And Now The Screaming Starts!


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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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…

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Whistle and I’ll Come To You (2010)

The decision to re-adapt Whistle and I'll Come to You for 2010's A Ghost Story for Christmas divided fans of the series and M.R. James' original story. Jon Dear explores…
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A Warning to the Curious (1972)

Perhaps the best remembered of the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas series, Daniel McGachey​ explains why A Warning to the Curious still retains its ability to unsettle...
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The Ghost Story for Christmas and the Christmas Ghost Story

Dr. Derek Johnston introduces Horrified's retrospective with some thoughts on the ghost story for Christmas and the Christmas ghost Story...


A celebration of

Stephen Volk

From the terrifying and controversial BBC programme, Ghostwatch, to the exceptional poignancy of a mourning Peter Cushing in Whitstable, Stephen Volk is a master of genre writing. This retrospective explores his work…

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Studio of Screams – a review

Studio of Screams, an Amicus-style prose portmanteau featuring novellas by several authors, including Stephen Volk, is reviewed for Horrified by Paul Gorman...​





A close look at the work of the horror maestro, Ramsey Campbell including reflections on his writing and reviews of several of the author’s novels and short story collections…


Ramsey Campbell, Probably

David Allkins ventures into the vault of Ramsey Campbell’s writing on himself, his work, and other books and creators going back to 1980s Britain...
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The Man Who Read Campbell

In this very personal consideration of the work of Ramsey Campbell, Horrified’s Editor-at-Large, John J Johnston, discusses the short stories of the multiple award-winning author, editor, and critic’s extraordinary and…
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The Village Killings and Other Novellas

William Brown discovers The Village Killings and Other Stories, an astonishing and unsettling collection of five novellas by Ramsey Campbell...