Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cannibal Holocaust review on Killer-Works.com

Killer-Works.com has posted my review of the 1980 cult classic Cannibal Holocaust. It's the first of what I hope are many film reviews that I plan on submitting to them. Jill (the site's founder) required only that the films I reviewed would qualify as disturbing. Horror, science fiction, mystery, documentary, romance ... any genre, as long as it made the viewer uncomfortable. I've got a lifetime's backlog worth of movies that qualify and I look forward to re-visiting them and sharing what I've learned.

Otherwise, it's been a fair last couple of weeks. I'm still reeling a bit from finally getting my copy of Hell in the Heartland. It's great to have a story accepted, but it doesn't quite feel real until you're holding that book in your hands.

I also met Aaron Christenson, editor of Horror 101, a collection of 101 essays about horror movies. If you live in Chicago, you can pick up a copy at the Book Cellar. If not, you can order it through Midnight Marquee Press.

More later.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Wet Dog Perfume

I just got my copy of Hell in the Heartland today. It's a collection of short horror stories by Illinois authors and set in Illinois. My contribution, "Wet Dog Perfume", is set in that little dog park between the Diversey and Fullerton stops on the Chicago Brown Line. I hope it goes somewhere you weren't expecting to go.

If you want to learn more about the collection, check out the publisher's web site at www.annihilationpress.com. If you want to pick up a copy and meet some of the contributors in person, come down to the book launch party on March 24 at the Mix Lounge (2843 N. Halsted) at 7:30 PM. You can learn more about the launch party at www.twilighttales.com (look under Show Schedule).

I hope to see you there.

A Slight Change in Plans

I got wrapped up in other things, so the plan to make this blog a weekly review site just kind of fell through. I still plan to use it to highlight my own works as they see publication, as well as reading events I'll be participating in.