SLASH, a SAG feature film starring Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Para-normal Activity 3, American Horror Story), Todd Farmer (Jason X, My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry), Gibby Haynes (lead singer of Butthole Surfers) and including several cameos by A-List actors, will be filming in New Mexico for four weeks.
Reelybored Horror is planning on opening up a new section on the website dedicated to all things horror literature, short fiction, dark poetry, true tales of the supernatural/paranormal, etc. you get the picture. I am also considering having a section up for fan fiction but I’m still debating that one So long as the theme revolves around, horror, mystery, thriller, the paranormal, etc.
Just a note, this is simply for the enjoyment of readers of your work or if you want another outlet to show your work. So, in other words, there is no money involved. I am, however, looking for quality work. Not necessarily professional, but needs to be well-written. When submitting work be sure to include a short, mini-bio and a small photo of yourself if you’d like to be included along with your work. Submit as much as you would like!
For submissions, feel free to shoot an email over my way: reelybored(AT)gmail(DOT)com
“Reely” looking forward to reading your work. Feel free to spread the word and share with your friends. Thanks for your time!
Horror Movie Review: My Evil Dead – Part 4 or, Part 1, Again?
After my bitching, moaning and groaning at the announcement that my beloved Evil Dead was being remade, or “re-imagined”, it was finally released on April 5, 2013. I saw it two weeks later. It wasn’t because I was boycotting the film with hopes that my lack of attendance would cut into the film’s box-office receipts. Nor was it because the inner fan-boy in me refused to watch this predetermined abomination retelling of a classic film. No, it was simply because a window to shell out my hard-earned money didn’t present itself until two weeks after its release. Simple as that.
My wife and I were recently blessed with a daughter and we could not be more happier than we have been these first three months. However, that is not to say that our little baby girl, who was born premature at 3lbs., has the lungs of a seasoned opera singer that would probably put Plácido Domingo to shame – yes, she is that loud and has been the subject of many nights of sheer terror and sleepless nights, for mommy and daddy of course. So yes, I guess you can say that there is an underlying horror in this post.
My newborn baby girl, so tiny and fragile in my arms, looked up to me with wide eyes as she struggled to comprehend the words that were coming out of my mouth. Despite her not having the slightest idea what I was saying to her, I spoke to her in hopes of garnering some sort of satisfactory reaction from her, to be specific, I tried my best to get her to smile to no avail. My attention, however, was diverted elsewhere as the room around me was changing. The lights dimmed and the room was engulfed in darkness save for the bright streaks of light that crept in through the tiny crevices in the walls and door frames. My baby shrieked as she did understand fear and horror.
Parlor of Horror has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Now, although I have no idea what this means or what it’s all about I have to say that I am pretty honored. I have never participated in such an event but thought I’d give it a shot.
Apparently I have to nominate 10 other blogs and participation is not necessarily “mandatory”. So, your mission, should you choose to accept it is listed below. And, if you choose not to participate, your DEAD to me! Kidding – no hard feelings whatsoever! If I don’t nominate you, don’t worry as this is all new to me and probably don’t really know what the hell I’m doing anyway
Contrary to popular belief, I also like other types of movies aside from my belove horror films. Films like “The Thomas Crowne Affair,” or pretty much any James Bond Film may have their moments of comic relief, but they’re not exactly built to be laughed at. Romantic Comedies, on the other hand, often fall into the categories of cheesy and predictable. That’s why the blunder-centered comedy is such a fantastic find in the cinemascape.
I’m especially looking forward to “Identity Thief” due out on Feb. 8th. Who doesn’t love Melissa McCarthy — who, by the way, is Jenny McCarthy’s cousin — unconditionally? The combination of the perfectly vanilla Jason Bateman and the usually sweet McCarthy has us salivating. The story adds a comedic twist on the growing problem of identity theft. When Bateman’s character “Sandy Bigelow Patterson’s” identity gets assumed by the quirky McCarthy, misadventures and car chases ensue. Although we’re pretty sure that services like Lifelock would do a better job of taking care of such problems in the real world, the world of movies is so much more fun.
The booby trap in horror, or any film for that matter, can be quite the spectacle as we wait in anticipation to witness what happens when that chain of events is triggered by stepping on the wrong stone or touching something you weren’t supposed to touch. Usually, the end result is nothing good and oftentimes our characters fall victim to these traps unless of course they’re the protagonist/hero of the film. Let’s explore some of the more memorable horror films that feature some rather unique methods of killing by way of the booby trap.
Metaphors for American consumption of goods can be seen in the 1978 George Romero horror movie Dawn of the Dead. But, in 1985 Writer/director Larry Cohen, who is no stranger to low-budget horror movies that packs a “wallop” (a what?) with its social commentary, gives us another look at how the effects of another commodity with his “hold no punches” horror film The Stuff. The Stuff, much to my surprise, is billed as being a horror-comedy. Surprised for two reasons:
Updates are abound for our short film, “Marrow”. In case you missed the announcement. I am working on a short, independent film titles “Marrow” – an apocalyptic tale of morality where our protagonist, Lindsay, must fend for herself and her younger siblings in a dangerous world.
First, if you look above, you will see our new teaser poster for the film. I have been scouting the local area in search of an abandoned silo where one of our characters calls his home. Found a few potential locations but still have to hunker down what will be the final shooting location.
Next, we have some audio updates. We now have Alan Zapata on board with audio engineering. You can take a look at his impressive resume by visiting his website at http://www.alanzapata.com/. Also on board is talented composer Andrew Senna who is sure to add an awesome soundtrack to our film.
To check out our video updates and/or to donate to the film, please visit our campaign page at http://igg.me/at/marrowshort/x/2697502 and be sure to click on the “Updates” tab! We are getting closer to the end date of the campaign and still need all the help we can get.