Cedric Smarts: Editor-in-Chief
Science fiction author, horror enthusiast, scourge of plutocracy, shortlisted for the H. G. Wells Award, creator of vhsrevival.com
Reviews: bad movies, guilty pleasures, classics of the VHS era.
Lewis Dunn: Author
Aspiring novelist. Lover of fiction and all things macabre…
Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life – Joseph Conrad
Likes: Satire, Noir, Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahnuick, Irvine Welsh, John Carpenter, Slashers, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees
Dislikes: Exploitative television, sensationalism, right-wing journalism, Reality TV, E.L. James
Simon Towers: Author
Author of The Horror Video blog, I enjoy seeking out new films from the darker side of cinema with a particular passion for reminiscing and revisiting fright flicks from the VHS era.
A big fan of the films of Dario Argento, John Carpenter and Wes Craven as well as the more recent creations from the brilliant Guillermo del Toro and James Wan. You can’t go wrong with a bit of 70s and 80s horror and if Bruce Campbell‘s in it then so much the better!
A big fan of the stories and work of Clive Barker and HP Lovecraft, I am also an avid reader of short horror stories and novels that delve into the metaphysical. If we’re talking about dislikes then I’m always willing to give things a try but my heart sinks when I hear of another 80s classic ‘rebooted’ for today’s mass audience – originality goes a long way and should be respected.
Susan Leighton: Author
Screenplay writer, creator of Woman on the Ledge and Off the Ledge blogs, author of short stories, film site contributor, horror aficionado, movie lover, 80s survivor
Likes: Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Ann Rule, Peter Straub, Dean Koontz, slasher and sci-fi films, Star Trek, Wild Wild West, Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, Ash vs Evil Dead, 80s horror hall of fame directors, William Shatner enthusiast, David Lynch disciple, Bruce Campbell appreciator, indie film champion
Dislikes: reboots, remakes, traditionalists, unimaginative filmmakers, subterfuge, pretence, dishonesty, myopia, cubicles