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Meet The Team

Welcome to our ‘Meet The Team’ page. Below are brief bio’s for all MoM’s wonderful contributors!

Andy Ross (Writer and Artist).
Andy is an ex-RAF medic, Andy has always been something of an artistic dabbler. Citing his work for Little Shoppe Of Horrors as his proudest artistic episode, in the grown-up world Andy works as a phlebotomist (a professional vampire to the rest of us) and suffers an aversion to direct sunlight. Citing his artistic style as unashamedly ‘comic-book’, Andy can be contacted via email at andygreatwhiteshark@yahoo.co.uk

Ash Loydon (Writer and Artist).
(http://ashsarthole.blogspot.co.uk/) & (http://areaoftheunwell.blogspot.co.uk/)
Bequiffed illustrator, pre-production art guy, animator of strangeness, balloon twister and lover of bad cinema.

Cleaver Patterson (Writer).
Cleaver Patterson is a film journalist and critic based in London. He is News Editor for the website Flickfeast, and regularly contributes to Rue Morgue magazine and the Film International website. He is a contributor to the new film encyclopaedia Movie Star Chronicles: A Visual History of 320 Of The World’s Greatest Movie Stars, to be published by Aurum Press in October 2015.

Dan D’Arpe (Writer).
Dan D’Arpe is a contributing writer for Multitude of Movies magazine.  A fan of film, he particularly enjoys the sci-fi, action, and comedy genres.  Looking forward to watching what the future of film holds”.

Darren Allison (Image Sourcing).
(http://theclinteastwoodarchive.blogspot.co.uk/)
Darren was born in 1964, and currently working for the BBC at Television Centre in London, Darren’s knowledge of the works of John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone is unquestionable, with his archive of movie soundtrack scores containing over 2000 titles. An avid collector of Clint Eastwood memorabilia for some thirty-five years, Darren was credited on (and created the title for) the A&E television biography of Clint Eastwood’s Gut Instinct in 2003. During the same year he was credited on FSM’s restored CD release of Ron Goodwin’s Where Eagles Dare (for providing illustrative material) and was granted some well-earned time with Mr. Eastwood after attending the UK premiere of Mystic River and television interview on the BBC show Parkinson. Apart from his passion for film music and the career of Clint Eastwood, Darren is also a keen fan of classic horror films, which has led to several of his articles being published in fan based magazines world-wide

David M. Nevarrez (Writer).
Originally from California, David’s wanderlust hit early, travelling hither and thither for the past 56 years, to acquire stories to tell, and to follow the old Chinese saying to “walk 10,000 miles, read 10,000 books”. As a storyteller and poet, David has expressed the external and the internal through the various mediums of theatre (writing/directing/performing), poetry (award winning), experimental film and video, photography, collage, puppetry, essays, and fiction (though still unpublished). He is also a member of a metal & fire art collective, The Iron Monkeys; and a Burner

Dawn Dabell (Editor and Writer).
Dawn is co-editor of MoM magazine. She lives with her husband and three children who are all avid film fans. She will happily watch anything from It’s A Wonderful Life through to Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. Dawn writes for a number of other publications; We Belong Dead, Space Monsters, FMV Magazine, Bedabbled, Cinema Retro and Monster! Her dream is to one day write a book about film.

Eric McNaughton (Writer).
Eric is the editor and publisher of the popular We Belong Dead magazine. His lifelong love of classic horror began with him getting Denis Gifford’s Pictorial History of Horror Movies while on a family holiday. Quickly followed by Monster Mag issue 1 and the Aurora glow-in-the-Dark Phantom of the Opera, he has never been the same since! When not travelling the world in his job as a tour guide he divides his time between sunny Brighton and even sunnier St Petersburg, Russia.

 

Ernie Magnotta (Writer).
Ernie is a writer/filmmaker from New York who has written many articles and reviews for the magazines Cinema Retro, Midnight Marquee, We Belong DeadSpace Monsters, Scary Monsters and Screem. He is the associate producer of the low budget zombie film Dead End which stars legendary scream queens Linnea Quigley and Debbie Rochon as well as the producer of Demonica which also stars Linnea. Ernie has written several screenplays and will begin filming his first independent feature later this year.

Graham Payne (Writer).
Graham has been a fan of the sci-fi  and horror genre since he was aware of them in the early 70’s, and has always been an amateur critic of shows and movies –  has been attending conventions for over 25 years now and enjoys  discussing movies of many genre’s with other fans.

Jonathon Dabell (Editor and Writer).
Jonathon is co-editor of MoM magazine and also writes for We Belong Dead, Space Monsters, FMV Magazine, Bedabbled and Cinema Retro. He likes cinema of any genre and era. He is attempting to bring his kids up on a staple diet of Howard The Duck, Hawk The Slayer and Condorman so that when they grow older they will know exactly how to enjoy bad cinema. He lives with his wife Dawn who is the co-editor of this mag.

