Friday, December 27, 2013

They Don't (Paint) 'em Like They Used To . . . .

With the upcoming release of my first nonfiction book, 666 HAIR-RAISING HORROR MOVIE TRIVIA QUESTIONS (Post Mortem Press), I've been thinking a lot about how I got here.  I've been pondering my lifelong fascination with "things that go bump in the night", and I've done a lot of reminiscing on the seminal books/movies/etc that made me what I am today.

     With that in mind, I wanted to do something just for fun:  a list of the movies that scared me the most when I was a kid.  Note that I'm not talking about the movies themselves.  In some cases, I didn't see them until years later (and there's at least one title on this list that I've never seen).  It was the cover art on those old VHS tapes that kept me awake at night.  Oh, the countless hours I spent hanging out in the Horror section of the video stores (remember those?) while my dad browsed for something to watch!  Of course, it wasn't uncommon to find that the films inside those bulky clamshell cases didn't live up to the nightmare fuel promised on the outside.  Like the song* says, the chase is better than the catch.

      In any event, this jaded old horror fan has been chasing that feeling ever since . . . that mix of terror/infatuation as I stared at the images on those video boxes, the "real world" fading to a dull murmur around me 'til Dad finally came looking for me with his rentals in hand . . . .

     I'd be willing to bet, if you're reading this, you know exactly what I'm talking about.  Hit me up, friends -- I'd love to hear about the movie art that made an impression on you, back in the day.  They don't make 'em like they used to, do they?

     I'm not sure this one scared me, I just thought it was oh-so-freakin' cool.  I might even go so far as to say that this one ranks among the five greatest images ever created for a horror film's promo materials, in my opinion.  Iconic.  Eerie.  Perfect.


     I remember very little about this one, other than the fact that the killer on the back terrified the pint-sized yours truly, probably even more than the hand coming out of the grave on the front.  And guess who played said black-robed-slasher-with-embalming-trocar-in-hand?  None other than a young Bill Paxton.


      Notice a theme here?  Yeah, hands coming out of graves gave Little J.N. goosebumps.  And this one most definitely did live up to what its cover promised.  The Evil Dead has been one of my favorite films ever since that first time I saw it.

THE PREY (1984)

     It was just an axe.  No big deal.  Half of those old VHS covers used to have axes on them, or hulking silhouettes carrying axe-like killing tools.  But it was the tagline on this one that gave me goosebumps when I was a kid:  "It's not human, and it's got an axe!"
     Come on.  That's pretty scary whether you're eight or eighty.


     Re-Animator's cover art wasn't really scary, per se, just fascinating.  I had to know more!  That tagline was so odd . . . should I be rooting for a weirdo with a head in a dish on his desk, or that mysterious shape stepping out of the shadows behind him?  Cool stuff.


     A weird sort of . . . "paradox" (is that the word I'm looking for?) exists in the fact that Children of the Corn scared me when I was a kid.  Just think about it for a second:  if you were a minor living in the world of Corn, you would be safe.  Only the adults are doomed, after all.  Still . . . that arm holding the scythe aloft, preparing to bring the blade down into God-knows-what . . . and the glowing eyes of those tiny figures within the rows . . . yeah, this one never failed to terrify me.


     I don't know why this one bothered me as much as it did.  I think it was the head in the box.  And the way old Mother was half there, half not.  The whole thing was more than a little goofy, I was old enough to know once I finally got around to seeing Mother's Day, but in a more innocent time this artwork made me feel like I was looking at something I wasn't supposed to see.


     Look at his eyes.  His eyes, man.  The dude is obviously off his rocker.  Plus, there's the woman with the bloody boob.  How'd that happen?  I didn't want to know . . . yet, at the same time, I did.  I really wanted to know.

SPASMS (1983)

      My dad rented this one at some point, and even at the age of just nine or ten I knew it was ridiculous.  Something about a giant snake biting people and making their faces get all lumpy like that dude on the front.  That's all I remember.  Oh, yeah, and the boobs.  The boobs you could almost but not quite see (all of).  I used to stare at this one a lot.  But I'm pretty sure that, as I got older, I stared at this cover for entirely different reasons . . . . 


     Show me a kid who wouldn't be traumatized by Santa crawling down a chimney with an axe, and I'll show you a kid who needs therapy.


