751 Tue January 04 2011 - 18:32:20
Comments: My cousin but me the bulk of your books that I hadn't read yet for Christmas. I need to know. Did you intend the ending of "Megan's Law" in the extremely twisted way I am interpreting it? This story in particular left me stunned.
Also I am excited to see Offspring, although I have to say.. I feel like The Girl Next Door was completely lacking in the atmosphere and dark contrast between 50's simple life and the dark secrets that were held just next door. I feel like it was played way to straight - like there was no time put into really blossoming the subtext on screen.
The films Red and The Lost, however, were absolutely fantastic and are what brought me to your stories to begin with.
Anyway, I am excited to see what comes from the Ketchum camp this year, as it is always a treat.
And in your taste for sadistic twist I see you suggest people watch the Human Centipede - so if you haven't yet I would recommend to you the films Salo and A Serbian Film. They changed me.
752 Sun January 02 2011 - 16:09:59
Comments: Sandra, have you read the book or just seen the movie ? the book is always better but in this case I found it to be right on the money. The true story of this was about a girl called Sylvia Silkens, I think that was the last name, you can search it and there is also a book on it. I'm sure that someone here will fill you in better on the titles. One of Mr Ketchum's best work in my opinion
753 Sun January 02 2011 - 00:50:09
Fullname: Sandra McRae
Comments: Hi, I just watched "The Girl Next Door" and didn't realize what the movie was about. I understand that the movie was 'loosely based' on a true life experience. Is it possible for you to enlighten me as to the true story it was based on and what happened to those involved.
I can't get this out of my head.
Thank you very much.
754 Sat January 01 2011 - 20:38:12
Comments: Hi Jack. I've just stumbled upon you, believe it or not. I am halfway through the revised edition of On Writing Horror, and just finished your chapter about writing pain. I will definitely be checking out your works (once I get through my books from Christmas, that is!). From one (really new) writer to another, thank you for your chapter in On Writing Horror.
755 Sat January 01 2011 - 18:33:19
Comments: GAIL -- CENTIPEDE's a new one I think. Glad you loved Granpappy. Me too...JOHN -- welcome! and come back soon...good to hear you and DEREK both like RED. I confess it's a favorite of mine. Happy New Year, everyone! Best, D
756 Tue December 28 2010 - 05:00:27
Fullname: Derek Anderson
Comments: Hey Jack, thought I'd stop in and take a look around, its been awhile. I just wanted to say I recently read your novel Red and it more than exceeded my expectations. The story has a nice raw feeling to it, with characters that come alive to the reader. Now I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the movie adaptation, especially since Brian Cox plays Ludlow, opposite the always interesting Tom Sizemore. Happy holidays!
757 Mon December 27 2010 - 23:23:15
Fullname: John Boden
Comments: First, I would like to say howdy to all...I'm new here. :) Loved HUMAN CENTIPEDE...leaves you with that dirty sorta "Gummo" feeling. I have read HOUSE OF PAIn...it's okay...sort of an evil cult at large kinda book. Big fan of Mr. Ketchum's work, which began when I first read "The Box" and then everything else I could find...I think my favorite stays as "Red" such a cool book. Anyway, I ramble. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season! Live, Love and smile!!!
758 Mon December 27 2010 - 21:13:06
Fullname: gail gowland
Comments: hey, so i watched human centiped last night... it was kinda disturbing to say the least, i think that this was made in the 70's it was a old film. I still think that "header" was better, had its funny moments too lol granpapy was a hoot ! did any of you get the woman from santa ?
759 Sat December 25 2010 - 15:36:45
Comments: Turns out I was misinformed. FIREDANCE isn't the first story, it's the second. Ray Bradbury got there before me. - D
760 Fri December 24 2010 - 20:39:45
Comments: My story FIREDANCE is in the new issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, #253, their first-ever fiction --and a particular treat for me as I stole issue #1 from my father's store way back when...KONNIE -- glad you liked WEED SPECIES. What do you think? Make a good movie? GAIL -- I don't know HOUSE OF PAIN, sorry. What do I want for Christmas? Well, excluding world peace as too tall an order, I never did get that pony...Happy Holidays, all! - D
761 Tue December 21 2010 - 02:24:37
Fullname: gail gowland
Comments: has anyone heard of a book called house of pain ? I saw it recommended on amazon with suffer the flesh by monica o'rourke.. i bought it on amazon just wanted someones thoughts if any of you have read it ?
762 Mon December 20 2010 - 18:17:01
Fullname: Konnie Jones
Comments: I bought Joyride/Weed Species from you in Gettysburg, and read Weed Species on the plane back home. That was really an intense story, and very horrifying. Of course, I loved it! And Joyride is great, too, but I already read that one awhile back.
