101 Wed August 21 2013 - 18:46:57
Comments: AMET -- thanks very much for the link, and even more for the translating. I've posted it on FACEBOOK and my webmaster will also be putting it up on my site and TWITTER. Again, many thanks. FEDY -- WAKE'S right up there on my list so I should be reporting on it shortly. Saw THEM a while ago and liked it a lot. My Dog of the Year was TO THE WONDER, a dreadful film by Terrence Malick, who's given us several fine pictures. But this one was right up there with TREE OF LIFE for pretentious bullshit. -- Best, D
102 Wed August 21 2013 - 17:13:13
Comments: Opps. The post before this was from me. No, Fedy is not posting to Fedy. Sorry about that
103 Wed August 21 2013 - 17:06:31
Comments: Fedy- If you liked THE INNKEEPERS you will probably enjoy THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL. It is by the same director (Ti West). I actually thought House was the better of the two. Cant think of a movie terd right off the bat, but I'll get back to you......Has anyone seen the french movie THEM? Wow! Talk about a non-stop, tension filled horror flick. Watch it with the subtitles. Movie dubbing sucks
104 Wed August 21 2013 - 03:28:38
Comments: Hi Jack, I am absolutely sure you will love "Wake in fright" then. Donald Pleasance succeeds in portraing a sicko you won't easily forget. What I also like about this movie is how they manage to transmit this "sense of oppressing heat linked to oppressive people", but I won't dwell any more on it otherwise I'll spoil your viewing. Just please let me know your thoughts afterwards, will you?
I have a question which goes out to everybody, what is the worst movie you have seen this year? A flick promised to be awesome which instead left you with a bitter taste? My winner is "Cabin in the wood", oh my what a load of nonsense. Bad, very bad. It teaches you that if you run out of imagination you shall not make a movie of it at all.
Oh, and another suggestion for you Jack: have you seen "The innkeepers"? Ghost movie. Quite good.
Hugs from the land of Oz
105 Tue August 20 2013 - 20:32:29
Comments: Hi, Dallas.
So, new DARKER with the story is online. Link to the story: http://darkermagazine.ru/page/dzhek-ketcham-edvard-li-nale-e-evo
DARKER's editorial stuff also thanks you.
P.S. Reread it today. Still great, though I've read it something like 7 times before, while translating/editing.
106 Sun August 18 2013 - 16:41:32
Comments: AMET -- forgot to add, let me know when this is available and I'll link it, okay?
107 Sun August 18 2013 - 16:40:20
Comments: AMET, sorry...r next to t on my keyboard, dammit...
108 Sun August 18 2013 - 16:38:50
Comments: FEDY -- looked up WAKE IN FRIGHT on Netflix and saw Donald Pleasance is in it, so I put it on my list right away. Been a fan of his since I saw him in Pinter's THE CARETAKER years and years ago, way prior to HALLOWEEN. JIM -- loved WOLF CREEK, less so HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (saw that mainly because my friend Dee Wallace Stone is in it.) I've read about a dozen books by Joyce Carol Oates. She's a favorite of mine, and I once had the chance to tell her I was honored to have my story SNAKES appear next to one of hers in the antho FEAR ITSELF. She took that very graciously. AMER -- good news about the story. Glad we got to do this. And yes, monster-on-the-rampage stories don't come any better than RAZORBACK. Best, to all, D
109 Fri August 16 2013 - 20:42:12
Comments: Hi, Dallas.
Got a mail from Darker today. They took the story (frankly speaking, I haven't had any doubt, but decided not to say it before the acceptance). It will appear in the next issue of the mag, which is coming in August, 20.
Thank you and Lee again for being so generous to give me the opportunity to work on the story of two best writers in the field. It's a honor for me and I really appreciate it.
P.S. Did anybody mention RAZORBACK? It's probably the best Aussie horror ever.
110 Thu August 15 2013 - 19:10:38
Comments: Jack - Just watched two really good flicks: WOLF CREEK which is another example of great Australian horror (THE DESCENT, THE VANISHING etc.) and Ti West's THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, a wonderful homage to 70's horror movies (Think SUSPIRIA meets ROSEMARY'S BABY)....Are you a fan of Joyce Carol Oates? I have been reading a number of her "tales of the Grotesque" and she is really good. Her novel ZOMBIE (not about actual Zombies) was a whopper too.
111 Wed August 14 2013 - 00:37:40
Comments: Hi Jack, my thoughts exactly. I read "The crimson petal and the white" quite a few years ago but I remember finding it quite vivid and well written. Faber did a great deal of researching for that one!
If I can suggest you another Australian movie, go check out “Wake in fright”. Amazing and amazingly disturbing. It’s been recently restored and re issued, originally from the 70s. The book it was based on (same title) is good reading too, but if I were to choose I’d go for the movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, you definitely should (if you trust my judgement). Hugs Fedy
112 Sun August 11 2013 - 15:03:02
Comments: FEDY -- I thought THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE was one of the best books I've read all year, the best historical fiction since Mantel's BRING UP THE BODIES. Wonderful fresh point-of-view, dragging you through the streets of London. "Don't follow him, follow her." That kind of thing. And the story and characters were marvelously drawn and vivid, filled with telling detail. I don't know Gerlachs' work, though. STEVE Y -- I read FATAL JOURNEYS in manuscript so it's not out yet. Some time before the end of the year, though, I suspect. If you like Lucy Taylor's work, as I do, you won't be disappointed. Best, D.
