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Review: The Haunting of Hill House

An Invitation to Terror: The Haunting of Hill House Reviewed Liverpool Playhouse, 7 December 2015-16 January 2016 While you might leave behind one or two of the wordier scenes and the occasionally convoluted machinations of the plot, the warped, surreal benightedness of The Haunting Of Hill House – a new commission for the stage from […]

The Play, by David L Rattigan (Montreal, Oct 26)

I’m rather delighted to see my name alongside those of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Alexander Pushkin on this poster for a Halloween event. Montreal playwright and director Michael Mitchell invited me to write a short script for this reading of Macabre and Supernatural plays, taking place at McGill University on October 26. Although I’ve been […]

Bedlam: A Journal of Horror & the Macabre

Robert JE Simpson and I have established a successful creative partnership as editors of Diabolique magazine, which we regrettably left in July. We are, however, pleased to announce a new horror publication: Bedlam is a journal of horror and the macabre, and its first issue will be out in digital and print format in January, 2013. In […]

Diabolique Magazine

Joint statement from Robert J.E. Simpson and David L Rattigan, former editors of Diabolique magazine Tuesday, 31 July 2012, UK Following our sudden resignations on 24 July as editors of Diabolique magazine, we would like publicly to disassociate ourselves from Horror Unlimited, and specifically the partnership of Greg Petaloudis and Dima Ballin, publishers of Diabolique. We […]

Busy Times at Diabolique

31/07/12 Click here for an important update regarding Diabolique magazine My main gig at the moment is editing Diabolique, a print and digital magazine exploring the horror genre across media, including film, theatre and literature. You’ll have to buy the magazine to see the very best of the content I’ve edited or written myself, but here’s […]

Diabolique Magazine: Horror for the Connoisseur

31/07/12 Click here for an important update regarding Diabolique magazine I was seven when horror came in search of me. I’d seen it from afar: garish comic-strip representations of Dracula on Valentine picture postcards, glimpses of men standing around in misty graveyards in late-night films I wasn’t allowed to watch. But when I was seven, my father gave me […]