      Those claws scared the crap out of me.  Imagine what they could to do naked flesh.  But even worse was Eddie's face on the back.  I vividly recall seeing a review of The Howling on Siskel & Ebert back in the day; when they showed a clip of the transformation scene I had nightmares later that evening.
      Too bad, in the years since, I've always found this one to be incredibly overrated (please send all hate mail to newmanjam-AT-gmail-DOT-com).

     Not even one of this movie's better covers.  In fact, this edition is pretty bad.  But the dude slowly rising to . . . well, I'm not sure I knew at that age what he was gonna get up to, but I did know it couldn't be good . . . yeah, it worked on me.  Bigtime.  You might say it scared me to death.
     Go ahead and groan.  'Cause, yeah, the pun was atrocious.


     I have never seen this movie.  But when I was a kid, I found that tattooed-hand-with-a-knife terrifying beyond words.  Whomever it belonged to, he had a long way to swim . . . but I had no doubt he would get there.  And when he did, I knew it wasn't gonna be pretty, whatever he planned to do to those poor people on that boat.


       One of the best.  I couldn't wait to buy a ticket from that ghastly thing in the booth.  And when I did, this one lived up to my expectations in every way.

ZOMBIE (1979)

     Believe it or not, it's only been within the last decade that I saw this film for the first time.  But, mannnn . . . back in the day, there was no scarier cover art.  I would pick up this box and stare at it every single time my father and I went into the video store, but I was always too afraid to ask if we could rent it.  I was sure that this had to be the scariest film ever made.
     I mean, look at 'im!  The guy has worms in his eyes!  Yyyuuuck!

* Motorhead/"The Chase Is Better Than the Catch"

Thursday, December 26, 2013

150 Words About . . . "THE WORLD'S END".

     Another fun film from the Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz fellas.  While this one’s not quite as LOL funny as their previous movies, I loved it almost as much (and I should note that The World’s End feels like one of those movies that will grow on me by leaps and bounds with every subsequent viewing).  Oddly enough, I was surprised by how poignant I found this one to be, when all was said and done.  That’s right, I just called a movie about body-snatching alien robots that bleed blue ink poignant.  You’ll pop this one into the player for the laughs, but afterward you’ll find yourself pondering its themes of friendship, personal identity, and conformity.  It’s a sci-fi horror comedy, but you might just grow a little misty-eyed.  More quality stuff from the very talented Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg.  Can’t wait to see what comes next!

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Thanks for dropping by!

My resolution for the upcoming year is to update my blog regularly.  You're never gonna see long, rambling essays from me -- I don't write enough anyway, so time spent throwing word-count into a blog is better spent working on new stories and novels for you guys to read -- but I do need to update more often.

So what I'm gonna start doing are (very) brief reviews for stuff I've recently watched/read/listened to/etc.  I'm gonna call 'em "150 Words About...", as each mini-review will clock in at exactly 150 words.  Short n' sweet and sorta stream-of-consciousness.  

To kick this off, I give you my Five Favorite Horror Films of 2013 list (unfortunately, I couldn't come up with a Top TEN list for the record, as I didn't see ten films this year that impressed me enough to call 'em favorites).  Commentary on each entry abides by the "150 words" rule.  

Please drop me a line or leave a Comment below telling me about your own picks.  I would love to hear about your favorites of 2013!

#5:  YOU’RE NEXT   I ignored the hype for the longest time, assuming You’re Next was just another “home-invasion-by-people-in-spooky-masks” movie (and I’m so done with those).  But after reading a number of extremely positive reviews from folks whose opinions I trust, I had to see it.  While the film does fit into that home-invasion-etc. subgenre, director Adam Wingard and company were able to make it all feel original.  One thing that really surprised me about You’re Next was the humor -- I never expected it to be so funny!  It’s not a horror-comedy by any means, but a genuinely suspenseful film that finds its humor in the interactions between its characters and their snappy dialogue when things get tense.  I dug the twists, too.  You’re Next wasn’t perfect.  Few films are.  It was, however, a very pleasant surprise, and deserves a spot on my Favorites of 2013 list.  I can admit I was wrong.

