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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (Morbid Rendition!)

It's nearly Christmas! Time to revisit this festive episode of Under The Knife. Using the talents of Adrian Teal (artwork), Joel Mishon (animator), and the vocal stylings of Alex Anstey, we give this classic poem a macabre twist.  So sit back, relax and enjoy my rendition of `Twas the Night Before Christmas [...]

By | December 24th, 2015|2 Comments

Hold The Butter! A Brief History of Gorging

’Tis the season for overeating! Mince pies, buttery rolls, homemade stuffing, turkey joints…all topped off with a dollop of cranberry sauce. In January, we’ll all heave a collective groan as we step onto the scales for the first time and face the consequences of our gluttony.

By | November 26th, 2015|6 Comments

Vampire Legends – PBS & More 4

I'm excited to announce that I will be appearing on VAMPIRE LEGENDS on PBS tonight (October 27th) at 9 pm EST. This show will also air as BRITAIN'S MEDIEVAL VAMPIRES on More 4 this Halloween at 9 pm GMT. I'll be discussing medical conditions which may have contributed to vampire myths in the past. [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|10 Comments

“Scary Sexual Devices” in PENTHOUSE!

I'm excited to announce that my article on "Scary Sexual Devices from the Past" is featured in PENTHOUSE this month, no doubt killing the mood of readers everywhere! It's a three-page spread which has been brilliantly illustrated by British cartoonist, Adrian Teal. In it, I discuss everything from testicle tasters, to radium condoms, molly [...]

By | September 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Dead Men’s Eyes: A History of Optography

Aurora, Illinois. 16 February 1914. It was a cold, wintery night when Theresa Hollander’s father discovered her broken and bloodied body near a shed in St. Nicholas’s Cemetery. The 20-year-old (pictured below) had been brutally beaten to death with a wooden club, which had been discarded along with the girl’s corpse amongst the tombstones. Much to her father’s horror, Theresa’s eyes were wide open, her hands clutched in frozen agony.

By | September 9th, 2015|18 Comments