fantasy

Re:View – ‘Cabin In The Woods’

*No Spoilers* Destined to be adored by postmodernist critics, this horror/fantasy film was widely tipped to be the next game changer, just as Wes Craven’s first ‘Scream’ film remoulded tired slashers, I went along with more than an open mind – having sat through so many appalling ‘stoned obnoxious teens in a van’ movies in […]

Red Gloves Nears Completion

Acclaimed artist Graham Humphries hasnow finished two beautiful covers for the Red Gloves collection, which will contain two volumes of short stories – one for English tales and one for world tales. Also included are an essay on the events that were happening while I wrote the tales, and two Bryant & May short stories. […]

Re:View – ‘Agnosia’

Another day, another astonishing Spanish genre film, this time a period baroque thriller by Eugenio Mira. Joana suffers a disorder that stops her from being able to tell familiar faces apart. Those she sees every day have to wear different coloured rosettes to enable her to differentiate between them. Her father is a brilliant optics […]

Black Static

For a number of years now the publishers of Interzone have been running great magazines like this one, Black Static (formerly The Third Alternative), which you should try if you have any interest in the fantastic. You can find out more about them here.

Nottingham’s Art Gallery

I remained sober last night (although it seemed the rest of Nottingham did not) and was up early to go and visit the castle, above which is an astonishing art gallery. I was the only person there, and was amazed by the sheer strangeness of the curatorship, which had gathered together a peculiar mixture of […]

Thank You Nottingham!

I’m back from Fantasycon, the annual beano hosted by the British Fantasy Society, which was one of the best events for several years, and had a great turn-out. I had some wonderful moments and the great pleasure of hearing Brian Clemens, writer of The Avengers, talk about his work. Expertly hosted by Steve Jones, this […]