Collected writings

In Search of the Miraculous

The New Age prophets, ideologues, outsider artists and makers of Atlantis who influence my work, what they said, and what they mean to me.
1. Space Barbie
2. The Lonely Death of PD Ouspensky
3. Murry Hope
4. Cayce's Atlantis
5. Waldorf and Steiner
6. The Lives of Leadbeater
7. The Dividing of the Way
8. The Birth of a Modern Mythology
9. This Book Might Just Change Your Life
10. Neutrino Man
11. Tormented by Deros
12. Space Barbie Revisited
13. Rounds and Races
14. Two Occult Biographies
15. The Brexit Fantasy Novel

Written on Water

On the inchoate history of the Fall of Rome in its strangeness, beauty and horror.
1. Thaïs 
2. On a Migration of Narrative
3. History by Fiction
4. Vengeance is Mine
5. A Dream of Crosses in the Sky
6. An Interlude Concerning the Elk
7. Taller than Jesus
8. Why Aren't You Dead?
9. A Dream of Magnus Maximus
9b: A Brexit Story
10. The City of the Cannibals
11. Fauna of the Far-Away Places
12. Saints of the Sex Workers
13. On The Value of Invisible People
14. Prophets of the Sands and Stones
15. Imaginal Armies, Part One
16. Imaginal Armies, Part Two
17. Lector Intende, Laetaberis
17b: Adapting the Golden Ass
18. Alypius's Fandom
19. Enlightenment
20. Beard-Hater
Digression: Virgil, the Magical
Digression: On the Magical Identity of Saints
21. For Whom the World is Flat 
22. The Miracle of the Sparrows
23: Following Yonder Star 

Atlantis (Popular) Rising

On the pop culture Atlantis.
1. BBC's Atlantis (2013-15)
2. Arion, Lord of Atlantis (1983-5)
3. Warlords of Atlantis (1978)
4. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
5. The Brexit Fantasy Novel

We Don't Go Back

A personal taxonomy of folk horror in film and television.
Overview
1. The Witch (2015)
2. Murrain (1975); Baby (1976)
3. Carnival of Souls (1962) 
4. Stigma (1977)
5. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
6. Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
7. Witchfinder General (1968), The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970)
8. A Field in England (2013)
9. Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible: Scream Satan Scream! (2001)
10. Penda's Fen (1974)
11. Robin Redbreast (1970)
12. The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
13. Night of the Demon (1957)
14. Simon Magus (1999)
15. Kill List (2011), Sightseers (2012)
Guest Post: The Woman in Black (1989) by Jon Dear
16. Children of the Stones (1977), The Moon Stallion (1978)
17. The Stone Tape (1972)
18. Doctor Who: The Awakening (1984) 
19. The Shout (1978) 
20. The Wicker Man (1973)
21. The Wicker Tree (2011)
22. Häxan (1922)
23. Century Falls (1993)
24. Cry of the Banshee (1970)
25. Red Shift (1978)
Guest Post: The Company of Wolves (1984) by Monique Lacoste
26. The BBC's MR James adaptations (1968, 1971-75, 2005)
27. Moondial (1988)
28. Psychomania (1973)
29. Ring, Ring 2, Ring 0 (1998-2000)
30. A Photograph (1977), The Ice House (1978)
31. Symptoms (1974)
32. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
33. Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
34. Onibaba (Demon Woman) (1964)
35. Robin of Sherwood: The Swords of Wayland (1985)
36. The Navigator: a Medieval Odyssey (1988)
37. The Exorcism (1972)
38. The Devils (1971) 
39. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Guest Post: Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno) (2006) by Simeon Smith
40. Midwinter of the Spirit (2015)
41. Winter's Bone (2010)
42. Casting the Runes (1979)
43. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1989)
44a. Get Out (2017) – introduction
44b. Get Out (2017) – analysis 
45. Viy (1967)
46. Detectorists (2014-15)
47. Eye of the Devil (1966)
Guest Post: The Borderlands (2013) by Jon Dear
48. Sauna AKA Evil Rising (2008)
683: Poldark, season 3 episode 1 (2017)
49: Walkabout (1971)
50. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970)
51. Requiem for a Village (1975) 
52. The Witch (2015)
53. Watership Down (1978)
Appendix: Dogged (2017) 
54: Look Around You: Ghosts (2002)
55. Jug Face (2013)
Guest Post: Duel (1971) by Jon Dear
56. Children of the Corn (1984)
57. The Green Man (1991) 
58. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)
59. The Dunwich Horror (1969)
60. The Owl Service (1969)
61. The Last Wave (1977)
62. The Fifth Season (2012)
63. Witchfinder General (1968)
64. Eyes of Fire (1983)
65. The Reflecting Skin (1990)
66. Suspiria (1977)
67. The Village (2004)
68. The Falling (2014)
Guest Post: Ravenous (1999) by Craig Daniel
Guest Post: The Turin Horse (A Torinói Ló) (2011) by Daniel Pietersen
69. The Pied Piper (1972)
70. Take Shelter (2011)
71. Without Name (2016)
72. Photographing Fairies (1997)
73: Doctor Who: The Dæmons (1971), Hide (2013)
74. The Signalman (1976)  
Guest Post: The Wailing (2016) by Jon Dear
75. The Autopsy of Jane Doe  (2015)
76. The League of Gentlemen (1999-2017)
77. A Dark Song (2016)
78. February AKA The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015), I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House (2016)
79. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) 
Appendix: The Sermon (2018)
80. The X Files: Home (1996)
81. Wake in Fright (1971)
82. Wake Wood (2009)
83. Calvaire (2004)

