My friend director/writer Mike Lombardo’s first feature film, I’m Dreaming of A White Doomsday, had its world premiere Friday 20 October at Columbus, Ohio’s amazing Gateway Film Center. I made a rare journey (soon to become less rare, as 2018 will without doubt be my busiest—and life-changing—year in this dark mortal coil) west to my old […]Read more "Report from Nightmares Film Festival"
The Stephen King-based Hulu TV series, Castle Rock (starring Jane Levy, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn), is filming several miles from where I live. I’ve applied to Pittsburgh-based Nancy Mosser Casting (The Road, and many others), who are looking for background types: Prisoners, Prison Guards, Staff, Family Visitors, and Pedestrians. I’ve never “acted” before, but believe […]Read more "Stephen King’s CASTLE ROCK TV Series: Will I Participate?"
Jane Yolen has been referred to as “the Hans Christian Anderson of children’s literature,” a claim I’m not qualified to dispute. But her unerring ability to transform even the most mundane events, objects, and people into mythic gold is too well-known for doubt, earning—among others—awards such as the Nebula, World Fantasy, Rhysling, and Caldecott Medal. Read […]Read more "The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen"
I’ve been fortunate these past weeks to receive books by authors mostly new to me—including Caroline M. Yoachim‘s debut collection. As much as Weird Fiction has evolved since roughly the late 90s, Science Fiction, in the hands of writers like Yoachim, has responded even more radically to the times. Read my reviewRead more "Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World by Caroline M. Yoachim"
John Keel died this month in 2009. Though my “take” on so-called paranormal matters has wholly changed, John’s fierce curiosity and journalistic bravado remain a constant inspiration. This piece first appeared on The Magonia Blog, and caught the attention of George Knapp (Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter, KLAS/CBS-TV), who later invited me to be a guest […]Read more "MOTHMAN PROPHECIES Author John Keel’s Influence"
In the Valley of the Sun Andy Davidson Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. June 2017 Reviewed by William Grabowski [Horror Review-dot-com for 26 June 2017] Spring 2017 has delivered a veritable bounty of books, all (with one exception) written by authors unknown to me. Better still: these are works of some originality, wherein common tropes and stale […]Read more "In the Valley of the Sun: Andy Davidson"
Creepshow Graphic novel adaptation of the George A. Romero film, written by Stephen King Cover art by Jack Kamen; interior art by Bernie Wrightson, with Michele Wrightson Gallery 13 May 2017 Reviewed by William Grabowski, for Horror World-dot-com [19 June 2017] Heh-heh-heh . . . here it is, kids! Out of print since 1982, Creepshow […]Read more "CREEPSHOW: Graphic Novel Adaptation of a George A. Romero/Stephen King Film"