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: Halloween Kills

Is there any horror franchise with a more convoluted timeline than the Halloween series? John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) has a sequel in...

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Film Review: The Lodger

The Lodger, directed by Baptiste Drapeau, is a slightly off-centre French psychological thriller / ghost story. Though a sombre and serious tone...

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Film Review: Grave Intentions

The anthology horror continues its renaissance with the grim and ghastly Grave Intentions, a collection of short films made over the last...

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Film Review: Shepherd

Filmed in the middle of the harsh Scottish Winter months on the Isle of Mull comes Russell Owen’s bleak, haunting and beautiful...

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