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AR2 Steve Pattee – Administrator, US Editor, Reviewer

He's the puppet master. You don't see him, but he pulls the strings that gets things done. He's the silent partner. He's black ops. If you notice his presence, it's the last thing you'll notice — because now you're dead. He's the shadow you thought you saw in that dark alleyway. You can have a conversation with him, and when you turn around to offer him a cup of coffee, he's already gone. When you're sitting home alone, watching TV and you feel an odd breeze; that's Steve Pattee coming by to keep an eye on you. He's the man with the red right hand. When you think you've got it all figured out, it's because Steve Pattee has shown you a glimpse of reality. But only the reality he wants you to see, the one he made for you.

You can contact Steve Pattee if you dare...

Majorbenzine Daniel Benson – Webmaster, UK Editor

Daniel J. Benzine, of the South Birmingham Benzines, made his fortune in the tea trade as a Major General in India. Later, he and his man-servant Clive, who was also a Major General, sought fame and glory in the deepest jungles of the Dark Continent. Together they discovered the Lost City of Goatse, where they revelled in the mysterious, yet appalling rituals they found there. Today, Daniel likes to spend time sipping tea in his English country garden while Clive tells droll stories about the septics.

Want to warm his cockles? Contact him here.

Spez Bio 2 James "Spez" Ferguson – Reviewer

Spez has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.

You can follow Spez's ramblings on his Twitter page or email him here.

ZigZag ZigZag – Reviewer

ZigZag's favorite genres include horror (foreign and domestic), Asian cinema and pornography (foreign and domestic). His ability to seek out and enjoy shot on video (SOV) horror movies is unmatched. His love of films with a budget under $100,000 is unapologetic. He is ZigZag.

Do not fear him. Do not pity him. Do NOT bore him.

You can contact him, though. Just send an E-mail to ZigZag.

charlotte stear 02 Charlotte Stear – Reviewer

Charlotte is a freelance writer based in Manchester, England. Her love of all things spooky started when she was 6 and obsessed with Goosebump books. This led to a love of Point Horror books at ten, which naturally lead to her seeking out Stephen King at a rather early age and she hasn't looked back. She loves slasher movies, Universal Monster movies, Hammer Horror movies, but also has a love of modern horror spurred on by the films she gets to review for Horror DNA. When she's not reading or watching horror, she loves to travel to creepy places in the hopes of a ghostly sighting.

You can contact her or follow her film rambles via Twitter.

Gi Bio Gabino Iglesias – Reviewer

Gabino lives in Austin, Texas, where he reads an inordinate amount of books and pens down reviews only for the big bucks he makes doing so. When he was about 12, his mother would tell him that reading all the H.P. Lovecraft and Poe would not lead to anything good. Being on the staff page at Horror DNA is the confirmation of that.

Want to drop him a line? You can contact him here.

Joel Harley Joel Harley - Reviewer, Grumpy Blogmeister

Joel is a horror blogger from Birmingham, England. He can usually be found styling his hair in an increasingly ridiculous quiff whilst listening to Queen. He has a pet snake called HP Lovecraft and lists his favourite films as The Evil Dead, Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Enchanted.

He also writes at porkhead.blogspot.com and has no followers on Twitter.

If you want to send him naked pics, you can do so here.

becky-roberts Becky Roberts - A Horrorble Reviewer

Having wiped out the horror section of the local Apollo DVD store due to countless pizza and horror sleepovers (a fond Friday night pastime), Becky, then 13, asked for one of the few remaining titles on the shelf... The Last House on the Left. She was told NO. It wasn't "suitable." Scorned and undefeated she turned to HMV (and her reluctant mother). £3 - bargain.

Since, Becky has devoured horror and grown particularly interested in Foreign and Asian genre films (and has written a 12,000 word dissertation on it if anyone's up for a bit of light reading!) She is now a blogger of horrorble films and a journalist, and reviews and reports on horror in nine tenths of her spare time. It is no lie that she enjoys the events with free drinks the most.

You can bloody well email her, tweet her or read her blog.

wickergirl Simret Cheema-Innis aka Wickergirl - Reviewer

Simret also known as Wickergirl is a blogger/film maker from London. Her salubrious taste for horror started at the tender age of 8 years old, dressing her siblings up as goblins and vampires and devising dream worlds during playtime.

Her love soon progressed as she immersed herself in teenage horror literature such as Goosebumps and Point Horror, then finally settling on Clive Barker as her all time favourite and inspiration.

She continues to grow, learn and absorb everything she can as she continues to make horror her lifetime achievement.

You can take a look at her blog here, her twitter here or you can email her here.

Angry Scholar Staff Angry Scholar - Reviewer, Folklore King

Angry Scholar loves the supernatural, proprietary Scottish fabrics, video games, and frozen dairy treats. He has a blog where he obsesses over these things. Creaking old castles, lights over the moors, and ghostly faces in the shadows are his rai·son d'être. Because, you know. He has no life, but damn he looks good in tweed.

You can read his Twitter feed here or email him here.

