A new story has been released today! It's titled THE HAWAIIAN SHIRT and is about a minor character in book 2 of my series, ZOMBIES BITE! You can get it today, for free, on smashwords.com! It's available for the Kindle, iPad, Nook, and any other ereaders you might have (even the computer!)! Get it today. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/459080
As I write I usually have some music or show on in the background. I can't write in silence. So I decided to put on this show titled SPLATTER, which appears to be a television series. It was only 29 minutes long, perfect for what I was doing at the time, and it was a fun thing I didn't have to pay a lot of attention to. Only one episode was available on Netflix, so I decided to give it a shot.
So this 29 minute long show was about a heavy metal musician who offs himself and seeks revenge on those who did him wrong. It wasn't bad. It was a fun little short and I have to say I enjoyed it. Mostly I enjoyed Tony Todd who plays some of the oddest and most interesting characters. The graphics weren't fabulous, and Cory Feldman wasn't a great zombie, but I enjoyed it. Give it a try, it's short enough that you won't feel like you wasted your life watching it.
I've been working on a short story about a minor character from book 2 ZOMBIES BITE! and I've finally finished it. This means that hopefully I will have a new free story out on smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and in the iStore by the end of this week. This story needs a little bit of editing, so it's off to that right now, but it's perfect because I need to create a cover for it. I'm really excited about this story and I hope that all of you out there, reading my books and stories, will enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.
As for other news, I'm about to give book 3 ZOMBIE WASTELAND to my big editor, which means in a year or so I will be fixing it up to have out there. I'm also working on book 4, the last book in the series, ZOMBIMERICA. I admit it's going slowly because life has gotten in the way, but I'm going to push myself through this other story I'm working on and I'm going to force myself to sit down every day and write.
I have to say thank for all of your patience, I love writing, and I'm trying to give you the best books possible. When I began this series I didn't realize that sometimes life would force me to take a step back and focus on other things, like my day job and what to do when I grow up.
After learning that the book was about to become a television series I pulled my book down from the shelf, dusted it off and read it. I enjoyed the book at times and at other times I thought it was a little too slow. There also wasn't a ton of description in the book, which made some parts of it really hard to see since I didn't always know which character I was looking at. But in the end I thought the different view of the vampires was an interesting one, and I enjoyed learning how they killed and what was going to happen to people who were infected. After reading the book I waited and waited for the show to come out and finally tonight it did.
I had been looking for something in which vampires were not about sex and love and sex, I wanted brutal vampires who were all about killing and eating and gathering more of their kind. The show skips through a lot of stuff to get to the meat of the story faster. While it isn't exactly like the book I think that is a good thing. It is like the book in many ways, but I don't think you need to read the book to enjoy the show. Since this was the first episode I won't judge it too harshly right now. I'd like to see how they work through things and keep it interesting. If you enjoy horror and suspense television you might like this. If they keep up the suspense and the horror elements this might be an all right show.
I look forward to the next episode, hoping they keep it interesting and enjoyable to watch.
I've watched this movie before, but when I noticed it was available on instant play I decided to watch it again and see if I liked it just the same. This movie is about a group of misfits who are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
It begins with the gang of guys molesting a woman in a parking garage, and ends with a whole hell of a lot of death. The movie is your basic home movie type of film, each section takes a home movie view and at times the camera moves so much I got a tad nauseous. The movie includes 5 different sections if you don't count the video the gang makes. Each one is a little different, and all of them involve some sort of grisly death.
The first snippet I didn't care for, it was somewhat dull and I didn't really get into the plot of it. For me the last one was the most interesting because it involved a haunted house and a surprising result. The problem I had was a lot of the stories were unfinished. The viewer has no idea a murderous woman met another woman, or why a vampire was so upset, or what the hell was killing kids and couldn't be seen. I like when stories don't feel the need to explain things to me, but I also like when people tell the entire story.
If you haven't seen it I'd give it a try and watch it, it's not bad, I just wanted a little more finality to it.
