The Nottingham Horror Collective Zine : The High Priestess Issue

Halló, Halló. I bet you've been wondering if I'd show up around here again, haven't you? Or not. I'd like to think you have. Since I last wrote back in January, life has been diff-i-cult. I've been dealing with the after effects of Covid, my depression awoke from its not-long-enough slumber and life in England has… Continue reading The Nottingham Horror Collective Zine : The High Priestess Issue

Review : Suspira Magazine – The Monster Issue

When I found out that Dreadful Press - the home to the astoundingly good Sabat Magazine - were putting out another publication, I was on it like a whippet. Sadly, at the time of the launch of Suspira : The Monster Issue, I was skint (it's a running theme this, folks) and didn't have the… Continue reading Review : Suspira Magazine – The Monster Issue

Reading In The Dark : A Sort Of Review Of Trigger Warning By Neil Gaiman

When I first discovered the writing of Neil Gaiman, I. Was. Addicted. It was first his collection of short fictions and poetry Fragile Things, followed by his masterpiece The Sandman. The Sandman is, hands down, the best, and I mean the best comic book series in existence. If you haven't read it, I STRONGLY URGE… Continue reading Reading In The Dark : A Sort Of Review Of Trigger Warning By Neil Gaiman

Review : The Ghastling – Book One

Now, where did I first see The Ghastling...I think it was over on Instagram but I can't exactly be sure. All I know is that suddenly it was in my life, and I burnt my fingers typing in my bank account details to purchase the first book in the five book series. I had a… Continue reading Review : The Ghastling – Book One

Review : Sabat Magazine – The Mother Issue

I ritualistically put some water on the stove to make some tea, tidied the shit off my desk (the kitchen table) and lit two white candles in preparation for writing this review of Sabat Magazine : The Mother Issue. It’s an extra special publication, so deserves extra special attention. When I first discovered Sabat  –… Continue reading Review : Sabat Magazine – The Mother Issue

Music Review : Neverending Terrorism By Die Entweihung

It's been a long time since I've sat down and actually reviewed an album, so I was pretty psyched when I was sent Neverending Terrorism by Die Entweihung, a one man dark metal band from Israhell. (See what he did there?) Fronted by Herr Entweiherr, the themes that Die Entweihung explore within this new album… Continue reading Music Review : Neverending Terrorism By Die Entweihung

Review : Jewelry For The Dead Black Stone Necklace

I was in a state of heightened excitement the moment I landed on the Jewelry For The Dead Etsy page a few weeks ago. I spend quite a lot of time on Etsy, hunting for the best of the best in dark art, jewelry, fashion and crafts to feature on Wyrd Words & Effigies, and… Continue reading Review : Jewelry For The Dead Black Stone Necklace

Review : Hysteria Machine Antlers

Hysteria Machine first came to my attention when I happened upon some photographs of the beautiful and talented Dutch model Psychara. She was wearing a pair of their antlers and I was utterly smitten. Established and run by full-time creative and artist Cara Trinder, Hysteria Machine is a London based business which specializes in macabre… Continue reading Review : Hysteria Machine Antlers

Review : Norwegian Rat Shopping Bag

I first encountered clothing company Norwegian Rat while undertaking research for my upcoming book Hyperborean Shadows : Contemporary Dark Northern Culture, and they immediately struck me as something really bloody special. Founded in an unsuspecting, quiet little village called Etne, in the West Fjords of Norway, Norwegian Rat are inspired by the dark and mysterious… Continue reading Review : Norwegian Rat Shopping Bag

Review Of The Rude Adventures Of Trenchfoot And An Interview With The Author

When author Reuben Dendinger contacted me about his debut novel The Rude Adventures of Trenchfoot, I leapt at the chance of being able to review what he described as a raw, dark, weird fantasy story, weaved with magic, peril, strangeness and satire. A week or so later, I had my hands on a copy and,… Continue reading Review Of The Rude Adventures Of Trenchfoot And An Interview With The Author