Support The Dark Arts

October is literally panting on the doorstep and clawing to be let in...and are you ready for it? How about investing in a dark, and obscure tote bag ready to stuff with Halloween goodness...as well as the bread, milk and sugar? And a spiral notebook to carry in your bag at all times, ready for… Continue reading Support The Dark Arts

Writing In The Dark : 3 Prompts For Short Stories

I am reading a lot of short stories right now...but the majority I'm abandoning half-way through because they're not satisfying me enough. Nowhere near in fact. And it's really bloody disappointing. A good, strong, memorable (ideally terrifying) short story can be as nourishing as a hot meal after a hard day. Dissatisfied with my reading… Continue reading Writing In The Dark : 3 Prompts For Short Stories

4 Wyrd Crates I Want To Subscribe To Today

How late am I to this crate subscription thing? I have the feeling it's been quite a long while since it kicked off, at least a couple of years. But like usual, I'm late to the party and scrabbling to catch up. My first introduction to the craze was via Witch Casket and Wioleth, who… Continue reading 4 Wyrd Crates I Want To Subscribe To Today

The Zodiac Reimagined By Shawn Cross

I haven't been reading my star signs much lately. My obsession with doing so sort of fizzled out a little while ago because my mental health wasn't on top form, and everything was looking quite negative. I started to become, well, a tad afraid. I've been reading my signs since I was under double figures… Continue reading The Zodiac Reimagined By Shawn Cross

Dress Me In Horror : Part IV

I have been thinking about The Babadook a lot lately...predominately because I have to go into the bowels of the fucking earth to get my bike, and down in the cellar its dark as shit. For reasons unbeknown, I've started to think he's going to turn up at the end of the corridor when I… Continue reading Dress Me In Horror : Part IV

Dress Me In Horror : Part III

I have to start getting better prepared for this feature, I really do. I haven't watched any films in the past few weeks...shame on me, I know. If you have some recommendations, do shout! Today it's all about TV horror. I'll be looking again at Penny Dreadful (the costumes in that series are some of… Continue reading Dress Me In Horror : Part III

Central Park When There’s No People

I have a true respect for people with debilitating conditions who transform their issues into art. Once such creative is Michael Massaia. Back in 2007 Massaia found himself suffering with insomnia. Unable to rest, he'd take long walks around Central Park at night. I'd always found Central Park to be somewhere that's pretty god damn… Continue reading Central Park When There’s No People

Your Eyes Burn Like Wild Fire

You might know, you might not, but I do photography sometimes. I'm also a poet. A couple of months ago an art curator got in touch with me after seeing my photography and words on Instagram, and asked if he could exhibit some of my work. I said sure, and yesterday I had my photography… Continue reading Your Eyes Burn Like Wild Fire

Review (Of Sorts) : Blair Witch

When The Blair Witch Project first came out in 1999 I thought it was bullshit. I wanted to see the witch. I wanted blood and gore. I wanted MORE of whatever I thought it was that horror films were supposed to provide me with. I was also young. 12 or something. And naive. So very… Continue reading Review (Of Sorts) : Blair Witch

Review : The Ghastling – Book One

Now, where did I first see The Ghastling...I think it was over on Instagram but I can't exactly be sure. All I know is that suddenly it was in my life, and I burnt my fingers typing in my bank account details to purchase the first book in the five book series. I had a… Continue reading Review : The Ghastling – Book One