Film and television critic, novelist and author of "Nightmare Movies", he has contributed to various publications, including the British film magazine, Empire. He is especially noted as an authority on the genres of horror, science
fiction and fantasy.
[on Doctor Who (1963)] When they brought in the robot dog, always a bad sign. I think after that it became increasingly insular, it started addressing only its fans, and I think for most of its last ten years of existence it was a fairly shoddy pantomime of what it used to be.
His eccentric dress sense, reminiscent of an Edwardian gentleman