I always had an unnatural draw towards the supernatural.  My mother was a medium and could sit a person down without knowing them and tell them their life story.  My first brush with the supernatural came at high school when I borrowed Bram Stoker's Dracula from the school library when I was 11 or 12.

I had only read about 50 pages and had terrified myself so much with my fertile imagination that I couldn't sleep.  My mother decided the best thing she could do was desensitise me to horror films, and so began my education into Hammer Horror movies.  Gems like 'The Olde Curiosity Shoppe' with Peter Cushing soon led to me watching vampire and Frankenstein thrillers with Vincent Price and Christopher Lee, and occasionally the Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi.  Watching horror movies became less and less about the terror and more about staying up late with my mum and drinking cups of tea while munching on biscuits.  It wasn't just vampires either, there were films like The House of Wax and The Company of Wolves, a film relating more to the loss of innocence than the loss of life.  Not to mention the films relating to witchcraft!

I had a chat recently with Bruce Buffer, the Veteran Voice of the Octagon.  He told me, "Do something you're passionate about.  If you're passionate about something then you're more likely to succeed, but even if you don't, at least you'll be happy."  It completely revolutionised my thinking in ways that I had never considered before.

My shelves are teeming with fantasy/horror fiction and my dvd cabinet is almost on a par!  So why not share my love of the supernatural and perhaps recommend films to a new era that they might never have heard of previously?

I plan to share reviews, news and perhaps even the odd chat with some of my favourite authors along the way.  So stick with me as this site grows.  Hopefully you will find a little inspiration and the occasional laugh too.