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Friday, July 30, 2004

Bleeding Staples

Sometimes strange ideas enter the mind, okay for me it happens alot. Perhaps for people who tend to be creative (artists, writers, musicians, etc...) nothing is ever strange, only different. What the hell would happen if you were sitting in your office minding your own business, possibly watching a Cure video on your desktop or typing an e-mail to your favorite horror author, when all of a sudden your stapler attacked?

Unholy Office Supplies Batman!! You could run but would that be sufficient? Maybe. Suppose it followed you down the hall and shot out it's deadly hardware as it gave chase? I know what you are thinking, "It's a freakin' stapler, how fast could it move? How hard could those shots be? and It will eventaully run out of staples anyway." Wrong!! We are talking about an evil stapler here.

It WOULD indeed move fast and it's seemingly endless supply of staples would be fired at you with frightening speed and accuracy. You dodge them the best you can and grab a message board off of the wall to defend yourself thinking things will be okay once you get on the other side of a strong lockable door. But what waits on the other side? Dun-Tun-Dun!!!!
"Bleeding Staples: Nightmare on the 9th Floor" - not coming soon to a theatre near you.

Have a great weekend!

  • Today's Cure song is "Out of This World" from the Bloodflowers CD-(2000) This tune about escapism flows with dancing guitar riffs that bring to mind dreamy scenes.

"And I know we have to go, I realize we always have to turn away. Always have to go back to real lives, but real lives are why we stay for another dream..."


Thursday, July 29, 2004


“Demons” is a great horror movie produced by Dario Argento, the Italian horror master that brought us “Deep Red” and wrote for George Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead”. This 1986 film has many elements of a zombie movie, but it’s not, it’s about demons. A simple opening where a 20-something woman gets a mysterious invitation to a theatre opening. She and her friend arrive to find that the cinema is hosting a horror movie about Nostradamus’ end of the world prediction. “They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and cities your tombs.” The characters in the movie become demons and bedlam shortly follows.

The real horror starts when another woman that has come to the cinema for the show takes a demon mask from a display in the theatre lobby and gets a little cut on her face. Before long the cut is painful and grotesquely growing, bubbling even. What a gory way to start things off! She transforms and begins attacking the others that have come to the opening. Similar to zombie lore, if you get cut or bit by a demon, you become a demon. Instant Mayhem!!

It’s a good thing the special effects make this a good horror movie because it was definitely not enhanced by the acting nor the dialogue. There are some great scenes with plenty of blood and infectious demon goo to make up for the terrible acting. I love this movie because it has the characters caught in a theatre with slashing demons and plenty of gore. Interesting soundtrack including Billy Idol and Rick Springfield, coupled with a haunting score by Claudio Simonetti of the famed Goblins (Who did many of Argento’s films and contributed to the score for “Dawn of the Dead” –1978.

Where else can you see a man ride a motorcycle around a movie theatre attacking demons with a conveniently placed samurai sword? This movie was such a hit with fans of the genre; it spawned a least one decent sequel, which I will review sometime in the near future. ((This movie should not to be confused with the American film titled “Night of the Demons” circa 1987))  


  • Today's Cure song is "The Lovecats" from the Japanese Whispers  CD - (1985)  A slinky tune which captures the essence of cat play with it's steady piano and heavy bass line. Robert really has fun with the  {do-ba-do-ba} ad-libs!

"We slip through the streets while everyone sleeps, getting bigger and sleeker and wider and brighter. " 


Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Comic Book Fan

Have you seen the new "Catwoman" movie? Are you planning to go see it? Am I? NO!! As a comic book collector and fan I do not like what I have seen and heard so far. Usually I reserve bias until I see a film and rarely pay attention to critics (mainly because they hardly ever see things the way I do). 

Perhaps I should start by saying why this means anything at all to me and just where exactly I come off with this opinion not having seen the movie yet. I have seen some fantastic comic book movie adaptations. "Superman" was one of the first to make it to the silver screen in 1978 and Christopher Reeves made the role his own for several films that followed. Although the some of actors and writing for the 3rd and 4th films sucked, it was forgiveable as they kept the character of Superman more or less believable to fans. 

"Batman" -(1989) is a perfect example of how comic books should be brought to life. Tim Burton did a great job of capturing the dark knight on film and all the chemistry worked to the satisfaction of fans world wide! "Batman Returns" was good as well also directed by Tim Burton. Michelle Pfeiffer did the role of catwoman justice as she was athletic, cunning, and subtlety sexy. Then they gave up the great director and traded Keaton for Kilmer and the result was a laughable "Batman Forever".

