Binge Worthy TV… Whatever You Subscribe To

There are a lot of lists around at the moment covering ‘binge worthy’ shows to watch during this ‘interesting’ time we find ourselves in. Here are a few that you should be able to see, depending what subscription service you may or may not have. As far as possible this list is a ‘getaway from... Continue Reading →

Unfilmable stories

The following is an abridged section of an essay from my collection of screenplays and 'bonus material' Off-Script. It's a weird little collection: four short scripts, ranging in technical difficulty to film, a bunch of notes, and a few glossaries. It was never going to be a best-seller. I adapted a couple of previously published short... Continue Reading →

Air of December: A Movie

It was 30 years ago this year that I made 'Air of December' - my Film Studies Final Project. A time of bulky video cameras, pre-affordable CGI and tape-to-tape editing processes. A dystopian sci-fi/ thriller it was described variously as 'a narrative study of the audience's view of the male anti-hero and attitudes towards violence'... Continue Reading →

Writing for a Younger Audience…a Retrospective

I released a collection of horror stories for children back in October last year entitled Cellar Stories (a riff on my first story collection of horror and dark tales for adults Basement Tales which, two years after publication, is still doing pretty well). I've written about why I did it in detail elsewhere on this... Continue Reading →

Fiendish Christmas Quiz Answers

#1. The gift: it's five pounds of veal! Given to a young Frank Cross by his father in Scrooged. Much better than the choo-choo train he wanted... #2 The gift; the bear that came to the party...or sat in the Limo. John McClane's festive offering from Die Hard #3 The gift: what the f***k is... Continue Reading →

Fiendishly Difficult Festive Film Quiz

Seeing as it's Christmas Eve and everyone's waiting for their Crimbo Loot (I mean, enjoying a time of love and festive feelings) I've put together a 12 days of Christmas Gifts from 11sort-of-let's-not-get-pedantic-about-it Christmas movies. Some are screen grabbed from the film themselves, some are more 'sourced interpretations'... Reply with a comment. Anyone who gets... Continue Reading →

Halloween Short Story Sprint…

Just a short one today, because things could get busy. Mr Pumkin up there is looking pretty pristine at the moment, but over the next eighteen hours, that could change. To celebrate the very best of days of the year I'm setting myself a challenge - just comment with a word/ phrase/ theme (not political... Continue Reading →

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