Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Zombie! Zombie! Brain Bang! (2012, Strangehouse)

"Rights of the Living Dead"

Here's the BRAND NEW cover art for our upcoming Zombie! Zombie! Brain Bang! anthology, featuring stories from D.F. Noble, Mike Lombardo, Mandy DeGeit, Rich Bottles Jr, Jesse Wheeler, Jason Wayne Allen, John Bruni, Justin Roberts, Brian Wiliams, K.M. Tepe, David C. Hayes, and Quinn Hernandez! With breathtaking cover art by Gabriel Wyse! Stories compiled and edited by Nicholas Day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Scare Package (2012, EFW Publishing)

"Oh, Holy Night"

This anthology is to benefit the Rockastle Regional  Hospital and Care Center.

The Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center is home to many brave people who are, quite literally, fighting for their breath. Specializing in ventilator care since 1980, Rockcastle takes a holistic approach to respiratory care designed to improve the patient’s overall quality of life. Not to mention, the total number of staff hours worked per patient is 3.5 times greater than the national average. 100% of all proceeds will go directly to the facility. I can not fully express the gratitude I have for the artists who shared their work for this cause.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bloody Bloody Bible Camp (2012)

as JJ

So what is Bloody Bloody Bible Camp about?

In short, its about a group of Christian Bible Campers who stay the weekend at an old campground where, seven years earlier, there was a massacre at the hands of Sister Mary Chopper. The rest is probably pretty easy to figure out.

Hunstmen (1996, Strictly Underground)


Here is a blast from the past! I served as the editor on this book and it was one of the VERY first projects I was ever involved in. The company, Strictly Underground, is still around and currently released the cool Punx of Rage comic. This one is an oldie! Created and written by John Rogers and Joe Currie back when we were all fools working in a Starbucks in downtown Chicago!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How to Make Movies (2012, McFarland Press)

"On Acting"

Available HERE.

Compiled by Kevin Lindenmuth, a collection of low/no budget indie film experts give advice, stories and a little bit of inspiration about the process. I have a short piece cleverly entitled, "On Acting," which is on acting in these schlockterpieces. Get 'em while they're hot!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chunkblowers (2012, Wormfood Media)

"Impressions of Sickness"

Available HERE.

The new book from Lucifer Fulci spotlights some of the goriest films in existence. My short article, "Impressions of Sickness," is included wherein I rant, mercilessly, about the use of gore as metaphor and symbol. Not for the squeamish!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Dolls by KJ Moore (2012, Bloodbound Books)


Available July 4 in trade and e-book versions.

The gumshoe detective, complete with fedora and trench coat, just became a cold, dead corpse himself thanks to K.J. Moore. Join one of the freshest voices in spec fiction in a noir thriller that would make Orson Welles blush.

Set in the world of fetish, bondage, s & m and consensual torture, Gabe is your average, every day human tragedy author. His sole purpose is to travel the world and write about the miserable existences that the 'unfortunates' on this planet need endure and the rubbernecking 'normal' world eats up every word. Gabe's self-loathing is all but perfect until his friend Ben dies in an apparent auto-asphyxiation accident, complete with gimp mask. Gabe believes Ben's death is murder and goes on an alcohol and nicotine-fueled undercover investigation through the sordid world of deviant sexuality to find the killer. What Gabe encounters, along with his trusted platonic life-mate Tilley, is beyond comprehension. Never one to do things the easy way, even when the easy way is the right way, Gabe's journey takes him on a path of self discovery that can only be accomplished by wading into the most miserable filth this planet can offer... and coming out on the other side. What he finds, though, may just be the end of everything that keeps Gabe together at the seams.

Tales for the Toilet (Crowded Quarantine, 2012)

"Love is Truly Deaf"

Another story in another anthology! This particular tome is right up your alley... pun intended. Shorter fiction timed perfectly to read while otherwise indisposed.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Blood Moon Rising 3-D (2012)

as The Reverend

Buy Blood Moon Rising 2D on DVD!

Since 1889, cursed lovers, Tristan and Rachel, have roamed the Earth looking for a way to end their misery as a vampire and werewolf. Only during an eclipsed blood moon can they see each others' human forms renewing their love.