Many producers and directors have followed the comic book cash cow idea to the big screen. But do they all do us comic book fans justice? Hell no! A lot of great comic book based movies have been released (Blade, The Crow, Spiderman, Spiderman 2, X-Men, and X-Men United) but unfortunately there have been some embarrassments as well.  The hype over "The Hulk" was high and comic book fans waited with baited breath to see what the CGI animations would do for the Hulk. It was a let down as the producers relied so heavily on the CGI they forgot to focus on the story and character.

"DareDevil" was forgettable, as was "The Punisher". So here comes "Catwoman" and from the very first trailer, I was like "What have they done to her?" Now, don't get me wrong, it has nothing to do with Halle Berry. I happen to like her and agree with my wife that she is a strong black female who is a great actor and has a lot to offer to any movie. She certainly shines in the previously mentioned X-Men movies . My problem is with the movie itself, and here again I have not seen it.

As a comic book fan I expect certain things before I see a movie especially in the trailers and the early reviews of other comic book fans. What I have seen, I do not like. The outfit is overboard. Berry has a great figure and again I am not knocking that, but Catwoman was always alluring and sensual without showing any skin. They changed her name, Catwoman has always been Selina Kyle, but not in this movie. And where is Batman? Part of the reason we love her and hate her is because of her interactions with the Dark Knight. You can't just take her out of the DC universe and not expect some resistence.

Now I understand that directors have their own vision and sometimes characters get re-invented but on the big screen it is harder to get away with. So it may be a good movie based on Berry's strengths and possibly a good plot, but it is not our Catwoman, the Catwoman of the comic book fans and aren't we the ones who they wanted to appeal to? Oh well, good luck at the box office but I am afraid that "The Bourne Supremacy" has already de-clawed Catwoman's share of the profits.   


  • Today's Cure song is "To The Sky" from the Join The Dots: B-Sides and Rarities   Collection - (2004)  An unleased track from the 1987 Kiss Me,Kiss Me, Kiss Me sessions. The way the Cello bounces, the flute is sprinkled in, and the violins sway in the background are perfect for the flowery imagery and lyrics!

"And I was floating through the colours of a sky. Up to the stars and angels"


Tuesday, July 27, 2004

28 Days Later

End of the world? Zombies?? Well, not exactly, but “28 Days Later” did a great job of giving horror fans something to sample while we waited for the release of “Dawn of the Dead” 2004. I am a big fan of movies that start with a bang. The opening (although not really a bang) is a good sample of the violence to come and is just enough to get through the opening credits and the slow beginning that follows.

The screenplay written by Alex Garland (critically acclaimed author of “The Beach”) gives us a classic story of survival where society is divided into two categories: the infected, (who are kind of like zombies with red-eyes & feral behavior) whose only desire is to draw blood, and the survivalists, which include average citizens and some military. Simple story, and we have heard it before right? Wrong!

What I really liked about “28 Days Later” is that the infection is something that is transmitted in the classic style (by blood transmission) but the time from infection to transformation is not your average expectation. No “He’s been bit and he’s gonna turn. Let’s wait and see how long he can stay in the story until he kills us or has to be killed” here. No sir, we have a 20 second turn around time. Only 20 seconds and the person infected becomes one of  The Infected. Awesome twist to the ordinary! And when I said feral, I mean savagely so.

The main character Jim (Cillian Murphy) is not your classic hero. He is not brawn and not an early favorite to be the hero but he grows on you. Selena (Naomie Harris) is his co-protagonist and we watch as they travel together to survive.

The first half of 28 Days Later is a road trip taking us from London to Manchester using deserted highways. There is plenty of time for the main characters to bond as they travel and meet some other people surviving the apocalyptic city. They meet Frank (Brendan Gleeson) and his teenage daughter, Hannah (Megan Burns), and they elect to seek out a group of soldiers, led by Major Henry West (Christopher Eccleston), who claim to have the answer to the infection.