Rj Macready Staff R.J. MacReady - Reviewer

R.J. MacReady likes to be naked. He likes the feel of cold sheets against naked skin. His dislikes include the word bukkake(not the act, just the word), people, and Christoper Nolan movies with the exception of Memento. He digs horror movies, even though his first memory of horror films is watching the first Friday the 13th movie while a bear mauled his family in the other room. He admits that most of his bio is as fake as his moniker, but witness protection won't let him use his real name (or the bear might find him and finish the job it started that night).

He can be reached here, but cautions that he checks his email when he's good and goddamn ready, and not a moment before.

ren zelen Ren Zelen - Reviewer

Ren is a writer, movie critic, reviewer, academic editor, pop-culture junkie and Sandra Bullock lookalike. Her web fiction serials can be found on Lethal Lexicon. Her post-apocalyptic science-fiction novel ‘THE HATHOR DIARIES’ is available on Amazon in the UKUSA and worldwide. She can be contacted on Twitter @RenZelen

jennifer turner Jennifer Turner - Reviewer

Jennifer's love of horror began when she was five and her father let her watch A Nightmare on Elm Street.

She is an avid bookworm and part-time misanthrope who sometimes wonders if an apocalypse wouldn't be all that bad.

You can contact her here and follow her on Twitter here.

Shane Douglas Lewis Shane Douglas Keene - Reviewer

Shane Douglas Keene is a reviewer, columnist, and poet living in Portland, Oregon. He spends his spare time drinking scotch and/or beer, playing guitar, and thinking of ways to scare small children and puppies. He pays meticulous attention to beard maintenance, mostly because it freaks people out, and he writes about dark fiction and poetry in various places, including his blog at Shotgun Logic.

You can send nice words to him here or stalk him on Twitter and Facebook.

Ryan Noble Ryan Noble - Reviewer

It's beginning to get a little worrying how many people have said that Ryan is the kind of person you'd expect to be a serial killer... He hasn't killed anyone, yet, but that could be because he's too busy delving into horror of all other kinds. Games, films, books, comics, manga - you name it, he loves it, and writes about it. He'd love to write his own horror some day, but until then you can follow his mad scribblings on Twitter, or get in touch with him via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ali Chappell Ali Chappell - Reviewer

Ali Chappell grew up in a wholesome Canadian family that embraced her love of horror at a young age, which allowed her to become desensitized towards its violent nature. She has a several degrees, including business, a triple threat theater degree and is currently working on her third in the field of archaeology. On top of being a writer and an avid horror fan, she is also a yoga teacher, archer, tarot card reader, in the midst of planning her first heist and still enjoys the bright life of being a struggling actress. When she isn't traveling the globe, she is usually found hiding in a movie theater hating the world and everyone in it. However, she is also very optimistic and cheerful and hopes one day Joe Dante will notice her (so she can stop obsessing over him, it's getting kind of weird).

You can reach out to Ali here.

Wrylab Staff Richie Corelli - Reviewer

Richie isn’t ignoring you. He just can’t hear you over the music. He’s been plugged in to his headphones for decades, diving into the zine culture of the '90s, blogging relentlessly through the '00s and beyond. He knows more about certain bands than he knows about himself. His love of music is rivaled only by his love of horror. If it’s creepy and spooky, he’s into it.

Horror DNA sutures his two passions together, giving him a platform to analyze and express his feelings on horror scores, soundtracks and live performances. It’s a celebration of all that goes bump in the night.

You can contact Richie here.

ryan holloway Ryan Holloway - Reviewer As far back as he can remember Ryan has always had an obsession with films, and horror in particular. 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and ‘Alien’ were the first films that really stuck in the psyche and rather than scarring his tiny mind and running up a huge therapy bill, those films created a fascination with the dark side of life and art. Brought up by Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers (not literally), horror will always fascinate him no matter how absurd, dark, twisted, barmy or just plain wrong. Horror DNA gives him the opportunity, and excuse, to legitimise his macabre tastes and watch whatever strangeness comes his way.

You can conconnect with Ryan on Facebook and Twitter or email him directly here.

Tony Staff Tony Jones - Reviewer

Such is Tony’s love of books, he has spent well over twenty years working as a school librarian where he is paid to talk to kids about horror. He is a Scotsman in exile who has lived in London for over two decades and credits discovering SE Hinton and Robert Cormier as a 13-year-old for his huge appetite for books. Tony previously spent five years writing The Greatest Scrum That Ever Was, a history book very few people bought. In the past he has written for Horror Novel Reviews and is a regular contributor to The Ginger Nuts of Horror website, often specialising in YA horror.

You can contact Tony here.

