I believe there is a horror movie out there for everyone.

I’m a horror writer, horror film fan, podcast host, and occasional horror walking guide living in London.

I’ve been watching horror movies most of my life, and while doing my Ph.D. I hunted around London for a walking tour of the city’s horror movies, but couldn’t find one. In the end, I did it myself. These walks – and a ride through the Underground – turned into my book, Death Lines: Walking London’s Horror History.

Along the way, I’ve also written several horror stories. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in BFS Horizons, Horrified Magazine, and the anthologies Tales of Fear, Superstition and Doom, File 404, Bloody Good Horror, LISTEN. I tend toward psychological horror, focused on the experience of fear and how it changes us.

When Covid struck, I turned my love of London’s horror films into a podcast, and three years later The London Horror Movie Club has been joined by my brother Chris, and we have been so lucky to start interviewing people involved in British indie horror cinema!

This gave me the truly surreal and wonderful opportunity to be in the cast of The Witches of the Sands, fulfilling a life-long dream to be in a horror movie, and opening up more chances to act in the indie horror world. Getting an IMDB page still baffles me and fills me with joy!

If you are a horror fan, then you know that the horror community is one of the most welcoming and creative in the world, so if you aren’t sure about horror I invite you to dive in. And to anyone who has stumbled on my website, I hope you look through one of my stories, podcast episodes, or my guide to London.

I’m always happy to engage and collaborate with institutions and have done so with everything from Case Notes, the WI, and The PTI, so if you would like to get in touch please email me at info@laurenjanebarnett.com

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