Derek Pykett is a professional actor and British Equity Member who started his acting career at the age of 14 after appearing in the film The Princess Bride. This is his second book. He lives in Unstone, Derbyshire, England.
"recommended"--ARBA; "an engrossing sourcebook for casual and serious scholars...a rigorously researched and academically credible reference work"--Reference Reviews; "if you are a fan of British horror...you've just found one of your key purchases of 2008. Rush, don't walk, to purchase this from McFarland. You are in for a lot of fun"--Little Shoppe of Horrors; "this is a terrific idea for a book, and Derek Pykett more than does justice to his grand concept...an invaluable book...a valuable historical document"--Destructive Music.