BLACK TRACE is being excerpted over at Wattpad and at WriteOn, though I’ll just link Wattpad right now since you don’t need an invite to read anything there.
No, the whole thing will not go online. Yes, you’ll get to read a big chunk of it.
BLACK TRACE is near-future science fiction with dashes of a few other things. Maybe it’s to your taste. It certainly is to mine, else I would’t have written it.
The Brood - October horror movie-a-thon!
I’m planning to revisit several Cronenberg films this week. Though I’ve probably watched The Brood more times than most of his repertoire. I’d say it’s my favorite of Cronenberg’s films, possibly because I find it particularly disturbing. And to distinguish yourself as disturbing among Cronenberg films is no small feat. Also, Oliver Reed.
Saturday October 18 - Alien Conspiracy
I decided last night would be a theme night. Aliens. I had six films on my roster, from which I chose, at random, three. Almost Human (2013), Extraterrestrial (2014), and Alien Raiders (2008). The first two were new to me. The third film I’d seen once before. Remembered liking it, thought I’d give it another go.
All three films had various things in common. Aliens, of course. Certain shared similarities between presentation of aliens and their abilities. The fact that all three films were from low to practically no budget. Almost Human and Alien Raiders are nice and tight, clocking in at eighty and eighty five minutes respectively. Extraterrestrial runs a little long at one hundred forty six minutes and could have learned a lesson from the other two films.
Shortly into Extraterrestrial, we’re introduced to a character named Seth. Hmm. The main character in Almost Human is named Seth. Peculiar. About halfway into Alien Raiders, it dawns on me that here again, one of the main characters is named Seth. Not just a terrifically common name, yet I’d managed to pick three for three, purely by accident. Or was it? Maybe it wasn’t an accident. Maybe someone wanted this to happen. Someone or… some thing.
Wednesday October 15
Dead Birds (2004), Ravenous (1999), and Dead Silence (2007)
Tourist Trap - October horror movie-a-thon!
If you feel somethin’ wigglin’ around your feet, it’s just the early ones come to find a good spot.
Ganja & Hess - October horror movie-a-thon!
Not to be confused with Ganja & Ness, in which Eliot Ness and his Untouchables wage war on a reefer ring.
This is going to take some doing.
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Waxwork II (1992) truly is Lost in Time, thanks in no small part to the title song by The L.A. Posse, which plays over the film’s end credits. Along with images of painfully Caucasian people, attempting to dance, without the foggiest idea of what they were doing or why.
Lost in Time, Like a Bug in a Jar
No Matter Where You Go, There You Are
Lobster Man from Mars (1989) in Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)
Monday October 13 - The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
One of two titles I watched last night, neither of which I expected much out of. Unfortunately the first, Deliver Us From Evil (2014), lived up to that low expectation. This one though, I enjoyed very much. Considerably more than its predecessor, The Purge (2013). I hadn’t cared terribly for that first film in this series. Thought it was an interesting idea which I’d like to have seen explored differently. Much the way they did in Anarchy, in fact. There’s a lot more to this installment. More characters, more entanglements, more action. While I found a lot to like about The Purge: Anarchy, I’d have been satisfied with one character alone. Frank Grillo as Sergeant. Someone involved obviously has a thing for Max Rockatansky.
The Funhouse - October horror movie-a-thon!
Back when Tobe Hooper was still beautiful.