Review Policy


Want to be featured on Addicted to Media? I specialise in the following niche areas.

Indie Horror Films

I am a champion of indie horror films and a lover of independent films in general.

My favourite horror films are thought-provoking films, with supernatural or psychological twists, and I'm happiest when I encounter the perfect horror trifecta: scares, plot and good acting.

Apparently I have no sense of humour so comedies are usually a waste of time, although sometimes I love them.

Young Adult Fiction

I aim to review a young adult book a week, in ebook or audiobook format.

I’m on a quest to discover superior young adult fiction: fantastic, diverse, original, heartbreaking, uplifting, powerful, moving, inspiring books. My favourite books are those that really move me and I most enjoy contemporary books that provide a glimpse into different cultures, experiences and world views. I've also leaned towards horror, fantasy and dystopia in the last year.

I prefer books to be published and prefer not to accept self-published books as experience has shown that these books are often in need of proof-reading and that is not my purpose. 


If you are an unsigned or emerging band, I would love to hear your stuff.  My favourite genres are gothic, indie rock, indie electronic, noise pop, dance punk, dark wave and industrial but I will relate to anything with a good hook

Think Klaxons, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Cure, Muse and Deadmau5.  I like big beat and progressive house / trance too but will not review mainstream pop or dance (think Justin Bieber or Britney Spears).

I'm more than happy to review signed or established bands too, of course, but love discovering previously unknown gems.


I love anything with a supernatural, fantasy or apocalyptic slant like The Walking Dead, Riverdale, Stranger Things or Midnight Texas. Definitely get in touch with news and review opportunities.

Review Requests

All review requests can be emailed to Please note that I receive hundreds of queries a week and cannot respond personally to all emails.

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