The second half is a more straightforward action/adventure. A little gore, a lot of gunfire, and plenty of what I consider to be great acting! There is some great moments of tension and just as things begin to build to a climax, there is an added rain storm. Oh, I love a well placed thunder clap or lightening flash when the suspense meter is on high! There is plenty of character building that makes you feel connected to the survivors as they journey through this nightmare experience. Also some of the tense scenes were shot in a kind of cut frames flashing sequence which makes for good terror. A great directing job by Danny Boyle (of “Trainspotting” fame) who had previously brought Garland’s “The Beach” to the big screen.

One further note, since this came out before “Dawn of the Dead” 2004, this was the first exposure to fast moving zombies. Okay these are not actually zombies because they are not dead, but the infected don’t speak in fact they groan and moan just like the undead. Also, they attack the un-infected, biting and clawing at them so although they are not ghouls revived from the dead, it’s close enough for me!!


  •  Today's Cure song is "Push" from the Head on the Door  CD - (1985)  A jumpy tune that has a great guitar led intro with rhythmic drum sesquences. A very singable song!

"Like strawberries and cream, it's the only way to be. "



Monday, July 26, 2004

Bad Movie Endings

Okay, so I watched a borrowed copy of "Panic Room" this weekend and I really enjoyed it up until the last 3 minutes. WTF??!!!!!!! I mean that had to be one of the lamest endings in the history of bad endings.


What was with that last tension building moment where they focus in on Jodie Foster's face and cut to Forest Whitaker in the back yard? The music builds slowly, cut scenes back and forth, then the music crescendos and long pause...fade to black.
I was like, huh? What was that about? Then we cut to a scene of Jodie's charcter and her daughter looking for new apartment. The End. What??!! What the hell was that? Oh my gawd, it was aweful!

I was sitting there watching the credits roll and thinking "What a load of crap!" I haven't seen a movie ending that bad since "Mission to Mars" (which again was good until the very end. I immediately wanted my $7 back from the box office. They spent all that time building up and getting into the facility and it ends with a 8 minute unacceptable mystery solved..Boo!!!! Boo!!!!.). The worst thing about the "Panic Room" ending was that it ruined a very good movie. The acting was good and the plot was well developed, but with that ending I will NOT be buying the DVD anytime in the next 10 years.

~*~*~*~*~End Spoilers*~*~*~*~*~*~

Now here are a few movies I thoroughly enjoyed all the way to the endings:

Dawn of the Dead
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Terminator

...just to name a few. In all of these, the ending is just as important as the rest of the movie. Poignant and relevant.

Now for today's Cure song.

 Today's Cure song is "Fascination Street" from the Disintegration CD-(1989)  Follow the heavy bass line as Robert takes us down Fascination Street where it's time to party and not give a damn.

"Oh it's opening time Down on fascination street. So let's cut the conversation, and get out for a bit "


Friday, July 23, 2004

Friday Blather


The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency is a great site dedicated to the myth of vamps and the living dead.

I didn't have a whole lot to say today, just wanted to share that humorous site.  

  •  Today's Cure song is "A Letter to Elise" from the Wish CD-(1990)  This is a song about dying love, kind of like a Dear John letter. The plucky guitar riffs(which kind of sound like tears or drops of water) and Robert's sad voice make for a very cryable song.

"I thought you were the girl always dreamed about, but I let the dream go, and the promises broke and the make-believe ran out"



Thursday, July 22, 2004

Thursday Musings

Some of my favorite B-movies:

  • Night of the Living Dead - The George A. Romero classic zombie movie.
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space - Unspeakable Horrors From Outer Space Paralyze The Living And Resurrect The Dead
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon - One of the original 'Creature Features'
  • The Brain that Wouldn’t Die - After a car crash, a man keeps his wife's head alive in his laboratory.
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still - Classic Science Ficiton
  • The Fly - Vincent Price commands the screen in this classic
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers - A small town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by alien duplicates
  • War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells' story with special effects that were fantastic for the era!
  • Dracula - Before Bram Stoker's version there was Bela Lagosi's masterpiece!
  • Frankenstein - Boris Karloff! That is all I can say.
  • King Kong - Who called for giant ape?
  • The Blob - Squishy stuff from outer space.
  • Green Slime - More squishy stuff, but this one takes place in outer space.
  • Killer Shrews - Horrible movie, great cult classic.
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians - YOu just have to see this one to appreciate it's campyness.

This is by no means a complete list of my favorites, only a sample.

Today's Cure song is "Just Like Heaven" from the Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me CD -(1987)

This is one of their greatest hits that carries over to many genres. A great dance tune and one that every child of the 80's probably knows.

