Stephen Volk

Screenwriter & Playwright

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Stephen Volk is a BAFTA-winning writer best known for the controversial 1992 BBCTV “Hallowe’en hoax” Ghostwatch and the acclaimed ITV drama series Afterlife starring Lesley Sharp and Andrew Lincoln.

His other screenplays include ghost story The Awakening (2011) starring Rebecca Hall and Dominic West, Ken Russell’s extravaganza Gothic, and William Friedkin’s The Guardian, as well as the ITV mini-series Midwinter of the Spirit starring Anna Maxwell Martin and David Threlfall.

His stage plays include The Chapel of Unrest at The Bush Theatre starring Jim Broadbent and Reece Shearsmith, and he has also published three collections of short stories; Dark Corners, the British Fantasy Award-winning Monsters in the Heart, and The Parts We Play. Comprising of the two novellas Whitstable and Leytonstone and the short novel Netherwood, The Dark Masters Trilogy will be published in an exclusive limited edition by PS Publishing in October 2018

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Stephen Volk is appearing at the following sessions:

Script Lab 1: Ghost Writers - Writing Paranormal/Dark Horror with Stephen Volk

Script Lab 1: Ghost Writers - Writing Paranormal/Dark Horror with Stephen Volk

Need to take your dark horror or paranormal drama/thriller to the next level?  Steven Volk (Ghostwatch, Afterlife) will help you tourniquet the terror to commercially viable levels.

What Can We Learn from the Dark Masters of Horror?

What Can We Learn from the Dark Masters of Horror?

Writing horror or paranormal? Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch, Afterlife) explores what dark delights the modern genre screenwriter can learn from the demented practitioners of the past.