Live Action Horror

I favoured the darker material on TV when I was growing up. Under double figures it was Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Demon Headmaster, Goosebumps and The Twilight Zone. When I tripped over into my teens, Buffy the Vampire Slayer became my weekly ritual. Dawson's Creek and all that gooey, sunlit shit could… Continue reading Live Action Horror

The Enchanted World:Night Creatures – Book Review

 ‘Most people chose to sleep when daylight faded.’ I seem to recall owning a mass of these Time-Life books as a child, but where they’ve disappeared to is sadly another story. The book I am writing about here was a gift a couple of years back, and came from one of the finest bookshops in… Continue reading The Enchanted World:Night Creatures – Book Review

Dream Of The Wolf By Scott Bradfield – Book Review

I first encountered Scott Bradfield in The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men, with his incredible short story The Dream of the Wolf. I purchased his short story collection almost immediately, greedy for more of his dark and sinister writing. The cover of my copy is not electrifying. I don’t know if there was a wraparound… Continue reading Dream Of The Wolf By Scott Bradfield – Book Review

A Review Of Werewolves: The Occult Truth By Konstantinos

‘Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers at night may become a wolf when the wolf-bane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.’  - Ancient gypsy saying.   When I was first developing the idea of setting up Wyrd Words & Effigies as a blog, one of my main objectives… Continue reading A Review Of Werewolves: The Occult Truth By Konstantinos