Writing team: Hugh McStay

Hugh McStay is a writer and critic from Glasgow, Scotland who has loved horror from a young age. Having parents who raised him on a questionable diet of Freddy, Jason and Pinhead, Hugh was destined to be a part of the horror community from before he could say ‘Boo!’.

Having published a plethora of short horror stories over the past three years, Hugh is currently whipping his first novel into shape with the hopes of sparking imaginations and triggering nightmares in equal measure.

Out with The London Horror Society, some of Hugh’s work can be found at Madness Heart Press, Bloodmoon Rising Magazine and Gypsum Tales where he has become a fixture in their horror anthology collections.

Hugh loves scary movies of all shapes and sizes, but has a particular soft spot for the found footage genre. Recent hits like Graham Hughes’ Death of a Vlogger and Rob Savage’s Host have re-ignited his passion with their inventiveness and depth.

A lover of horror writers Stephen King and Clive Barker, Hugh is a voracious reader and is always on the look-out for recommendations and hidden gems. Feel free to hit him up @angryscotman81 and point some spooky-goodness his way!

Hugh’s Favourite Horror Film: The Blair Witch Project

Hugh's Most recent Articles:

Film Review: The Whistler

The spectre of male power, and the abuse of that power, haunts Venezuelan director Gisberg Bermudez horror film The Whistler. A film...

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Film Review: Possessor

Possessor is utterly unique. A film that feels this original, disturbing and pulsating rarely arrives without some rough edges. But every moment...

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Film Review: His House

For decades, many of the greatest horror films came to the screen as much brimming with scares as with commentary. At their...

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Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema

I don’t think it is possible to overstate the influence that veteran filmmaker Ray Harryhausen has had on modern cinema. His ground-breaking...

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