Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Alex*

(*But Were Too Afraid To Ask)

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How Did I Come To This?

Stuff I'm In To Or Things That I Will Gladly Talk our Ear Of About

Movies I Dig

  • Any horror movie Guillemo Del Toro has directed, produced or written
  • The Witch (VVitch?)
  • The Cornetto Trilogy
  • The Wicker Man
  • Blood On Satan’s Claw
  • The Witchfinder General
  • Harry Potter and The Everything
  • Japanese/Asian Horror
    • The Ring
    • The Grudge 1 & 2
    • The Eye
    • Shutter
    • Dark Water
    • Kawaidan
  • The horror films of James Wan
  • Studio Ghibli
    • Princess Monooke
    • My Neighbour Totoro
    • Spirited Away
    • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Old School Spielberg films

Music That's My Jam

  • Biffy Clyro
  • Foo Fighters
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Funeral For A Friend
  • Say Anything
  • Saves The Day
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Fightstar
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Snow Patrol
  • Bloc Party
  • Blink 182
  • New Found Glory
  • Fenix TX
  • The Smiths
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Pharcyde
  • Roots Manuva
  • Jurassic 5
  • Mos Def

TV Shows I'm Into

  • Game Of Thrones
  • The Simpsons (pre-2000 mostly, before it got bad)
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • The Haunting Of Hill House
  • Ghost Stories For Christmas
  • Taskmaster
  • Pointless (I love a good quiz)
  • Rick & Morty
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Peep Show
  • The IT Crowd
  • Father Ted
  • Garth Marengahi’s Dark Place
  • Alan Partridge
  • The Mighty Boosh
  • Spaced (especially Spaced)

Stuff That Ticks Me Off

  • Brexit
  • Bad Drivers
  • Intolerance
  • People who walk straight out of shops without looking
  • Snooty Barmen
  • Hangovers
  • Narrow Shoes
  • The M62
  • Having to get up early on Sunday morning
  • Colds

Go Read These Books Now!

  • Jonathan Strange and Mr Norelle
  • His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
  • Short Ghost stories
    • M R James
    • E F Benson
    • Algenon Blackwood
    • Arthur Machen
  • Harry Potter and the Everything
  • Brave New World
  • Anything by Joe Abercrombie
  • Mythago Wood
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Loney and Devils Day by Andrew Michael Hurley
  • The Peter Grant Books by Ben Aaronovich
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Shadlake Books by C.J.Sansom

My Favorite Places

  • York (obviously), Yorkshire, UK
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Miyajima, Japan
  • Canterbury, Kent, UK
  • Competa, Southern Spain
  • The Yorkshire Dales
  • Cayton Bay, Yorkshire
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Isle Of Skye, Scotland
  • Malta
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Lakeland, Finland
  • Stockholm, Sweden

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