"You, Soft and only,You,Lost and lonely,You,Just like heaven"


Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Dawn of the Dead 2004

I actually have a review that I would like to post for 'Dead' lovers....

I present a comprehensive review of "Dawn of the Dead"2004. Your official warning: THERE ARE SPOILERS!!!!!!!!! Please DO NOT read if you have not seen the new 2004 version and you do have any plans to see it in the future.


First things first, this is a re-make of a 1978 movie by the same title. The George Romero original is a sequel to his 1968 zombie classic "Night of the Living Dead". The reason I point this out is to clearly note the differences and similarities to Romero's vision and to this fascinating version
I was recently asked a very difficult question: Which do you like better

As with many movie re-makes, it has its strengths and weaknesses. However, before I answer that question, I want to present this review.
Zack Snyder’s (Director) version is packed with good action, great special effects and a great adaptation of Romero's script. The first time I walked out of the theatre after watching the movie I was very excited and praising the movie to high heaven. It met all of my expectations and exceeded a few of them as well. After a second viewing, I feel confident in being able to give a thorough review and comparison.
Now, I like that the movie starts with a lot of action and some audience jumping moments before the opening credits even roll. Ving Rhames does an excellent job as a lead character. Some of the gore scenes were top notch and were the result of fantastic special effects team (lead by David LeRoy Anderson of “Men in Black” & “Nutty Professor” fame), my most favorite being an exploding head due to a shotgun blast. The writer (James Gunn) took liberties with the original script but kept a lot of key elements for the die-hard Romero fans.
A list of things that are key elements to me as a die-hard fan:

  • The mysterious origin of the dead- I am extremely proud that Gunn did not try to improve the script by coming up with a cause. It is so much more powerful to have an unknown cause.
  • The mall-One of the most important elements is being able to secure the mall and isolate yourself from the zombie hoard. In comparison; the original characters had to TAKE the mall first, this 2004 group had it locked up before their arrival. Also there is a lot less time spent “enjoying” the mall in this new version.
  • Good characters get bit and/or die-There is nothing like having a good character ripped away from you, it makes for good reaction and emotion.
  • Comedy-I think the element of comedy is paramount to making a good movie. In zombie films a perfect way to contrast the dark subject. The original had stumbling zombies that came across as goofballs and even one scene with pies in the face, yes I said pies! This new version has more dialogue comedy with such great one-liners as “She died without a name? … Damn.” & “Okay, let’s draw straws and the loser runs across the parking lot with a ham sandwich”
  • The pregnancy-One character is pregnant and makes you wonder what will become of her and her baby. In this version we find out, as the mother is infected and will become a zombie and it makes for some very interesting dramatic scenes. You suspect that the disease may affect the baby but you are just not sure until the final moment before it is destroyed. In the original, the mother is not bitten but the fate of her impending baby’s birth is left to your imagination. At least in the final scripted version. Which brings me to my final point.
  • Two endings-The original script had two endings. There was the on-screen version where two of the main characters get away and fly off to an unknown future. Then there was the alternate script that has one of the last survivors taking his own life and the final character killing herself. In this new version, the end has the surviving characters sailing off into the sunset as the end credits begin to roll. However, after a few frames of credits there is a jumpy quickly cut shots (a la home cam-corder) of the survivors continuing their journey on the open sea. Through these clips we see the characters making to an island where a zombie hoard awaits them and BAM! you have a not so nice ending revealed amidst the final credits. Wicked cool way to have two endings on the same reel!!

A word on the zombies. Romero fans are used to the slow shuffling of the classic zombies. Slow methodic zombies are a hell of lot more scary to me than ones that run. Because of their speed, they are a little less believable. Also Romero’s zombies seem to have more depth. There are monsters that will eat you, but you can see how they were once human beings in the way they move and act. Snyder’s zombies seem to be specifically only monsters that will eat you and must be destroyed. On that note, I am also ecstatic that Gunn kept the well-known method for stopping a zombie in this version. The classic shot in the head.
How great it was for Romero fans to have two great cameo appearances in this version. Ken Foree, who played a major character role in the original version, makes a brief cameo as a reverend touting his classic statement “When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth”. I’ll bet he never thought he would be saying those same words on screen 26 years later. It was also thrilling to see a quick cameo by Tom Savini. Savini is the master special effects artist who made the Romero film come to un-life with gory and nightmarish zombies and effects.
For moviegoers who have never seen the original, this is a great movie on many accounts. The acting is good, the special effects horrifically wonderful and the action fast paced & exciting. The new generation of horror fans will love the job that Snyder and Gunn did, even if they miss the classic elements and references.
Now I can answer that question. Which one do I like best? The original. This new version is awesome and I love what it does for the horror genre and as a tribute to Romero’s vision. I will of course be on pins and needles awaiting the DVD release, however, as “Dawn of the Dead” it will have to take a back seat to the original.


