a celebration of stephen volk
What better way to see in Halloween than with a celebration of the very writer who scared the hell out of anyone who settled down on a Saturday night, All Hallows’ Eve in 1992, to watch a BBC ‘spoof’ horror programme?
Ghostwatch left an indelible mark on many, if not everyone, who experienced it and caused such tremendous shockwaves that it’s never been rebroadcast. Even 28 years later, Ghostwatch is still heralded as landmark horror television, and quite rightly so.
Yet, Stephen Volk’s career is about more than Ghostwatch alone. From the screenplay to Ken Russell’s Gothic (1986) to last year’s set of essays, Coffinmaker’s Blues, by way of the brilliant triptych, The Dark Masters Trilogy and 2011’s The Awakening, his work continues to terrify, thrill and challenge us.
Our celebration (below) features an essay on Ghostwatch, reviews of Stephen’s writing, an interview with the man himself, a competition to win a compendium of his work courtesy of PS Publishing – entry via Horrified and PS’s Twitter and Facebook pages – and a brand new short story, written exclusively for Horrified.
And, just before you think of leaving this page…remember, Pipes said we’ve got to stay…