Saturday, October 24, 2015

My Favorite Horror Movies/Novels

A few years back, I posted some of my favorite horror movies.  With Halloween a week away, I thought I’d post some of my favorite horror novels/movies in a combined list.

On a side note, this is the first year we won’t be trying to find a Halloween costume. My oldest son (18) stopped trick-or-treating two years ago. My thirteen-year-old announced that he was too old this year to go. Hence, no last minute rushing around to find a costume. I won’t miss those Halloween nights standing in freezing drizzle or snow while the kids collected their loot, but it does mark the passage of time. And I won’t lie and say it’s not a little bittersweet.

Here’s the list in no particular order:


  •    Halloween (original John Carpenter version)
  •    Aliens (not technically horror, but I’m lumping it in here)
  •     Alien
  •    The Descent
  •    The Shining by some King guy
  •     Sinister
  •     IT (novel)
  •    Friday the 13th, Part Two
  •    Pumpkinhead
  •   Off Season by Jack Ketchum
  •   The Killing Kind by Bryan Smith
  •    Feast (movie)
  •    Paranormal Activity (the first one)
  •    Insidious
  •   Night of the Living Dead
  •    Dawn of the Dead
  •   The Thing
  •   Salem’s Lot (the novel)
  •   The Road by Cormac McCarthy (novel and movie)
  •   Silver Bullet
  •   Dead Snow
  •   Endless Night by Richard Laymon
  •  The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  •  The Legend of Boggy Creek
  •  From Dusk Till Dawn

Monday, October 12, 2015

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

I'll be judging feature length screenplays for the upcoming Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival.  The festival will be running 104 films this year in all categories: action, horror, cult, and thriller, among others. I'm looking forward to reading the screenplays.

The festival runs November 6th-November 12th at the Eastern Hills Mall Cinema.

WNY horror author and filmmaker Gregory Lamberson will have films screening. Check them out if you please.

Here's a link to the festival's website:

http://www.buffalodreamsfilmfest.com

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