Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Happy Birthday, John Bellairs

We take a moment to raise a glass to John Bellairs on what would have been his 86th birthday. Cheers!

Monday, January 1, 2024

An Interview With Simon Loxley

Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a British academic and ghost story author whose tales are some of the best-known and most respected in the genre. John Bellairs was a fan and agreed with James that "spooky tales are most effective when the ghastly things happen to people who are going about their business in an ordinary, matter-of-fact world… (Locus, 1991). Bellairs was a Jamesian fan – and included a few homages in his novels – as is Simon Loxley, a British graphic designer and writer on design. Loxley's fandom went as far as writing and self-publishing A Geography of Horror: The Ghost Stories of M.R. James and the Suffolk Landscape, in 2021. It's taken us over a year to order the book, read (and reread), and conduct our interview, but Loxley was game – and here we are.

Monday, December 18, 2023

Monday, December 4, 2023

Fifty Years of Appointments With "The Wicker Man"

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Wicker Man, the classic British horror film directed by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, and Christopher Lee.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Monday, October 2, 2023