Anyone who has read a few issues of the British film magazines Empire and Sight and Sound has probably noticed the mustache-bearing, long-haired and very well-dressed movie oracle. Newman is an almost inexhaustible source of knowledge about film in general and genre film in particular. Through the column Kim Newmann's Video Dungeon, he has presented a huge number of horror films to a new audience.
In addition to being one of the most prominent film critics in the UK, he has also authored numerous books. In his bibliography we find important film historical works such as "Nightmare Movies: A Critical History of the Horror Film, 1968–88" and, "The BFI Companion to Horror", but also short stories and novels. Perhaps his best-known fiction books are the Anno Dracula series, a series of five novels and a number of short stories, in which the action takes place in an alternate Britain after Van Helsing fails to stop Dracula.
We are so happy to have Kim Newman attending Ramaskrik and look forward to hearing what he and Brian Yuzna has to talk about!