Graham Humphries

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

In 1996, when I still had my film company, we worked on a disastrous new version of ‘The Island of Dr Moreau’. HG Wells never makes for easy adaptation, partly because, like John Wyndham, we remember his books wrongly. In Wyndham’s ‘The Kraken Wakes’ and also in ‘The War of the Worlds’ events unfold in […]

Six Things You Didn’t Know About My Books

Here’s the first of a couple of columns about things that crossed my mind as I was wandering through Bloomsbury today, nearly getting hit by buses. They’re details you probably don’t know, and certainly didn’t need to know; 1. James Bond might be the Devil. In my upcoming memoir ‘Film Freak’ there’s a story about […]

Wish You Were Here, Love Dracula

Artist Graham Humphries has been staying in Dracula’s holiday town of Whitby, North Yorkshire, where he has been casting a painterly eye about the Abbey – this is what he came back with. Sometimes I wonder if Yorkshire isn’t more sinister than Transylvania. For me, Bram Stoker’s Dracula remains the only big gothic novel that’s […]


‘The Curse Of Frankenstein’ featured – as all Frankenstein films seem to feature in their resurrection sequences – a steel ball-thing that makes electricity and the Wimshurst Machine, which creates an electromagnetic charge of static electricity (I think). My pal Graham Humphries, the artist of the Cramps album covers, the Evil Dead films and our […]