Review: Friday 13th at Dread, Scare Attraction, Glasgow

Published by Glasgowist. Friday 13th, unlucky for some, can be scary enough in Glasgow city centre at night with the odd alcohol-induced zombie roaming the streets, shoogly scaffolding to walk under, cracks on the pavement to dodge, and, bearing in mind it’s always raining, slippery surfaces to avoid. It’s the month of Halloween and with […]

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Glasgow Film Festival: Personal Shopper

Published by Glasgowist. Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper, starring Kristen Stewart, gives audiences an alternative look at the paranormal. This film is one that is hard to distinguish in terms of genre as we flit between moments of suspense building, uncomfortable silence, and that tense, eerie feeling that someone is watching you (characteristic of Hitchcock). Yet, […]

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Review: The Gorbals Vampire at Citizens Theatre

Published by Glasgowist. Armed to the teeth with bats, pots, pans, sticks, and even whisks as makeshift chibs, hundreds of Gorbals kids take to the gothic Southern Necropolis to have a square-go with the beast plaguing their town and eating their classmates in Johnny McKnight’s new play, The Gorbals Vampire. With a moody and atmospheric […]

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Interview: The Gorbals Vampire Playwright Johnny McKnight

Published by Glasgowist. Over 60 years after the notorious Gorbals vampire was said to be creeping around ‘the gravy’ in the Southern Necropolis, a new play on the dramatic real-life events by Johnny McKnight is set to hit the Citizens Theatre this weekend. In 1954, the rumour mill churned out the tale of a monster […]

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Uncanny Valley and the Creepy Clown Craze

Published by Huffington Post and Strathclyde Telegraph. Clown sightings, the world’s current epidemic of excitable rumour and panic – which seems to be gaining more and more momentum just in time for Halloween – began when a young boy, the son of Donna Arnold, and a small group of children, spotted two clowns in the […]

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Stranger Things Review: ‘A Stephen-King-Style Compilation of Monsters, Superpowers and Nostalgic ’80s Horror’

Published by The Huffington Post UK Young Voices. With the seemingly never-ending list of films and TV series available to stream instantly online, it’s not hard to find your new Game of Thrones or Orange Is the New Black. But, in this instance, the creators over at Netflix have truly outdone themselves with the new […]

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Glasgow Film Fest Review: The Forest

Published by The Strathclyde Telegraph. In typical horror films, the daylight offers a safe haven, free from scares and frights and bumps in the night. The Forest, however, set in the real life Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mount Fuji, famously known as Japan’s ‘suicide forest’, manages to make the natural, the sublime, and […]

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Top 5 Books You Should Be Reading in 2016

You’d probably expect a literature student to constantly have their head buried in a book. You expect them to be a complete and utter bookworm, practically eating the neated pressed piles of paper like tictacs. But, not me. To my eternal irritation, I’m actually quite a slow reader. I usually need a bit of a […]

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‘moon child’ Fiction Published in Devolution Z Magazine

  I’m delighted to announce that my short story “Flesh and Blood” has been published in the December 2015 issue of horror fiction magazine, Devolution Z! Here is a short extract from “Flesh and Blood”: As the chill rippled his arms into waves of goose bumps, Malcom gazed across the room to see a strange […]

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Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Halloween Films

Published by CultNoise magazine. What’s your favourite scary movie? It’s that time of year again. Whether you are dressing up and going out to a Halloween party, or staying in and ignoring the door bell when the trick-or-treaters come a-calling, chances are you’ll see some scary movies during the Halloween festivities. While having a good scare is […]

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