On Wednesday, October 23rd, Forbidden Planet (NYC's coolest comic/scifi/horror shop) held a book launch party for SUBURBAN GRINDHOUSE, my debut film book. We had a very nice crow and I had a great time meeting some people I've only known online, and meeting some new folks, too. Thanks to Matt and everyone for making this a wonderful night. The store has some signed copies if you're in the area, and you can still get it from the publisher for 20% off in hardcover or trade paperback right here: Headpress Publishing
The worldwide official release date is 2/27/20, and if you prefer amazon, pre-orders are now being taken here: Suburban Grindhouse
My next novella, IL CINEMA DE LUCIFERO, is being co-authored with Andre Duza, a writer I have been a fan of since reading his off the wall zombie novel DEAD BITCH ARMY back in 2004. This one is the tale of a young would-be director who gets sucked into working for an underground snuff film organization, and there's a supernatural element at play. We're over 20,000 words in and hope to have the first draft done by the end of the year, or early 2020
LOVERS, my next novel, is nearing completion. I've been re-writing it perhaps a bit too much, but the story took a turn I didn't see coming in the early stages so I've been busy getting the weirdness in order. I guess the best way to describe it is NEKROMANTIK meets MELANCHOLIA during a ... never mind. I may have given away too much already.
DUKE TORBELLI'S HYDRAULIC CATECHISM, a bizarro novella, has gone out of control and may be entering novel length. It's a bizarro road trip-type story with some of the more colorful characters I've come up with yet.
CHANNEL 79, another bizarro novella, has been completed and I plan to do a second draft once I let it sit a while.
My second film book, DAMAGED BRAINS: AN OBSESSIVE LOOK AT ROMANO SCAVOLINI'S NIGHTMARE, is currently being looked at by a second potential publisher after the first one didn't pan out. This one is for a very niche market, so am happy to at least be under consideration with presses who are big fans of the film.
THOSE SLEAZY 70s, my look at some of the strangest and most groundbreaking films of the 1970s, is in full swing, and will be my third film book. I'm having a blast revisiting some really obscure films I've loved for years, and hope this will be an enlightening and fun read.
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