Weekly Serial Update

My online serial, “Rhea Randall and the Vampire Romance,” is now being released on a weekly basis every Friday. See you at JukePop!

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Bill Oberst Jr. Joins the Cast of “Night of the Babysitter!”

Hello, all!

I’m pleased to announce that Bill Oberst Jr. (The Retrieval, Circus of the Dead, and Criminal Minds) has agreed to play the lead role opposite rising star Dora Madison Burge (Friday Night Lights, That’s What I’m Talking About).  You can read more about it (and some other great articles) at Horror Society and Haddonfield Horror.  We also want to thank Dread Central for covering this new development, as well as Downright Creepy for featuring us in the IndieGoGo spotlight!

And, if you’re so inclined, please go to IndieGogo to contribute.

“Night of the Babysitter” at Eighteen Percent!

If you follow the blog, then you know I’m the associate producer of the upcoming feature “Night of the Babysitter,” which currently has an IndieGogo Campaign to raise the money we need to pay our crew upfront, rather than making them wait for a check.

We’ve broken 15% of our goal, and we’re fast approaching 20%.  However, the more traction we get, the more exposure IndieGogo will give our page and the more funds we can raise!

If you’re planning to donate, please do so soon, and maybe we can reach a third of our funding by the end of the week!

Thanks again!

Happy Halloween! (Writing Exercises)

Hey, all! I ended up only being able to complete the second exercise, but it turned out all right. Better to have one good exercise than two mediocre ones.

Enjoy!

The airport was mostly vacant at such a late hour. Restaurant stalls and magazine vendors which had had lines of travelers earlier were now dark, gated and abandoned. Florescent lights flickered coldly above the gray tile flooring. The occasional footsteps would echo down the causeway, the rumbling of a wheeled-suitcase not far behind, before the sounds would be swallowed up by the carpet.

At the end of the terminal was the final boarding gate. A wall of glass stood between waiting passengers and the airfield. The black tarmac glinted in the dark, barely visible through the thick fog which pressed against the windows like some poisonous vapor. Tower lights blinked in the dark, their white and red luminescence fading into the surrounding mist. The glass offered little protection against the damp chill which invaded the boarding gate, causing the travelers to tremble under their overcoats and shawls.

A group of weary students were strewn about the floor near the windows. They slept on luggage, their faces and hands cold, pale, almost translucent. Other passengers stared out into nothingness, eyes glazed and unfocused. Aside from the rising and falling of chests with the faint breath of life, everyone was as still as a taxidermist’s project.

Little by little did movement begin. Passengers rose to board as the distorted voice of the loudspeaker summoned them. They moved without any urgency, limbs and minds both exhausted. One by one they stored their material possessions, one by one did they rest in their designated seat. After an uncertain length of time, all the strangers were lodged in their cramped plots, ready to begin their journey through the night and blackness.

If you decided to participate, share you results in the comments below! (You can either copy/paste or link to your own blog.) I look forward to reading your results!

“Night of the Babysitter” is up on IndieGoGo!

Hello, all!

I’ve recently been made Associate Producer of the up-and-coming avant garde horror film, Night of the Babysitter. The movie stars Dora Madison Burge (Friday Night Lights, Dexter) and will be shot on 16mm film in my hometown of Iowa City, IA.

Our IndieGogo campaign is up, so please check it out, donate what you can, and be sure to share!

Thanks!