Saturday, April 22, 2006

Silent Hill

As I enjoyed playing the game, I had high hopes for Silent Hill the film, but as with many things in life, high expectations only lead to disappointment. It was nicely shot, very atmospheric, with some great scenery that could have been lifted straight from the game. But the storyline was cobbled together to try to make sense of it, and unfortunately, it didn’t work. And then there’s the dialogue. It was so stilted and unnatural, you wanted to grab the scriptwriter and throttle him. As I walked out, I heard comments ranging from 'That was shit' to 'What the hell was that about. Did you understand any of it?' I didn't think it was that bad, and it’s worth seeing on the big screen if only for the impressive scenery, but make sure you switch your brain off upon entering and then remember to turn it on again upon exit. Ultimately, it’s like a nice looking cake, but when you slice it open, there’s nothing inside. And I like my cake to have substance as well as decoration.

Monday, April 17, 2006


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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Scary Moments

As someone who obviously wants to scare his readers, I have a quick question: What scares you? What makes a story scare the bejesus out of you?

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Latest News

I've had a group of my short stories accepted for a collection, which will be published by the newly combined force of Wicked Karnival and Grafika Press. The collection will be titled Voyeurs of Death and will include 11 of my tales. I'm very excited about this, and can't wait to see the finished product. Check out the artwork on the Grafika website. You won't be disappointed.

First to be published by the company will be an anthology of short stories by horror author David A. Riley. Other authors with work accepted so far for various projects are: Dan Waters, Jason Brannon and Christopher Fulbright.