It was eight o’clock on Christmas Eve, and we were sitting in the circle of light thrown by the dancing fire. We all lived in a large Victorian villa, which sounds impressive but really wasn’t. The house stood in the grimy heart of the city, and had long since been converted into self-contained flats. I… Continue reading The Seventh Child
Fear. It’s an instinct that appears to have changed little since we first emerged from our caves, or indeed since we first climbed down from the trees. It’s necessary for our survival, of course – it alerts us to danger and prepares us to either fight or run like hell – and yet it also… Continue reading The Fear Factor
Horror is a disreputable yet strangely durable genre. It is attacked, disparaged, and often simply ignored; and yet it is defiantly alive, or at least stubbornly undead. What better time than Hallowe’en to examine its curious appeal, its many tricks and treats?
… and what better way to celebrate than to scare yourself silly with a ghost story or two?