Doguhn, new and improved, is available now in trade paperback!
Click here to purchase in trade paperback!
(EDIT: KINDLE VERSION AVAILABLE NOW! – Also available through Amazon)
Thanks for all your patience and support, and I hope you enjoy visiting the world of the Eanigmus!
There are things walking these streets that should not exist in this world, as this is not the world in which they were born. Continue reading
“If this picture doesn’t make you scream and squirm, you should see a psychiatrist–quick!”
David Cronenberg's, Shivers
David Cronenberg’s Shivers, AKA They Came From Within, is one of those lost gems that’s damn near impossible to track down these days. You’ll pay upwards of $50 for a used copy, and for some bizarre reason no one seems to be stepping up to distribute this now out of print DVD. Continue reading
Doguhn book cover
Some of you may have noticed that the site’s been a little light on content in the last couple weeks. That’s because I’ve been busy trying to get Doguhn up for sale as soon as possible (in the form of trade paperback and kindle) at the cost of much needed sleep. As a result of my unshaven insomnia, I’m happy to announce it’ll be out in time for the holidays. For those who have expressed interest, thank you for your patience and I hope the end result will be worth its weight in promises. I’ve taken my time to make sure everything is of the best possible quality I can offer. Continue reading
Doguhn - book cover
I’m making preparations to release Dōguhn, my first novel, for sale through Create Space on Amazon, to be sold as a trade paperback and for digital download through Kindle. I can’t say with any degree of certainty when it will be ready, but I estimate the process to take approximately a month (at least). I’ll be sure to let everyone know before it’s up for sale, and I’ll include more samples for your (hopeful) enjoyment in the meantime.
Are you planning take the adventure to the Eanigmus and learn the terrible secrets it hides, or are you, as our main protagonist asks, “…just gonna stand there with half a head?”
Poster for The Thing (2011)
Let me start this off by making something really clear. I put “review” in quotations because I’m not technically reviewing this film. I’m not going to give it a score. I don’t think it’s fair, as I’m far too attached to John Carpenter’s film from 1982 to judge this movie in its own right, and I think that will be apparent. If Carpenter’s version never existed, I may have enjoyed this film far more, but since this movie would never have existed if not for The Thing from 1982, that’s kind of moot. Moving on…
I’m going to tell you now, if you don’t want the movie spoiled, you’re not going to want to read this. I’m going to ruin the whole movie for you, but since the movie does a good enough job of ruining itself, I don’t think I’m doing anything too immoral. Besides, for those who’ve seen the Carpenter version, there shouldn’t be too much to spoil, right? We know no one survives, right? Right? Well…maybe everyone dies… Continue reading
Poster for The Thing (2011)
As many of you are undoubtedly aware, there is going to be a prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing released next week, misleadingly titled, “The Thing”. Already I’ve heard rumblings of those incorrectly assuming it’s actually a remake, and why wouldn’t they, being that it shares the same title, many of the events depicted in the trailer closely mimic those of the Carpenter’s film, and in a chickenshit move by Hollywood, none of the main characters are actually Norwegian…Well you can’t expect Americans to read subtitles now, can you?
So here I’m left with the dilemma of whether or not to give these people my money. It’s known that I’m quite vocally against remakes of classics, especially when they rape the original in it’s mouth, but The Thing is, in my humble opinion, the definitive remake. Now here comes a prequel to the remake, and so there shouldn’t be much for me to complain about…it’s not a remake, right? Continue reading
Yes, this site has been neglected as of late. I’d like to say right up front that until I can get some of these “real-life horror” issues off my plate, posting will be a little sporadic, but I promise it’ll be far more regular once that’s all done with. I’m also painfully aware that I’m well behind getting my novels up for sale, and for that I apologize. I kindly ask those who are interested to please be patient, and I hope the wait will be worth it…speaking of which…
Abarat: Absolute Midnight
I’ve been occupied with some things and so I regret that this site has been neglected. Though I’m happy to report that I’ve gotten quite a bit of writing done on my newest manuscript today (The Skin Collection). The chapter I just finished may be my most blasphemous work to date. I may post it on here eventually, but for now I’ll post another chapter from my first novel, Dōguhn. I’ll be reviewing a couple more movies shortly (potentially Kurosawa’s Cure and Cronenberg’s Shivers), and may even post some more top ten lists. Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading this excerpt from the chapter entitled, The Man With a Thousand Wounds. And don’t forget, I have a promise to keep; these books will be up for sale in the not too distant future…
A decade ago, a little horror gem slipped by far too many people, and that was Brad Anderson’s Session 9, which received an all too limited theatrical release in August 2001. I had a few other movies in mind to use for my first retro review on the site, but in celebration of the 10 year anniversary, I figured I’d bring some attention to this wonderful, underrated film, as I just re-watched it a few days ago and was reminded that not enough people are aware of it’s existence.
For those who are unaware, Brad Anderson is the director of another wonderful psychological horror film, The Machinist, released 3 years after Session 9 and also criminally limited in its theatrical run. But Session 9 remains my favorite from Anderson, and so I bring you my review…
I was speaking with a friend about remakes last night, and though there were some minor conflicts of opinion, I knew what today’s article was going to be.
(Editors note: There’s an obvious lack of photos for the “bad” remakes. This is purely out of spite because when I searched for screens of the originals, I had to shuffle through the crap remakes to get there. Plus I enjoy the purity of the wonderful photos below.)
Whenever the subject of remakes comes up, especially in the horror genre, there are a few examples I’ll always throw out there as the best examples on the subject; films that get it right on almost every level, and are done so well that they actually improve on the original and become classics in their own right. And then there’s that pile of shit over there with a few sweet smelling morsels, but for the most part, a pile of shit the world doesn’t necessarily need to consume.
John Carpenter's The Thing