113 Tue August 06 2013 - 16:31:54
Fullname: Steve Y
Comments: Hi. Where/When is Fatal Journeys available? Can't find it but I've heard of it recently. Long wait for a new Taylor book. Thanks.
114 Sun August 04 2013 - 23:00:32
Comments: Hi all,
My winter (summer is quite a way ahead still in the land of Oz) reads are: Laymon, Laymon and Laymon, since I can’t give him up. I have almost read all the “Collection” (18 double books) and I am dreading the day when I will be done. Such awesome stuff.
I also took on “She wakes” by Jack. Heaps of fun too. But I don’t need to tell anyone that, do I?
And I read a couple of Steve Gerlach’s . Has anyone heard of him? Australian author, very good books indeed. Have you ever read anything by him Jack? And I am wondering also what your thoughts on “The crimson petal and the white” are. What do you think of Faber’s biggest effort so far?
115 Sun August 04 2013 - 20:48:17
Comments: I should add that I'm halfway through the Massie book, which is terrific, and two-thirds of the way through THE WEIRD, which is...massive...
116 Sun August 04 2013 - 20:42:58
Comments: FEDY -- thanks again for the recommendation. I've told Lucky McKee he should see it too. AMET -- here's an idea. Kill two birds with one stone. See if DARKER will publish it, and if they will, send the link to my webmaster. Best of both worlds, right? JOHN -- my favorite book of the summer, the one that really got me thinking, was THE SOCIOPATH NEXT DOOR, by Martha Stout, Ph.D Recommend it highly. If you want to follow what I'm reading, go to my Twitter page and look for Friday Reads. But here's a list of EVERYTHING I've read recently. You asked for it...
Mantel, Hilary -- BRING UP THE BODIES
Wood, K. Allen, ed. -- SHOCK TOTEM #6
Hautala, Rick -- THE DEMON’S WIFE
Janes, Andrea -- BOROUGHS OF THE DEAD
Faber, Michel -- THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE
Jones, Chrstopher, Kalanta, Nanci, & Trembly, Anthony, eds. -- EULOGIES
Taylor, Lucy -- FATAL JOURNEYS
Monteleone,Tom -- DARK ARTS
Huffaker, Clair -- THE COWBOY AND THE COSSACK
VanderMeer, Ann & Jeff, eds. -- THE WEIRD
King, Stephen -- SECRET WINDOWS
Swartwood, Rober & Silva, David B. -- WALK THE SKY
Straub, Peter -- THE BALLAD OF BALLARD AND SANDRINE
Straub, Peter -- PORK PIE HAT
McBride, Michael -- THE COYOTE
Stout, Martha, Ph.D. -- THE SOCIOPATH NEXT DOOR
Cushing, Nikole -- THE NEW GOD
Massie, Elizabeth -- DESPER HOLLOW
Best to all, D.
117 Fri August 02 2013 - 08:59:22
Comments: Hi Dallas,
So, the translation is done. I just need to revise it a little.
Where can I place it? I don't have a blog or something. Maybe I should contact your webmaster to make it available through on your site?
Or, if you're not against, I can try to publish it in Russian free horror e-zine Darker (http://darkermagazine.ru/) Please let me know.
118 Wed July 31 2013 - 23:43:55
Comments: So glad to see others loving LAKE MUNGO. I've been singing the praises of that film for a while now.
Hope the summer has been treating everyone well. Busy here, between real life, working, writing and getting ST#7 ready to drop...finally.
What have you all been reading this summer? I've discovered Brady Allen and Bracken Macleaod and revisited Theodore Sturgeon and John Brunner...
Enjoy the weather. Cheers!
119 Tue July 30 2013 - 01:20:56
Comments: Hi Jack,
I knew you would like it!! I agree on all you said. Very well crafted movie, not too much handy cam (which I can't stand either) and a lot more in the plot that meets the eye.
*SPOILER ALERT!* I actually rewinded and looked at the photos/footage we were shown during the movie itself and guess what, the public is not tricked in any way, she is always where they show she was during the closing titles. Amazing, how I love when the movie fools you into looking elsewhere but at the same time shows you all :)
Cheers and love
120 Mon July 29 2013 - 19:05:20
Comments: Perfect! Thank you and Lee, you're great!
I'll be back in a week or so with the translation.
121 Mon July 29 2013 - 14:57:04
Comments: Talked to Lee and he's fine with it, Amet. So go right ahead. Best, D.
122 Sun July 28 2013 - 21:58:36
Fullname: Amet Kemalidinov
Comments: Thank you for the answer.
I'll be waiting for your decision.
123 Sun July 28 2013 - 18:36:50
Comments: AMET -- I'll ask Ed Lee...
124 Sat July 27 2013 - 22:02:34
Fullname: Amet Kemalidinov
Comments: Dallas, thank you for sharing "Eyes Left" with us!
Can I translate it into Russian and make it available for your Russian fans?
125 Sat July 27 2013 - 04:40:58
Comments: DIRK -- glad you liked EYES LEFT. We're working on getting more free stuff out there every now and then, things folks may have missed. A thanks to my readers. FEDY -- big thank you for giving me a kick in the butt about finally watching LAKE MUNGO. That movie is fucking EERIE! The documentary style really works. And though I absolutely HATE unsteady-cam they used it very sparingly. More importantly, the movie was about something. About loss, and survival of loss. About a search for hurt. If you're looking for a big bang for your buck, this ain't it. But if you're patient and attentive, this is a very humane, very quiet dark movie. You don't get that every day. Good call! -- Best, D.
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