576 Tue January 25 2011 - 01:19:46
Comments: There was an extra space in the link. Try this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3lUAZLB4JY&feature=youtu.be
577 Tue January 25 2011 - 01:14:12
Fullname: Lord Bronco
Comments: A couple of questions about "The Woman". Is it based off of a short story or novel, or is it an original screenplay?
578 Tue January 25 2011 - 00:00:53
Fullname: gail gowlan
Comments: Mr Ketchum, not sure what has happened here, but I cut and pasted the link and it could not find anything when it was searched ? any suggestions please ? by the way all I have just finished Ed Lee - bullet through your face... amazing !
579 Mon January 24 2011 - 20:45:12
Comments: Reaction to THE WOMAN at Sundance... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3lUAZLB4JY&feature=youtu.be
580 Mon January 24 2011 - 18:54:35
Comments: First, thanks to everyone who've offered congratulations. It's appreciated. Second, a bit of news -- a woman fainted in the aisle toward the ending of last night's packed-house premier of THE WOMAN at Sundance. When the movie was over a middle-aged man went into a rant about how the film exploited not only women but men too. Sounds like a hit to me! JOHN -- see you at NECON, then. DEREK -- thanks for recommending BLACK HAWK DOWN. Meant to pick that one up at some point but forgot about it. ALYSON -- NECON it is! JIMBO -- I started "writing" by making up little stories with my soldiers, cowboys, dinosaurs, knights and pirates down by the brook that ran behind my house. Then as a teenager, physically writing, I wrote dark sad poetry which had the dual effect of getting that stuff out of me and making me seem attractive to a certain kind of girl. Then I started copying licks from Robert Bloch and Ray Bradbury and the pulp writers. What do I think of today's "extreme horror?" SAW was good. SAW 3 wasn't. There's always good and bad, period. Horror has always sought to be provocative. When it works, fine. When it doesn't...best, D
581 Sun January 23 2011 - 01:19:04
Comments: Hi Jack
As you can tell from my numerous post I am a huge fucking fan of yours. I was wondering what made you want to become a writer? I now many writers (myself include) get asked this question numerous times and you are most likely bored of this question but I am extremely curios.
Also how do you feel about more extreme horror movies becoming mainstream? Including the likes of Martyrs and Inside and the numerous ''Torture Porn'' flicks ( a label I fucking detest with a passion) and even your adaptations?
I can't wait for the release of Woman and I am to finally getting around to reading Only Child- I have never read a book by you that has disappointed me they have all been out of this fucking world.
Peace (and please keep the great tales coming)
582 Sat January 22 2011 - 01:02:42
Fullname: gail gowland
Comments: Mr. Ketchum, Congratulations on your grand master ! They could have picked no other. You once told me that you ususally only come to Toronto every other year for I thinnk it is Horrorfest.. You did not come last year, does that mean you are planning to come this year ?
583 Fri January 21 2011 - 14:02:34
Comments: Dallas, just stopped by here after a long time to see what's up in your world. Mainly I wanted to say congratulations for the Sundance festival and being named Grand Master. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Winter makes me dream of summer, and summer means Necon, and Necon means you and the gang, so I've been thinking of you.
584 Tue January 18 2011 - 17:31:22
Fullname: Aaron Dries
Comments: Congratulations on becoming The Grand Master! What an honor, and so well deserved. Speaking of Robert Bloch, I just re-read Psycho 2 ... damn fine book. Actually, hey everyone: go read Psycho 2-- or anything by Bloch. I'm also super keen The Woman (both the book and film). I've got my fingers crossed for a trailer arriving soon.
SHANE/MEGAN: Author and filmmaker here too! But I was a reader and watcher first- so still a fanboy at heart. Feel free to hit me up. Best to all!
585 Tue January 18 2011 - 14:55:12
Comments: Congrats!! Well deserved.
586 Tue January 18 2011 - 04:16:44
Fullname: Derek Anderson
Comments: Jack, congratulations on your much deserved election as Grand Master! I noticed that Brian Keene was pushing hard for your votes, and was hoping you would be crowned. I agree that Killer Angels is a must read, especially for anyone who likes suspense with a historical twist. It really puts you right in the battle. Another book like it but in a more modern setting is Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down, which tells the ill fated story of the American military's involvement in Somalia in 1993.
587 Mon January 17 2011 - 23:04:27
Comments: Congrats on the WHC Grand Master honor...super cool!! Now if only I lived closer to Texas. Oh well, perhaps our paths will cross at NECON this summer. And I second the rec on THE KILLER ANGELS. Being close to Gettysburg, all that historical stuff is impressed upon us from a young age.
588 Mon January 17 2011 - 21:04:10
Comments: Delighted to announce that I've been voted Grand Master for this year's World Horror Convention in Austin, Texas. Twenty years ago the first Grand Master was Robert Bloch, my old friend and mentor. The second was Stephen King. I'm honored...best, D.
589 Mon January 17 2011 - 19:52:05
Comments: And LINDA -- I like to start with a writer's first book and work forward. For me that would be OFF SEASON. Or you might pick up PEACEABLE KINGDOM or CLOSING TIME AND OTHER STORIES if you like short stories...D.
