Cedric Smarts: Editor-in-Chief and Art Director

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.
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


Jason Breininger: Author and Chief Games Writer

Jason B
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.


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

SimonAuthor 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


Brad McCormick: Author

BradBrad McCormick is an American author and screenwriter. His many interests, including a wide range of movies and music, have influenced his unique writing style. Most notably, his interest in 80s Horror, B-Movies, and obscure straight-to-video releases have helped contribute to the tone of his narrative pieces.
With his book adaption of the screenplay, Switchblade: A Killer Comedy, Brad McCormick has found his niche in comedic based horror fiction and carries his voice over to his writings for VHS Revival and MorbidlyBeautiful.com. He can be followed on Twitter at BradMcCormick16 and on Instagram at BradMcCormickAuthor. His website is BradMcCormickAuthor.com


Chris Chaka: Author

Chris Chaka

I try to appreciate films–good, bad, and incredibly bad–from a different angle. I can find something nice to say about every movie I meet.  Less so for people.
Likes: Ass kicking women (fictional and otherwise), comeuppance,  overly ambitious Sci-Fi, horror of all flavors, diversity, absurdity, challenging narratives, fresh voices, surprises, heart.
Dislikes: Herd mentality, cynicism, discrimination, hate watching, romantic comedies, soulless Photoshopped movie posters.
Fiction writer and creator of schizocinema.blogspot.com.


Camie Chance: Author

Writer-editor Camie Chance has provided her horror insights for a range of media, including podcasts and her own blog, “Living Dead Girl.” She lives in Southern California.


Jae Prowse: Author

Ageing like a fine, if corked, wine. Proprietor of horror cinema and television website, It’s Happening Again! Mildly(ish) addicted to his phone. Talks about himself in the third person. Looks like his head is stuck on upside down.
Likes: Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 3D (some), Jaws The Revenge (some more), Gialli, Euro horror, slashers, Hammer, Universal classic monsters, creature features, Belgian beer, oat milk, and being left alone.
Dislikes: Lack of manners, traffic, pot holes, eggs, horseradish sauce, torture porn, sand


Matt Rotman: Author

 Matt Rotman
Matt Rotman is a writer and comic.
His work has been featured in National Lampoon, Diabolique Magazine, Humor Times, The New Southerner, Weekly Humorist, and the anthology, [Ex]tinguished & [Ex]tinct: An Anthology of Things That No Longer [Ex]ist (Twelve Winters Press).
He blogs about film at Bonkers Ass Cinema ().


Mark Ayling: Author

 Mark AylingMark Anthony Ayling is a 39-year-old full time Registered Mental Health Nurse who presently resides in the city of Salford in the North of England with his two children Sam and Molly and long suffering wife Elaine. He has contributed a number of stories to Perihelion in the past and had work published in Cracked Eye and the Twisted Tails IX anthology. Lillicat publishers released Northern Futures, a collection of dystopian science fiction stories by the author, in November 2016.
Mark is also the author, with a bit of aesthetic help from his textile designing, lampshade making wife Elaine, of periodic film blog/diary/journal ‘A Middle Aged Movie Blog. Being the periodic, backdated journal of a film loving middle aged independent science fiction writing father of two and his ongoing adventures in cinema and home video.’ This is published via his website at
Likes: Books, ,Writing stuff, Vinyl, dancing to decent music, standing around nodding intelligently to decent music, flat caps, Cherry Doc Martens, beer, cooking, running (occasionally, though less so now I am nearly forty!)
Dislikes: People who don’t like people, dentists waiting rooms, right wing politics, rollmops.

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