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Title: Hi From Horror Author Alan
Post by: Horrorwriter66 on May 23, 2017, 12:13:57 PM
Hi guys. My name is Alan Toner and I am a published horror and paranormal author. Firstly, I would like to thank the moderators for accepting me as a new member. It's really great to become part of a community whose genre I love so much.

Well, initial pleasantries sorted, I will now tell you a little about myself. I have always had a big interest in horror and fantasy, a love which started back in the late 1960s, when I used to stay up to watch the old Universal monster movies on TV as a kid. I then went on to Hammer films - especially the Dracula ones starring Christopher Lee - and Amicus (love their portmanteau films). I never dreamed that one day I would actually own all these wonderful movies on DVD and Blu Ray!

Alongside watching horror and fantasy movies, my other biggest passion is writing. Naturally, the genre I love to write in most is horror and fantasy, and I am now publishing my ghost stories and horror anthologies on Amazon. My favourite writers are Stephen King, James Herbert, Ramsey Campbell and Clive Barker. I also like R. Chetwynd Hayes. As regards my own fiction writing efforts, I have published vols. 1 and 2 of my HORROR STORIES collection on Amazon Kindle Store (paperback versions will soon be produced), along with a werewolf portmanteau novella called WEREWOLF NIGHTMARE. As well as horror fiction, I also write true paranormal books.

Well, that's a short bio all about me. I look forward to contributing regularly to this forum, and interacting with all you like-minded fans.

Again, nice to be here.

Alan Toner
Horror Author and Blogger
www.alantoner.com (http://www.alantoner.com)
www.trueghoststories.co.uk (http://www.trueghoststories.co.uk)

 
Title: Re: Hi From Horror Author Alan
Post by: Rolnikov on May 24, 2017, 07:45:05 AM
Welcome to the forum!

I remember staying up very late as a youngster to watch one of those Christopher Lee Dracula films and being very disappointed at the lack of kung fu... I'd mixed him up with Bruce Lee.
Title: Re: Hi From Horror Author Alan
Post by: Horrorwriter66 on May 27, 2017, 10:09:12 PM
Hi. Re. your reference to "Kung Fu", did you see the Hammer take on the martial arts/horror genre with their movie "The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires"? Although Dracula was in it, it wasn't Christopher Lee unfortunately. All in all, it wasn't one of my fave Hammer vampire movies, probably because I got a little bored with all the martial arts, of which I am not a fan. But hey ho...
Title: Re: Hi From Horror Author Alan
Post by: Rolnikov on May 29, 2017, 03:22:43 PM
I haven't, no. Sounds like something I'd like!
Title: Re: Hi From Horror Author Alan
Post by: Horrorwriter66 on August 31, 2017, 07:42:36 PM
Well, you will be pleased to know that there are going to be more Hammer horror movies released on Blu Ray in Oct/Nov 2017. I can't wait!