English film journalist on the fantasy, horror and science fiction genres. He was the sole London correspondent for the American magazine 'Cinefantastique/CFQ' from 1977 to its final 2005 issue. He is currently a film critic for ‘Film Review’ and the 'Radio Times'. He provided over 2000 capsule reviews for the ‘Radio Times Guide to Films', the ‘Radio Times Guide to Science Fiction’ and ‘Halliwell’s Film Guide’. Other magazines and newspapers he has written for include 'Empire', ‘Fangoria’, ‘Total Film’, ‘Wonderland’, ‘The Dark Side’, 'Heat', 'GQ', 'Vogue', 'FHM', 'Preview', 'Shivers', 'Femme Fatales', ‘DVD Review’, 'The Independent', ‘The Guardian’ and 'Premiere'.
An early follower of the Sex Pistols, he used to work in Malcolm McLaren's & Vivienne Westwood's shop 'SEX'. He later worked at Forbidden Planet.