Meet The Writer: Shaun Hutson

8 08 2011

What first attracted you to horror writing?

I’d always been a fan of horror films ever since I was a kid (my mum took me to see the Hammer remake of Phantom of the Opera when I was about eight and I had my first nightmare that night) and I collected the horror magazines like Famous Monsters of Filmland (younger readers are now wondering exactly how fucking old I am and are also checking Wikipedia to find out what the hell Famous Monsters of Filmland was) and read the Pan books of Horror Stories before graduating to ‘proper’ horror, books like The Exorcist when I was a teenager. I also started going to the pictures every week during my teens and saw countless films there and on TV but I think horror was my biggest love so I suppose it was just natural progression that I would go on to write it for myself.

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