July 30, 2015

Coming soon! My first foray into historical fantasy. Tons of fun to write and, I hope, to read.

July 29, 2015

Never mess with a grammar nazi.

July 27, 2015

I love THE WALKING DEAD for a lot of reasons, but I prefer a good apocalyptic story over a post-apocalyptic story.

Show me the world ending. Show me the chaos, the confusion, the transition from middle class Americans to animals doing whatever it takes to survive.

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD centers on not life after the end, but the end itself, and the trailer looks great. Premiers next month. I’ll be watching this one for sure.

July 24, 2015

New trailer for the two-part live-action ATTACK ON TITAN movie coming out August 1 and September 19. Can’t wait for this one!

July 22, 2015

From ZOMBIELAND to SHAUN OF THE DEAD, some of the best zombie movies are comedies. LIFE AFTER BETH (2014) is a fantastic indie addition to the genre.

In LIFE AFTER BETH, Zach is a wreck after his girlfriend Beth dies unexpectedly. After she rises from the dead, he takes it as a second chance to do and say everything he wished he had while they were together. But Beth’s mental state is deteriorating. She’s getting violent. Hungry. And she may not be the only one coming back.

The film is quirky, with a dry sense of humor, and hums along with good pacing, clever dialog and excellent performances by a cast including John C. Reilly, Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reisser and others.

I enjoyed SHAUN OF THE DEAD for what it was, but also saw it as an allegory of a man-child who has to let go of the things holding him back before he can grow up and commit to a loving relationship. LIFE AFTER BETH similarly works as a straight up zombie story but also pushes a theme of finding closure and letting go at the end of a relationship.

Recommended!