#4:  BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO   Filmed in 2012 but not widely available until 2013, Berberian Sound Studio is a film that I can’t recommend to everyone.  Why?  Well, it’s not really a horror film.  But it is about giallo films.  Toby Jones (The Mist) plays a sound designer who has been hired to fly to Italy to work on a movie called The Equestrian Vortex.  While we never see said project ourselves (at least, no more than a few frames?), we hear it.  And the things we hear make it very clear that our hero is working on what might be the most terrifying film ever made.  So begins a downward spiral into insanity.  Berberian Sound Studio is for those who are looking for something different.  If nothing else, I guarantee you’ve never seen – or heard – anything like it.  Oh, yeah . . . and I really wanna see The Equestrian Vortex, the nonexistent film-within-a-film.

#3:  EVIL DEAD   They said it couldn’t be done.  I was skeptical too.  But they pulled it off!  Some fans complained about the lack of humor – that’s what I loved about it.  Others claimed there was too much gore – that’s what I loved about it.  A lot of folks lamented the absence of Ash – that’s what I really loved about it!  Evil Dead 2013 did something different, while respecting its source material.  I admit I do see more of its flaws every time I watch it, and I’ll probably never again love it as much as I did that first time in the theater – I saw it with my oldest friends in the world, and how we cackled at that last-second cameo! –but I still found it to be one of the better remakes of the last decade.  I also found it . . . dare I say . . . friggin’ scary.

#2:  MANIAC   I was one of the few who didn’t scoff when I heard Alexandra Aja (Haute Tension, Piranha 3D) was producing a remake of William Lustig’s sleaze-classic Maniac.  I enjoyed the original, but was never a huge fan.  2013’s update proved to be one hell of a gruesome yet oddly beautiful film.  I knew lead Elijah Wood could be scary (his performance in Sin City is nightmare fuel, despite the fact that he never stopped smiling through the whole thing), but in this one he’s sympathetic too (sure, his character scalps women, but with mommy issues like this, it would have been a miracle for this dude to turn out any other way!).  The first-person-POV was a unique, unsettling touch that puts the viewer in the killer’s mind/body without ever feeling “gimmicky”, and the soundtrack was one of the most haunting I’ve heard in years.  Buy the Bluray, then the soundtrack.

#1:  WE ARE WHAT WE ARE   Jim Mickle’s (Mulberry Street, Stakeland) remake of the Spanish film Somos Lo Que Hay not only earns the top spot on my Favorites of 2013 list, it might just be my favorite American horror film since 2007’s The Mist.  This one’s as much Southern Gothic as it is horror; it’s gory when it needs to be, but not to the degree you'd expect for a film about a family of cannibals (think Frailty in tone, more than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).  A somber mood is established from the first frame, thanks to a never-ending rain that almost becomes a character in itself.  Featuring another sublime performance from Michael Parks (From Dusk Till Dawn, Red State) as a medical examiner haunted by the disappearance of his daughter, We Are What We Are has me more excited than ever for Mickle’s next film, an adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale’s Cold In July.

BONUS:  One that nearly made the list . . . watch for it in 2014:

OMNIVOROS   This Spanish film reminded me of a story by one of my favorite writers, Graham Masterton’s “The Secret Shih Tan”.  A food critic investigates “clandestine restaurants”, where rich patrons dine on exotic dishes not found on the menu at McDonald’s.  But when his search for the ultimate taboo leads to a group of people who feast on human flesh, he’s forced to reconsider how far he’ll go to further his career.  For a film about cannibalism, I admired how Omnivoros avoided the obvious trappings, i.e., splashing blood n’ guts around.  While there are gory moments -- one involving boiling water and a straight-razor made me cringe, something that rarely happens to this jaded old horror nerd -- the story is structured like a mystery, so when the sick stuff happens it’s even more shocking.  If you’re cool with subtitles, check it out (sometimes you have to warn people about that).

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

UGLY AS SIN: Paperback/E-Book Editions On the Way Within Weeks!


Lots of folks have been asking about more affordable editions of my latest novel UGLY AS SIN . . . well, here ya go!
I'm told that the paperback and e-book editions of UGLY AS SIN will be available by 12/1.  Looking forward to hearing what you all think!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013


     For decades, the modern horror film has held a reputation of existing solely for the glorification of violence.  Horror fans themselves shoulder much of the blame for this; many name among their heroes masked psychos who stalk and slash their way through bland, two-dimensional characters in sequel after sequel, killers who can only be killed themselves by diminishing box-office returns.  However, if cinema fans look deeper they will find films within the genre that are not only genuinely scary, but artfully made and instilled with thought-provoking subtext. 
     There's so much more to the horror genre than Chucky, Freddy, Jason, and Michael Myers.  You just have to know where to look to find quality films that leave you thinking about them long after the closing credits roll.
     Just in time for Halloween, here are ten titles that offer something different.  So lock your doors and windows, toss a bag of popcorn in the microwave, turn off the lights, and kick back for some good, scary fun . . .