PONTYPOOL is a movie in which being quiet and not saying a thing is very beneficial. A small town in Canada, Pontypool, is infected with a virus that turns its residents into mumbling zombies.
This suspensful thriller stars Stephen McHattie as Grant Mazzy a radio jockey who works for a talk radio station delivering news and other important information to listeners. Mazzy used o work as a shock jock until he was fired and now he delivers the news and isn't quite happy about it.
The movie starts slow, delivering news about a missing cat and an interesting tale to go along with it. Mazzy is disturbed by a woman who appears then disappears along the side of the road. When he get to the station strange things begin happening in the town and it is reported to them by their "eye in the sky" Ken. Along the way things get worse and people begin killing others before dying themselves. Ken becomes one of those casualties and the conversation that ensues after his death is actually humorous and disturbing.
Unlike most zombie movies this is a new take on the genre. The virus isn't spread through bites, blood, illness or injury, it is spread by word of mouth. Those who become ill have a need to infect others and if they fail they themselves suffer. Mazzy and his manager eventually discover something that might help but before they can save the world the military decides to do what they do best, act before discovery.
I enjoyed this odd little flick. It was slow in places and there were times when I was confused about what the hell was going on, but overall it did offer a new view into the populated zombie genre. The ending was a little odd and seemed unnecessary, but it did add to the oddness of the movie itself. If you have an hour and a half and you've got nothing better to do, check it out, your brain might hurt a little bit after you watch it, but it will also leave you thinking.
I have been looking forward to movies done with Wesley Snipes since he got out of prison so I was looking forward to this. Not only was it a zombie movie but it starred Wesley Snipes. Yay! Unfortunately I was utterly disappointed.
Billed as a western movie revolving around a cursed man (Snipes) whose victims come back to life, this sounded interesting. Plus, being a western, I don't know how many zombie westerns any of you out there have seen but I don't remember seeing any, I thought it would be an interesting take on the zombie genre. It was but the movie was terrible.
This was a western in the sense that it involved the desert, guns, ad cowboy hats, otherwise this was more of a supernatural movie involving sorcery, weird zombie like characters, and odd characters. This was a movie about revenge. After the love of his life is raped Snipes goes on a rampage for revenge, unfortunately she dies giving birth to a child created through the rape. All of the people he kill come back as flesh needing zombies.
The zombies are imaginative but if you understand the zombie genre they shouldn't be considered zombies. Yes, they are resurrected undead people, but they don't eat the flesh of the living. They just use the flesh of the living to cover their rotting bodies when their old flesh rots away.
Honestly, I didn't find this movie interesting. It was not well defined, and honestly I didn't care enough about any of the characters to care what happened to them. None of the characters were that interesting, the reason Snipes was cursed wasn't well defined, I didn't care about his mother or what happened to her or why she gave up her soul, and none of the other characters were wonderful.
I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone, it was just so awful I almost turned it off without finishing it. I watched it so that all of you out there who might stumble across this blog don't waste your time watching this movie. Please, skip it, watch DEAD SNOW instead.
HAUNTER is a new take on the normal haunted house movie. Starring Abigail Breslin this movie is a surprisingly haunting movie which gave me unexpected chills.
The main character, played by Breslin, is a young 15-year-old girl names Lisa. Reliving the same day over and over life gets annoying and dull, until strange things begin to happen in the house and she suspects that someone may be breaking in, until she realizes the truth. Breslin is dead, killed the day before her sixteenth birthday, and she now must find the answers to release herself and her family from the being that keeps them hostage.
While the viewer finds out early on that the Lisa's family is dead, how they got there and why is a mystery. Lisa doesn't remember anything from the day she died, she struggles to figure it out, and in the process she discovers that her and her family are not alone. There are other ghosts in the house and a family she needs to try to protect.
This movie is very suspenseful as I wondered what was going to happen. I would have liked a little more information on why the evil being was the way they were, but all in all a pretty decent flick.
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