Gore Vidal on Bush, Cheney, Kucinich and the Demise of the Republic


Anyone who follows the news closely– er, maybe that should be “Anyone who seeks out the news that only a few bother to report”, know about Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s “Articles of Impeachment for President George W. Bush” presented to the House on June 9th of this year. Rep Kucinich listed some 30-odd articles describing impeachable offenses committed by theContinue reading “Gore Vidal on Bush, Cheney, Kucinich and the Demise of the Republic”

Handheld Zombie Madness: DIARY OF THE DEAD, [REC] & The Culture Of Media Experience


About fifteen years ago, my then writing partner, Teal Minton, said to me, “You know that scene in ALIENS where we see everything that’s happening through the cameras in the guys’ helmets? We should do a whole horror film just like that.” It was a great idea. We had many great ideas. This is oneContinue reading “Handheld Zombie Madness: DIARY OF THE DEAD, [REC] & The Culture Of Media Experience”

Robert A. Harris, PATTON & Blu-Ray: There IS Something To Fear


Check out Robert A. Harris‘ article “DNR… and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night” at thedigitalbits.com. For those unfamiliar with his work, Robert is a highly respected film producer, historian and preservation expert, who has been responsible for some of the most important work to save and restore our favorite classic films.* His restorationContinue reading “Robert A. Harris, PATTON & Blu-Ray: There IS Something To Fear”

Caren McCaleb: Touching The Intangible


Filmmaker/Editor Caren McCaleb’s continuing series of Youtube vlogs (under the moniker Eagle Crow Owl) on the nature of art are consistently thought-provoking, engaging, inspiring, weird, creative and, well… artistic. Here’s McCaleb’s latest vlog, “Hell In A Handbasket”: To see the entire series and to learn more, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/eaglecrowowl And for those who are lookingContinue reading “Caren McCaleb: Touching The Intangible”

PLAGUE campaign steps up a notch!


Hi everyone. I’m encouraging anyone who would like to see THE PLAGUE: WRITERS & DIRECTOR’S CUT released to DVD to not only sign our petition, but to e-mail, write, call or fax Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and let them know your thoughts and desires. And, as always, I ask that you do this with the utmost respectContinue reading “PLAGUE campaign steps up a notch!”

Quote Of The Week: Straight From The Horse’s Mouth


Ya gotta love this quote I found on Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood: “I really think, this late in the day, that grassroots support for our movie could significantly improve our chances of reaching a much bigger audience…” –Clive Barker If you say so… http://www.spreadingtheplague.com

Baltimore Symphony to Perform Lee Johnson’s Dead Symphony


I’ll be the first to admit that I was a bit skeptical when I read about this. We’ve heard jazz renditions of Grateful Dead tunes and other various interpretations over the years, but Lee Johnson‘s Symphony is no muzak rendition of these beloved songs. It is, in fact, something to truly marvel at. According toContinue reading “Baltimore Symphony to Perform Lee Johnson’s Dead Symphony”

Thank you again, Dee Wallace


Seems like today’s quite a PLAGUE day (check out my earlier post CLIVE BARKER’S KARMA? below).  Actress Dee Wallace was interviewed on the MOVIE GEEKS UNITED! radio show last night and was asked about THE PLAGUE (aka CLIVE BARKER’S THE PLAGUE), a film she was almost entirely cut out of in the released version. AsContinue reading “Thank you again, Dee Wallace”

Clive Barker’s Karma?


Clive Barker, the famous author, filmmaker and painter’s second film as producer after THE PLAGUE under his Midnight Picture Show banner, is getting a VERY limited theatrical release before heading straight to DVD. Fansite shocktillyoudrop.com reports: “Lionsgate is planning a limited 100 theater run of the Clive Barker adaptation on August 1st. “This move fulfills Lionsgate’s contractualContinue reading “Clive Barker’s Karma?”

Paul Thomas Anderson: In Good Company


Here’s part of an interview I found and saved not long after being kicked off my own first feature, THE PLAGUE, which I wrote and directed. I wish I could remember where I got this from and as soon as I do, I’ll credit them. In the meantime, here’s the snippet of Paul Thomas AndersonContinue reading “Paul Thomas Anderson: In Good Company”