  • Today's Cure song is "Boys Don't Cry" from the Boys Don't Cry CD -(1979)  "This is from thier first CD released in the U.S. A jumpy little diddy about regret and lost love. "I try and Laugh about it, hiding the tears in my eyes 'cause boys don't cry "


Tuesday, July 20, 2004


Okay I am not talking about Halloween, the October 31st designated pseudo-holiday which is connected to All Saints' Day, nor the pagan festival of Sam Hain (pronounced So-when) . I am referring to one of my favorite horror movies. "Halloween" has become a classic and is now 26 years old.

In 1978 "Halloween" was released and gave audiences across the United States a taste of 'pure evil'. It has the necessary elements of shock, terror, and suspense along with a hauntung score by John Carpenter. A simple plot of a 7 year old boy who murders his sister, gets sent to a sanitarium for 15 years, then on 'The Night He Came Home' a bloody trail of death follows wherever he goes. "Halloween", "Halloween 2", "Halloween 4: The Return of Michale Myers", and "Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers" are a most comprehensive series done very well.

I do have a theory about Part 3 titled "Halloween 3: Season of the Witch". When it was first released, I was like many other fans, a little upset and completely confused as to why this movie had nothing to do with the first two in the series. After many viewings I have come to like it for it’s own strengths. Then although part 6 "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers" was not in and of itself a great addition, I was impressed with the introduction of the Celtic 'Thorn' society and bringing back the Tommy Doyle character from the first movie. This could have been the perfect opportunity for Mustapha Akkad to tie in the Celtic overtones from part 3. It would have been a great tie in and would have made the entire series up to this point worth owning on DVD. Alas, 6 was a bit of a let down.

"Halloween: H20", the seventh movie, was an okay venture back to the Halloween saga. Well done and gets away with explaining Laurie Strodes apparant death to pit her against her brother 20 years after she escaped his wrath. Then we were given part 8, "Halloween:Resurrection" about a reality series staged in the old Myers house. 8 turns out to be a really good addition to the Halloween series. Now we just have to wait and see what Mustapha Akkad has in store for us in part 9.

"However confused. Pretending to know to the end"


Monday, July 19, 2004

Death, Destruction and Mayhem!!

Now that's a title. I wanted to spend a few minutes talking more about my obsession with horror. As we grow up we are taught some morals and what's right and wrong. We are usually discouraged from dark thinking as our parents and society do not want a bunch hood rats running around with asocial personalities. Turns out, young people have a way of finding each other and learning about such darkness on their own.

So maybe we shouldn't be so concerned about not exposing our children to the horrors of monsters, evil, and darkness. Instead we should seeking opportunities to teach them about those things and what they mean. Teach them that movie monsters are not real, homicidal maniacs on the 6:00 news are. Things that blow up in the movies CAN be considered cool as long as we teach them that is all special effects and no is getting hurt. The violence that they see on television over in countries like Iraq on the other hand is real and people are dying everyday. The complete chaos and disorder in a variety of entertainment (comics books, t.v., movies, etc.) is all fiction and the real world can be much more frightening.

Now I am not suggesting that you take your 4 year old to the latest horror movie and explain it all to him. Nor am I expecting that we should expose them to all of it at once. What I am saying is to teach them the difference over time and let them understand what darkness is before they learn it on the streets and accept it as normal behavior. That way you can have a functional adult who may or may not enjoy horror as a concept of entertainment without detaching themself from the real world.

Does that make sense? Oh well, I hope it does.
Now I am off to blow something up and watch the fire rage!! (In my mind people, in my mind.)

I will also begin to feature a daily Cure song. Just because. I love the music of The Cure and would love to chat with other fans anytime!

  • Today's Cure song is "
Cold from the Pornography CD-(1982)"Cold" is a wonderfully melancholic tune. It starts with a heavy cello and banging drum beat, then as the sighing violins sweep in you can almost feel a chill in the air as Robert sings icey lyrics of sadness and pain. "Everything as cold as silence"


Don't forget to read the Fine Print!

