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:

A woman with a concerned look on her face holds up a mobile phone attached to a filming stick. Behind her is a large house. Still from Dagr.

Film Review: Dagr

British and Irish folk-horror is a well tapped vein in modern filmmaking. A deliciously dark sub-genre spearheaded by the unreasonably talented Ben...

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Dr Jekyll wearing a white nightgown covered in blood while holding a dagger.

Film Review: Dr Jekyll

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a wonderful story packed full of ideas,...

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A close up of a brunette woman screaming with a sloth on top of her head. Still from Slotherhouse.

Film Review: Slotherhouse

Have you ever found yourself hankering for a film where a killer sloth drives a top-down sports car to the local hospital...

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A man crouched down in a locked cage with a sinister look on his face. Still from The Seeding.

Film Review: The Seeding

There are few films I have watched in recent memory that are such a beguiling mix of frustration and wonder as Barnaby...

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