrospective

In this Amicus Productions retrospective, we cover all 24 films from 1965’s Dr Terror’s House of Horrors to the company’s swansong, 1977’s The People That Time Forgot… 

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The Horror Films of Charlie Steeds

Horrified catches up with Charlie Steeds, the man behind Dark Temple Productions, for an exclusive interview with the wunderkind of neo-retro British horror...

Television

The unremitting terror of

Ghostwatch

Graham Williamson heads back to Halloween 1992 for the BBC’s broadcast of Ghostwatch and examines how Stephen Volk’s ghost story still endures despite only a single airing in over 30 years…

Alexander J. Zawacki explores the hauntological majesty of Ghost Box Recordings, and becomes immersed in music both familiar and strange…​

Retrospectives

Warnings to the Curious:

A Ghost Story for Christmas

A retrospective on the long-running BBC series, essaying every episode from Whistle and I’ll Come to You to Martin’s Close…

Martin’s Close

Martin’s Close (2019)

Peta Stamper's companion piece to Graham Williamson's essay on the BBC's A Ghost Stories for Christmas episode explores M.R. James' as a story and place of visitations, retribution and doubt...
The Signalman (1976)

The Signalman (1976)

Following several M.R. James adaptations, Lawrence Gordon Clark turned to Charles Dickens for the sixth A Ghost Story for Christmas episode. Johnny Restall explores Dickens' classic haunted tale, The Signalman...

Fiction

Tea with Mrs. Hindley

by Jez Conolly

Pages from the private journal of Derek, a fiftysomething loner who chronicles his afternoons spent in the company of Mrs. Hindley, a woman whose dark past Derek helps to keep hidden…

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Green Chain Walk

A quaint village, rural walks, good company and hospitality – surely the ingredients for a relaxing few days away? However, a fireside tale at the Haunted Man Inn leads to the boundaries of the Green Chain Walk, and events take…
The Corn Bride

The Corn Bride

This salutary tale is a sharp reminder that, if you deal with the Devil, even unwittingly, be prepared to pay your dues…
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That Last Kokeshi Doll You Bought

That Last Kokeshi Doll You Bought is a mystery story about a revenant and revenge, set in contemporary Japan, and told mostly as a dramatic monologue...