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The Top Soundtracks

Earlier this year, the soundtrack composer James Horner was killed in a plane crash, and we lost one of Hollywood’s finest composers working. I always play soundtrack music as I write, and his scores often feature in my daily playlist. The top soundtracks get voted on by the public every year. This year the top […]

A Ghost Story Is Not A Horror Story

It’s that time of the year again when I get invited to read something spooky in a wing-backed armchair beside a crackling fire. Actually, one year I did that in Black’s Club, but this year we’re in the National Liberal Club, a grander and far chillier environment for the annual Hallowe’en reading, and I’ll also […]

Where Have All The Horror Films Gone?

Where as the horror film gone? A few years ago I took part in a panel on the subject at the height of the ‘torture-porn’ cycle of movies. Someone else on the panel regarded films like Inside and Martyrs as transgressive representations of the future of horror, while I saw them as a step backwards […]