Does this fascination with the supernatural start with the Usborne Book of Ghosts as a birthday present aged seven? Or being one of the generation drawn into either Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious World (as sung about by The Divine Comedy) or The Unexplained magazine series in the late 70s? Or any of the disturbing 70s or 80s children's supernaturally-tinged dramas (most of which I've already linked to here, but I've kept meaning to slot in John Wyndham's Chocky, which had a pretty ace haunted soundtrack on top of references to aliens, menacing powers, cosmic energy and pyramids). Maybe it's something as innocuous as watching reruns of 60s horror comedy classic The Addams Family (or seeing the cartoons - lovely edition of pictured, left) or The Munsters? Or the cool 60s hearse cars used by a) The Monkees b) Neil Young and c) the Ghostbusters? Or maybe it goes further, the primal fascinations of the dark, the things we catch out of the corner of our eye, or the sinister resonances of sound written about by David Toop. It's not always sinister, that's for sure. More times than not it's the comfort of escaping into the uncanny versus the nightmare of reality that's oddest.