I love films, so I consider myself very lucky to have bagged a job that requires me to write about them on a daily basis. Those scribbles appear in Total Film, Little White Lies, movieScope and Out In The City.
Born in Cambridge, I grew up on films like Labyrinth and Flight Of The Navigator, which means I have a massive soft spot for fantasy. Also fuelling my imagination were the grisly tales of Roald Dahl and Robin Jarvis – particular favourites being The Witches and Tales from the Wyrd Museum.
As a teen, my celluloid viewing habits involved renting anything and everything from the horror section at the local video store. Films featuring monsters, aliens or men with really big knives (I was a bloodthirsty youngster… weren’t we all?) were an absolute must.
Needless to say, a passion for horror was born. Halloween, Poltergeist, Alien and Black Christmas became firm favourites, and remain so today.
Nowadays, I’ll watch just about anything. (Especially if I’m getting paid for it, though even I have my limits.) I’ve spoken to some pretty amazing people – Jodie Foster, Simon Pegg, Tony Todd – and I’ve even made the exodus to Comic-Con twice.
When I’m not writing about films, I’m scribbling away at my dark fantasy book series, The Sentinel Trilogy. Find out more about that here.