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Hard Hollywood Lessons

After watching the movies Rings, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, there is only one logical conclusion. Screenwriters think either their audience is stupid, or they have never actually watched any of the movies before writing the respective sequel. One…

The Walking Trauma

The Season 7 premier of The Walking Dead established many unusual aspects about the audience. There is no denying the emotional impact or the harrowing intensity, but many viewers have vowed to stop watching. You can find such articles here,…

An Untimely Death

Horror, as a genre, is dying. We see it in bookstores and on book websites. We watch it on the screen. We can smell the decay in the air. The vultures are circling overhead. It’s drawing in those final death…

“Wither” Now Out!

Phillip Moore is the world’s most successful skeptic. He’s made it a personal mission to debunk the paranormal world and it has paid of handsomely. With millions of books sold and a global following, he has had his choice of…

The Black Gash Now Out!

The paranormal thriller The Black Gash is now available at Smashwords and soon to be available at Amazon and B&N. Here’s the synopsis and the link: Ash volunteered for the courthouse reorganization to gain a few credits for college, he’s…

The Christine Syndrome: Cars and Curses

Christine is both a film and novel chronicling a young man’s struggles with a car that has a life of its own. Stephen King is rumored to have written this novel based upon James Dean’s Porsche Spyder. But, what are…

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Silent Hill Fanfiction

Yes, I dabble in fan fiction. Geeks ahoy, so there, I admit it. I have a problem. I really like Silent Hill. Here are links to what I’ve written: Silent Hill: Ashes Silent Hill: Remnant Fanfiction writers, you are not…

Whatever Happened to Night Gallery?

I would like to know whatever happened to shows like “Night Gallery?” I’ll admit it was a little before my time, but thanks to DVDs, I’ve recently started watching the series anew. Shows today, related to the supernatural, are utterly…

Horror from the East… Part 2

This is the second installment on the article series that explores the trend of Asian horror and how it affected the horror industry overall. What can Western writers and authors learn from the new wave of interest? What are other…

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Learning Horror from the East

The horror genre in America seems to have plummeted in popularity in the previous decades. Sadly, the genre’s popularity has seen much hardship. America used to be the leader in the world when it came to horror cinema and fiction,…