About Ian 'Cat' Vincent

Ian 'Cat' Vincent is a lifelong student of magic and the occult, and a former professional combat magician. His writing on Forteana and magic, especially the style he terms 'Guttershaman', can be found at catvincent.com, and he is a contributing editor at The Daily Grail. He lives in Yorkshire, England with his wife, the artist Kirsty Hall.

The Babadook: Everyone gets what they want

Amelia starts to think that the monster from a children’s book, the titular Babadook,

Everything is awesome! Magick, metaphor and Lego

This has been a great year for occult and philosophically tinged pop culture, and

Twin Peaks: The fire still burns

Like all Lynch's best work, Twin Peaks partakes strongly of the numinous, the

When is it cultural theft?

Just because I can use the tools does not mean I can or should

Doing it wrong: cultural theft and Supernatural

Maybe, like many other fictional organisations, Supernatural's fictional Men of Letters will inspire devotees

London’s calling: the city as character in urban fantasy

The very best urban fantasy series have a tendency to let the cities they

True Detective: A flat circle in Chapel Perilous

Within True Detective the Yellow King is kept at a remove...mentioned with fear but

Pop occulture and hyper-real religion

Occulture is now part of the mainstream, and this has had a feedback effect.

Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods

The film opens with a montage of several comic-book writers and artists talking about