- Published on Monday, 11 March 2013 12:06
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Big Announcemenet: On the plane ride out to Phoenix last week, I started writing the first chapter of HVZA 2 and making notes. This morning I officially created a new file folder and started typing. I don't have any deadline in mind, but once the zombie juices start flowing, it's hard to stop them! Here's a sneak peek at the first paragraph of the new book: “If anyone finds this, please bring it to West Point, if you can, so the people I care about will know what happened to me. I’ve lost a lot of blood from the bites and head wound, I’m all alone with very few supplies, and I don’t know if I’ll survive.”
- Published on Friday, 08 March 2013 07:51
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For those of you who have the HVZA graphic novel, you know I included an illustrated short story called War Dog. I really wanted to give Becks a dog in the book, but it just didn't fit, so I created a separate story, but still set in the world of HVZA. War Dog is now available on Kindle for 99 cents (the lowest price I could set) and I hope you like the combination of the story with the amazing illustrations by Ken Frederick. A lot of people have been asking me when I'm going to write an entire book for my zombie fighting dog, so let me know if you think I should. You can download the Kindle HERE.
- Published on Friday, 11 January 2013 06:46
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BEST AUTHOR of 2012!!! Many thanks to everyone who voted for me, as I was just named Best Author of 2012 by the Hudson Valley's Times Herald Record newspaper. Love you guys for all of your support!!!
- Published on Thursday, 25 October 2012 16:06
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I was fortunate enough to have Keith Meyers come to my zombie lecture in Sloatsburg last night. He is a zombie movie expert, and told me things I never knew. I asked him to compile a list for the website, and here it is. How many of these things did you know?
(And by the way, he thinks the HVZA has the most plausible zombie infection! I'm honored.)
Ten Zombie trivia facts:
1. First recognized Zombie film: White Zombie (1932) (Bonus trivia: the Poster for White Zombie could not be shown today. Why? It’s “R” rated….look closely!)
2. First reanimated corpse movie? Frankenstein (1910) by Thomas Edison (yes, THAT Tom Edison!)
3. There have been zombie films set on 6 of the 7 continents (sorry Antarctica)
4. The word “Zombie” is not used once in Night of the Living Dead (1968). He calls them “Ghouls.” (“Yeah they’re dead, they’re all messed up…”)
5. These Ghouls were not picky about what they ate…”BRAAAIIINNS” was a troupe of Return of the Living Dead (1985)
6. So hey, I am watching this movie about a reanimated corpse in a graveyard…but it’s not Night of the Living Dead! What gives? Romero may have gotten his idea as a child watching Invisible Invaders (1959)! Aliens reanimate the dead to kill the living!
7. Night of the Living Dead was not the movie’s original name. It was Night of the Flesh Eaters. When Romero discovered a similarly titled film, he changed it to Living Dead. BUT: They forgot to include the copyright notice, thus putting the “Living Dead” into public Domain! Because of this (per Wikipedia): “Because of the public domain status, the film is sold on home video by many distributors. As of 2012, the Amazon.com lists copies of Night of the Living Dead retailing 52 on VHS, 181 on DVD, and 9 on Blu-ray. The original film is available to view or download free on Internet sites, such as Google Video, Internet Archive, Hulu, and YouTube. As of September 30, 2012, it is the Internet Archive's second-most-downloaded film, with 1,036,742 downloads.
8. Tom Savini’s 1990 Night of the Living Dead color remake (a great film by the way) actually re-writes the ending and changes up the dynamic from the 1968 version.
9. There are more zombie films made annually than any other monster since the Romero films came out (not many of them are GOOD. Trust me!). Sorry Twilight fans!!!
10. Romero has publically stated that Night of the Living Dead was based on Richard Matheson’s classic I Am Legend. I Am Legend has been remade twice. Return of the Living Dead has been remade…twice! (although there’s another in production in England slated for 2013 release)