Matthew Holness

Matthew Holness is a writer, director and actor. He created and starred in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace for Channel 4 and his short films include A Gun For GeorgeThe Snipist and Smutch. His stories have appeared in Phobic, The New Uncanny and Protest (all Comma). In 2018 he directed his first feature film, Possum, based on his contribution to The New Uncanny.

Anthologies featuring Matthew Holness

Protest: Stories of Resistance

The paperback edition of our bestselling anthology of British protest inspired short stories.

The New Abject

A sequel to Comma‘s award-winning horror anthology The New Uncanny. Featuring specially commissioned stories inspired by Julia Kristeva’s theory of the abject.

The Monster, Capital

Tales of Hauntology

The New Uncanny

14 leading authors have here been challenged to write fresh fictional interpretations of what the uncanny might mean in the 21st century, to update Freud’s famous checklist of what gives us the creeps, and to give the hulking canon of uncanny fiction a shot in the arm, a shock to the neck-bolts...

Phobic: Modern Horror Stories

Phobic shines a torch into the unlit areas of the modern subconscious and suggests the more we know, the more we realise how worried we really should be.

Protest: Stories of Resistance

This book asks 20 authors and 20 historians to bring crucial moments of British protest to life.