Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories RELEASE EVENT

On 13th July 2020 I’ll be hosting a launch event for my new book “Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories” with a selection of posts throughout the day on both Facebook and Instagram – both @markyounginfo Starting from 7am BST (British Summer Time)… Please come join the launch throughout the day. Would be greatContinue reading “Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories RELEASE EVENT”

Frankenstein

I think I first read Frankenstein somewhere around the age of 16-18. It was an utterly thrilling book and it’s on my shelf for a re-read this year. I equally enjoyed the Kenneth Brannagh/Robert De Niro adaptation when it was released back in 1994. Many moons ago. It wasn’t until recent years that I watchedContinue reading “Frankenstein”

Dracula

My earliest memories (which are pretty vague to be honest) of being introduced to the king of all horror icons came in the form of Wall’s Dracula – a mix fruit flavour ice lolly; and three 80s cartoons: the Drak Pack, Groovie Ghoulies and Count Duckula. Like I said my memories of these are quiteContinue reading “Dracula”

Classic Universal Horror

I got into Universal Horror a few years back while on a mission to discover everything horror-related. My first viewing was the 3D version of The Creature from the Black Lagoon. It astounded me how good the 3D was. It still bamboozles me how modern day cinema can’t get 3D right. All they have toContinue reading “Classic Universal Horror”

Gremlins

If you are reading this I’m sure you already know Gremlins is comedy horror at its best. From the lovable Mogwai, Gizmo, to the vicious and violent Stripe. And let’s not forget Brains and co. in the hilarious sequel that is Gremlins 2: The New Batch. These films somehow magically blend comedy with all outContinue reading “Gremlins”

Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lector

This week I’ve been watching the Hannibal Lector films, starting with Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon. I first saw The Silence of the Lambs when it came out on video (I was too young to see it at the cinema on release) and I was blown away. It was the first time I saw aContinue reading “Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lector”

Stephen King’s IT

Celebrating Stephen King’s IT this week. I first read the book back in 2017 – about eight months before the cinematic release of IT Chapter One. And what a ride it was. I thoroughly enjoyed the short stories within the story – all those world building moments that weren’t focussed on the main characters butContinue reading “Stephen King’s IT”