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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

STARTS TOMORROW (Oct. 1st)! COME ONE, COME ALL!

The HORROR WRITERS ASSOC. Presents HALLOWEEN HAUNTS 2015!

Drop in anytime in October for this unique online event featuring horror author blog posts & book giveaways. My personal blog post will be Oct. 18th and I'll be giving away several copies of SUICIDE THE HARD WAY and PUZZLEMAN!

Visit HWA's Halloween Haunts 2015 anytime in October right here:

TEXAS'S FRISCO KID reviews SUICIDE THE HARD WAY: And Other Tales From The Innerzone!  Read review here:  http://tinyurl.com/o9jx7om

"Broadstone’s short stories, which pull no punches, make up the bulk of this volume and also provide his most powerful material.  [Broadstone's] work needs to come before and be appreciated by the wider horror audience." –– Bill Meeker, TEXAS'S FRISCO KID

SUICIDE on Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/nzjabmf Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/qdqaqlk

Please visit and "Like" the Amazon Author Page for Christopher Alan Broadstone: http://tinyurl.com/l64uzlm

Please visit, "Like", and enjoy the C.A. Broadstone –– Author and Filmmaker Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/mhwptls



From 7.5.15 –– Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!  

For anyone that's been following my posts today, it's finally time to wash the socio-political frustration out of my mouth.  So!  Let's do that with another Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network! (I know Paul D. Marks​ and his pooches are waiting with baited breath.)

I ask you, what do I do when I've previously made ground turkey tacos with black beans (on the side), and there's just not enough left to construct another beautiful taco dinner? I take that leftover turkey, black beans, diced red onions, and tomato and mix it all together for an outstanding topping for a baked potato. 

I'm showing a pic of my naked baked potato because it comes out so beautiful when split and grilled face-up in the Nu Wave Oven.  25 minutes in the heat and then smear with a little Smart Balance Omega-3 butter and wow!  Delicious already.  But wait!  Now top that halved spud with the leftover mix of Tapatio ground turkey, organic black beans, and etc.  Then jazz it up with chopped fresh green onions, chives, and hot-house tomatoes.  It's a feast for a king.  I can't eat it all in one sitting, but pop the leftovers in some plasticware, drop it off in the fridge, and then sometime later nuke it in the microwave for a minute or two.  Again a perfect meal.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NEW from BLACK CAB EDITING!

I just finished designing, picture editing, and post audioing a new mini-trailer for Full Moon Series book publisher of gothic vampire and other horror tales.  Please check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxZn0gsQt4E

Find Black CAB Editing at:
http://blackcabediting.com/index.html

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

I post this again...it's almost Halloween month. It's almost SMILEYS' GRAVE time.
In memory of a short story that has found new life in SUICIDE and an even better screenplay that waits in an endless limbo. I love you COLOR OF FLAME. You are me. You are my heart. You are my demise. You are my writer's lost soul.

Watch the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiTmnWwQpUE

From the screenplay COLOR OF FLAME

COLOR OF FLAME
It takes buckets of bones
And pails of blood
And lots of love
Cause I'd love to love
To live for someone
And be forever giving.
But I can't do it alone
With just my bones...

It takes armloads of hearts
And caverns of touch
And crypts of warmth
A dreamtime of warmth
To care for someone
And be one of the living.
But I can't make one from no one
With just my bones...

Don't you see
The color of flame
Is the color of my heart.
Don’t you see
The color flame in my abyss
Of emptiness.
Can’t you see
The color of flame
Is the color of my graying ash.
But I can’t spark flesh into being
With just my bones...
 
I beg for mausoleums of breath
And catacombs of flesh.
With just my bones
I yearn for vaults of obsession
Boundless aeons of passion…
With just my bones

I rage enraptured, screaming.
Screaming dire
For the burn of your lips
Living flesh on fire ––
Melt my touch into yours
Meld your soul into mine,
Our molten core of desire
Endless everything on fire.

But I can’t do it alone
With just my bones.
The color of my heart
A lost and dying pyre.
With just my bones
A dark and smoldering mire,
Forever whispering
Love me...
Love me...
Love me...
Poetry: C.A. Broadstone

Monday, September 21, 2015

DREADFUL GEOGRAPHIC, Issue One ON SALE NOW!

