New Release: Nightmares and Lying Rogues by Howard Jackson

‘Lying rogues are everywhere.  The worst of them corrupt public life, and the best of them make movies about even more rogues.’


 Cold days and dark nights are already here, and the Christmas season is only a month away.  Tables will be overladen with food and drink, and TV schedules will be crammed with movie repeats.  Knowing what to eat and drink requires self-discipline, and deciding what movie to watch depends upon curiosity and informed opinion.  No need to worry.  Help is available from Red Rattle Books.  Nightmares And Lying Rogues is the third and final collection of film criticism from critically-acclaimed writer Howard Jackson.  It complements the previous collections Horror Pickers and Mean And Dark.

Nightmares And Lying Rogues has independent thought and analysis on a wide ranging selection of films that includes both the famous and obscure.  Over half of the reviews address horror movies.  Those seeking real winter chills will not be disappointed.  The rest collects movies from the film noir and western genres.  All the films are rooted in the dark, neurotic and sinister.  Few of the films will feature in the Christmas TV schedules, and each of the reviews has a link to a contemporary political issue.  It has been that kind of year.  This time there is an attempt to make sense of what we have been told by both moviemakers and politicians and to understand the nightmares they leave behind.  Enjoy the cold dark nights.



About the Author:

Howard Jackson was born on Merseyside and has spent most of his life in Liverpool.  He has had seven other books published by Red Rattle Books entitled Treat Me Nice, Innocent Mosquitoes, No Money Honey, Nightmares Ahead, Choke Bay, Horror Pickers and Mean And Dark.


Praise for Treat Me Nice          

‘Immensely enjoyable and a stimulating read.’

Paul Simpson, Author, Penguin Rough Guides


Praise for Innocent Mosquitoes

‘Well written, evocative, atmospheric and with a very strong sense of place and Brazil, Howard Jackson can write.  The reader is in safe hands.’

Clive Bradley, TV and film scriptwriter


Praise for No Money Honey

‘Jackson is the King of left wing Elvis fandom.  He uses his status to create a satisfying demolition of the Tories.’

Tom Watson, Shadow Culture Secretary, British Labour Party


Praise for Choke Bay

‘Stunning, a marvellous mixture of supernatural horror and unrequited love.’

Crime Chronicles


Praise for Horror Pickers

‘A wondrous collection of horror film criticism, delivers exquisite insight into our favourite fright flicks.’

David Saunderson, The Spooky Isles


Praise for Mean And Dark

‘An addictive read, insightful, dark and fascinating.’

SB Horror Hothouse




“Nightmares and Lying Rogues” by Howard Jackson is available in paperback from or Amazon.




The compendium of commentary on classic horror movies can also be downloaded in e-book format from Amazon at:



Press/Media Contact Details:

 Howard Jackson
Managing Director
Red Rattle Books

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