Stuart Monroe Stuart D. Monroe - Reviewer

Stuart D. Monroe is a man of many faces – father, husband, movie reviewer, published author of short horror, unsuccessful screenwriter (for now), rabid Clemson Tiger, Southern gentleman, and one hell of a model American who goes by the handle "Big Daddy Stu" or "Sir". He's also highly disturbed and wears that fact like a badge of honor. He is a lover of all things horror with a particular taste for the fare of the Italians and the British. He sometimes gets aroused watching the hardcore stuff, but doesn't bother worrying about whether he was a serial killer in a past life as worrying is for the weak. He was raised in the video stores of the '80s and '90s. The movie theater is his cathedral. He worships H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. When he writes, he listens obsessively to either classical music or the works of Goblin to stimulate the neural pathways. His favorite movie is Dawn of the Dead. His favorite book is IT. His favorite TV show is LOST

Hailing from the greatest place on Earth – a.k.a. Clemson, South Carolina – he currently resides in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area with his wife of nearly a quarter-century, his equally nutty and beautiful daughter, his aging female progenitor, and two adorable dogs that eat all the evidence when a body must be disposed of.

You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, or contact him here.

joanna k neilson Joanna K. Neilson - Reviewer

Favourite film ever watched is Alien (1979), but usually prefers to ingest her horror with a dollop of comedy relief…though the dusty charm of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1971) and the black and white lure of Psycho (1960) continues to draw her in. Found Baskin weirdly hilarious. Finds Finding Nemo godawful. Adores H.P. Lovecraft and has sort-of pilgrimed to his grave in Providence - very tidy. Very long walk. Half-expected cats and cultists to be set up all around it but sadly, just signs saying ‘no photos’ in the cemetery.

Very tasteful marker though. Great writer. Visionary genius. Despite what he called his cat.

Joanna likes cats. And dogs. Quite scared of unexpected spiders. Often rants about horror movie tropes. That blue filter they put on everything is the worst fad for horror and independent films ever just give it ordinary light and keep the camera focused graaaaaaah...

For this reason, has also been known to maintain a horror review blog called The Haunted Eyeball on Wordpress. Hopes to one day re-read all of H P Lovecraft’s work and write about it, too.

Resides in Southampton, UK, and is definitely scared of the eerie siren that occasionally wails across town, like something out of Silent Hill, for no explainable reason…

Only the news scares her now but she is still, occasionally, actually horrified by a horror film, which is a useful gut reaction for these reviews.

You can follow Joanna on Twitter here, or contact her here.

joanna k neilson Janine Pipe - Reviewer

Janine has enjoyed horror from an early age, frightening herself with ghost stories and learning the craft from Stephen King.

After trading in a police badge and an apple for the teach (ing assistant) er, she decided to try her hand at something she loved – writing her own scary stuff. She has many terrifying tales published and has been nominated for a 2020 Splatterpunk Award.

She hopes her mum never reads a certain story about a hole in a tree …

As well as reading and writing, she is an editor and publicist for Kandisha Press with her BFF Jill, where she is always on the lookout for new women’s voices for their anthologies.

Her favourite authors and influences are quite obvious when you read her work. But she’d like to remind you they are: Glenn Rolfe, Hunter Shea and Tim Meyer.

When not writing, reading or reviewing, Janine can be found at home with her husband and daughter, planning their next trip to Walt Disney World and drinking obscene amounts of coffee.

You can follow Janine on Twitter here.

joanna k neilson Andrew Fowlow - Reviewer

Andrew Fowlow, "The Book Dad", is a voracious reader and reviewer of horror fiction. You can find his horror drabbles on various sites in the #HorrorCommunity, including LitReactor, Night Worms and Horror DNA. When he's not writing, Andrew curates a horror promotional platform called Horror Oasis, where he hosts an array of editorials from genre enthusiasts and underrepresented voices. He resides in Saskatchewan, Canada with his wife and two children where he aspires to write fiction suitable for human consumption.

You can follow Andrew on Twitter here, Instagram here, visit his website here.

joanna k neilson Sean M. Sanford - Reviewer

Sean M. Sanford was born and raised in the Sierra foothills of California on a haunted ranch that was constantly trying to remind him how wonderful it is being scared shitless. He later moved to San Francisco where he currently resides in an apartment that may or may not be cursed. With so many horrific dimensions to his life, Sanford has been known to revel since birth in scary movies, novels, comic books, and tales told by friends and loved ones.

He writes fiction for the skateboarding magazine Lowcard, through which he has a collection of stories and photos called A Manbaby’s Requiem. He also wrote fiction for the online periodical Defiant Scribe. He writes book reviews for Night Worms, and Horror Oasis, and has written horror movie articles for the website, The Infinite Eleven. He has an Instagram account all about books, called @skaters_who_read. He and his wife Candice have started a homemade incense company called Effin Relax, and he’s been known to burn said fragrances during the scariest of movies to help calm his nerves.

He looks forward to being the most freaky and creative spirit once he’s left this mortal coil.

tracy robinson Tracy Robinson - Reviewer

Tracy Robinson is a horror reader and reviewer. She posts reviews on Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads/Amazon. She reviews at least bimonthly for Sci Fi and Scary and she has five book reviews (and more to come) published in Rue Morgue magazine. She is also a member of the Ladies of Horror Fiction team, a grassroots organization which strives to lift up women horror authors. In her “spare” time (ha!) she teaches college literature and composition courses as well as high school English, all while spending as much time outside with her kids and husband.

You can can follow Tracy on Twitter, or give her a follow on Instagram.


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