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“Invitation to Dance - It’s a Dance. And sometimes they turn the lights off in this ballroom. But we’ll dance anyway, you and I. Even in the Dark. Especially in the Dark. May I have the pleasure?” --- Stephen King ::::::::::: MY CRITERIA FOR DISCUSSION ENCOMPASSES THE HORROR GENRE AND BEYOND, SO I USE THE TERM "NIGHTMARE MOVIES". SPOILERS CAN OCCUR WITH OR WITHOUT WARNING. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.


October 30th 2012 00:16

Back on August 14th I indicated that I would soon be making an announcement.

It’s almost All Hallow’s Eve … That time has arrived.

It’s been a rollercoaster year so far, and I’m stepping off the Orble ride. After Halloween I will no longer be posting on Horrorphile – Pleasure Of Nightmares. I am moving on from underneath the Orble umbrella, slipping into the Darkness momentarily whilst I build my new platform.

I’m looking at it as a re-birth; like the phoenix from the fire.

I started Horrorphile in August 2006 as a curious delving into the relatively new realm of “blogging”. 1105 posts later and that world has changed dramatically in the six years I’ve been involved with Orble. I’ve had a good time in this neck of the cyber woods, and I’ve met some great people, several of whom have become good friends, and I’ve garnered an impressive following. But the time has come to spread my wings wider, soar higher, fly further.

However there are two very important elements to my departure from Orble. Please take note!

1. Although I will no longer be posting on Horrorphile – Pleasure Of Nightmares it will remain active as an online archive. No one else will be stepping in as host, editor or mediator, however I will endeavour to answer as many comments as I can, but I can’t guarantee a swift reply.

2. As soon as I have my new website up and running I will provide a banner here with hyperlink to re-direct traffic. I hope that all my loyal email subscribers will follow me to my new online home. It’s very important to have my True Believers follow my path.

So this is not so much a goodbye, as a goodnight.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jon, Orble’s founder, for providing me with the platform to wax lyrical about the pleasure of nightmares, and for his support over the past six years. I would also like to thank some of the fellow Orble bloggers (past and present) who made my time here all the more enjoyable and interesting; - first and foremost, my pardner in ciné-crime, John Doe, who joined two days after I did, the early years posse; Cibbuano, charles, Damo, Homer Joyce, Natalina, Michaelie, Tracy, KylieW, Nina, DuskDevi, D. Armenta, Dementia, MelissaA, Journeywoman, Luke, Ruby, Stanley, Someone, Kelly Wand, the other serious movie buffs; Matt Shea, David O’Connell, Shaun Katz, Catherine Stebbins, cinemaistruth, and last, but not least, suitably*wounded.

Cry loud and write hard.

And long live the new flesh!

Bryn, your True Believin’, gorehound, terrorfreak, Horrorphile in the Darkness!

The Phoenix


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Comment by David O'Connell

October 30th 2012 03:57
Very sad news mate, you're the cornerstone of this place, couldn't possibly be the same without you. Totally understand your reasoning though, a very empty place essentially and certainly devoid, mostly, of people with any great knowledge or passion for cinema and its history. Look forward to the next phase of your writing career.

Comment by Mr Nice Guy

October 30th 2012 04:37
A sad day indeed when one of the few remaining band of merry originals shuffles off the Orble coil. In spite of the darkness which surrounds Horrorphile, the cloak hides a genuinely good guy who not only knows his 'stuff'' but has talent to boot. I recall having a 'shandy or two' with the aforementioned John Doe and learnt first hand the admiration you have for each other's talents. Still, time to move to another crypt for even more tales . . .

Comment by Bryn

October 30th 2012 05:23
Cheers guys, wipe away the tears, and join me in toasting the next, even better phase.

Comment by Bryn

October 30th 2012 05:25
Apologies MNG, for forgetting to mention you in my acknowledgments, I knew there'd be a few glaring omissions.

Comment by Miss Manda

October 30th 2012 06:12
I will miss your posts, and thank you for the dvd's I have won over the last 12 odd months I have been following you. I look forward to seeing what you have in future for us. You are talented, intelligent and the world is your oyster! I shall stay subscribed so I can see whats to come. All the best, until youre up and running again....

Comment by katyzzz

October 30th 2012 08:04
Fare thee well my old horror, eeeekkkkk!, I've already departed, beat ya, for once, may your success be long and enduring and I look forward to hearing of Bryn's first movie production, you certainly have the talent.

Comment by The Rusty Can

October 30th 2012 09:27
Aw man, you too, Bryn? Thanks for all the nightmares these past few years - will be on the look out for brand new scares on your new site.

Comment by Always Eighteen

October 30th 2012 11:41
Good luck, man!

I made a similar move some months ago. I look forward to seeing your new website.

Comment by Grahf

October 30th 2012 18:05
Well, sorry for my bad english. (I am from Brazil)
But this blog is incredible.
All the movies and reviews here... they are all great!
May you reborn as the phoenix and give us the nightmares that we crave!

Comment by Bryn

October 30th 2012 22:15
Thanks for the support and encouragement everyone!

Comment by Anonymous

November 2nd 2012 02:15
Aw, Bryn, you have been such an important mainstay for me. I am envious of your extensive knowledge and impressed by your love of horror. You're going to do great wherever you go or whatever you do. I look forward to coming along for the ride. If you need any help with anything (I've always wanted to do some proof reading, if you have any need for that sort of thing!), you know how to find me. Best of luck! You're going to kill it.


Kemi (suitably*wounded)

Comment by Tracie

November 2nd 2012 02:33
Mr Bryn, I have loved reading your blogs during my lunchbreak and enjoyed winning DVD's and ticket give aways. You have also inspired me to watch many movies that I may have never come across. I am looking forward to your rebirth... let it be bloody on a cold dark night! Tracie XX

Comment by JohnDoe

November 3rd 2012 21:29
I promised myself I wouldn't cry.

Comment by James Rickard

November 4th 2012 14:30
Sad news. It's a shame to see someone who has been here longer than I have leave but, I know how it is. I know if my book deal would come through I'd be out of here in a minute. Good luck in your future endeavors--OOPS--endeavoUrs.

Comment by Mischa

December 31st 2013 11:11
Hello! I was just wondering are you still creating a new page for your reviews? I really miss all your horror reviews, I love reading them. I come to check here often to see if you put up any new links. ;_; Hope you continue. <3

Comment by Bryn

January 1st 2014 05:40
Hi Mischa,
Thank you!
My new site is
Horrorphile has its own page there.
Drop me a message there and let me know what you think.
Happy New Year!

Comment by Bryn

January 1st 2014 05:40
Hi Mischa,
Thank you!
My new site is
Horrorphile has its own page there.
Drop me a message there and let me know what you think.
Happy New Year!

Comment by Tracy

March 2nd 2014 08:46
Hi Bryn,

Thanks very much for the mention. I really haven't been around much for the last couple of years despite all my good intentions. I miss the old days where I would start my day with an Orble catch-up and a cuppa.

Good luck with your new adventures. I imagine amazing things are ahead for you. Orble will be very different without you. I'll hop across now to your new spot and have a look.

Best wishes,


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