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

Wyrd Words & Effigies: The Definitive Interview List

Wyrd Words & Effigies has been in action since May 2013. In the months that have passed since then, many interviews have been conducted, with all sorts of creative beings who aren't afraid to explore the darkness and the treasures it hides. Underneath you’ll find all of our interviews to date, for you to browse… Continue reading Wyrd Words & Effigies: The Definitive Interview List


I watched 'Thale' a quietly beautiful, haunting Norwegian film based on the myth of  the  'Huldra' a few months back, but it's only recently that I was alerted about the entire soundtrack being available on Spotify. I must have played it over about twelve times now, so thought it about time to say something about… Continue reading Thale

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

A Review of Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

‘Up here a man becomes aware of things that he can’t perceive further south.’ I read most of Michelle Paver’s Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, but got bored after a while. The series started off great, but then they got a bit, well, ugh. I reckon that’s why it’s taken me a while to pick this… Continue reading A Review of Dark Matter by Michelle Paver