Hell on Wheels was an article I wrote for Fortean Times, about the occult in biker films and books. (Also my first cover story for the magazine – something I’m still very proud of!)
I’ve reposted here from FT358 with kind permission of Fortean Times.
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One of the joys of what I do is getting to write about subjects that interest me, and for magazines I enjoy. Recently I combined both. I wrote an article for Fortean Times about the occult and Forteana in biker films and books.
This gave me an excuse to sit down and watch Werewolves on Wheels, Psychomania, and re-read loads of NEL pulp biker paperbacks. (If you’re not familiar with these particular books I’d recommend the documentary Skinhead Farewell. While it focuses on the better known Richard Allen books, it has a decent section on the biker books too. You can find it online here.)
The article also gave me an opportunity to bring one of my favourite authors, Jim Fogg, to a wider audience.
What I wasn’t expecting was for my article to be the cover story. Fortean Times is a well loved publication by many (including me), and I know it has a very loyal readership, so it feels like a real honour.
Issue FT358 is in the shops now. If you don’t live in the UK the best way to get a copy is via subscription.