Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Short Horror from Jude Mire

My friend, Chicago horror writer Jude Mire, just sent me a link to his short story "The Job At The End Of The Block" that is now on Horror Bound Magazine On-Line. Congratulations!

It's a nifty little tale that will keep you guessing until the end just what kind of job our hero has accepted at the end of the block. Curl up and enjoy.

Horror Bound Magazine is a literary magazine primarily for horror fiction, however, we also feature dark fantasy, noir, thriller and slipstream fiction. To submit your work for consideration please review our submission guidelines. We feature short stories, poetry, art, book reviews and interviews with the top talent in the field today and more!

Horror Bound Magazine

Monday, November 24, 2008

Free MindFlesh screening on-line

It's been a while since I heard from my UK friend Robert Pratten of Zen Films. We met at a Boston film festival and have kept in touch ever since. Okay, we're not best buddies and don't text each other hourly, but he's a cool guy and a talented filmmaker. I was impressed with his first film, "London Voodoo".

His second film, "MindFlesh", is now available on DVD. It's adapted from William Sheinman's book "White Light". Think "Hellraiser" meets "Species". Here's Amazon.com's description:

"MindFlesh is about obsession. Specifically, the obsession of taxi driver Chris Jackson who believes a goddess from a parallel dimension is walking the streets of London. This obsession is destroying the natural order of the universe and Guardian extraterrestrials threaten to kill Jackson's friends if he doesn't relinquish his fantasy.

Jackson, played by Peter Bramhill (Human Traffic) enlists the help of parapsychologist Frank Verdain played by Chris Fairbank (Batman, Alien3, 5th Element) to unravel the secrets of the mind and the universe. Only his Buddhist ex-girlfriend played by Lucy Liemann (Bourne Ultimatum) understands the power of the mind."

That's good news. BUT HERE'S BETTER NEWS:

Robert e-mailed to let me know that thanks to a hook up with the Twitch on-line movie site you can watch "MindFlesh" for free for three days only: December 12, 13, 14. That's a 72 hour window to tune in and trip out to "MindFlesh". Mark your calendars.

Here's the text link to cut and paste into your browser:

or you can access it here: MindFlesh link on Twitch

Enjoy! And Happy Horror-Days!

Zen Films site

Sunday, November 23, 2008

TWiG Interview - Indie Filmmaking: What you need to know

Just had a lengthy phone interview with Pierce "The Punk" Derks from This Week in Geek (TWiG). We spent about an hour talking indie filmmaking, everything from finding financing through to distribution strategies. Really good questions. And I'm told my responses were none too shabby either.

The interview podcast will be posted on the TWiG site in December. Watch (listen?) for it and groove on the other interviews already posted. These guys are seriously deep into gaming, films, comics - all things geek. Yes, geek is the new black. Try and keep up, eh?

I'll let you know the podcast posting date & exact URL as soon as I get the word. Over and out for now.

TWiG site