Colin Davies’ A-Z of Horror: E is for Ectoplasm

“Somebody blows their nose, and you want to keep it?” (Venkman, 1984). This week is all about the slime that holds the spooky spirited apparitions of the dearly departed, and nefarious naughties, together. That is right, no haunting can ever truly be complete without…   E is for Ectoplasm   From the parlours of Victorian … Read more

Ashley Lister’s A-Z of Horror: Q is for Quarantine

Q is for Quarantine By Ashley R Lister   (Please note, a version of this article appeared in issue 17 of The Digital Dead).   “That would never happen.” I think it’s fair to say that these are words that most of us have said at some point during our careers as aficionados of the … Read more

Ashley Lister’s A – Z of Horror: O is for Omen

Start listing classic horror movies from the 70s and, after mentioning The Exorcist and The Amityville Horror, it won’t take long before someone suggests The Omen. The Omen (1976) was directed by Richard Donner and written by David Seltzer. According to Wikipedia: The story introduces Robert Thorn, the American Ambassador in Italy who adopts the … Read more

Ashley Lister’s A – Z of Horror: N is for Necronomicon

Necronomicon is a fictional grimoire, first appearing in the stories by horror writer HP Lovecraft, and later being mentioned by his followers. It was first referenced in Lovecraft’s 1924 short story ‘The Hound’ written in 1922, although its most nefarious author, the ‘Mad Arab’ Abdul Alhazred, had been quoted a year earlier in Lovecraft’s ‘The … Read more