About Spooky Isles

Spooky Isles is the UK and Ireland’s leading independent horror and paranormal online magazine. We're dedicated to all the dark history, horror, folklore and mysterious phenomena our islands have to offer. And if that wasn’t enough, we also bring you the best of British and Irish horror film, TV, music and literature. Since 2011, our committed team of researchers and writers have been finding spooky gems to chill you and thrill you. Welcome to Spooky Isles, we’ve been expecting you!

Meet Our Editorial Team

David Saunderson

Founder & Editor

London-based David is a life long horror fan and paranormal explorer, with over 25 years experience as a journalist and communications professional. So in 2011 he decided to start The Spooky Isles as a way to bring it all together! Known for his dedicated support and promotion of the paranormal field and dark history industry, David makes sure no stone is left unturned to bring you the very best of both!

Ann Massey

Deputy Editor and Ireland Editor

Ann is a paranormal investigator, folklore expert, guest speaker and author who has a worldwide following in her work covering both the paranormal and folklore fields. Residing in the south west of Ireland, she has spent a lot of time exploring both sides of the Irish Sea to bring you spooky interviews, reviews, locations and experiences for your enjoyment.

Richard Phillips-Jones

Deputy Editor and Film & TV Editor

Richard is our very own encyclopaedia of horror films and terrifying TV shows, as well as a walking jukebox of folk-horror inspired music and soundtracks. His extensive knowledge and understanding of the genre is second to none. He lives near the Dorset Coast.

Christine Miller

Scotland Editor

Christine spends her spare time visiting various haunted locations within the UK and Ireland. She lives in the West of Scotland.

Andrew Garvey

Book Editor

Andrew lives in the West Midlands and writes horror fiction and non-fiction and will never be able to read all the books he owns.

Rick Hale

Mysterious Phenomena Editor

Rick Hale is a Chicago-based paranormal investigator, broadcaster and author who has a fascination for UK hauntings and cites legendary British ghost hunter Peter Underwood as his inspiration.