We’re going to the Golden Canyon center very soon. The campaign is about to launch. It’s a must for horror genre fans. It’s going to be a beautiful book, and a great world. Some amazing authors: Lisa Morton, John Skipp, Merecedes Yardley . . . and more. Edited by Brad Hodson and Ben Etheridge.
Big news: “New Breed”–a script I co-wrote with Alex Bram and Christina Eliason Lloyd has made it as a finalist at the Shriekfest Horror Film Festival — very excited about this! Look at that frikkin’ artwork! Wow. Yes: this is a horror script. We’ve been working on this for quite a long time, so this is a wonderful turn of events. I’ll post more as soon as I have details. Check out their site. We’ll be there!
Honored to have a brand new story, “Splinterette”, in this wonderful anthology, benefitting a fantastic author, James Newman. This is the Kindle version, with all proceeds going to James. The paperback will be out in about three weeks.
James: “Most of you know all about my accident back on April 27. But have you heard what 49 of my fellow writers (many of them my favorites, guys I grew up reading!) did for my family, to help with our medical costs?
THIS. This is what they did for us, and Glenda and I will NEVER forget it. It’s called WIDOWMAKERS, and I’m gonna go out on a limb (get it? ) and say it’ll be one of the fattest anthologies ever published — over 700 pages, 200,000+ words!!! Check it out, friends . . . the e-book is up for pre-order now, and there’s also a paperback on the way in about 3 weeks . . . .
THANK YOU: Pete Kahle, Keith Minnion, Blake Crutchfield, Bracken MacLeod, Brandon Ford, Brett Williams, Brian Hodge, Brian Keene,Charles R Rutledge, Donn Gash, Ed Kurtz, Elizabeth Massie, Evans Light,Gary A. Braunbeck, Gary Fry, Glen Krisch, Jesus F. Gonzalez, Jack Bantry,James A. Moore, Jeff Strand, Jenny Orosel, Joe Miles, John Palisano, Kit Power, Mark Allan Gunnells, Mary G. Fortier-Schütz II, Maurice Broaddus,Mercedes Murdock Yardley, Michelle Garza, Melissa Lason, Norman Prentiss, Paul Anderson, Peter Giglio, Ray Garton, Robert Essig, Ronald Kelly, Rose Blackthorn, Shane McKenzie, Sydney Leigh, Sheri White, TG Arsenault, Tim Waggoner, Todd Keisling, Tracy L Carbone, and the handful of folks I couldn’t tag for whatever reason. You are all wonderful human beings, and I will never be able to fully convey my gratitude for what you have done for my family. God bless you all, from the bottom of my heart.”
“Fantasma”, a flash fiction piece created for the new Halloween Forevermore site, is live today. This was fun, and takes place during the Dios De Los Muertos festival in Los Angeles, one of my favorite things. I’m thrilled the best season of the year is upon us. September is next week. Hopefully, things will soon cool off, and the leaves will turn many magical colors.
Be sure to check out the other flash fiction from Mercedes M. Yardley and DS Ullery, as well as the rest of the site. It’s going to be quite a destination.
Tim Chizmar is a force to be reckoned with. His passion and zeal are infectious and unavoidable. Most creative people I know are multi-tiered, meaning they work in several different mediums. Tim’s ho exception, currently working on what promises to be a future genre cult classic film Naked Alien Massacre, and also an upcoming novel. We met at a group I Co-Chair, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Horror Writers Association. We hit it off, and I soon found myself bucking my semi-retirement from filmmaking and working on the Kickstarter videos for his movie. Of course, me being me, I became fascinated with this intriguing character. Having had many comic friends, and knowing Tim was hanging around us horror writers, I wanted to see what made him tick. Enjoy this interview, and please check out the Kickstarter for the movie. Happy Alien Hunting!
Synopsis: Conservative young college student Allair Buck has a crush on her art class nude model, but when she finds out he’s more than an artist’s model–he’s actually a nudist–she’s shocked out of her comfort zone! Then he invites her to spend their first weekend together at a nudist resort…well she never expected it would cause her to come to terms with her own body image issues all the while fighting to stay alive from evil “clothes hating” Demonic Aliens that are out to skin and terrorize anyone daring to wear clothes!
Tagline: “Finally, an Original Horror Movie with Balls!”
NAKED ALIEN MASSACRE is a thrilling new horror feature film garnering the interest of domestic as well as international distributors, and is produced by DrittyBoro Studios & Derek Easley Entertainment, as well as World Media Revolution, all in association with the nudist lifestyle website ClothesFree.com The owner recently won the American Assoc for Nude Recreation “Man of the Year” award for his activism on the subject.
