Simon Cluett

My story from Twisted: Ghosts of Christmas is Mr. Grin

My background is scriptwriting and have had three feature length screenplays produced (Age of Kill starring Martin Kemp; We Still Steal The Old Way starring Ian Ogilvy; and Essex Boys sequel, Bonded By Blood 2). Age of Kill gave me the opportunity to write the tie-in novel and this was my gateway into longer form writing. Since then I have had short stories published in anthologies including Twisted’s Evil Little Sister and Twisted 50 Volume 2. More recently I have become interested in directing short films, three of which screened at Southend’s annual Horror-on-sea film festival. During lockdown I wrote a children’s story with my daughter and finished a draft of a novel, which may just be the darkest story I’ve written to date.

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The Man in the Dicky Bowtie by Simon Cluett

The story behind the story, ‘Dead Comedians’ by Simon Cluett Picture the scene. It’s the late 1970s and a young, fresh-faced whippersnapper in flannel jim-jams has just brushed his toothy pegs and is all ready for beddy-byes. He stifles a yawn as he pads into a garishly decorated front room. For the sake of argument

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