As a kid, I’ll never forget reading about LaserDiscs in Fangoria magazine and frothing at the mouth as they described deluxe editions of my favorite films. Glorious widescreen presentations, commentary tracks, ‘making-of’ featurettes, special effects tests, theatrical trailers – all of it wrapped inside very … Continue readingThe Golden Age of Physical Media (Part 1)
Anyone who knows me knows I’ve been eager to write a novelization since the start of my career. Thanks to the good people at Encyclopocalypse Publications, I finally got that chance. I’m happy to announce that my latest novel, Scared to Death, is out today!
Like most people reading this, I equate next week’s Thanksgiving holiday with a gluttonous amount of overeating, heated round-the-table arguments with relatives, and the anticipation of Vinegar Syndrome’s Black Friday sale. Cumulatively, these things have come to define my Thanksgiving and I wouldn’t have it … Continue readingVinegar Syndrome Black Friday Sale Recommendations
At the risk of dating myself, I was in high school throughout the mid-90s and for a while there, it seemed to me that financially successful horror was a thing of the past. When a new movie opened in theaters, you had to make sure … Continue readingThe SCREAM Heard Round The World
A couple of weeks back I tweeted out how great it would’ve been for Paul Rudd to reprise his role as Tommy Doyle in this year’s Halloween Kills. For those who don’t know, Rudd played that character in 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and to … Continue readingThe “Meta” Canon of David Gordon Green’s Halloween
My novel Ocean Grave hits audiobook at last, available wherever audiobooks are sold! This one’s read by Sean Duregger, and he does a terrific job bringing one of my biggest books, in terms of scope and scale, to life.
I’m happy to say I’ll be contributing a story in next year’s Beyond the Book of Eibon, a forthcoming literary tribute to the films of Lucio Fulci. You’ll be able to snag the book in February or March next year, but you can back the … Continue readingLucio Fulci literary tribute coming in 2021
This past weekend I was on a virtual panel with a whole bunch of incredible authors talking about Steven Spielberg’s Jaws on its 45th anniversary. Turns out there was no shortage of things to talk about and I could’ve done another hour with this gang. … Continue readingI Was On A Virtual Panel Talking JAWS
On the topic of sequels, I’m often drawn to the ‘weird’ ones. The ones that sit firmly outside whatever the heck the franchise formula eventually becomes. For example, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is often regarded as a lesser adventure, but it’s the … Continue readingSplinter of the Mind’s Eye Imagines STAR WARS As Low-Budget Exploitation
The Internet doesn’t need another “Jaws The Revenge is a terrible movie!” column, does it? Attacking the third sequel to Steven Spielberg’s timeless classic is as pointless as shooting bluefish in a barrel.