Bryan Turnock has an MA in film studies from Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and is a freelance writer currently based in Australia. A lifelong horror fan, this is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Luke Aspell is an experimental filmmaker and writer. His film and video work have been shown internationally at festivals and venues including the Ankara International Film Festival, the CONTACT Festival, the National Portrait Gallery, and the V&A in London. His writing has appeared in Vertigo, Sequence and Film International and online at Senses of Cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
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