On a Thousand Walls

The Urban Wyrd.
0. Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
1. The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz (1999)
2. Candyman (1992)
3. Helen (2008)
4. Marebito (The Stranger From Afar) (2004)
5. The Navigator: a Medieval Odyssey (1988)
6. After Hours (1985)
7. Repo Man (1984)
8. Under the Shadow (2016)
9. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
10. Possession (1981)
11. Ghostwatch (1992)
12. An American Werewolf in London (1981)  
13. Liquid Sky (1982)


Cult Cinema 

Heresy, abuse and mind control in film.  
0. The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
1. Sound of My Voice (2011)
2. The Path, Season One (2016)
3. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
4. The Devils (1971)
5. Ticket to Heaven (1981), Faults (2014)
6. The Master (2012)
7. Safe (1995)
8. Holy Smoke (1999)
9. The Invitation (2015)
Appendix: See the Beginning Stages of... the Polyphonic Spree (2004)
10. Manson Family Vacation (2015)


The Question in Bodies

Identity Horror.
Introduction
0. Safe (1995) 
1. Demon Seed (1977)
2. Demonlover (2003) 
3. Videodrome (1983)
4. Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
5. eXistenZ (1999)
6. Possession (1981)
7. Annihilation (2018)
8. Tetsuo: the Iron Man (1989); Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
9. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
10. Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux Sans Visage) (1960)
11. The Skin I Live In (2011)
12. Uzumaki (2000)
13. Phase IV (1974)
14. Liquid Sky (1982) 
 
 

I Blame Society

The things I've loved since I was a boy, and how I love them now.
1. Repo Man (1984)
2. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
3. Excalibur (1981)
4. The Dark Crystal (1982) 
5. Planet of the Apes (1968) 
6. Firekind (1993), Killing Time (1991)


Your Move, Darwin

Going ape. Monkeying around.
0. The Planet of the Apes (1963)
1. Planet of the Apes (1968)
2. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
3. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
4. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
5. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
6. Planet of the Apes,the TV series (1974)
7. Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975)
8. Planet of the Apes (2001)
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
10. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
11. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Inner Worlds

About how we model human interaction in role-playing games.
1. Connections and Consequences
2. Rights and Wrongs
3. Mind and Body
4. In My Power
5. Just Sex
6. Conflict and Agency
Appendix: "Nothing about this hobby is OK"

The Prince of Exiles

Fiction.
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