Interview with Horror Director, John Ainslie

INTERVIEW WITH HORROR DIRECTOR JOHN AINSLIE     I BECAME aware of Ainslie’s work when I stumbled across his feature film, The Sublet (AKA The Resident, in the UK). This film captured my attention, because it seemed different from other horror titles. Themes of hauntings are common in the horror genre, but The Sublet appears…

Step Into THE VOID – A Movie Review

THERE IS A HELL. THIS IS WORSE –  so says the tagline on promotional posters of new movie, The Void, starring actors Aaron Poole and Allison Fraser, and directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Konstanski. Released across theatres in the US and Canada, and with a DVD release in Europe, this film has already garnered positive attention from horror…

Enrolment Open for Diploma in Applied Paranormal Research

MY THOUGHTS ON THE DIPLOMA – SO FAR   YOU may have followed my previous blog posts about my taking part in an online Diploma in Applied Paranormal Research run by tutor and author, Jayne Harris. Today marks the day that I am officially half way through the course – and indeed, is also the day…

Diploma in Applied Paranormal Research – Let the Fun Commence!

I HAVE been interested in the paranormal since I was a child, although I cannot say specifically what sparked this interest within me. I simply remember from a young age that the subject drew me in; I recall reading books about ghosts at the library, and telling friends scary stories at sleep-over parties. This interest…

When is Dead Really Dead?

Death is a Process – Not a “Moment in Time” Event?   This is a morbid subject. Talking and thinking about death – of ourselves, of our loved ones. If you’re happy to continue, I’ll be interested to know your thoughts.   ACCORDING TO respected author P.H Atwater, who has studied and written numerous articles…

The Dark Verses of Richard Bell

  I LOVE DARKNESS – in novels, films and television. I never knew how much I could love dark poetry, until I discovered the work of writer Richard Bell. Bell has been writing for over ten years, including flash fiction, but focuses heavily on poetry – dark poetry full of the macabre and creepy. He has had…

The Devil in our Lives – a Countdown of Possession Movies

  The Devil in our Lives – A Countdown of Possession Movies WHEN THE Exorcist was first released in 1973, audiences around the world were both shocked and fearful at this new breed of horror. Exorcism was a well known religious ritual across the world, taking various guises and forms in different belief systems, but there were…

Interview: Jack Sparks Author Jason Arnopp

INTERVIEW WITH THE LAST DAYS OF JACK SPARKS AUTHOR, JASON ARNOPP   HAVE YOU read the horror book that everyone’s talking about? The buzz about the novel, The Last Days of Jack Sparks, filled my Twitter feed upon its release, and I recently read and reviewed it, after being thoroughly impressed – and scared –…

Book Review: The Last Days of Jack Sparks

BOOK REVIEW: THE LAST DAYS OF JACK SPARKS, BY JASON ARNOPP   I’LL BEGIN this the easy way: If you love horror, read The Last Days of Jack Sparks. If you want to know why, and you have a moment, read on… I’m used to writing reviews. What I am not used to, though, is finding…

Interview with Jayne Harris – In Pursuit of the Paranormal

Interview with Jayne Harris – Paranormal Investigator and Pioneer of Spirit Attachment Studies   I FIRST interviewed Jayne Harris about a year ago for this website, and also reviewed her book (co-authored by Dan Weatherer) which focuses on haunted dolls. Jayne has been passionate about the paranormal since she was a young girl, and has…