Illustrated interview about my screen work and The Dark Masters Trilogy with Sean Hogan, courtesy of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror, at The Horse Hospital, London, (11 Oct 2018)


Presentation of a talk: What We Can Learn from the Dark Masters of Horror at the London Screenwriters' Festival, London. (8 Sept 2018)

Exclusive interview with Jed Shepherd on "What to Watch on Netflix" - Ghostwatch, Afterlife, The Awakening, The Dark Masters Trilogy and more. (13 August 2018)


Delighted to be a guest of Madeleleine D'Este's Write Through The Roof Podcast - the podcast for writers who want to improve their craft. It's short and sweet (30 minutes) - set questions each time, but quite revealing ones. (April 9, 2018)

Podcast interview with the guys at The Inner Sanctum. (April 1, 2018)

Discussion of Ghostwatch with director Lesley Manning as part of Deception Day: Hoaxes, Lies and Fake News organized by London Fortean Society at Conway Hall: see link for further details (April 1st, 2017)

Podcast with Michael Wilson and Bob Pastorella of This Is Horror ... Over an hour of conversation about horror, my first influences, my new collection, working on movies and the allure of stories (Feb 2017)


Podcast interview on Tomo Warrington's Pure Paranormal Show (January 2017)

Interview with Peter Tennant incl. review of The Parts We Play (Black Static #56: January 2017)

Talk at Goldsmith's College, London, Dept of Psychology: "Writing Paranormal Drama for Film and TV" (January 2017) 

Audio recording of Ghost Story Readings by Tim Jarvis, Helen Marshall and Stephen Volk, followed by panel discussion on ghost stories: a Twisted Tales event at Keele University (Nov 2016) 

Guest at Horror Expo Ireland, Dublin (October 2016)


Interview with Mark Morris, EdgeLit (2016) 

A wide-ranging interview on The Movie Waffler (October 2016)

Answering three questions on Library of the Damned (October 2016)

A 15-minute audio interview with Ash Pryce for EHF (The Edinburgh Horror Festival Podcast) (October 2016) 

On writing crime - interview with Lucy V Hay on Criminally Good (April 2016) 

On the new 3-part ITV adaptation of Phil Rickman's Midwinter of the Spirit to Sci-Fi Bulletin and an in-depth interview on the writing process on Ginger Nuts of Horror (November 2015)

Check out "The Lowdown": a short interview on Simon Bestwick's Blog. (Dec 2015)

An exclusive, in-depth interview with Kit Powers on Ginger Nuts of Horror. PART ONE discusses the writing of "Whitstable".  PART TWO details the inspiration behind the Shirley Jackson Award-nominated "Newspaper Heart". PART THREE charts the ideas that led to "Leytonstone". (June/July 2015)


Extensive interview in Sanitarium Magazine Issue #28 (December 2014).

Interview in Nightmare Illustrated available here via (together with a story reprint). (Nov 2014)

Interview/TV appearance on Frankenstein and The Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night: BBC documentary focused on the scientific and literary influences on the Villa Diodati ghost story session that resulted in Shelley's Frankenstein and Polidori's The Vampyre. (BBC2: Nov 1st 2014) 

Special screening of Ghostwatch as part of the BFI Gothic season of films. Followed by a Q&A with the makers and stars of the programme.  BFI South Bank, London.  (December 2013)


Interview with SciFi Bulletin on the subject of Hammer Chillers audio drama "Don't Go There" and the genesis of my 2013 novella, "Whitstable". (October 2013)

Chair of discussion "GHOST FICTION AND GHOST FACT" at the ASSAP Seriously Strange conference, Bath. Panel: Stephen Volk, Reece Shearsmith, Tim Lebbon, Simon Kurt Unsworth, John Llewellyn Probert (7 September 2013)
Watch a video of the discussion here 

Conversation with Ashley Thorpe, animator/director, on the subject of The Business of Ghosts (Part 1) on Vimeo.  The discussion continues with Part Two here, and Part 3 here. (July 2013)