     Trick r’ Treat (2007) is nothing less than a gushing love letter to a horror fan's favorite holiday:  Halloween.  You can almost smell the crisp autumn leaves, the mouth-watering aroma of caramel apples and pumpkin spice in the air.  The film’s non-linear narrative is constructed from several different Halloween-related stories, but the tales in this “anthology” weave in and out of one another in a format similar to the way Tarantino did it with Pulp Fiction.  See Trick r’ Treat, and remember what it felt like to sit around a campfire with your buddies, telling ghost stories and urban legends, scaring yourselves silly.  


     While a bit dated due to its gang of punk-rock protagonists, Return of the Living Dead (1987) is an underrated classic in the zombie sub-genre.  Be warned if you're bothered by "the red stuff", as this one definitely has its share of gruesome moments (“Braaaaaaains!”), but Return is as side-splittingly funny as it is scary, thanks to a near-perfect script by director Dan O’Bannon, who also wrote the seminal Alien.  Consider this exchange between the two bumbling medical-warehouse employees who inadvertently bring about the zombie apocalypse:  “I hit the brain!”/”Well, it worked in the movie!”/”You mean the movie lied?!” 


      A poignant look at friendship as much as it is a horror film, Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008) is a Swedish vampire movie that’s not afraid to do something different with a classic monster.  A bullied teenager befriends a young lady (or is she?) who survives by drinking blood . . . but can even the strongest of friendships truly last forever?  Let the Right One In is nothing less than a somber work of art, and easily one of the best genre films of the last twenty years.  2010 saw an American remake called Let Me In (starring Chloe Grace Moretz from the recent Carrie rehash), and that version is worth a watch too. 

      Night of the Creeps (1986) knows exactly what it is, and it never aspires to be anything more:  a B-movie roller-coaster ride full of aliens and zombies and oh-so-quotable dialogue.  When the students of a small college are infected by slugs from outer space that get in through your mouth, it’s more than just keg parties and plummeting grade-point averages that the powers-that-be have to worry about!  Enter a grizzled, Scotch-swilling detective with a dark past, and you’ve got all the makings for a fun fright flick.  Night of the Creeps features what might be the coolest line in any horror film ever:  “Girls, I've got good news and bad news.  The good news is, your dates are here . . . (the bad news is) they’re dead.”

     Re-Animator (1985) could be considered a zombie movie, but at heart it’s really a mad scientist movie -- you can almost hear Colin Clive’s cry of “It’s aliiive!” from 1931’s  Frankenstein in the silence between every scream.  Herbert West is a promising student at a prestigious medical university who has discovered the secret of reanimating dead tissue (via a funky green glow-in-the-dark goo).  When this obsessed young man realizes the morgue is the perfect place for his clandestine experiments, you know this can’t end well.  Like Return of the Living Dead, this one’s as funny as it is scary, and the film is all the better for it.

     A box-office flop due to audience expectations brought on by its predecessor (the wretched Exorcist 2: Heretic), this third installment in the Exorcist series is the true sequel to the classic original film, as it is based on writer/director William Peter Blatty’s novel LegionThe Exorcist III (1990) follows Detective William Kinderman (Hollywood legend George C. Scott, in one of his most underrated performances) as he investigates a series of sacrilegious murders in Georgetown, murders that appear to be committed by a killer who died in the electric chair.  There’s a disturbing link to a certain young lady, too – a troubled twelve-year-old who once sprayed profanities and pea soup on two priests.  Despite an ending that feels out-of-place (forced upon Blatty by the studio), The Exorcist III: Legion is as terrifying as William Friedkin’s original Exorcist.  Especially that one scene.  You’ll know which one when you see it.

