Featured Work

On this page, you will find examples of and links to various pieces I have produced, including fiction, articles, interviews, podcasts and YouTube videos. The list will be regularly updated with both older items and any new pieces I have had published.


Feature: The Great Year Long 80s Movie Challenge
For 2020 over at World Geekly News, we've given ourselves the challenge of watching and writing about 50 of the ...
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Feature: human:KIND
human:KIND is a semi-regular feature created for World Geekly News to address personal issues which affect us all, the things ...
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List: Must See TV – The Shows That Kept Us Gripped To The End
Written for World Geeky News while I was waiting for the final episode of Doctor Who's twelfth season to air, ...
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Book Review: Possessed by Peter Laws
I've been reading Peter Laws' supernaturally tinged crime thrillers, the Matt Hunter series since it launched with Purged in 2017 ...
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Short Story: Grey Mary
This was written to be read aloud at a Ghost Story event in Manchester just a week before Christmas 2019 ...
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Article: Badger Folk Tales From Around The World
Author and Folklore Thursday co-creator Willow Winsham commissioned me to write this for their website after participating in the weekly ...
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Film Review: Doctor Sleep
I had a rare chance to get out to the cinema and see a film early in its release schedule ...
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Short Story: Kick Off The Sunday Shoes
This story was inspired after I watched a film at home and then put a humorous post in a Facebook ...
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Film Retrospective: Carnival of Souls (1962)
I review Herk Harvey's hugely influential film as part of World Geekly News 31 Days of Horror 2019 event and ...
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Film Retrospective: Martin (1978)
A review of George A Romero's disturbing, yet thought-provoking vampire film, Martin. Written for World Geekly News' for day 13 ...
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Video: Paul Picks… Three Horror Posters
Recorded for a competition by the HorrorHands YouTube channel, in this video I tell some fun and fairly personal stories ...
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Interview: Something At The Window
Published by Ginger Nuts of Horror in 2019 this article is part a nostalgic look back at how a scary ...
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Theatre Review: The Haunting of Blaine Manor
It's not often I get the chance to write theatre reviews so I jumped at the chance to do one ...
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Film Review: Yesterday
World Geeky News sent me to watch this fantasy musical rom-com, a coming together of the songs of The Beatles, ...
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Article: Nostalgia Done Right – Cobra Kai
Published on World Geekly News in June 2019, I looked at the first two seasons of the Karate Kid follow ...
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Article: Looking Back At Scream! Comic
Originally written as a rare non-fiction post for my Badgers Crossing website, this nostalgic look back at one of the ...
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Short Story: Evanescence
This was specially written for a Ghost Story For Christmas event in Manchester in 2018 and performed at the event ...
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Feature: Geeks vs Loneliness
This feature was started by Den of Geek editor Simon Brew as a safe place for readers to discuss personal ...
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Music Review: Television Themes by Matt Berry
I wrote this review of Matt Berry's album of cover versions for World Geekly News in 2018. Somehow, it found ...
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Article: A Geek’s Guide To Whisky Tasting
Our ethos at World Geekly News is that if you enjoy anything enough to get enthusiastic about it, then you ...
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Video: 10 Favourite Nonfiction Horror Books
In my first attempt at speaking before the camera for YouTube, I chose ten nonfiction horror books and explained why ...
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Graphic Novel Review: Conspiracy Of Ravens
A review of a Leah Moore, John Reppion and Sally Jane Thompson's fantastical adventure story which is aimed at children ...
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Film Review: Power Of Grayskull
When I first joined Kickstarter one of the early projects I backed, a documentary about the cultural impact of Masters ...
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List: Ten Unstoppable One Person Armies
Written in the early days of World Geeky News, this piece is a fun look at ten movie characters who ...
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List: Six Essential Elements Of A Shark Movie
This was written for the launch day of the website World Geekly News on 14th August 2018. I had recently ...
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Article: Revisiting a Classic Fighting Fantasy Book
Written for Den of Geek in 2018. In a semi-successful attempt to prove that the pen is mightier than the ...
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Short Story: Cloakroom Duty
Partly based on real events I experienced when I was a teenager (the non-supernatural parts), this M.R. James inspired ghost ...
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Film Retrospective: Looking Back at Stay Tuned
Written for Den of Geek in 2018, this article, looking back at the 1990s satire Stay Tuned, marked my first ...
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List: Examining the Many Movie Songs of Bryan Adams
Den of Geek editor Simon Brew encouraged writers to pitch ideas to him no matter how mundane or outlandish, saying ...
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Short Story: The Grey Path
This is my longest short story by quite a long way. It features Debbie Carter and her dad Tim, who ...
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List: Public Information Films from the 70s and 80s
The second of two lists I wrote for Den of Geek on one of my favourite topics, the more-than-a-little-bit disturbing ...
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Short Story: The Conductor
One of my very early attempts at fiction, The Conductor was originally written for a Den of Geek horror story ...
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