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…

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...
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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...

A Ghost Story for Christmas – the essays

The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974) November 10, 2020 The Treasure of Abbot Thomas was the first of two A Ghost Story for Christmas episodes to be adapted (or written…


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…


The Dark Masters Trilogy

Ann Laabs delves into Stephen Volk's The Dark Masters Trilogy, a triumvirate of novellas featuring a grieving Peter Cushing, a very young Alfred Hitchcock, and Dennis Wheatley's mysterious summons from…
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Coffinmaker’s Blues – a review

Ally Wilkes reviews Coffinmaker's Blues, an entertaining and timely look at the perils and joys of genre fiction by screenwriter and author, Stephen Volk...





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...

Born To The Dark (The Three Births of Daoloth #2)

David Allkins picks up Born to the Dark, the second in Ramsey Campbell’s Three Births of Daoloth trilogy, full of subtle cosmic terror, which demonstrates ‘skill gained from decades of…
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The Inhabitant of the Lake and Visions From Brichester

Horrified’s Ally Wilkes takes a look back at The Inhabitant of the Lake and Visions From Brichester, two volumes collecting Ramsey Campbell’s Mythos writings...