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Friday, May 29, 2009

The Haunt

If anyone has a profile over at The Haunt, hit me up, here's the link: http://www.horror-mall.com/haunt/swands

If you want to join up, use this one and I get referral points:
http://www.horror-mall.com/haunt/signup/friend_swands/

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel/Book Review


Jonathan Maberry has crafted a fine story with Patient Zero. It’s rooted in a realistic world with terrors we fear and is able to maintain just the right balance of realism and fiction. It’s full of action, intrigue, horror and even a bit of science fiction. It’s well-balanced, well-thought out and feels fully conceived. Better than the story itself, is its main character, Joe Ledger, who rivals Snake Plissken in the badass department. The writing itself is smooth and keeps you turning pages faster and faster as Maberry pulls you along. This is a book to make time for.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Zombie Roaches!


With a single jab into the brain, a jewel wasp can turn a cockroach into the living dead.

You can read the full story here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/12/071206-roach-zombie.html

Zombie Ants!


May 14, 2009--In South America female phorid flies have developed a bizarre reproductive strategy: They hover over fire ants (pictured in a file photo), then inject their eggs into the ants with a needle-like appendage.

You can read the rest of the article at: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/photogalleries/zombie-ants/index.html

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Stay Dead: The Stranger & Tunnel Rats First Proof Ordered!

Okay, so the book has been proofread, I added an introduction and a very very short prologue, I also threw in a preview of Damaged: a series of short writings in the back. The back cover is awaiting some quotes and I might tweak the back cover blurb a tiny bit but I feel it's 98% done and is due a First Printing Proof for me to look over, I hope everything prints right! I will let you all know and post a picture of it in my hands just as soon as I can, which will probably be in a week!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I've started a new blog!

I've started a new blog strictly for my Stay Dead work--don't worry, I will still post stuff here but I wanted it to have it's own blog. Here's the link, check it out, follow, subscribe, comment, blah blah blah: http://pleasestaydead.blogspot.com/

Friday, May 1, 2009

We're all dead, some of us just don't know it yet.


Here's a sketch of a zombie, all digital. His name is Nad and he once was an extra alongside Robert Deniro.

Inside: Movie Review


The last two years or so in the world of horror movies has been nothing but French this and French that, blah blah blah! I was in no rush to hop on the hype train, I’m way too lazy for that shit, but when I finally watched Inside—damn! It was truly horrifying. I thought maybe the French do have all the answers. I was initially put off by the film’s marketing and DVD art and Dimension Extreme is very hit or miss with me but I had to give it a shot. I may never watch this movie again, but I’m glad I did. The characters felt real and full of complexities, the situation horrific, the violence disturbingly real and oddly understandable. The only gripe I have is this (Spoiler Alert): after the officer with the criminal attached to his hip leave Sarah in her bedroom she lays down on her back and puts the fucking gun down! Seriously? That would never of happened in this situation, if she sat on the bed with the gun drawn and faced the hall she would’ve shot her tormentor dead and spared us the gut-wrenching last 20 or so minutes which were equal parts disturbing and brilliant. I also found the score to be quite effective and something I wouldn’t mind listening to on it’s own.