Mrs Milton pointed out to me that I have a tendency to read about the walking dead. There’s no disputing that fact when you look back over the 70 or so books that I’ve reviewed so far for AndyErupts. So, with that in mind, I picked up a book that was bought for me as [...]
In my opinion, tales of fiction can often be greatly enhanced with the inclusion of a bit of historical fact. Stories such as Vlad by C.C. Humphries, Anno Dracula from Kim Newman and Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland are prime examples of horror tales that have twisted historical fact to create truly worthwhile [...]
New York City. The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. Whatever you know it as, New York has provided the backdrop to many horror tales including: Mimic, The Devil’s Advocate, King Kong, Maniac and many more. In Night of the Wendigo, Scottish author William Meikle takes the city and twists its own history in [...]
Five months. That’s how long I’ve been waiting to get my hands on issue #3 of The School of the Damned, an independent horror comic made right here in Glasgow, Scotland, that pays homage to many of the classic movie monsters and will leave even the most cynical of geeks sated..
For those who have missed [...]
The legendary tale of the Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean has given inspiration to storytellers, literally, for centuries. Contemporary consumers of horror fiction will be familiar with such works as Jack Ketchum’s novel Off Season and Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes which are both said to have been inspired by the story of Sawney Bean. [...]
Serial killers are fertile subject matter for the silver screen: Norman Bates, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Hannibal Lecter, Michael Myers, and TV’s very own Dexter. Many of these characters have at least some of their backstory rooted in fact. However, truth can quite often be stranger than fiction…
Archibald Hall went by the more exotic sounding [...]
Following my research on Scotland’s Serial Killers, I set out to discover more about the darker side of my home nation’s history and picked up Manuel- Scotland’s First Serial Killer by A.M. Nicol.
As the title suggests, this book is about Peter Manuel, a man born in 1927 in New York to Scottish parents. Manuel returned [...]