     A tragic look at how young men and women who are sent off to war often return as ghosts of their former selves, Deathdream (1972, a.k.a. Dead of Night) is the story of Andy, a young man who is killed in Vietnam.  But then his family is elated when he comes knocking at their door one night, seemingly safe and sound.  Problem is, Andy now needs blood to stay alive.  Eventually, his loved ones start to wonder if it would be best if he had never come home at all.  A modern take on W.W. Jacobs’ classic short story “The Monkey’s Paw”, Deathdream is an underrated gem from Bob Clark, who also made Black Christmas, Porky’s, and A Christmas Story (!).

     Lola asks Brent to take her to the prom.  He politely turns her down.  He’ll regret it.  The Loved Ones, an Australian horror film from 2009, is a nerve-wracking descent into terror that some have called “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Pretty In Pink” . . . and that’s not too far off.  Robin McLeavy turns in a devious performance that ranks among horror’s all-time greatest villains, a rarity in a genre that usually restricts women to the role of helpless victims.  “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”, indeed.

    Once upon a time, John Carpenter was a master of horror, as evidenced by genre classics like Halloween, The Fog, and The ThingSadly, In the Mouth of Madness (1994) is his last really good film.  This one’s about Sutter Kane, a best-selling horror author whose work has driven his worldwide fan base to acts of murder and madness.  When Kane goes missing, an insurance investigator -- played by genre fave Sam Neil (Jurassic Park, Event Horizon, Omen III: The Final Conflict) -- is hired by the writer’s publisher to find him.  Before long, the hunter becomes the hunted, the lines between fiction and reality blur, and it’s the end of the world as we know it.    

     This wonderfully eerie film from Thailand takes the old “long-haired ghost girl” trope so prevalent in popular Asian horror films like Ringu, Ju-On, et al, and makes it scary again.  After a young man kills a woman in a hit-and-run accident on a deserted country road (or does he?), he’s haunted by her ghostly visage at every turn.  Shutter (2004) is worth seeing just for the last ten minutes, which feature one of the creepiest get-under-your-skin images in the history of modern cinema.  You won’t stop thinking about this one for a long time, guaranteed . . . .


     Thanks for reading!  Hopefully you’ll find something on the list to give you chills this season . . . .

       Watch for details soon re: my upcoming horror movie trivia book, scheduled for publication in early 2014:  666 Hair-Raising Horror Movie Trivia Questions!. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

UGLY AS SIN: Very First Review Is Now Online

The very first review of my new novel Ugly As Sin just popped up online.  The reviewer had a few problems with the climax, and while such criticism always stings a bit I do think the reviewer's complaints were fair.  For the most part, it's a positive review, and it left me smiling.

Check it out when you have a free minute or two:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Now Available: UGLY AS SIN

I'm very pleased to announce that my new novel UGLY AS SIN is now available to order.  The paperback and e-book editions are on the way eventually, but if you're the type of guy/gal who likes a fancy collector's edition -- or, better yet, you just can't wait to read it! -- this ones for you.

You'd better hurry, though . . . this publisher's print runs are much, much lower than most!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

ANIMOSITY: Coming In 2014

I'm pleased to announce that the trade-paperback, e-book, and audiobook editions of my novel ANIMOSITY are coming in early 2014, via Permuted Press.

More details to come!  I'm very excited to get this one in more readers' hands . . . .

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fun Little "Interview" About the WIP

What is the [working] title of your book in progress?

     Ugly As Sin.

Where did the idea for the book come from?

     I wrote a short story for Horror World a few years back, this silly little thing that mixed pro wrestling with Lovecraftian monsters.  It sold, but I never was really happy with it.  I thought there was something better buried inside that scenario, hidden inside those characters.  I gave the story a hefty rewrite -- not the least of which involved excising all of its supernatural elements -- and it became the Prologue to a "white trash noir" novel called Ugly As Sin.

Which actors would you choose to play the characters from your book?

     Oooh . . . that's a great question.  I've never thought about it before now, but Ron Perlman might work just fine as my protagonist, ex-wrestler Nick "The Widowmaker" Bullman.  Jennifer Carpenter (from Dexter) would be a really good fit for his troubled daughter, Melissa.  As Nick's unlikely sidekick, a twitchy little speed-freak named Leon Purdy . . . hmmm, that one's a little tougher.  He's probably a little young for the role, but maybe the dude who plays "Skinny Pete" on Breaking Bad (I'm typecasting the poor fella, but if you're good at something you're good at something).  As the main baddie, I was gonna say William Hickey, but I just learned from a quick Google search that he died in '97.
     Those are just off the top of my head, but I kinda dig that list.

