‘Rain’ comes to the Kindle

Ben and his family move to France. There is an accident. There is death. There is rain. Much rain. Rain, the novella originally published by Gray Friar Press in 2007, is now available to purchase for the Kindle. The novella is currently priced at 99 cents in the US and 75 pence in the UK. […]

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Horror films… bubbling under

Ten horror films I love and that have been, or will be again some time, in my top ten… (in no particular order) The Fly (1986) The Exorcist (1973) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Rec (2007) Night of the Demon (1957) Les Diaboliques (1955) The Haunting (1963) Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Angel Heart (1987) Nosferatu […]

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My top-ten horror films #1

1 – THE SHINING (1980) Another example of a director (Stanley Kubrick) who worked outside the genre trying his hand at scaring people. And I reckon, with help from his writing colleague Diane Johnson, he hits the bullseye. Dread seeps through every frame. I know this film is accused of being over-the-top due to its bug-eyed […]

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My top-ten horror films #2

2 – DON’T LOOK NOW (1973) Utterly devastating. Nicolas Roeg’s magnificent film (based on Daphne du Maurier’s short story) begins and end with tragedy, and contains clues and ambiguities and auguries in almost every scene. Laura and  John Baxter (played by the excellent Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland) travel to Venice after the death of […]

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My top-ten horror films #3

3 – ALIEN (1979) One of a handful of films that caused my heart to beat so hard while I was watching it that I thought it would, um, burst right out of my chest. Utterly nerve-shredding. It was our first real view of space as being anything other than pristine, sterile. Miners work out […]

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