Julian Hobbs (Writer).

Julian’s first brush with film-writing came when Mark Berry asked him to contribute DVD reviews to his magazine Naked.  Lately, he has contributed more expansive articles and film reviews to Eric McNaughton’s We Belong Dead.  Julian can safely say his lifelong fascination with horror films began after watching the opening of Dracula: Prince of Darkness whilst hiding behind the living room door. Away from film, he has kept time for various local bands and worked within the print industry.  Julian is currently employed at Clifton College.

Julie Barron (Artist).
Julie hails from London, and when she’s not frequenting Fred’s Pie Stall can often be found in the city’s finest museums and galleries, often being escorted from the premises (she was innocent, I tell ya!). She likes the musical My Fair Lady, the song Smile and the colour orange. She studied art at Canterbury UCA and has had her work displayed in the National Portrait Gallery (top right corner).

Leon Nicholson (Writer).
Leon is a film reviewer who has written for various publications including Yorkshire Evening Post and Metro; online outlets including Eye For Film and WOW247 and is Co-Founder and editor of FMV Magazine. He is a lover of Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest martial arts movies; westerns, horror and sci-fi. In fact, in terms of film anything goes – but don’t get him started on rom-coms and musicals…

Michael Hauss (Writer).
Michael Hauss has reviewed films for ‘zines including Monster! and Divine Exploitation. He currently resides in the USA with his daughter and their two cats Fatty Boo-Boo and Rotten Ralph. His taste in film is firmly entrenched in exploitation movies the world over, with his main areas of concentration being spaghetti westerns, horror and kung-fu films.

Mike Baker (Writer).
(filmsonthebox.wordpress.com)
Michael Hauss has reviewed films for ‘zines including Monster! and Divine Exploitation. He currently resides in the USA with his daughter and their two cats Fatty Boo-Boo and Rotten Ralph. His taste in film is firmly entrenched in exploitation movies the world over, with his main areas of concentration being spaghetti westerns, horror and kung-fu films.

 

Mike Kenny (Writer).
(www.mikespopculture.com)
Following his first film experience with Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, cinema has held a tight grasp over Mike’s imagination since childhood. From monsters and madmen to rock n’ roll comedies and timeless animation, Mike keeps his addiction to film quenched with weekly Blu-ray/DVD and film-related book reviews at his website, Mike’s Pop Culture Playhouse. Hailing from the suburbs of New Jersey and regarding The Karate KidE.T. the Extra-TerrestrialEd Wood and Back to the Future as just some of his favourite films, Mike is also currently developing his first book chronicling the history of Amblin Entertainment.

Nick Connor (Writer).
Nick has been an avid film watcher since a toddler (looong time ago), his tastes run from Gothic Horror (Lee and particularly Cushing being particular favourites) through Westerns, Comedies, Hitchcock, Bond, War Films, Musicals and anything with James Robertson Justice, Sid James, Al Pacino, William Shatner, Mark Strong, Sean Connery and Jimmy Stewart – so everything really! Nick can be contacted vie his email address – connornick1173@gmail.com

Paul Spatola (Artist).
(www.facebook.com/paulspatolaart)
Paul is an artist who has lived in New Jersey USA since birth, working mostly in the classic horror genre. He collaborated with Chaney Entertainment to produce a line of 5 prints for sale on lonchaney.com. Has also done cover work for Author Phil Riley’s film script series, with work appearing in Famous Monster and We Belong Dead.

 

Paul Watts (Artist).
(www.facebook.com/paulspatolaart)
Paul is an artist who has lived in New Jersey USA since birth, working mostly in the classic horror genre. He collaborated with Chaney Entertainment to produce a line of 5 prints for sale on lonchaney.com. Has also done cover work for Author Phil Riley’s film script series, with work appearing in Famous Monster and We Belong Dead.

Pedro de Queiroz (Writer).
Pedro was born in 1962 in São Paulo, Brazil, and took history at college, leaving the course to earn his living as an English teacher. Pedro became a professional actor in 1995 after participating in a number of plays and has also scripted horror comics, written movie reviews and directed and/or acting in short films.

Peter Benassi (Writer).
Pedro was born in 1962 in São Paulo, Brazil, and took history at college, leaving the course to earn his living as an English teacher. Pedro became a professional actor in 1995 after participating in a number of plays and has also scripted horror comics, written movie reviews and directed and/or acting in short films.

Rachel Littlewood (Writer).
(www.authorpressediting.co.uk)
Professional grammar Nazi and copy-editor, Rachel Littlewood has been a film lover since being taken to see her first film at the cinema, Flash Gordon. She is now often in demand for pub quizzes!