I will be contributing a new story, which I'm still working on, to a future issue so please stay tuned.  Until then please check the first issue on Amazon! http://tinyurl.com/poaobya

The DREADFUL GEOGRAPHIC  SOCIETY was founded in July 2015, by Maddie Holliday Von Stark "to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge of dreadful and haunted places." The Society is composed of the Booktrope Forsaken Horror Hooligans and believes in the power of science, the paranormal, exploration and storytelling! This publication promotes the investigation and musings created from haunted locations throughout the world.

This issue features the mad stylings of independent horror film writers, Kerry Prior, Jason Trost, Dr. Dean Bertram, Suzanne Robb & Tim Waggoner.


From 7.3.15 –– Time again for Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

Had a "Must have tacos!!!!!!!" moment today.  But that didn't mean they couldn't be healthy.  The result... 3 crispy shells filled with ground turkey (spiced with garlic, oregano, Tapatio sauce, Tabasco Chipotle sauce, and a little chili powder) on a bed of fresh spinach and topped with diced red onions, tomatoes, sharp cheddar, and garnished with sliced black olives.  On the side is a helping of organic black beans laced with diced fresh jalapenos, green onions, and garlic, then sprinkled with sharp cheddar and garnished with two pepperoncinis.  White corn tortilla chips fill the rest of the plate, along with a large skull shot-glass filled with good old fashioned Pace Picante (hot) sauce and garnished with jalapeno horns.  It was yummmmmmmm!


Sunday, September 20, 2015


From 6.24.15 –– Direct from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

For those of you who have never tasted jalapeno peanut butter, you're missing out.  It's one of my favs for a quick sandwich.  Sad thing is, it's hard to come by and is a bit pricy.  Thus, tonight's late-lunch/dinner was a workaround: Laura Scudder's All Natural Old Fashioned Peanut Butter on 45-calorie multi-grain bread with shredded sharp cheddar, then topped with two hot pepperoncinis, plus a side of sliced jalapenos.  Instructions: One bite of sandwich and one bite of the pepper of your choice.  Explosive goodness!  Additional sides to help cool you down: ice-cold radishes, whole black olives, Fuiji apple slices, and light tortilla rounds.  Now that will toss an old peanut butter sandwich on its ear.

A MUST WATCH DOC then see BLACK MASS!

WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. JAMES J. BULGER (Documentary 2014: Currently streaming on Netflix.)!

I recently saw the new Johnny Depp film BLACK MASS and found it to be a very good, hard-hitting crime drama. This made me want to know more about the white-haired, balding grandpa that I remember being arrested in 2011 in Santa Monica, CA (only 15 miles from me) –– the 84 year-old man law enforcement reputed to be one of the most dangerous mobsters in American history and, for 12 years, had been on the FBIs 10 Most Wanted list (at one point having held the #2 spot only second to Osama bin Laden).

After watching the 2014 documentary WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. JAMES J. BULGER, I found the film BLACK MASS to be shockingly accurate for a Hollywood movie. Nonetheless, the 2hr-14min drama still didn't have the time necessary to explore in-detail the depth of the corruption-run-rampant throughout the Boston FBI (as well as the local and state police) that allowed the notorious "Whitey" Bulger to get away with countless murders, extortion, and a multitude of other crimes.

This is a must-watch documentary! Check it out! Currently streaming on Netflix.

Watch the Trailer!
https://youtu.be/R2klCnCBHFA

Saturday, September 19, 2015

From 6.13.15 –– Time again for Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

It was a lovely leftover lunch today! I utilized the remains of my salad from the other night (freshened with a little diced tomato, green olives, and shredded Parmesan), a dollop of endless homemade guacamole (brought to life with a dusting of cayenne), and last night's pizza (brightened up with some diced tomato, black olive slices, ground black pepper, and oregano). Speaking of the pizza: it was a store bought, frozen California Pizza Kitchen Sicilian Recipe (crispy thin crust). Out-of-the-box the pizza is topped with Italian sausage, spicy ham, salami, basil, mozzarella & Fontina cheeses, and zesty marinara sauce. Of course, I always have to add a touch of my own: sliced jalapenos (fresh), sliced black olives, baby portobello mushrooms, garlic, basil, ground black pepper, and a light sprinkling of shredded cheddar & Parmesan to help hold it all together. Excellent! And, as always, for a perfect pizza reheating, popped on the grill of my Nu Wave Oven for 5 minutes.

Now this something different for certain...and which I can't decide if I like...and which is just, well, a bit bizarre and creepy.

The very long-performing musical show-group GREGORIAN. They perform popular songs in the style of Gregorian Chants. Give a listen and you decide if you like it. They have many tunes on YouTube.