Interview on Keith Brooke's Infinity Plus web site - on the subject or my novella "Whistable", Peter Cushing, and much, much more. (May 2013)


Online exclusive "identikit" interview - questions by Peter Tennant on the "Case Notes" page of the TTA Press website. (May 2013)

Friday Night Frights: #23 Stephen Volk - a Starburst Magazine podcast in which I discuss "Whitstable", writing for TV and Film, Ghostwatch, and other topics. (April 2013)

Exclusive Q+A with Fangoria magazine on the subject of forthcoming Peter Cushing novella Whitstable, screenwriting and other stuff. (April 2013)

Morpheus Tales #20 interview covering Whitstable, my early writing career, how I write, fiction versus screenwriting, and advice to budding writers. (April 2013)

TEDx Bradford-on-Avon talk entitled "THE GHOST THAT SPOOKED THE NATION" (Sunday 4 November 2012)
Watch the TEDx talk in full here (18 mins) 

Photo by Ian Drake 

Interview with Dr Ciaran O'Keefe discussing the 20th Anniversary of Ghostwatch in Looking Back: The Ghost in the Living Room.  (The Psychologist, Vol 25 Part 11: Nov 2012)

Interview in FEAR magazine Hallowe'en Edition (November 2012)


Interview in Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies. (June 2012)

In-depth interview on the subject of Ghostwatch in Scope Magazine, conducted by Dr Elizabeth Evans of the University of Nottingham (March 2012).  

Interview on the new website This Is Horror.  Click to read Part One,  then click to read Part Two.  Then Part Three.  

Short (but perfectly formed) interview on The Gaslight Gallery:  Day Six of a Fortnight on Baker Street.   (December 2011) 

Interview with Steve O'Brien for The Fan Can on The Awakening.

On HeyuGuys discussing Ghostwatch, Paranormal activity 3, The Awakening and The Turn of the Screw. (November 2011)

Interview by David MacWilliams on Twisted Tales - discussing horror, The Awakening and Weird West stories (November 7, 2011)

Ghostwatch screening plus SV introduction/Q&A as part of Alien Nation: A Season of Cult British TV: The Star and Shadow, Newcastle (Wednesday July 20, 2011) 

Interview/article "Strange But True..." by BA (Hons) Film Studies student Abigail Gulliver of Anglia Ruskin University (April/May 2011)

Interview at Read Horror - "the voice of horror literature" (April 2011).

Stars of Speculative Fiction (SoSF) interview as part of "Ghost Appreciation Week": conducted by Mark S Deniz on the Beyond Fiction website.  (October 31, 2010).

Subtantial new interview by Andy Hedgecock on Black Static web site (14 July 2010).

"Ghostwatch: A Case Study" - Talk: SWF Screen Writers Festival, Cheltenham (28 October 2009)


"Ghosts in the Machine" A programme about the depiction of ghosts on TV (interview about Ghostwatch) Crocodile Television/BBC Four, 27 October 2009

"Dialogue with the Dead": Creating Ghosts for Television: Talk at the Edinburgh Science Festival (The Science of Ghosts) Edinburgh (4 April 2009)

"Before and Afterlife": Talk at "Space, Time, Machine, Monster" Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror Conference for the Valleys. University of Glamorgan (21 June 2008)

TV interview: "Drama Trails ('Second Coming' to 'Afterlife')" - Tiger Aspect Productions (ITV2) (UK) (TV)


TV interview: "Behind the Scenes: Afterlife" - ITV (2006) (UK) (TV)

TV interview: "X-Rated: Top 20 Most Controversial TV Moments" E4 (2005)

TV interview: "The 100 Greatest Scary Moments" Channel 4 (2003)

TV appearance: "The Slate - Screenwriters" BBC Wales (1996)

TV interview: "The South Bank Show: Gothic" London Weekend/ITV (1987)