A must for all horror fans this talk will delve into the history of horror movies.

A must for all horror fans, this talk will delve into the history of horror movies.

Kim Newman is the go-to guy for anything related to horror. A familiar face on our TV screens, an award- winning writer, a well-known and respected author and movie critic, and recognised for his acclaimed Anno Dracula series, he writes regularly for Empire magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Sight and Sound, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo, World Fantasy, and James Herbert Awards.

Long one of England’s most distinguished horror specialists, Kim has, since publishing Nightmare Movies in 1988, become the first point of contact for any wise documentarist or writer probing the spookier areas of cinema history. Newman’s first two books were both non-fiction: Ghastly Beyond Belief: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of Quotations, co-written with his friend Neil Gaiman, is a light-hearted tribute to entertainingly bad prose in fantastic fiction, and Nightmare Movies: A Critical History of the Horror Film. Nightmare Movies was followed by Millennium Movies: End of the World Cinema (1999). Newman’s non-fiction also includes the BFI Companion to Horror (1996). With Video Dungeon he gives often scathing reviews of recently released straight-to-video horror films.
Kim will be in discussion with Robert JE Simpson.