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When the dark gets poetic

As the last instalment in our month-long horror focus, BFS poetry editor Ian Hunter looks at the darker side of the lyrical and rhythmic.

Carry on Screaming: Comedy in Horror

Self-confessed “odd chap” Tim Mendees, fresh off the success of organising the Innsmouth Literary Festival, waxes lyrical for us on how the scary can actually be funny, too.

Welcome to Spooktober 👻

‘Tis that time of year when even the most sunshiney of humans start to turn to the dark side… Yes, today is 1 October, and at the BFS we’re (unfortunately, sorry) dubbing it Spooktober, and we have big plans.