In the year 1969 they put an end to their agony only to have it soiled by Tristan's jealous wife and daughter of the Devil, Lucy. Back from the grave and still hot from hell, her plan goes beyond revenge. She seeks to rule Earth with the army of hell. The only person who can stop Lucy is her great-great granddaughter Sadie Hawkins and her sidekick, Darrel Lee, a comic book geek and soda jerk who has been waiting for this moment all his life. As the plot thickens with werewolves, zombies and vampires, Darrel finds his element and falls in love with Sadie.

They battle the army of hell with the help from a 1969 film crew who pops into Blood Moon Rising while making a zombie flick of their own. Together they take on Captain Faust and the ghouls of hell to stop Lucy from destroying Earth.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Scarlet Whispers (2012, Scarlett River Press)

"Epiphany in the Third"

The Scarlet Whispers anthology is a charity with proceeds benefiting equestrian rescues. Complete list of contributors will be available soon.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Class of 'Nuke Em High IV (2014)

with 68 other people

In 1999 a collaborative screenplay contest for Class of Nuke 'Em IV  was put on by Troma. I entered and won (they still owe me $50) a spot as a collaborator on the script. There were 40 screenwriters on this. I'm curious if this could be real? And, if so, can the scene I wrote with Lloyd Kaufman being accosted by Ghandi and Santa Claus be coming to fruition? Let's hope not.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tough As Nails (2012, NorGus Press)

"Dark Penance"

My black and white marker on paper piece "Dark Penance" will be a featured illustration in NorGus Press' fantasy anthology Tough as Nails: Sword and Sorcery Anthology.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Back Woods (2001)

as Luther


After a group of rowdy teens run over his man-woman mother, a 300 lb. retarded transvestite redneck goes absolutely ripshit on basically every other character in the movie.

"How do you review a terrible movie if the point of the movie is how terrible it is? The answer, my eager young friends, is with a smile on your face,a spring in your step, and a whole thesaurus full of interesting curse words at your disposal. Simply stating the premise of this movie aloud is enough to cause an entire hospital wing full of babies to burst into flames. So what we've got here is a no-budget horror flick to end all no-budget horror flicks. It is a clear parody of the genre, and some might say it's a pretty good one, too."

 - Something


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Crushed Velvet (2013)

as Richards

In a parallel dimension, censorship has been rescinded from all movies and television so people can do and say almost anything on TV. As a result, everyone in the country watches television day and night. It is a national addiction. Enter Dusty Velvet, whose husband has been "taken" for service in the national armed forces. The chances of him surviving are slim because wars have broken out all over Iraq & Iran and the only way to get him back is to "buy" him back from the military for $500,000. A new reality "game show" is on the air offering $1M for the contestant who can last sixty days in a solitary confinement chamber with nothing but a bed, table and toilet. A video camera watches each of the contestants 24/7 and it is the hottest show on television. Dusty Velvet is chosen as a contestant and is slowly becoming the newest "American Idol" for her antics inside the chamber. However, after a long period in darkness and isolation, things suddenly take a horrid turn for the worse in this tale from the darker side of reality.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Dial P for Peanuts (2011, Full Length)


Grand Canyon University's Ethington Theatre exclusive 2011 weekend engagement.

Winner 2011 Best Production Ethingtony
Winner 2011 Best Director Ethingtony

This very well-received play details the extraordinary events of the grown up Peanuts gang. Each of them have committed a sin in their adult lives and now they must pay... Agatha Christie-style. Co-written with Michael Kary.

CineMagicians Vol. 2 (2012, CMG)

"Return to an Angry Red Planet"

I was fortunate enough to speak with some legendary science fiction practitioners for this article including Robert Skotak, Sid Pink and Ib Melchior. The piece itself was written years ago and I'm glad it can find a print home with CineMagicians.

Ultra-Violent Magazine #6 (2006, UV Publications)

DVD Reviews

Ultra-Violent Magazine saw fit to print some DVD reviews of upcoming and older horror films. I thank them since this opportunity became the genesis for Cinema Head Cheese.

