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Everything you wanted to know about the Necronomicon

June 20th, 2017 Comments off

Have you heard the good news friend? Have you read the good book? No, no, not THAT book, this book – the Necronomicon.

If you’ve heard of it, read about it, always wondered about it but honestly don’t know anything about the most dangerous book in the universe except its name – have I got something for you.

This is a good video about the Necronomicon, the dread book spoken of only in hushed whispers in Lovecraft fiction.

What? You don’t know what the Necronomicon is? For shame.

I assume if you’ve found my blog or read my books, you’re a fan of horror and already know about the Necronomicon. If you really don’t know much about it, this is a great video that explains what the book is supposed to be. It approaches it in a way that explains what characters in Lovecraft stories should know. The images in the video are good and really give a good feel for the mythos.

It’s a fun video with a lot of information – enjoy.

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Writing Horror Novels by Joe Hill

May 29th, 2017 Comments off

I stumbled across a Joe Hill book (NOS4A2) ┬ánot that long ago and had no clue who the man was but the description of the story hooked me and I had to give it a try. About a third of the way through the story I turned to my wife and said “Boy this guy sounds like Stephen King based on his style. I wonder if it’s a pseudonym for King?”

Boy did I have egg on my face when after a few minutes on Google (and really if you want to find out facts doesn’t the big G provide data within seconds? Why are people still sharing patently false things? But that’s another post) I found out that Joe is actually the son of Mr. King. His birth name is Joseph Hillstrom King . Cool beans, now the similarity of writing styles makes sense. If you grow up around someone you’re going to internalize some of they style in speech, writing and other style.

Joe is no way a carbon copy of his dad, he has his own voice but the influence is there. And boy howdy is he good.

Everyone can learn something new no matter what their level of knowledge. I’m always learning even about the things I’m already rather expert in (not writing yet, I’m still working on that).

I saw this video on YouTube by Joe talking about writing a horror novel and it was a really enjoyable video. Very good insights from him. Give it a view if you have interest in writing horror or really anything that can draw from some of the lessons of horror regarding building dread, tension etc.

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Silly movie: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians trailer

May 12th, 2017 Comments off

I LOVE bad B and even Z grade movies. Unfortunately my long suffering wife does not share my enthusiasm. I happened to remember this gem today out of the blue.
I’m currently having a blast at Tidewater Comicon in Virginia Beach. If you can’t come out to visit, at least have fun watching this gem from the past.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

True, it’s nowhere near Christmas but I remember seeing this movie as a kid ┬áback in the 60s (yeah I’m that old) and it was so bad it was good. Lots of campy shtick with green faced Martians, a jolly St. Nick and of course precocious kids and fine 1950s values (blech)

Here’s just the trailer, I don’t want to make you suffer through the entire thing here. If you really want it, it’s on YouTube.

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