Stephen Volk

A Paint Pot Full Of Blood

Oh no, I thought, haunted paintings. Elderly men raising flickering candles to canvas as the figures move… It’s a supernatural genre that has never worked for me, except for Oscar Wilde’s coded parable, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’, and even that falls apart when films literalise the painting to show not a nameless horror but […]

World Horror: What You Missed

The weather, of course, was contrary, but the events were hot and wonderfully strange. Most of the energetic talks and panels were crowded and had to be forcibly wrapped with the questions still pouring in. There was a surprise appearance by Neil Gaiman (spare a thought, though, for ace supernatural writer Jasper Kent, whose launch […]