Videoscope #40 (2001, Phantom Media)

Edward D. Wood, Jr. Book Reviews

I penned reviews for the three books written by Ed Wood that were still in-print at the time: Let Me Die in Drag, Killer in Drag and Hollywood Rat Race. Each of these published by FourSquare Media.

Cyclone (2009, Synapse Films)

"Disaster: Mexican Style" Liner Notes

I was asked by Synapse Films to pen the liner notes for the DVD release of Rene Cardoza's epic disaster/animal attack epic of filmed epic-ness. The film is like watching Gilligan's Island if it was written by The Marquis de Sade... genius (as well as Cardoza's other works).

Shecky's Chicago (2002, Shecky Publications)

Chicago-area Pub Reviews

I seem to have made quite a splash in the early 2000s as a bar/pub reviewer. Aaaah... the good old days.

Cult Movies Magazine #40 (2008, Cult Movies)

"An Interview with Sid Pink"

I was fortunate enough to conduct one of the final interviews with Sci Fi and b-movie legendary producer Sid Pink (Angry Red Planet, Reptilicus) before his passing. Great guy.

Barfly's Guide... (2002, Barfly Publications)

Chicago-area Pub Reviews

This book is so out of date it isn't funny, but the potential of getting paid to eat and drink was enormous.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Morpheus Tales #14 (2011, Morpheus Press)

"Rights of the Living Dead"

The fourteenth issue of the UK's most controversial weird fiction magazine! Featuring: The Cherry Tree By David Lear, Misplaced Loyalties By Graeme Stevenson Illustrated By Robert Leija, Souvenir By Brockton McKinney, Rights of the Living Dead By David Hayes Illustrated By Vladimir Petkovic, An Interview With Geraldine By Neil John Buchanan, Teeth By Axelle Carolyn Illustrated By Mr. Byron, The Final Toll By Matt Mok, Soulshredder By Lee Clark Zumpe, The Last Walk By Diana Bocco, A Silence Between Two Waves Of The Sea By Robert Sagirs Illustrated by Ash Arceneaux, The Quill of Eternal Damnation By Adnane Rehane. Read the magazine Christopher Fowler calls "edgy and dark", and see what you think.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell (2011)

as John Wayne Gacy

From Severed Cinema: Director Ron Atkins releases his latest and most ambitious film, The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell on DVD,  August 31, 2011. The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell follows the character of Harry Russo (Schizophreniac and Necromaniac), returning to a plauge-infested Las Vegas for a supernaturally-ordained meeting with Terry Hawkins (The Last House On Dead-End Street aka The Funhouse). Set in the near future, The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell tells a twisted story of discovery and destiny, of madness and mayhem, of cultures and corruption. The film was conceived in 2003 between Ron Atkins and the late Roger Watkins. Upon Watkin's untimely death, James VanBebber was recruited to essay the role of Hawkins and filming began in late 2007. An uncompromising and unique artist, Ron Atkins is now poised to re-write the rules of the American independent film forever with The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell.

REM 2 (2012)

as Detective Michaels

Coming soon from Victory Angel Films!

Ariel is an actress with few friends, boyfriend troubles and an overbearing mother. She fears that the stress of her job is the cause of her terrifying dreams. Her fears become reality when she begins to have nightmares of the vicious murders of her co-workers. As the police become suspicious of her, Ariel must find out who the real killer is or become a victim herself.

REM2 Trailer from Brian Skiba on Vimeo.

Horor (2012)

as The Redneck


Attempting to finish a screenplay, a screenwriter sequesters himself in a cabin in the woods. When the backwoods locals start to disappear, the screenwriter suspects that a murderer is on the loose.

Sounds cool. Too bad it will never come out.

Crack Whore (2012)

as Cletus

From the makers of Bloody Bloody Bible Camp and the diseased mind of Lance Polland comes Crack Whore!

The story of a Crack addicted prostitute named Honey. A girl who goes to a party out in the desert where she falls victim to drugs and gang rape. Spoon feeding herself crack, Honey decides to settle the score. Armed with only a switchblade and her alluring body, Honey's full scale revenge on these hillbillies is nothing but bloody.