Monday, November 23, 2009


My 1.5 year old daughter has learned how to climb out of the playpen.

This means that I can no longer put her in the playpen, give her a toy, and expect her to entertain herself.


Monday, November 16, 2009

3:21 AM

Made it about 1800 words. Got to a major plot change. Too much detailed thinking necessary to continue to write while this sleepy.

Giving up.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

2:30 AM

I'm typing a very creepy scene in ACHERON.

I'm also alone in the dark in the Creepy House on the Hill, at my desk in the Library...the only illumination coming from my monitor...the only sounds being that of the old house creaking in the night.


It's after 2:00 AM...

...and I can't sleep. Wifey turned the heater up to 65 before going to bed, and now it's just way too hot for me to entertain sleep.

Do I play video games or write? Decisions, decisions...

Perhaps I'll write, and if I make it past 5 000 words, I'll reward myself with video games.

Ah, Total War, thou art my undoing!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Website is back up!

The website is back up now, and the redirect removed.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Migrating Servers is currently down while we change servers. I am redirecting here to my blog temporarily. Thank you.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cthulhu Chick Tract

I just found this on Shocklines. Hilarious.

Monday, October 26, 2009


The "semi-sequel" to THE DESERT is being tentatively titled ACHERON. (Loyal readers will get the reference.) I'm currently writing both the novel and the screenplay, and am more than halfway complete with both.

Although it deals with similar themes, it only contains one character crossover from THE DESERT, and that happens at the end. I say "semi-sequel" in that the events of ACHERON are linked to something that happened in THE DESERT, but you will not have had to read it beforehand.

I have not begun to shop around either the book or screenplay, but interested parties can contact me at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Movies on Cable


I've been filling up the DVR with just about every frickin' horror movie that has been coming on Halloween Month, and almost every single one has been utterly worthless. Most of them, I just watch the first few minutes and then delete. I don't have time for shit horror. I mean, it's pretty friggin' simple to make a halfway decent horror film. You'd think it'd be easier to find them. Examples:


THE BREED (2006) - This is the only halfway decent one that I've come across yet that I hadn't seen before. People on island being attacked by genetically-modified dogs. It has some genuinely creepy locales, and the dogs have not been CGI'd or sped up or anything to make them scarier. They're just real dogs trying to kill you. A few lulzy moments, and they never really explain why the dogs are so damned smart or anything...but a fun, brainless horror movie.


SHALLOW GROUND (2004) - No, a shitty actor covered in blood is not scary. The director seemed to think this kid was the fucking spookiest thing ever. I watched like, 15-20 minutes of pretty much nothing going on except this bloody teenager walking around, trying to look ominous. Did not work. STOP - DELETE.

I should've stopped at "The Asylum Presents" but the synopsis sounded like a no-brainer. People in tunnels under Mexican border get attacked by monsters. At the first sign of the really bad CGI monsters, I was done. STOP - DELETE.

THE DUNWICH HORROR (2009) - A Lovecraft movie with Jeffery Combs? How could they go wrong, right? (No Brian Yuzna, for one thing...) As soon as Dean Stockwell started shooting bad SFX "lasers" from his fingertips, I said: STOP - DELETE.

BENEATH STILL WATERS (2005) - Speaking of Brian Yuzna, apparently he wasn't available for the above movie because he was making more shitty Spanish movies. The kids in the opening scene were horrible, and when it turned out to be another "Oooooh! He's scary 'cause he's a Debbil-Worshipper!" movie, I just couldn't help but: STOP - DELETE.

CATACOMBS (2007) - Rave party in the catacombs under Paris. Could be cool. Nope. Just another teen slasher film with nothing going for it. Even the catacombs in the movie are fake. Filmed in Romania. STOP - DELETE.

FURNACE (2006) - I only taped it because it had Danny Trejo in it. I realized about 20 minutes in that I was daydreaming about something else. I figured that was as good a reason as any to: STOP - DELETE.


Sure, WRONG TURN wasn't CITIZEN KANE, but it has Henry Rollins in it, so I'll give it a spin.
HALLOWED GROUND - Looks like crap. It's the "Evil Preacher" meme instead of the "Evil Debbil Worshipper" meme, so it'll probably suck just as bad.
SAW III - SAW was okay...a new twist. SAW II sucked mightily, and I gave up the series at that point. We'll have to see just how bad SAW III is. I mean, it's FREE!
IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS - Yeah, I've seen it before. Watched it in the theater. I wanna see how it holds up. Is it as good as I remember? Or will it be like watching LORD OF ILLUSIONS for the second time?