Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WENDY HOWARD'S BAD ZOMBIE MOVIE REVIEWS ARE BACK!


 Check this out at http://wjhoward.com/?p=7000

Wendy Howard is back with her Bad Zombie Movie Previews! Don't miss out on the fun!

Yes! I stole this from her page! Go over and see what else she has over there. You know you want to.

 

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Review: Rise of the Zombies

MY BAD ZOMBIE MOVIE REVIEWS ARE BACK! In the past I’ve done these around Halloween, but I’ve been jonesin’ to watch some bad zombie movies lately. Just a quick reminder, I have a passion for low-budget sci-fi and horror movies, especially the really bad, low-rated ones that no one else likes. I purposely seek out the worst of the worst horror movies in particular and sit, start to finish, through 99.5% of ‘em no matter what. Why do I do this? Because I find that I enjoy most of the them. And if you look to the right, I down right LOVE some of them and would watch them over and over again. Add to this an obsession for zombies, and here we are, a new weekly post. These reviews will also be a part of Blaze McRob’s Terror Tuesday, so drop by and see what he’s got going today.
Unfortunately I won’t be adding today’s review to my FAV list. Boy did I start with a really bad zombie movie. Rise of the Zombies was released in 2012 and has a cast of well known actors including: ex-model and long time bad actress, Mariel Hemingway; guy who best plays an idiot, Ethan Suplee; Star Trek’s Jordie, LeVar Burton; tough guy I love, Danny Trejo; another guy who best plays an idiot, French Stewart.
Get ready, because I’m going to really bash this one, and I don’t do this very often. This movie almost joined Awaken the Dead, the only zombie movie in the .5% I didn’t finish watching. The characters in Rise of the Zombies are so pathetic that you cheer on the zombies to hurry up and kill the living in the first ten minutes of the movies. Seriously, they were far below the lowest, acceptable level of stupidity you get in so many horror movies. The living are so pathetic, they can’t even figure out how to protect themselves from zombies in jail cells. The most irritating thing about the movie is they cast Ethan Suplee, yes My Nme is Earl’s idiot brother as the tough Air Force pilot, and French Stewart as the smart scientist who would save the world with his vaccine. LeVar Burton should be ashamed of himself! Mariel Hemingway has always sucked as an actress, so I won’t even bother to complain about her performance. Danny Trejo was the only decent character in the movie although he should have brought his machete.
Okay, it’s not all bad. The make up job on the zombies was okay, although their blood would inconsistently switch between red and black. There is one part worth seeing, but go look it up on YouTube. They electrically zap the zombies in one scene and is was kinda cool.
So, how does it rate? All-in-all, the movie was high on the annoying scale, and no careers were revived in this one. 1 OUT OF 5 BLOODY BRAINS.

Friday, May 3, 2013

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK: DARK MUSES, SPOKEN SILENCES





Nothing like a little teaser! Look at this super cover for a super anthology! This is my first ever Gothic horror tale. I'm really thrilled to have been accepted. And look at the fantastic company I'm in! Woo, hoo! Of course, I will be keeping everyone up to date on what's happening with this great anthology.


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Coming this October... voices from the darkest recesses of the Gothic classics. Featuring stories from Carole Gill, T Fox Dunham, Gregory Norris, Mike Chinn, B.e. Scully, Timothy Hurley, Jonny M. Kelley, Blaze McRob, and more. With an introduction from Gary A. Braunbeck, this is a collection you will not want to miss!



And from the very talented Dr. Alex Scully:


I have read several blogs lately on the relationship between author and editor. I know it can get stormy as creative visions clash. Push and pull, give and take. I'm putting together a very challenging anthology for October. The theme involves re-writing famous stories from other points of view. The authors I've been working with have gone above and beyond. Amazing stories from gifted writers. Without authors, an editor sits in silence. Without stories, an anthology is a cover and empty pages. To writers everywhere and closer to home, to the authors of Dark Muses. Jonny M. Kelley, Mike Chinn, B.e. Scully, T Fox Dunham, Carole Gill, Gregory Norris, Timothy Hurley, Gary A. Braunbeck, Blaze McRob


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

THE SIRENS CALL EZINE - FREE DOWNLOAD!

The Sirens Call eZine – Free Download

FREE DOWNLOAD!

The Sirens Call Issue #08 - Men in Horror


Featuring 98 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Artwork, Book Ads, an interview with artist Mariusz ‘Noistromo’ Siergiejew, and an interview with Lane Kareska, author of the upcoming novella North Dark.
Because we featured an all female issue in February for WiHM, in the interest of being fair, this is our guys only issue!

Plenty of Fiction:
Fairbanks – Lars Kramhoft
Do Us Part – Brent Abell
Legacies – Alex Chase
Solitary – Jon Olson
First Person Shooter – Ken MacGregor
All or Nothing – Adam Millard
The Stairwell – C.W. Schultz
Oats – Joseph A. Pinto
Three Poems: She Took My Bones; Ruth; For Jill – Christopher Hivner
Man’s Best Friend – Chad P. Brown
Failed Experiment – Blaze McRob
Precautions – Jay Wilburn
Roadkill – Christofer Nigro
Urban Outdoorsman – Jeffrey Hollar
Wolf Song – Thomas Brown
The Predator – Timothy C. Hobbs
Confessions of an Ordinary Man – Benjamin T. McElroy
Eight Scared Women – Jerome Poirier
Hourly Rate – Douglas Rinaldi
Leech – Bruce Lockhart 2nd
Two Poems: The Passing; The House – Mathias Jansson
31 Flavors of Love – L.E. White
A Sleazebag Out of Time’s Grasp – Michael Shimek
Fifteen Minutes – James Everington
Plus our regular Features:
Editorial: Gender in Genre by Julianne Snow
Editorial: The Double D Factor in Horror by Nina D’Arcangela
and our 300 Word Comparative Flash:
Ghosts in the Field – Nina D’Arcangela
Forgotten – Julianne Snow
Pleas feel free to share this around, whether or not your name is on the list!
Visit Sirens Call Publications, where you can download all 8 issues for free!



I stole this from Nina D'Arcangela's website. Don't worry; she loves it when I do this. There are some pretty great authors included in this issue with fantastic tales to be told. I am honored to be included. Sirens Call Publications is a superb Publisher in every way. Download this issue and go to the website and download the other issues as well. Tell them Blaze sent you!

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