Movie Review: IT (2017) & Southbound (2015)

IT (2017) Directed by Andy Muschietti Written by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga & Gary Dauberman Based on the Novel by Stephen King     Southbound (2015) Directed by Roxanne Benjamin & David Bruckner & Patrick Horvath & Radio Silence Written by Roxanne Benjamin & Matt Bettinelli-Olpin  & David Bruckner  & Susan Burke  & Dallas Richard … Continue reading Movie Review: IT (2017) & Southbound (2015)

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New Dark Poetry Anthology : Beautiful Tragedies

From HellBound Books, Beautiful Tragedies: A Dark Poetry Anthology is now available, featuring a work by me entitled 'Virginia'. "Only through dark poetry can a tragedy become something truly beautiful.   "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." This phrase has origins dating back to ancient Greece, circa 300 BC; proving that some humans … Continue reading New Dark Poetry Anthology : Beautiful Tragedies

New Horror Anthology: Indiana Horror Review 2017

Available now, and featuring my story ‘Tabitha's Room’, Indiana Horror Review 2017. "Horror from around the world is featured in the 2017 edition. India, The Netherlands, The Philippines--What is it with the Hoosier state that inspires authors from all over the world to dredge up their darkest visions to make readers tremble and shudder? Could … Continue reading New Horror Anthology: Indiana Horror Review 2017

Tobe Hooper – The Master

So heartbroken today, after waking up to discover the news that Tobe Hooper has passed on. Hooper's work probably more than any other filmmaker  has been a source of constant inspiration to me, my writing - and I'm proud of my genre writing - would not be what it is without his movies. Where I … Continue reading Tobe Hooper – The Master

Top Five George A. Romero Flicks

As his long time collaborator and friend Tom Savini put it, "There is a light that's gone out and can't be replaced." George A. Romero (1940-2017) was one the father's of the modern horror movie, the zombie genre wouldn't be what it is today without him, for what is the zombie genre today if not … Continue reading Top Five George A. Romero Flicks

New Sword & Sorcery Anthology: The Devil’s Armory III

Available now, and featuring my story 'Into Darkness', Devil's Armory III from Rogue Planet Press. "Weapons of power can be double edged. For every enchanted blade there is a cursed sword. The warrior who wields one of these weapons will triumph against foe after foe, and yet the blade may be his own downfall. Tyrfing, … Continue reading New Sword & Sorcery Anthology: The Devil’s Armory III

Jim Steinman’s Bat out of Hell @ Manchester Opera House

"Based on the most influential album of Jim Steinman’s storied collaboration with singer Meat Loaf, BAT OUT OF HELL is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city. Following Strat, who has fallen in love with the daughter of the despotic Falco, this new musical is a … Continue reading Jim Steinman’s Bat out of Hell @ Manchester Opera House