What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book?
     A former professional wrestler thinks he's got it bad after he's disfigured by two psychotic fans, but his world is once again turned upside-down when he receives a disturbing phone call from his estranged daughter. 

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agent?
     I'm currently looking around for an agent in hopes of selling the mass-market paperback rights, etc., but it looks like the limited-edition hardcover rights are already spoken for.  News to come soon!

How long did it take you to write the first-draft of your manuscript?
     We won't talk about that.  I'm a terrible procrastinator, and this one should have been finished a looooooooong time ago.

What other books in your genre would you compare this story to?

     I'm pretty sure that readers of Joe R. Lansdale's "Hap and Leonard" series will really enjoy Ugly As Sin.  I'd like to think so, at least.  If you liked Tom Piccirilli's The Fever Kill, or Duane Swierczynski's "Charlie Hardie" series, chances are you'll dig Ugly As Sin.
     Oh, yeah . . . and I can't forget John Connelly's "Charlie Parker" series.  His anti-heroes are some of the best around, characters who aren't necessarily "good people", yet they live by a strict moral code that makes you love them even as their actions cause you to cringe.
     All I know is, if I find myself thinking as I'm writing, "Man, this is the kind of book I would love to read!", then I'm probably onto something good.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

     Like I said, I'm a huge fan of Joe R. Lansdale's work.  Ed Gorman is a huge inspiration as well.  I'm so envious of the way he can write scenes of nail-biting suspense, while simultaneously setting a melancholy tone, populating his fiction with damaged characters who do what they have to do to survive while the past haunts them at every turn.
     I think there's a lot of that in Ugly As Sin -- characters who are scarred inside and out, but they refuse to throw in the towel.  As long as they're still breathing, they'll try to make up for all the bad things they've done through the years.  They can never make it perfect.  Nothing is ever perfect.  But they know it has to get better. 

What else might pique the reader’s interest in your book?

     It's an autobiography.  I was once a world-famous wrestler.
     All joking aside . . . I think it's just a good, engaging crime/noir tale with a touch of pitch-black humor.  I can't wait for everyone to read it, as I think Ugly As Sin is the best thing I've written to date.  I'm excited to finally get it into readers' hands!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

UGLY AS SIN: The "Playlist"

It won't be long at all now.  Hopefully I will be able to announce very soon that I have completed my fourth novel, Ugly As Sin.  Finally!

In the meantime, I thought this might be fun for those of you who have followed the book's progress . . . .

As I near the finish line, I present to you my Ugly As Sin "playlist".  These are either: 

     A) songs I listened to repeatedly as I wrote my lil' tale of Southern-fried noir . . . these are the tracks that became in my mind a sort of unofficial "soundtrack" for the story, influencing the mood, pacing, tone, etc.
     B)  they are directly mentioned in the manuscript itself . . . a few of these will stick out like the proverbial sore thumb, but they deserve to be here because they are "heard" in the novel at some point (i.e. thumpin' during the strip-club scene, or when my protagonist decides a local drug-dealer called Coko Puff would look great with a tire iron upside his head   :)

     More soon!  Enjoy, my friends, and thanks for reading/listening . . . .

OTIS TAYLOR:  "Nasty Letter"

HOWLIN' WOLF:  "Built For Comfort"

LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS:  "Goin' Back Home"

ETTA JAMES:  "Trust In Me"

SUNNYLAND SLIM:  "The Devil Is a Busy Man"

SONNYBOY WILLIAMSON:  "Your Funeral, My Trial"

ROB ZOMBIE:  "Living Dead Girl"

LIL' WAYNE:  "Lollipop"


AC/DC:  "You Shook Me All Night Long"


BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE:  "Midnight Walker"


JOHN LEE HOOKER:  "I'm Bad Like Jesse James"

NINA SIMONE:  "Feeling Good"

MOTORHEAD:  "The Game"

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Now Available In Trade Paperback: MIDNIGHT RAIN

Check it out . . .

I'm proud to announce that my first novel, Midnight Rain, is now available as a beautiful trade paperback from Evil Jester Press.  Originally published by Leisure Books, this one's been out of print since around late 2005.

Enjoy!  And please tell your friends!