The Funhouse – movie review

It’s hard not to feel bad for the old titans of horror knowing that for many of them their lights were dimmed too early as their careers were derailed by studio systems that never fully appreciated all they had given to them. You think of someone like Tobe Hooper, whose TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE changed horror… Continue reading The Funhouse – movie review

Books For The Monster Kids

When I was a kid I had no idea what a 'Monster Kid' was. I just knew that I liked scary stuff, and monsters, and Halloween. I knew that I loved to tell stories and pretend my play time was part of a movie. I was a monster kid without knowing it. Heck, one of… Continue reading Books For The Monster Kids

THE BARBADOS PROJECT – found footage review

DARN IT! This is so close to good that it is super disappointing that it doesn’t bring it on home. These are the movies that disappoint the most because you can see what they were trying to do and this a sincere effort to make a neat movie, unlike SO many found footage films.  While… Continue reading THE BARBADOS PROJECT – found footage review

Something New…Just In Time For Creep Season

I have a new book that's coming out in the next few days. Something completely different from what I have done before and something I am really excited about. This is my second release this year and I wanted to do something new and to challenge myself a little. This is definitely something I wanted… Continue reading Something New…Just In Time For Creep Season

FLASHBACK – Tattered Tents & Whispered Wishes

Click Image To Purchase! As I have mentioned before, the lightning bolt that created Tattered Tents… came to me at a county fair. I was working a second job briefly as a recruiter for a local community college and had set a tent up at the fair for the weekend. It was hot and windy… Continue reading FLASHBACK – Tattered Tents & Whispered Wishes

Creeping Your Way

As I am always up to something or other there's a new project I have been working on that I'll be unveiling in October. Something a little different. It's always good to stretch yourself and to experiment and that's what this is about. I'll talk a little more about it as we get into Haunt… Continue reading Creeping Your Way

FLASHBACK – Red Dreams

After discovering that self-publishing was a valid and attainable way to release books the world opened up to me. Suddenly it was a matter of WHEN and HOW I wanted to put work out. There were several options out there but the one I went with was Amazon's Create Space, a self-pub platform that put… Continue reading FLASHBACK – Red Dreams

INCANTATION – found footage review

It’s interesting to look at found footage films and to see that the trend translated to other countries and was interpreted via the lens of their culture. This is where you get a film like NOROI and what it says and how it says it is vastly different than the possession/demon found footage you find… Continue reading INCANTATION – found footage review

The Bookstore Is Always Open!

Hey there! The good thing about the the internet is that the bookstore is always open. You can always track down my many books on Amazon. Ghosts, demons, sheep, zombies, queens, monsters, heroes, and everything in between. It's there. Take a look and I promise you'll find something for you. Or just look me up… Continue reading The Bookstore Is Always Open!

THE HOUSE AND THE WHITE STRING – found footage review

I have to be honest with this one, this is a short film, not a feature. It’s a longer short film, for sure, but it’s not a feature. The crummy part here though is that this COULD have been a feature. Pretty easily. It’s a two person show, doesn’t really rely on expensive effects of… Continue reading THE HOUSE AND THE WHITE STRING – found footage review

AWAKE IN THE WOODS – found footage review

Found Footage review And then there are the myriad of movies that are shot on video and look like they were shot on video. I am always a bit surprised at this. It can work, for sure, if you are framing it as - hey, we are shooting with a video camera and want it… Continue reading AWAKE IN THE WOODS – found footage review

ATTACHED: PARANORMAL – found footage review

Having made a couple movies with essentially no budget - the budget for the first one was the cost of the camera and that stuff, and any loose odds and ends. It wasn't really a budget. I used a friend's kids for actors, and their friends, and then some friends of friends and we did… Continue reading ATTACHED: PARANORMAL – found footage review

Are We Monsters – sample

There are several stories in ARE WE MONSTERS but I wanted to post a sample of one of them to give an idea of what you'll find inside. This excerpt is from a story called 'Fearful Thing' about a young woman's willingness to face something horrifying in order to seek its aid. Some things only… Continue reading Are We Monsters – sample