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Cedric Smarts: Editor-in-Chief

Science fiction author, horror enthusiast, scourge of plutocracy, shortlisted for the H. G. Wells Award, creator of

Reviews: bad movies, guilty pleasures, classics of the VHS era.

Likes: 80s poster art, Vangelis, classical liberalism, dystopian allegories, dissident political activism, Noam Chomsky, George Orwell, George Saunders, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut

Dislikes: franchise reboots, ignorance, deregulated capitalism, media propaganda, schadenfreude, mindless consumerism, corporate pop music, manufactured social trends



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




Jason B

Jason Breininger: Author

Retro gaming enthusiast and blogger that grew up on the classics from the 80’s and 90’s. Enjoying the process of documenting my extensive video game collection & providing personal retro gaming experiences on my Cartridge Corner blog.

Likes: my wife and two daughters, classic video games, Alien franchise, the music of Prince, the films of Stanley Kubrick, Christopher Nolan, and Jack Nicholson, indie rock, classic hip-hop from the golden era of ’87-’94, musician related biographies

Dislikes: unnecessary sequels, unimaginative video games, DLC, unwillingness to try something new or break out of traditional stereotypes, bigots and judgemental types.