590 Mon January 17 2011 - 19:49:52
Comments: Hi, guys...JOHN -- glad you like the message board. I have to agree with you completely about THE ARISTOCRATS and recommend it to GAIL. The movie's hysterical! Good to see there are some other writers on board. So an extra welcome to MEGAN, SHANE and JOHN. I see no reason you can't post the link to your trailer here, SHANE. Go ahead. I'd just ask that you make sure to include a link to somewhere people can reach you directly too to discuss it, so I don't run the risk of you swallowing up my board! DIRK -- don't know THAT EVENING SUN, but anything with Hal Holbrook in it can't be all bad. A couple of recommendations of my own -- Michael Shaara's novel THE KILLER ANGELS, about the battle of Gettysburg. I don't read much historical fiction but this one picked up a Pulitzer and deserves it. Also two wildly disparate movies -- HACHI: A DOG'S TALE and SEVEN SWORDS. The latter will dazzle you, the first might just break your heart. Best to all, D.
591 Sat January 15 2011 - 23:40:34
Comments: My "Ketchum" education began with his fantastic short,"The Box" in an anthology, I think. I then read "Off Season"....followed by "Red"...then "She Wakes" and "Peaceable Kingdom"...then "Triage"...then "The Girl next Door" then "Red" two more times,(It's my fave).
592 Fri January 14 2011 - 18:38:54
Comments: Came across Ketchum books on StumbleUpon and it peaked my interest in learning more about these books and it's author. What do you recommend would be the first good read?
593 Fri January 14 2011 - 01:45:15
Comments: I worte steady on through my college years, only to abandon it upon dropping out. I did little with it for the next, almost 20 years. In 2008, I was asked to help a friend launch an endeavor, Shock Totem magazine...and in reading the submissions, it caused me to miss the writing so I started up again. This last year has seen a few of my things get published. My "real" job is running a bakery...I am also a rabid music collector and fan...everything from THE CURE to JOHNNY CASH to TOM WAITS and WILDHEARTS...death metal to "Dueling Banjos"....:)
594 Fri January 14 2011 - 00:14:55
I am currently studying screenwriting and am an ametuer filmmaker. I have started heavily studying writing so I can finish some scripts I have been working on. I have read 5 screenplays so far this year, with plans for that to be 200 by the end of the year, with roughly 3 of my own finished.
I shot my first short film (action/horror) this past August. I can give the link if anyone wants to see it, but I don't know if that would be ok with Mr. Ketchum as I guess it would be sort of promoting my own work on HIS boards which I definitely feel could be rude.
What about anyone else? I am sure this message board has to be attracting plenty of creatives!
595 Thu January 13 2011 - 03:50:18
Comments: John posed the question of what everyone likes to read, write, etc. I was actually wondering almost the same thing. Is anybody else here a writer? Amature, hobbyist, professional? I've written since gradeschool (I'm seventeen now), and I completed NaNo 2010 with a 50,500 word horror novel. Who else is a crazy writer?
596 Wed January 12 2011 - 13:52:19
Comments: Hi D, thought I'd give a recommended Netflix, 'That Evening Sun', not the normal fare we talk of here, but a good flick. Hal Holbrook still has it. Take care, Dirk
597 Wed January 12 2011 - 13:27:27
Comments: THE ARISTOCRATS is great stuff....BUT you have no what you're in for going in...if you expect an endless parade of stand up and what not...you'll be let down. It is, essentially a parade of comedians, well known and not so well known, telling their version of the smae joke. Penn Gillette explains in the intro the history of this joke and its ritual...and then let's the cameras roll on various takes. Bob Saget made me cry with his take.
I'm digging this board, it is a little odd in structure compared to most I frequent. How many people haunt here? What do you all do? What do you like to read, write, watch or listen to?
598 Wed January 12 2011 - 03:12:50
Fullname: gail gowland
Comments: Shane.. thanks, I did some reading on this film, from the wiki ? files , wow, it is not what I thought it was about.. still I want to see it, they say that human centipiede is a " Charlie Brown Christmas"have seen that one, not sure if I can watch it.. but would like to have a look. Of the other reviews that I have read on this they mention " The Arisocrates, which look like just a big comedy fest to me, I did not know that this siberian film was just done this past year and actually played in Toronto Can.
599 Wed January 12 2011 - 01:37:08
Fullname: gail gowland
Comments: No offence taken Mr. Ketchum.. trying to be hip like my 15 year old laugh out loud !!! Thanks everyone for your imput into this film, would really like to see this film as of the controversy of this subject.. P.S I thought if I spelled everything you'd think I was talking to much !! ha ha
600 Tue January 11 2011 - 03:00:42
Comments: Hi folks - GAIL -- you can certainly reach me through my webmaster, but you should know that I go on this site about as often as I answer e-mail (unless it's business) so unless it's personal you might be better off continuing to post here, and share with these other fellas. Could you do me a big favor? Spell, please? These old eyes are not geared up to read u as you, etc. No offense I hope, but e-speak is definitely not my thing. I'm a writer -- I like the LOOK of a real word...thanks. JOHN, SHANE -- the word that immediately comes to mind about SERBIAN is transgressive. Shane's right, it does have something on its mind and delivers its thoughts with originality and style. A SAW rip-off it isn't. But it's disturbing in the extreme. Not a date movie. Watch your step. Best,
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