Rob Cutforth sat down outside HOME in Manchester with myself and Jenn Ashworth for a couple of drinks and a chat about the process we went through to create The Night Visitors, our collaborative (and award-winning, solid 5-star ratings on Amazon, etc.) horror novella, but also about technology, adulthood, adolescence, whether we’re currently living through a golden age of horror cinema (we are imho) and with what confidence and self-assurance someone like me who writes but also has a day-job and scant free time to hand should say ‘I am a writer’. Also, for those interested in my own personal lore, in this recording the origin story behind the ‘V’ in Richard V. Hirst is finally and dramatically revealed.
Disclaimer: Jenn and I are also frequently very mean to one another in this recording, but it’s okay because we’ve been friends since we were kids.
You can listen to it on Soundcloud or subscribe to The End of All Things on iTunes.
My inability to smile for a photograph without doing a weird Troy McClure-esque half-squint thing sadly continues.