Welcome to Occult Concept, a journalistic website and blog providing reviews, promotions, news, and interviews, for the cult and independent horror community. Previously known as A Slice of Horror, this blog's main focus is on helping independent and lesser known directors, film companies, authors, and publishing houses reach more members of the indie and cult horror community.
With the ever growing number of obscure horror films and books on the market, I feel a need to provide a collection of helpful and detailed reviews, news articles, and promotions to the independent community and it's fans. This site is your horror haunt for reviews and news about those films, books, and companies that are harder to pin down. You can visit the Archive page to see all of my old reviews.
I love to work with artists, filmmakers, publishers, production companies, and authors to promote new and upcoming projects in the horror genre. If you are interested in having your work featured or reviewed on Occult Concept please send me a message via the contact page.
Who Am I?
My name is N.C. Patterson and I am the creator and writer here on Occult Concept. I have been an active member of the indie horror community for over six years, providing services as a professional writer, editor, blogger, and book publicist.
I previously ran this website under the name A Slice of Horror. It was a passion project to help reach out to the community I loved. Creators of every walk of life--including filmmakers, authors, publishers, and more--contacted me to be featured on this blog. Companies ranging from small businesses like Slasher Studios and Wild Eye Releasing to larger ones such as Anchor Bay and TOR publishing were among the many that I worked with.
During that time, I also acted as editor-in-chief for a small non-profit horror magazine titled WitchWorks Magazine Ltd. I worked with new and fresh voices in the horror genre to create quarterly anthologies of short stories. Undergraduate and intern editors helped to bring this project to life.
Now, after a short hiatus from the horror community, I felt it was finally time to resurrect my horror blog under a new name--Occult Concept. To learn more about me, my writing, and my work, please visit www.ncpatterson.com
Occult Concept is a horror podcast and blog focusing on discussions of independent and cult horror film from the 70's, 80's, and beyond--including current media which is inspired by these movies.