A charming visual guide offers the convincing case that the vampire genre tells us more about who we are than we may think.
With sleek production and sheer enthusiasm peppered throughout, this is an excellent companion to King’s own words on his craft.
This reissue, one of the most comprehensive on English folklore ever published, is a gift to the whole world, not just England.
A surreal psychodrama charged with urban decay and all the hopeless decadence a 21st Century audience could ever want.
A psychological depth that pushes the meaning of ‘haunting’, urging readers to question the origins and nature of evil.
A enchanted wonderland to change the way you see England, not for showing anything new, but what has been there all along.
Justin David tells a touchingly twisted tale, a story with a spinning compass that won’t let you figure out where home is.
Teeming with macabre delights, Erik Hofstatter’s story is one that you don’t so much read as ravish.
This window into Viktor Wynd's unknown world is an invitation to be disarmed and seduced by the strange, the forbidden, and the inexplicable.
A spellbinding tale of forbidden knowledge, ancient otherworldly entities, strange cults, and alien worlds that lurk unseen on the periphery of our own.
While the tales are condensed, key dialogue and memorably nerve-jangling passages are retained. All are hauntingly effective.
A huge deviation in tone from the derelict moodiness captured by director J. A. Bayona, despite some wonderful artwork.
A dark, terse and keenly paced little chiller that brims with unsettling ideas and nightmarish detail, subverting expectations.
Cuts to the core of the horror without ever diluting or compromising M. R. James’ carefully woven plots. Recommended for die-hard enthusiasts.
A sardonic and entertaining chapter in an ambitious and bizarre adaptation, but disappointingly lacks allegorical meat.
Ambitious and bizarre, Limbo is a hallucinogenic rollercoaster that takes giddy pride in disintegrating reality and reliability.
The X-Files FAQ is an enriching and accessible exploration of one of television’s most imaginative and popular shows.
Rawly sketched artwork complements the abstract plot line, which will please the exploitation and pulp fiction aficionado.
Horror relies on image to promote terror and bring hideous ideas to life.
Successfully posits the film as one of the most influential titles in horror cinema history.
A close analysis of Jimmy Sangster’s script and the differences between film and book.
Fascinating reading, further highlighting how groundbreaking Mario Bava’s film was.
An audacious effort that should be given praise for its unrepentant Maggie, portrayed with fearless honesty and confidence.
Dead Funny as a collective emphasises the quality, depth and audacity of British comedy, with an enormous amount of surprises.
A cleverly-layered effort packed with satirical humour, with a universe so outlandishly odd it is frighteningly similar to our own.
An exhaustively researched, largely successful attempt to analyse the subversive qualities inherent in the horror cinema.
A joy to read; insightful and well researched, it serves as encouragement to return to Halloween once again.
Sheer Filth was one of the more eclectic fanzines, covering not only cutting-edge exploitation but strange music and literature.
Not all of the tales are memorable but overall The Best British Horror 2014 is an agreeable, worthwhile anthology.
An incredible amount of humour, and the weird-for-the-sake-of-weird mentality is not just ballsy, but also highly entertaining.
Buchan excels at short and twisted love stories, but it’s Simmonds’ graphic artwork that makes the author's prose shine.
An excellent study in its own right, well researched, informative and intelligently written in a clear, presentable style.
A smooth read, especially if you’re a well-versed Lovecraft fan. If you’re not, Culbard might be able to convince you.
A read with huge amounts of intrigue; there are enough unanswered questions to leave the reader looking forward to part two.
An interesting slab of urban fantasy, but while Cornell is incredibly talented at setting the scene, he isn’t as gifted in capturing dialect.
An incredible amount of humour, some memorable characters, and contextualisation that adds extra depth.
As an independent piece of literature, it’s fun, original, and can stand on its own two legs aside from the movie.
Fun, quirky and dark; this is a brilliantly authored piece of steampunk literature, and then some.
A delightful piece of fan faction that packs some extra surprises; you can tell Martin enjoyed every second of writing.
Writer Steve Santini possesses no talent whatsoever, prompting the begging of life's most simple, yet profound question: why?
An interesting and refreshing take on your standard toothy yarn, but the author lacks the ability to drive his purpose home.
There are many zombie survival guides out there. But do any of them teach you how to speak zombie?