Yes, the Human Centipede is definitely a different type of movie. I just bought it on BluRay from Amazon for $8.99. A nice Christmas present for myself!
Happy Holidays to all!
763 Sun December 19 2010 - 22:10:30
Fullname: gail gowland
Comments: Mr Ketchum
I am 1/2 way through this wicked world .. it is a fantastic read.. really enjoying it. my girlfriend hubby told me about the human centiped, said it would be right up my alley.. as he has gotten me all of your movies.. I cant wait to rent it. Have a vry Merry Chritmas.. btw, what does a famous writer want for christmas ?
764 Sun December 19 2010 - 21:43:24
Comments: Just saw a wonderful, powerful movie called AGORA, about the burning of the great Library of Alexandria by the Christians, who are portrayed as rabid, murderous, empowered bullies and woman-haters -- the utter enemies of science. Sound familiar? This should be required viewing every Christmas, just to sort of round out the picture...Best, D.
765 Fri December 17 2010 - 18:18:45
Comments: Hi folks -- GAIL -- I'm pretty certain you're going to enjoy THIS WICKED WORLD. Another recommendation to you and to all: Joseph Wambaugh's HOLLYWOOD MOON -- excellent police procedural, filled with great characters. Hope Santa's good to you...Lucky and I can use the royalties! GUY -- I thought you were buying!!! DIRK -- CENTIPEDE's outrageous indeed. Not surprised you won. But a word of warning -- this is NOT for the squeamish or easily offended. And thanks, I'll stay away from MULLIGAN STEW. All best, D.
766 Thu December 16 2010 - 16:23:11
Comments: D, during the month of October we had a friendly competition with our neighbors (also big horror fans and thanks to me Jack Ketchum fans too)as to who could bring the most twisted movie over on Friday and Saturday night, I won with 'Human Centipede'!
Thanks for the recommended read, the "wish list" on Amazon is getting full!
My class that I mentioned earlier doesnt start till January 3rd, but I decided to start on the listed books that you haven't heard of (below).
WOW, I don't know what kind of class this is going to be, but 'Mulligan Stew' so far is nothing more but mindless, sporatic, endless drivel! The up side is I only have about 500 more pages to go!
Have a great Holiday, Dirk
767 Thu December 16 2010 - 04:02:55
Comments: If, like me, you're already sick of holiday cheer, I recommend renting THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE. Seriously twisted stuff...that and for a great fun read, Joseph Wambough's HOLLYWOOD MOON. Both will make you forget Santa entirely.
768 Wed December 15 2010 - 15:03:41
Fullname: g s fay
Comments: hi, pal GUY HERE ----------THANKS FOR MY FREE DRINK DALLAS
769 Tue December 14 2010 - 01:02:43
Fullname: gail gowland
Comments: Hello Mr. Ketchum
hope u r all ready for christmas, the book that I have is OK, it is about a demon- kinda weird f you want to know the truth.. cant wait to finish as I have your recommendation of this wicked world, that i want to dive into, i cancelled my order , and picked it up at borders in new york when i went to black friday ! hoping to get THE WOMAN from santa , let him know I have it on my wish list !
770 Sun December 05 2010 - 17:04:29
Comments: Hi folks...Gail -- haven't read the Barker book. Any good? DAVE -- now that's a new one -- OFF SEASON as a teaching tool! I love it! Read on...DIRK -- I've never heard of ANY of these books...hmmmm...best to all, D.
771 Thu December 02 2010 - 18:01:30
Comments: This announcement, you didn't hear it from me until tomorrow morning, okay? Lucky tells me we have to wait until Sundance releases to the press, which is tonight. Ooops...
772 Thu December 02 2010 - 16:29:24
Comments: I'll get to the posts over the weekend, but for now, it's official -- THE WOMAN, directed by Lucky McKee and written by Lucky and me, has been accepted by Sundance...Best, D
773 Wed December 01 2010 - 19:02:50
Comments: Hi D, good new pic on your home page! Have you been following the Zahra Baker story out of NC? Another example that the real monsters really exist, unbelievable stuff. Classes over for the time being, one more to go, 'American Novels Post WWII', below is the list of books to read, any comments? For now its back to 'Cloud Atlas', take care.
Because I was Flesh
His own where
I love dick
774 Mon November 29 2010 - 22:52:18
Comments: Hi...iam from Germany and i read off-season and spring to teach my english. Iam gonna read more books of u. Ur kind of writing is cool...luv horror books....
775 Thu November 25 2010 - 00:20:42
Fullname: gail gowland
Comments: so while waiting for my book that Mr Ketchum recommended, I am reading Mr B Gone by Clive Barker, whqat a strange book this is, has anyone read it ? not my typical reading of horror ?
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