Friday, July 16, 2004

Photoshop Phridays!

If you have never heard of Something, you gotta check it out. My favorite feature is Photoshop Phridays were they take average pictures and movie posters and modify them with hilarious results.
What has this got to do with horror? Not a damn thing!! *L*  I love all kinds of humor, including average, twisted, off-color, whatever! Jokes, limericks, pictures, and of course movies that make me laugh help to balance my obsession with horror. Of course, if it is both, so much the better!! For example, one of the worst horror movies was "Garden of the Dead" (Read this review for more: ) It had some terrible acting which makes for a fun movie to make fun of. I often rent or buy movies from the horror section with strange titles only to find that they are worse than B-movies. Not that B-movies are bad, but they at least had somewhat decent plots.


Until next time, (which maybe tomorrow and then again it may be Monday)


Thursday, July 15, 2004

Breakin' Necks!

Did you ever see Will Sasso on MadTV when was portraying Steven Segal? Those are some of the most hilarious skits!! But it reminded me of the sounds of real necks breaking. Not that I have ever heard one in person but from the countless movies that show death in that manner, one can assume that it sounds something like that.

I 'pop' my neck every now and then and it sounds kind of wicked, but I have heard others 'pop' their necks and it sounds like they are breaking their own neck. CRACK!!!!!!!! (Sounds very painful)

So I can imagine what a real neck break might sound like. Instantaneous death (from what I understand) and a very satisfying crunch. Hey, that sounds like a commercial....

{Tired of that same old breakfast cereal that just sits in the bowl and absorbs the milk, getting soggy and leaving you feeling a little soggy yourself? Try New Neck Breaks! Here is a cereal that stays crunchy in milk and has more than the recommended daily allowance of calcium.
Neck Breaks, The morning cereal with a satifying crunch!}

Okay, so I am little twisted, but it takes all kinds right? See you tomorrow.

Rotting Dead (Also known as CJ)

Wednesday, July 14, 2004


Okay, so I came back to post another blurb on this blog. I was surfing around and checking out other people's blogs and you know what I have found? A lot!

There are so many different ideas out in the world and it is great to sample some of this by blog browsing (Blogging, blog surfing, blog dipping, what ever the hell you might call it). My blog is a great example, I mean who the hell dedicates a webpage to zombies?

There is most certainly more to talk about than just zombies, so I choose to write a little more on horror in general. One way of looking at my obsession with horror is to realize a little more about where I came from. No, not where I actually came from,(which would be the heart of Houston,Texas) but more like what experiences I have encountered.

I grew up with creature features on late night television all through the late 70's and early 80's. Classic B-movies like "Attack of the Giant Leeches" & "Day of the Triffids". Of course Godzilla was a standard for my entertainment (and still is). But I think that those early exposures and darker readings like Edgar Allen Poe fostered the desire to delve deeper.

One Heavy Metal magazine and a borrowed copy of the original "Halloween" later and I was introduced to my own dark side. Fascinating no? Probably not, but anyway that is how it started and I have much more to tell you...later.

Daily Musings

Okay so I am starting a new short story and I wanted to say that I was inspired by the following books:

The Rare Anthology
by Brian Knight (A collection of 16 horror short stories)


999 Featuring never before published tales by William Peter Blatty, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Eric Van Lustbader, David Morrell and 24 other masters of Fear.

Being a big fan of horror, it is refreshing to read brand new works from known authors as well as new-comers to the genre. I have been inspired!

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Welcome to the Blog of the Rotting Dead!

Uggghhh-guhhgh!! Posted by Hello


Welcome to the Blog of the Rotting Dead!

What the hell am I doing here, you ask? Well I wanted to start a blog, so I did.

The End.

Okay, not really. *L* I just wanted a place to vent and write down my ideas. I heard about Blogger and said "Why not?" Then I answered myself, "Because you don't have time for that!"

Actually, I do have time. I'll come in and post a note every now and then and if anyone wants to read them and comment, they can.

Why the dead? - Well I love horror, and movies about zombies are my favorite! My very first short story is about zombies and I am even working on a novel idea based on zombies.

So, what else?
Well you can stop by and see my entries (as sporadic as they may be) and leave comments. I hope that some of you will find my blabbing of interest and maybe I will even meet other bloggers who share similar tastes.


Rotting Dead