Friday, 24 October 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
In time for my favorite time of year, early I know but we've already put the Halloween decorations up in my home!
The rights to both vampire thriller Blood Hunger and zombie chiller Dead Pulse have reverted back to myself. After this Halloween the novels will become unavailable.
They possibly may be resurrected in second editions depending on publishers. While the first editions satisfy, in retrospect their not as polished from an editing standpoint as I would have wished but no use crying over spilt milk. Still they're entertaining horror travel reads. Even the industry's big players are feeling the pinch and its difficult for the most seasoned authors to earn a crust so I'm not holding my breath for the novels to be picked up.
All is not lost in a shallow grave my sci-fi novel The Final Version is being well received. Again thank you for reading, thank you for your support and have fantastic Halloween.
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Sunday, 7 September 2014
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Updated 1 Sep 2014 : The Final Version peaked at #12 in the USA cyber punk Kindle Chart. Thank you for making it happen
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Due to a series of events a group of people are unintentionally left on the streets right as the annual purge commences.
Whereas the first instalment was very much confined to a house, with the premises being interesting, it fell short turning into Panic Room by the end. With The Purge: Anarchy you get the sweeping feeling of scope across the whole city. Also you get an insight into the under belly of the Purge evocative of Hostel 2. Actor Frank Grillo is particularly notable and gives a great performance.
Reminiscent of Judgement Night and more recently Aftershock; being hunted down, chased through the city, it oozes tension. It's well filmed and acted and not a straight to DVD follow up like Hostel 3.
While it may not answer all Purge questions, for example what happens if some dies after the Purge of injuries sustained during the Purge it gives a feel of what happens across America on Purge night.
What it boils down to is that if you enjoyed James DeMonaco's first the second will surpass expectations.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie joins forces with an unconventional priest, to battle the evil which is plaguing their city.
Imagine the gritty on location feel reminiscent of Seven and Training Day mixed with the Exorcist 3 and you pretty much have Deliver Us from Evil. Packed with jump scares and given that added creepiness factor due to the based on a actual events, Scott Derrickson's offering (who brought us Sinister) is wonderfully filmed.
The supporting cast are excellent and lead Eric Bana's Sarchie is riveting as the flawed everyday man. Both Édgar Ramírez and Sean Harris give nonchalant stellar performances. Yes the final act is a little overblown but the believable tension filled first three quarters offers plenty of genuine shocks.
Recommend for the atmosphere and on location ambiance that Derrickson's and crew creates which spans from the Middle East to New York.