Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Magazines, Mummies, Movies, and More!



Here's what's new lately in my writing and podcasting ventures. I hope you find lots of things to your liking! 

The debut issue of Gruesome Magazine's quarterly print magazine is now available at gruesomemagazine.com in both digital and hard-copy formats. Be a part of history and grab this collector's edition while you can! My article is the first of two installments in which I interview Mexican auteur Isaac Ezban, whose first two films, The Incident and The Similars, are amazing science fiction/horror hybrids that will twist your mind into knots. My Uphill Both Ways podcast co-host Mike Imboden checks in with a very cool article about the making of Found Footage 3D, and there are several other great features in this issue as well.

Meanwhile, my fellow Grue-Crew members and I are hard at work on putting our second issue together. Here' a sneak peek at the cover:


Speaking of Uphill Both Ways, Mike and I are having a blast recording each episode, and we hope it shows when listeners tune in. You can check out all of our episodes so far at http://www.whenitwascool.com/up-hill-both-ways-podcast/. We want to thank Karl and Tonya Stern of the super-fun retro pop culture website When It Was Cool for exclusively hosting the podcast for us. Take a look at the site for all kinds of interesting articles (some written by yours truly) and podcasts, from professional wrestling to comic books, music to movies, toys to television, incredible recipes, and tons more.

The latest episode of my other podcast, Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, just dropped while I was updating my blog! My co-hosts and I cover the 1932 version of The Mummy with Boris Karloff. You can check it out here, and get caught up with our 10 previous episodes here.

I should have two, if not three, articles in the new issue of Phantom of the Movies' VideoScope magazine (videoscopemag.com) when it hits mailboxes and bookstores next month. I'll update about that once the issue is available.

Please check out another pop culture nostalgia site for which I write, That's Not Current (thatsnotcurrent.com). I also have recent film reviews for two of the United Kingdom's finest horror magazines and websites. You can read my review of the vampire movie Aaron's Blood at Scream (screamhorrormag.com) and, my review of the Italian superhero film They Call me Jeeg (and more) at Diabolique (diaboliquemagazine.com).

Thanks, as always, for reading and listening! I truly appreciate it!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gruesome Magazine #1 Digital Version Is Available Now!

As the staff behind Gruesome Magazine irons out the final details regarding the hard-copy print version of our debut issue, we are proud to announce that you can order the digital version immediately! Check out the article linked here for more information and some sample pages. You will also find a code to get 50% off your purchase, making a single issue of the digital version only USD $1.99!

http://gruesomemagazine.com/2017/05/26/gruesome-media-llc-releases-gruesome-magazine-spring-2017-edition/

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Catching Up, and What to Look Forward to This Week



Hello, all! The past couple of weeks have been as busy as ever for me. I just submitted overview articles about South Korea's Jeonju International Film Festival and Oregon's inaugural The Overlook Film Festival to Phantom of the Movies' VideoScope magazine; watch for both to appear in the summer issue, due out in July.

The debut issue of the print version of Gruesome Magazine is at the printers; I will post ordering information soon!

I will submit a review of Dell Comics' The Outer Limits comic book issue 5 to When It Was Cool tonight, so keep an eye out for that in the next few days.

This morning, my Decades of Horror: The Classic Era co-hosts and I recorded an episode about the Vincent Price horror film The Last Man on Earth; I'll update when it goes live.

This week I have a couple of current films to review for the Gruesome Magazine website; podcast preparation for Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, for an episode about the film Village of the Damned that I will host; and more.

Thanks, as always, for reading and listening!


Friday, April 28, 2017

My New Retro Pop Culture Podcast "Uphill Both Ways" Is Now Available!

If you are in the mood for some fun, nostalgic listening, please check out my new podcast, "Uphill Both Ways." Co-host Mike Imboden and I are having a blast discussing some of our favorite pop culture memories. Our first two episodes are now available for free at the fun-tastic When It Was Cool website.

