Secret by William F. Aicher

You develop a different set of primal fears when you have a child. There’s a constant dread of something bad and terrible maybe happening to your darling babe that’s impossible to totally lose. More than once I’ve run with my heart pounding at the beeping of the monitor, only for everything to turn out fine.…

The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen

A married couple, with some initially undefined trauma hanging over them, move to the husband’s home town to both look after his ailing parents and make a fresh start. But there seems to be something that deeply affects the husband in the house they settle into. Something in the basement which is dark and threatening…

Thinking about Plots – part 3

Tradition has it that there are only seven basic plots. Overcoming the Monster. Rags to Riches. The Quest. Voyage and Return. Comedy Tragedy Rebirth When you see that list written down, and think of your favourite books, films and TV, then they will all fit in to some degree or another with the above. Some…

An extract from DIANA CHRISTMAS appeared on the wonderful Always Trust in Books site today. If for some reason you haven't already read anything of DIANA CHRISTMAS, just click below... Enjoy! via Diana Christmas (Screen Siren Noir #1) (Extract) by F.R. Jameson @frjameson #DianaChristmas #Noir #Thriller #London

The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)

Something I greatly enjoy about watching these old Hammer films is discovering hidden gems. Those films which aren't well remembered today, but have something interesting and quirky about them. As well as having some damned effective scares. Hammer, in its prime – despite numerous copies elsewhere – did have a distinct and distinctly British style.…

The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper by Robin Jarossi

The Jack the Stripper/Nude Killings case of the early 1960s was a huge deal at the time. Seven murders, hundreds of policemen deployed, masses of press coverage. But it was never solved. And the culprit is the most prolific, never caught serial killer in Britain of the Twentieth Century. Actually, he would seem to be…

Thinking about Plots – part 2

Here’s something I didn’t notice until it was pointed out to me. Two of my favourite films are SUNSET BOULEVARD (from 1950) and WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE (from 1962). As a fan of thrillers about film stars (ahem, see banner picture above) I have watched each of them dozens of times and know them…