Horrified celebrates British horror. From the outset, our intention has been to become the home of British horror and champion all facets of horror genre output from the British Isles, from micro-budget independent British horror films to the mainstream horror sending shockwaves across the globe, and from the self-published author looking for an audience to the renowned British horror author’s latest release. We cover both contemporary and classic British horror with equal verve, and we aim to accentuate the positive in the genre we all so adore.
To Horrified, the term ‘British horror’ covers a broad spectrum. It can include, for example, British horror movies produced and funded abroad but made in the UK, or the career of, say, Boris Karloff (the British actor who spent much of his career working abroad). Some many not agree with our definition of British horror, but we sincerely hope that this doesn’t spoil the reader’s enjoyment of Horrified‘s content. It is, after all, a celebration.
To this end, we’re keen to publish both new and established British horror writers – from the enthusiastic well-informed fan to the academic – with a passion for British horror (though you needn’t be British yourself, of course). We’re always open to pitches, including:
– Articles and essays (for example, a retrospective of best British horror movies of the 1970s or a deep dive into the work of Ben Wheatley or Tod Slaughter)
– Reviews (we publish British horror novel and story collection reviews, along with films, television, etc.)
– Short fiction (horror short stories either set in the UK or by a UK horror writer)
– Interviews (we’re more than happy to receive interviews with anyone working – or having worked in – British horror: writers, filmmakers, actors, etc.)
– Got a news story? Email our news editor
If you’ve something you’d like to write about that you think would be a good fit for Horrified, please don’t be afraid to pitch us your idea*.
Full details including a Submission and Style Guide are available via our Submissions page
*Please note – all submissions are currently unpaid