Here's another good talk about writing by UCLA professor Richard Walter. Prevent the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Follow federal, state, and local guidelines. Use common sense when the guidelines are insufficient.
I came across this gem of UCLA professor Richard Walter talking about how does someone know that he/she is good enough to be a writer. Even though he is talking specifically about screenwriting, I can relate to a lot of what he says.
About 3:00 I finished talking to my wife (in Texas) via Messenger intending to go to bed soon. But first, I thought, I will watch a little of a movie on Amazon. In all the times I have told myself that, it has never worked out as I planned. I chose the 2016 horror flick … Continue reading Notes on “The Possession Experiment”
Bună dimineața! I published this on my website a few years ago, but this morning I thought I would re-post just for my followers in Romania. Enjoy. If you live in Romania or are from there originally, I would like to see your comments on this article. Tell me if I am on the spot … Continue reading Reprint: The Real Dracula’s Castle — Stop 2 of the World’s Greatest Horror Locales
If you are a stickler for historical accuracy, Overlord is probably not for you. The most glaring error I saw was Whites and African-Americans serving in the same paratrooper unit. During the Second Word War, combat units were segregated. Black personnel had their own units, although some African-Americans did serve in white units in a … Continue reading Review of “Overlord”
Last week while in Albuquerque, I attended the Tuesday night meeting of Southwest Writers. It was a pleasant evening with Jim Tritten giving an enjoyable and quite professional presentation on why writers should write short stories (he had a long list of reasons, which I won't even try to list here, but they were on … Continue reading Kazuo Ishiguro: A Review of the Film Versions of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go
There’s an amazing scene in The Final Girls where Angela Trimbur’s character dances half-naked to lure out a killer—it’s a play on a classic trope in which horror’s monsters… Source: Short Round: Night of the Slasher, luring a killer
Tarnation is a 2017 Australian “demon-unicorn-cabin-in-the-woods-twisted-fairy-tale-monster-horror-adventure” written, edited and directed by Daniel Armstrong (Sheborg Massacre; Murderd… Source: Tarnation (2017)
I’m not at all surprised that a sequel to the abysmal Ouija happened (that movie, somehow, made a ridiculous amount of money), but I am surprised that it attracted the talent of Mike Flanagan… Source: Review: Ouija - Origin of Evil, never play alone
37 years ago, Don Coscarelli unwittingly began a cult franchise with his guerilla style DIY supernatural film Phantasm. While the directorial reigns have been handed off to new director, but long-… Source: Phantasm: Ravager (2016) Review
Rob Zombie’s 31 is his most Rob Zombie movie yet, this time injecting his signature style of trashy characters, vile dialog, and brutal violence into a compact version of The Running Man. But… Source: Review: 31, lost in the violence
I am not very enthralled with "The Disappointment's Room" . I started to nod off to sleep once and I found myself checking my e-mail when a major denouement occurred. Nonetheless, it's an okay film to which I give a C+ (slightly above average). It's a typical, low-key haunted house plot. A family consisting of a mother, father, and … Continue reading Review of “The Disappointment’s Room”
Beginning in January 1, 2017, this will be the location of a new on-line quarterly magazine for short stories, poetry, and other short works of the horror genre. Please feel free to start submitting as of September 9, 2016. You can find the guidelines for submissions on my current Submissions and Announcements page, which will remain the same, with … Continue reading Announcing the Advent of “The Chamber” Magazine
Pay full ticket price to see this at the first opportunity. This is one hell of a suspenseful movie. I'm old enough that I fall asleep in action movies and shoot'em-ups if they flag the least in holding my attention. I sat on the edge of my seat like a teenager through this entire flick, … Continue reading Hold onto your seat at “Don’t Breathe”!
EXAMINATION In the cult classic black comedy, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, one of the random acts of violence perpetrated by these deadly nightshades was that a man was attacked by a BLT sandwich… Source: Morbid Meals - Killer BLT - Tribute to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
I am bound to only the portions of books you’re paging through, a forced patience as you deliberate over the aged leather bindings and titles, of chapter and verse, of gradual plot developments and story arcs, the lovingly slow conflicts unraveling over black on beige onion skin thinness, so hauntingly unrushed even for me with … Continue reading New Prose Poetry: “Remains” by Larry Thacker
My fiancée (Francene Kilgore) and I are teaming with Darksomnia Productions of Farmington, NM to produce a documentary/dramatization of a haunting that occurred in south Texas from about 2006-2010. Filming is taking place. Parts of the documentary will be dramatized by actors while my fiancee and I appear discussing the events. The video should be completed within … Continue reading Announcement: Phil Slattery Teams with Darksomnia Productions to Produce Documentary of a Haunting
If you would like to submit a short horror story (flash fiction of less than 1,000 words preferred), an article or book/movie review on the art of writing horror fiction, or just on the art of writing, please send it to email@example.com. Everything must be submitted by e-mail either in the body of the e-mail … Continue reading Reminder: Submissions of Works of Horror Being Considered for Publication
Split Pea Soup EXAMINATION Linda Blair plays a child possessed by the devil in The Exorcist, the classic horror flick from 1973. In what is probably the most memorable scene in cinema, horror or ot… Source: Morbid Meals - Tribute to The Exorcist - Split Pea Soup
Nocturna Trailer Starring Mike Doyle, Estella Warren, Danny Agha, Billy Blair and Jonathan Schaech Written & Directed by Buz Alexander “Two New Orleans detectives become embroiled in a centurie… Source: Nocturna Review