Peter Laws is the author of crime fiction novels Purged and Unleashed (Allison & Busby, 2017) and is an ordained Baptist Minister. He writes a monthly horror movie column for the Fortean Times and hosts the popular podcast/YouTube show The Flicks That Church Forgot, exploring the deeper and sometimes spiritual themes of morbid culture. He is a regular public speaker and lives in Bedfordshire with his wife and two young children.
'Phrases like page-turner and tour-de-force are slapped on any old
tome these days, but in this case, it is fully deserved. Truly the
Bill Bryson of the horror think-piece, in literary terms, the
highest honour this writer can bestow upon another.' 9/10 - Luke
'A paradoxically jolly book about our fascination with horror' - Daily Mail
'A great read ... Every chapter was packed with plenty of research, making The Frighteners an absorbing read, and whilst I read it I learnt a lot about the history of the macabre.' - Terror-Tree