Sunday, August 7, 2011

Movie recommendation: "Insidious"

For all of you horror fans out there, I watched the movie, "Insidious" last night.  Very, very creepy.

Think: "Orphan" meets "Case 39" meets "Paranormal Activity" meets "Drag Me To Hell."

I watch a lot of horror movies, and sadly I'm perpetually disappointed by predictable tropes and an over-reliance on blood-and-guts and quick scares to make up for lack of plot.  When I come across something that is a fresh idea or puts a new spin on classic horror, it makes me pay attention.

I won't pass along any spoilers, but I will say that "Insidious" scared me--and that doesn't happen very often.  I'd characterize it is a good not great horror flick--but one that is well worth watching!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Just finished my latest short story...

...tentatively entitled, "Food For Worms."  And no--this is not a zombie story!

I'm going to let it sit for a day or two before I begin editing--then it'll be time to get to work on my next story, for which the working title is currently, "Affairs in Order."  And yes--this will be a zombie story, but with a unique spin on the cause for the zombie apocalypse.

Stay tuned--more to come on both stories...