Many well known personalities will be providing cameos including WWE / TNA / ROH Superstars ROB VAN DAM, NIGEL McGUINNESS, KATARINA LEIGH WATERS, as well as TROMA Entertainment’s own LLOYD KAUFMAN, classic scream queens including LYNN LOWRY and the star of the original “I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE” goddess CAMILLE KEATON. If that’s not enough we also have Showtime’s starlit CHRISTINE NGUYEN, and many top young talents within the top 10,000 on IMDb’s Starmeter.
NAKED ALIEN MASSACRE is being developed as a franchise, following along the lines of this recent wave of nudist-themed and related popular programming such as GIRLS, NAKED AND AFRAID, VH1’s NAKED DATING, etc. The movie will be shot at a real life nudist resort; beautiful OLIVE DELL RANCH FAMILY NUDIST RESORT, found in sunny southern California. www.OliveDellRanch.com
This movie has been promoted recently at the American Film Market, WonderCon, LA Times Festival of Books, Long Beach Acting & Film Assoc, through various WWE events, Newport Beach Film Festival, National Cable & Telecommunications Association Conference, and much more.
2. How did the project start? Where did the idea come from?
It adjusted many times over the years from being an HBO-style drama on life at a nudist resort, to finally adding components of comedy and horror to it. I’m a very active nudist and proud supporter of the nonsexual family nudist environment, having personally seen the benefits it has on a persons confidence and growth. It’s written by comedian and horror fan KEVIN LAHAIE, as well as myself.
3. What can we expect from the movie?
Boners and Boobs.. I’m kidding. It’s a tale set at a Nudist Resort (we are actually shooting a real one that I frequent) and it features a girl coming to terms with accepting and loving her body all the while falling in love for the first time as fighting to survive from evil clothes hating aliens. Ya know…the usual Hollywood story. *wink
4. You’re a talented stand up comic, as well as a great storyteller. I often feel comics have the most difficult job: making people laugh. But so many comics also have tremendous dark sides. Do you?
Yes. Comedy grows from a DARK place, it’s true, my parents are convicted felons. My mother attempted to kill a man, and carved him up with many stabs and slices, while my dad was a bit of a drug kingpin. I grew up in a crazy (I know people say that.. but I mean it) crazy household, and it gave me issues I’d dealt with in therapy, and still do to this day. Lucky me: in stand up I approached because I’d have partnership that ended badly or fell apart, and I was attracted because on stage, it’s simply me and a mic. I liked that ownership. I’ve been a pro Headlining comedian for about seven years, and in that time, I’ve been on Comedy Central, NBC, Fox, Showtime, CMT, and more, as well as shot a bunch of pilots that never aired, so I’m going back to my love of Horror (worked with TROMA, Full Moon, etc.) by creating art for myself about a cause I believe in, and I’m hoping to scare some folks along the way.
5. In addition to directing a movie, you’ve got a novel coming out, right? Can you tell us anything about it? A teaser?
YESSSSSSSSSSSS. I’m so excited about it! It’s called SOUL TRAITOR and its about a Demon sales person in Hell selling souls as commodities. I assure you that, along with NAKED ALIEN MASSACRE, this, too, will be very original and unique. Plus it will have an intro by my buddy, WWE Wrestler Rob Van Dam, which is fun. Aside from that, my short story, “Libby” is featured in HELL COMES TO HOLLYWOOD 2, coming soon.
Here’s a short interview with me over at the Crystal Lake site. Here I’m talking about the genesis of “Perrollo’s Ladder”, the story that appears in TALES FROM THE LAKE, VOLUME ONE. Hope y’all dig it! This is a great collection of short fiction, and am honored to be included. Volume Two promises to be just as great, and there’s a writing competition, so all you writers, juice up those pens and processors!
This is one of my most favorite things. TALES TO TERRIFY has made great audio books out of all the short fiction nominees for the Bram Stoker Awards. Narrator Robert Neufeld has done an amazing job of interpreting “The Geminis” – he’s done a lot of H.P. Lovecraft stories lately, including an epic, unabridged “In The Mountains Of Madness”. This is an honor. Of course, this podcast shares its time with David Gerrold’s Stoker winning story, “Night Train To Paris” which is just wonderful. Check it out here, and I know myself, and the others involved, would love to hear from you.