Devil’s Night (2007)

Devil’s Night It was called Devil’s Night in the town where I lived That veiled night before Halloween, When goblins came out and devils ran wild And some said that witches were seen. We kids stayed inside, safe in our beds And whispered of what there might be— But one year we intended to see…

Get Spooky!

Get my zombie western HIGH PLAINS LAZARUS or my supernatural collection UNQUIET DREAMS for super cheap this weekend along with a lot of other Tirgearr treats. And you can pre-order THE BLOOD RED EXPERIMENT, a giallo-inspired magazine that includes the first instalment of my novella THE MADONNA OF THE WASPS: out on Halloween!

Devil’s Night (2007)

Devil’s Night It was called Devil’s Night in the town where I lived That veiled night before Halloween, When goblins came out and devils ran wild And some said that witches were seen. We kids stayed inside, safe in our beds And whispered of what there might be— But one year we intended to see…

Story for a Sunday: Fluorescence

Here’s my bit of urban spookiness called “Fluorescence.” This short story appeared in The Harrow back in July 2008 (appearing now thanks to the Way Back Machine). If you like it, you might want to check out the others in Unquiet Dreams.

TOA/V: The Living and The Dead

This programme aired last month but in the midst of the Brexit madness, it seemed to miss its audience. Folks in the Folk Horror Revival group mentioned it enthusiastically so having caught up with series three of Black Sails we were casting about for a new show and decided to give The Living and The Dead…

The Pallid Mist

Follow me into the pallid mist And I will give you a lover’s kiss; Should the sun rise before you flee You’ll have to bide a while with me. Johnny, oh Johnny, don’t walk in the mist And don’t share the secrets of girls you have kissed. Your heart, forged from marble so cold and…

TOA/V: The Underpass

Sure, it’s not October Country quite yet, but here’s a little spooky tale that’s bound to please — by which I mean make you shudder. THE UNDERPASS is genuinely unsettling and has brilliant sound design, so turn it up (or wear headphones if you don’t want to frighten your co-workers). Chilling good fun. Check out…