Robert White (Artist).
Robert is the creator of the web comic Versus which can be found at www.versuscomicbook.blogspot.co.uk & on the Comic Chameleon iPhone app. He is also the lead artist on the upcoming comic Titan Defender Pushka from Cyberschizoid Multimedia, is a regular contributor to Synaesthesia Magazine, and designs and sells T-shirts via Teepublic.

Scott Hoffman (Artist).
(www.etsy.com/shop/TransformativeArtist)
Scott has been creating since as far back as he can remember. His passion in life and art has always been to add value to what has naturally existed and share his passion with others. His transformative works have been hailed as “Monet meets Freddy Krueger”. Scott’s ever evolving body of work carries a repertoire so diverse that he has something for the true art lover to the conventional passer-by.

 

Shawn Gordon (Writer).
An avid movie buff since having his fragile little mind warped by seeing John Carpenter’s “Big Trouble In Little China” and “Highlander” as a double feature drive-in when he was six years old. A film critic and film historian, former staff writer for Movie Zone Magazine, a bi-monthly print and on-line publication. He is a regular contributor at www.cinapse.co. He has alos written for www.horror.com, www.expendablespremiere.com, www.best-horrormovies.com, www.midnightplace.com, www.classic-monsters.com and of course, We Belong Dead. Shawn is a deep believer in that “Once Upon A Time In The West” is the greatest movie ever made.

Stephen Jacobs (Writer).
Stephen is passionate about films, especially classic ones. He is the author of the authorised biography Boris Karloff: More Than A Monster and regularly writes for We Belong Dead magazine. If pressed he would probably place Psycho, The Court Jester, Sons Of The Desert, The Adventures Of Robin Hood and The Kid (1921) somewhere in his top 10. It may be different tomorrow.

Stephen Mosley (Writer).
(www.stephenmosley.net)
Stephen is a lifelong lover of movies and monsters. He played the monster in the movie Kenneth. His book of strange tales The Boy Who Loved Simone Simon (which he also illustrated) is out now and was selected by Entertainment Focus as one of the Best 10 Books of 2011. He has written film-related articles for magazines Midnight Marquee, We Belong Dead and the Spooky Isles website. His short fiction has been collected in such anthologies as Dracula’s Midnight Snacks and Zombie Bites. He is one half of the music duo Collinson Twin and lives in a dungeon near Leeds.

 

Steve Kirkham (Designer).
Steve has been a designer longer than he cares to remember and a movie fan even longer… He has been lucky enough to be able to turn his love of movies into one part of his design work including books like Zulu – With Some Guts Behind It, Boris Karloff – More Than A Monster, Hammer’s Film Legacy, The Battle For Bond and many more. He also is pleased to be involved on the design of not just Multitude of Movies but also We Belong Dead and Space Monsters magazines. Alongside this he has been responsible for the design work on hundreds of DVD sleeves plus is involved in the pre-mastering of many DVD and Blu Ray titles. He runs a DVD label (www.cinedumonde.co.uk) and is a partner in a collectable trading cards company –www.unstoppablecards.com – who recently signed a deal with ITV to do sets based on the classic Gerry Anderson tv series.
In his spare time he even tries to squeeze in watching the odd movie or two!
Check out his design work at www.treefrogcommunication.co.uk

Tim Greaves (Writer).
Tim’s obsession with movies began in the 1960s with trips to “the pictures” to see such fantastical fare as 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang His passion traverses all genres and he’s been writing about films since the 1980s, his work having appeared in such publications as Femme Fatales, Little Shoppe of Horrors and Cinema Retro. Tim’s novelisation of cult favourite Vampyres, now officially out of print, was recently still available via Amazon (“prices starting,” he laughs, “at the princely sum of a penny!”).

Tim Wickens (Writer).
Tim is a Greek fisherman’s-cap-wearing, classic cinema lover from Massachusetts in the US. He runs a Facebook group called So Many Movies, So Little Time where you are all welcome to come and chat about movies till your heart’s content. His beautiful family includes wife Jane and sons Stephen and Cameron.

Troy Howarth (Writer).
Troy hails from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, close to George A. Romero zombie country. His love of horror and fantasy began at a very early age and has been channelled into writing reviews and several books. He is the author of The Haunted World Of Mario Bava, So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years Of Italian Thriller Films and Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci And His Films, and the co-author, with Chris Workman, of The Tome Of Terror series, an encyclopaedic study of the horror genre. All of these books are or will be available through Midnight Marquee Press, Ltd. His writing has also been featured in such magazines as Scarlet Street, We Belong Dead, Monster! and Weng’s Chop. In his spare time, when he isn’t writing books, he works as a social worker in the field of mental health.

 

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