I talked about bullying in the past but on seeing some recent news stories I thought I’d dive back in but in another part of that unfortunately large lake. I was bullied as a kid. Welcome to the world, right? Everyone is bullied during their life, whether by schoolmates, friends, lovers, family, or strangers. There… Continue reading Because Maybe We Don’t Care
Author: Chris Ringler
THE DEATH OF APRIL – found footage review
I say it all the time but man alive do I love it when filmmakers tackle a style of found footage and keep to it. I love when they take that level of seriousness in hand and see it through. Much of the time this happens you end up seeing a more compelling film. Not… Continue reading THE DEATH OF APRIL – found footage review
A Shadow On The Violets – paperback!
Hey there! I updated the paperback edition of the book to exclude the amazing pattern for the cover art. This drops the price down considerable and makes it a much more palatable price. If you still want the pattern, it's in the back of the hardcover book. I adore this book, and know you will… Continue reading A Shadow On The Violets – paperback!
Death From Above – blog
I can’t tell you when the world changed, but it did. We changed with it. The change in us took time, naturally, a slow change that has been painful to watch but is there just the same. A change that you ask - when did it start? Vietnam? The AIDS epidemic? September 11th? Columbine? What… Continue reading Death From Above – blog
Down, Down, Down We Go
It really is a wonder that children are as generally reasonable as they are considering what surrounds them. Adults have not only killed civility but we have pulled it apart, buried it, and then urinated on its grave. It would seem that as adults force children to grow up at a younger and younger age… Continue reading Down, Down, Down We Go
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT 2 – Book of Shadows – and such…
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT 2 was sorta doomed from the outset, wasn’t it? It was the sequel to a film that had been a touchstone for indie horror and had lit up pop culture. It rekindled a dormant sub-sub genre and had birthed a thousand imitators and parodies. The trouble with success is that it… Continue reading THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT 2 – Book of Shadows – and such…
Art Is History/Art Is Commerce
It seems almost comical that we are suddenly thrust into a time of corporate greed and power that art can be made to casually disappear in order to save a few dollars. We are in a time when the malfeasance and poor business practices of corporations and mega-corporations has filtered down to the creative side… Continue reading Art Is History/Art Is Commerce
TERROR TRAIN 2 – review
Choo-Choo, all aboard the murder express! I guess. Someone used that in a review, right? Tell me they did. SOMEONE HAD TO HAVE. Other than me, that is. Maybe not. So many folks try to be Clever Dans but just come off as snarky or mean. It isn’t even that it’s clever, it’s just, I… Continue reading TERROR TRAIN 2 – review
OUR TRIP TO BERRIBROOK – found footage review
I admit that I am a little surprised that the Lost In The Woods sub-sub-genre is still on fire but I do understand it. There’s something primal about it, about the idea of being in the middle of nowhere and being lost without any idea how to find your way back to safety. There’s a… Continue reading OUR TRIP TO BERRIBROOK – found footage review
Finding Our Footage – found footage musings
As much as folks get burned out by found footage, I tell you what, I never have, and consider myself lucky. I can see why you would get burned out, the style of found footage films being so strong and pronounced, that it’s a bit like the superhero burnout. It makes sense. The thing though… Continue reading Finding Our Footage – found footage musings
It was almost a corporate mantra for the months of Covid - No one wants to work! Over and over you heard or read it, on the news, on podcasts, in blogs, on the radio, and from business owners themselves. People just didn’t want to work anymore. Them lazy people were just happy to suckle… Continue reading Shrinkage
A Shadow On The Violets – sample
A Shadow On the Violets is what is considered a 'cozy' mystery, in that there's no overt violence, no cursing, and no sexual situations, but there's still a whole lot of fun to be had. The book has death, intrigue, and a mystery to solve. While it's not similar to much anything else I have… Continue reading A Shadow On The Violets – sample
A Shadow On The Violets has arrived!
I am very excited to announce that my newest book A Shadow On The Violets has been released. This is very, very far removed from what I have been known to write and I am thrilled at how this turned out. In the idyllic halls of a forgotten retirement home the shadow of Death looms… Continue reading A Shadow On The Violets has arrived!