In episode zero, Mike and I talk about our backgrounds and some of our favorite music, wrestling, and television memories from the 1970s and 1980s.

http://www.whenitwascool.com/up-hill-both-ways-podcast/

In episode one, we discuss our first concerts, first comic books, and first celebrity crushes.

http://www.whenitwascool.com/up-hill-both-ways-01


Please join us on our journey as we develop our family-friendly podcast into something that we hope listeners will enjoy and look forward to. We plan to release a new episode every two weeks. Thanks for listening!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Celebrating 10 Fantastic Horror Films from 1977 in My Latest When It Was Cool Article



In my most recent article for the retro pop culture website When It Was Cool, I say happy anniversary to 10 fright flicks. Killer cars, possessed houses, and nature run amok are just a few of the themes on tap. Have a look! http://www.whenitwascool.com/40th-anniversary-of-horror-films

Print Horror Magazines Live: Gruesome Magazine Indiegogo Campaign is Underway for Our New Quarterly!



I'm excited to announce that my fellow Grue-Crew members and I from gruesomemagzine.com and the Horror News Radio family of podcasts are launching a print and digital quarterly this spring! We currently have an Indiegogo campaign to help with the launch at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gruesome-magazine#/. Although we have already hit our initial goal, we can still use your support and are starting to unveil some stretch goals. Read all about the focus of our magazine and find out about the cool perks by visiting our Indiegogo page. Thanks so much!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Yours Truly Co-hosts the new "Decades of Horror: The Classic Era" Podcast

I'm pleased as punch to announce that I am part of a new podcast, Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. Every two weeks, my co-hosts Jeff Mohr, Chad Hunt, and Erin Miskell join me to discuss a film from the silent era through 1969. We are three episodes into this newest member of the Horror News Radio/Decades of Horror family, so it is a great time to hop on board with us.

So far, we have released Episode Zero, in which the four of us discuss our fright-fare influences and favorites; Episode 1, in which we tackle Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho; and Episode 2, in which we focus on the 1967 rarity Maneater of Hydra (AKA Island of the Doomed).

You can find us on iTunes and your favorite podcast catchers, or watch for future episodes at decadesofhorror.com. We're having a blast and we hope you will join us! Thanks!


Horror Movie Coverage in Print Lives as "Gruesome Magazine" Announces Its Hard-Copy Quarterly



The Grue Crew members behind the Horror News Radio family of podcasts and Gruesome Magazine are proud to announce that we are launching a quarterly print magazine focusing on independent horror movies, the filmmakers behind them, and fright-fare film festivals. We are currently running an Indiegogo campaign to help us get things up and running. Please visit our page at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gruesome-magazine and consider helping us out. Plenty of cool perks await you! Whether or not you contribute, if you could help us spread the word on your sites, podcasts, blogs, social media, and so on, we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much for your support!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Catching Up with the Old Year and Welcoming in the New One

I hope 2017 is treating you all well so far!  Here are a few articles and reviews that I have had published lately but didn't post about yet.

First off, I take a look back at 10 of my favorite pop culture memories from 2016 for That's Not Current, along with several other contributing writers. Next up is another collection of favorites; this time Diabolique Magazine writers discuss our favorite films of the past year.

For Gruesome Magazine, I have reviewed, along with other titles, the fantastic eighties supernatural horror homage The Barn, filmmaker Isaac (The Similars) Ezban's debut film The Incident, and the clever horror short Creatures of Whitechapel, in which Victor Frankenstein and Jack the Ripper cross paths.

My recent output for That's Not Current includes an interview with artist and musician Joe Badon and a review of The Giant Spider, Christopher R. Mihm's low-budget valentine to 1950s creature features.

Diabolique Magazine has published two items of mine this month: an article about Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill and how it influenced me as a teenaged film fan, and a review of the recent Australian chiller Observance.

Finally, I kicked the new year off at When It Was Cool with a review of the classic Gold Key Comics one-shot King Kong.

I wrote well over 100 articles last year these and other sites and publications. Join me in 2017 as I am currently on track to meet or surpass last year's amount. I hope you'll find that the quality exceeds the quantity, as well.