Horror in Japan: A Review of KOWABANA by Tara A. Devlin

(Above, book cover and photo copyright, T.A Devlin)   For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by horror as a genre. I love the idea that darkness, danger and creepy adventures lie around the corner in every good ghost book, film and game. Equally so, I have spent years watching many…

Help the Witch by Tom Cox – A Review

This time of year brings with it an appetite in me for reading – no, devouring – a certain type of book: the ghost story. It might be the inevitable tide of Halloween and the shadows that autumn sweeps in with its falling leaves, or it might simply be that it’s my favourite type of…

The Strangers: Prey at Night – Film Review

FILM REVIEW: The Strangers: Prey at Night   TODAY saw the UK release of The Strangers Prey at Night, directed by Johannes Roberts and starring Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson and Bailee Madison. Already unleashed in the USA, (where it grossed $25 million to mixed reviews) I was eager to catch this film when it hit my…

WE GO ON – A Film Review

WE GO ON A Film Review   I am a late arrival to this film: I’m a big horror fan and usually up-to-date with new releases (in film and literature), so when I come across a film I haven’t heard of, I’m surprised. I read about We Go On via social media recently (a friend’s post) and I decided…

Beyond the Gates: Interview with Actor Graham Skipper

Beyond the Gates – Interview with Actor Graham Skipper   Released in 2016, Beyond the Gates is an American horror film with a quirky and original slant. Directed by Jackson Stewart, it premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it was received well by viewers and won the Audience Award of the festival’s Midnight…

PATCH – A Short Story

PATCH – A Short Horror Story By Fiona Dodwell   Patch is keeping me awake – again. It isn’t his fault, really. I am, in a way, imposing upon his nocturnal territory. At night I have a very stringent routine (a shower, brush teeth, lock Patch in the lounge and then head upstairs to bed)….

Film Review: The Toymaker

FILM REVIEW: THE TOYMAKER   I have been a fan of the work of director Andrew Jones since seeing his first release of the Robert trilogy. Robert, released in 2015, is a creepy and subtle tale of a haunted doll come to life, starring the talented Suzie Francis Garton, and Lee Bane. The sequel –…

Completed: My Verdict on the Diploma in Applied Paranormal Research

YOU may recall a few posts back, that I was in the middle of completing the Diploma in Applied Paranormal Research, organised and run by prominent paranormal investigator and author, Jayne Harris. I promised my verdict, once the course was completed – and after finishing my ten assignments, including the practical investigation, I feel it’s now time to…