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…

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…
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The Stalls of Barchester (1971)

Richard Higson discusses why, of all the films in the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas series, The Stalls of Barchester is the episode he keeps returning to...​
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The Dead Room (2018)

Jon Dear looks at the 2018 episode of A Ghost Story for Christmas - this time eschewing the traditional M.R. James adaptation in favour of an original story, The Dead…


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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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...
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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...​

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…





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…

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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...
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The Companion and The Retrospective & Other Phantasmagorical Stories

Dan Carpenter looks at The Companion and The Retrospective, a career-spanning two-volume collection of Ramsey Campbell’s short stories...​

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…