Can’t be in a warm spot? Let these books take you there!

SKELETONS FINAL FRONT COVER

As you’re reading this I’m on my way to Walt Disney World in Florida for a winter warm-up (if you’ve read SKELETONS IN THE SWIMMIN’ HOLE: TALES FROM HAUNTED DISNEY WORLD, then you probably know the World is my fave place to be!). And there’s news on that front: Read the rest of this entry

Just signed up for 9Pi-Con this summer!

9PI-Con Logo

I’ve just registered and booked my room for 9Pi-Con, “The friendliest little convention in New England,” which is being held from July 31 – August 2, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.

Although the programming hasn’t been announced yet, I can promise Read the rest of this entry

Short Story Sunday: Dead Letters

Dead Letters by Mario Milosevic

Dead Letters, Mario Milosevic

This gem about a man who writes letters on behalf of dead people Read the rest of this entry

Finally! Something in Danbury! I’ll be at CT Horrorfest July 18

CT Horrorfest Logo

Connecticut Horrorfest, a horror con sponsored by the Horror News Network featuring horror celebrities, horror-related vendors, panels, and more is coming to The Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, Connecticut (10 miles from my house…really? Because nothing EVER happens here!) from Read the rest of this entry

“I’d say I love meatloaf, but that’d be weird…”

“I’d say I love you, but that’d be weird.” ~ K. Allen Wood, Editor of Shock Totem, in the Foreword to Shock Totem 8.5: Holiday Tales of the Macabre and Twisted — Valentine’s Day 2014

Shock Totem 8.5 Book

The special holiday issues of Shock Totem come in this neat little half-sized format…perfect for the pocket or purse!

Shock Totem has made quite a name for itself over the past few years, and deservedly so…I’ve read some memorable pieces that made me put down the book and say to myself, “Wow!” So last year I was thrilled when Read the rest of this entry

Horrorfesting It!

My cousin Maryanne and I used to enjoy a horror movie or two following our annual excursion to the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival or before one of my famous (or infamous) parties. We enjoyed the chance to share our favorites with each other (and play catch up on things we wanted to see but hadn’t yet) so much we decided to get together a couple of weekends a year and make films the focus.

Here’s what we’ve seen so far and what we thought…what will we watch this weekend? Time will tell. We tend to get a giant stack and pick according to mood.

 

Love Bigfoot? EXISTS on DVD/Blu-Ray today…hear all about it on DARK DISCUSSIONS!

Exists Poster

Exists, the new Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project) found footage piece about Bigfoot that’s one hell of an edge-of-your-seat ride, is available today on DVD. I don’t know if it has any special features — and that’s usually how I judge whether or not I’m going to own the disc — but this movie is so good I’m getting it regardless. Here’s the Amazon link: http://amzn.com/B00Q582P5E

Need a fix? In the meantime, check out Dark Discussions Episode 162 by clicking here…I was lucky enough to get to guest to discuss this movie that’s so wonderfully reminiscent of The Legend of Boggy Creek. In case you’re wondering whether or not this thing is terrifying? It’s made several 2014 Top Ten Horror Movie Lists:

Playboy

CrypticRock

Sound on Sight

Enjoy!

 

Talking it out…

Jarring Lucas Bristol Community College Honors English

Speaking to students about your work is a win-win: you get to inspire them, and you get learn things about your story you might not have seen or realized (yes, even though you wrote it—many things a writer puts into his pieces are subconscious; we’re not always aware!). Recently, I had the privilege of discussing “Jarring Lucas,” which appears in the Great Old Ones Publishing anthology CANOPIC JARS: TALES OF MUMMIES AND MUMMIFICATION with an Honors English class at Bristol Community College in Attleboro, Mass. Here we are!

Let It Snow…

SNOW Clip

Snow. It can drive a person mad.

Snow! I luckily missed the [non-blizzard for my area just north of NYC] Juno because I was down in Walt Disney World, but I didn’t miss this one! Luckily, a friend of mine from around the local theater community (more specifically, TheatreWorks New Milford) has a wicked sense of humor and cooked this up just in time. I couldn’t resist sharing it. Snowbound or Snowbird, you’re sure to get a chuckle out of it! Enjoy!

Watch SNOW here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lz6fxUUcog&index=3&list=UUcKNahAGn1tK9xfCtV7wlxQ

 

 

Come Conbust It this March!

It’s official — I’ve just registered for Conbust 2015 at Smith College in Northampton, MA!

Conbust 15

Me with members of the Salem Trayend Band, who presented a Civil War era bayonet fencing drill practiced by the Salem Zouaves. To learn more, visit http://salemtraynedband.org/

Conbust isn’t just an anime con — it covers everything from Read the rest of this entry

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