Joshua Winning is an author, editor and film critic. He has been on set with Kermit the Frog, eaten breakfast with zombies on The Walking Dead, and sat on the Iron Throne while on the Game Of Thrones set in Dublin. Jeff Goldblum once told him he looks a bit like Paul Bettany.
A life-long sci-fi and fantasy fan, Joshua is news editor of SFX magazine, a contributing editor at Total Film and his scribbles also appear in Horrorville, Crime Scene and Digital Spy. In 2014, he edited The Ultimate Superhero Movie Special, and in 2015, his love of all things retro finally paid off when he edited 80s Movies: The Ultimate Celebration.
Over the past decade, Joshua has interviewed some of the most exciting names in the film industry, including Jodie Foster, Ryan Reynolds, Michael Ironside and Christopher Lee. He dreams of getting Sigourney Weaver to yell “Godammit!” at him. A geek at heart, Joshua has attended Comic-Con twice (he had an embarrassing street encounter with Joss Whedon), and has made an annual pilgrimage to the Sundance Film Festival almost every year since 2012.
When he’s not writing about movies, Joshua is working on his dark fantasy series, The Sentinel Trilogy, which is set in his hometown of Cambridge and follows a society of demon hunters. Book one, Sentinel, was published in May 2014 by Peridot Press. Book two, Ruins, followed in May 2015. Joshua also co-founded Night Terrors, which publishes horror stories for teens. The first book, Camp Carnage, is an ’80s slasher set in a gay camp, while anthology 13 Tales To Give You Night Terrors was released in October 2015.
Joshua grew up on films like Labyrinth and The NeverEnding Story, which fuelled a lifelong love of fantasy and horror. As a child, his imagination was fed by the grisly tales of Roald Dahl and Robin Jarvis – particular favourites being The Witches and Tales from the Wyrd Museum – and as a teen, he was obsessed with Halloween, Poltergeist, Alien and Black Christmas.