The Book of Blasphemous Words is Out

My latest short fiction, KILL FEE, is in this amazing anthology, available now in paperback and digital:… #Amazon

Black Horror

Recommended: Cool-looking 70s psychedelic vampire film by Bill Gunn starring Duane Jones! Re-made/updated recently by @SpikeLee as “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”

A Bit of the Old Ultraviolence

 Pleased with the action-packed JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 – three great scenes and no bad ones – Howard Hawks would have approved.

Now Playing

#NP – The soundtrack to “Synchronicity” by Ben Lovett. If you enjoy Vangelis and modernized minimalist synth stuff like “Stranger Things,” you’ll enjoy this.

How to Use the Supreme Alphabet

Last year, one of my favorite books was The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle. I’m a Lovecraft fan… except for his goddamn racism. Many other modern writers feel the same, and have created revisionist Lovecraftian stories that ignore the racist sentiment (a safe step forward, I suppose).  So what do you do if…

Tickets, Please!

Just saw “Train to Busan,” an excellent two-hour action/drama feature from Korea. Like all good zombie outbreak scenarios, it’s about the survivors, and how they deal with a world that’s suddenly gone. More specifically, in a situation like that, is it better to be selfish or selfless? Highly recommended.

November 10, 2016

Reading Monster, a series of graphic novels by Naoki Urasawa – In Cold War-era Germany, brilliant surgeon  Kenzo Tenma couldnt’t have known that his decision to stop chasing professional success and instead concentrate on his oath to save peoples’ lives would result in the birth of an abomination. Years later, middle-aged childless couples are being killed…

Ice Haven (2005)

A collected series of comic strips by Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) – The structure reminds me of Peyton Place by Grace Metalious. A solemn, insightful and often funny meditation on the failure of human communication and the deadening isolation and frustration which result.