Enjoy the NINE INCH NAILS –– ever covered by many artists, masterpiece of the forever lost, dark, and depressed –– song HURT.


Great Lyrics by NIN Trent Reznor

HURT
I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become?
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end
You could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here

What have I become?
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end

You could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way


Now for something different!

William S. Burroughs Reads Edgar Allan Poe Tales in the Vintage 1995 Video Game, “The Dark Eye”!

Check it out!

Friday, September 18, 2015

For all of you PSYCHO movie fans out there... 

If you've never read JANET LEIGH'S account of the making of the film: BEHIND THE SCENES OF PSYCHO: THE CLASSIC THRILLER it's very worth checking out. 

 And you can pick it up dirt cheap on Amazon these days: http://tinyurl.com/pc8wxry Oh! And pick up a copy of one of my books while your at it.

Saw BLACK MASS this morning and really sunk into it!

For what is essentially a biopic of notorious Boston 70s/80s gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (who was finally captured in 2011 here in good ol' Lala Land: Santa Monica –– it figures 3:) ) the film does not play out like most mediocre, let's-see-how-many-facts-we-can-gloss-over, plus compress important real-life-players into a single character, tepid-overall waste of time. The film is dark and very intriguing from word "go" and rolls from beginning to end as a top-notch crime drama worthy of David Fincher or Michael Mann's best work. It also offers some fine bloody violence, which we've all come to love from our modern mobster movies.

The cast, as a whole, was outstanding: Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemins, Adam Scott, Corey Stoll, Dakota Johnson –– among others –– and Johnny Depp (playing "Whitey" Bulger himself) was great! Finally a film where Depp does some real acting again, instead of being a parody of himself in earlier films. In fact, I kept forgetting it actually was Johnny Depp.

I highly recommend this one to all those who love true crime based movies. Check out the trailer! 3:) Johnny Depp is not nice to play with. lol


Here's a place for all you horror geeks to go shopping for your favorite Psycho-wear. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 17, 2015


From my good friend JOHN FRANKLIN (iconic ISAAC from CHILDREN OF THE CORN and co-author of our award-winning screenplay RETARD), comes a new graphic novel, PRIME CUTS!

Check out an interview with John about the graphic novel here: http://tinyurl.com/nd5ku68

And also checkout the official website here: http://www.primecutsnovel.com/

Many congrats John! And also to Tim Sulka, his writing partner for PRIME CUTS and the film CHILDREN OF THE CORN 666: ISAAC'S RETURN.

Here's the latest from my good filmmaker friend Marc Fratto, writer director of such indie horrors as STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN AT SUNDOWN and HELLFIRE.

Marc has now launched a crowdfunding campaign for his next feature, CRAZY HOUSE, so please feel free to spread the word and share. Also take a look at the 5 minute short preview of the film on FANGORIA(.com)


5-Minute Short Preview Here:

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Classics Stories by Edgar Allan Poe Narrated by James Mason in a 1953 Oscar-Nominated Animation & 1958 Decca Album

Super cool! Enjoy!

http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/classics-stories-by-edgar-allan-poe-narrated-by-james-mason-in-a-1953-oscar-nominated-animation-1958-decca-album.html
Watched the old film DAYLIGHT (1996 –– that's old nowadays. Uhgggg...) and loved it.

I'd seen the movie in the theater when it came out but not since. Say what you want about Sylvester Stallone, but this isn't one of his muscle-bound, cheese-clown portrayals, and is one of his most heartfelt, I'm-a-real-human-being tortured-by-my-past performances. Yes, the film is contrived, and yes there are those moments of conceit concocted only to make sure one more action scene will occur, but the movie over all is exceptionally well made. If you watch the film for nothing else, watch it for the tunnel explosion and collapse sequence near the beginning. It is truly outstanding work –– and this if before big CGI. My vote is: grab the popcorn, climb into a comfy chair or couch, turn out the lights, and watch a lot of DAYLIGHT. Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Wow. Hard to believe it's 9/11 again. It's also hard to believe how many people say nothing about it. It wasn't just the skyline of New York City that changed this day back in 2001, it was the skyline of our lives. The skyline of the world has never been the same.

Remember all of those who lost their lives for just going to work this day 2001, and all of those who died trying to help, and all of those who have fought the continuing battles ever since. Too many lost in all countries and nationalities.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

From 6.12.15 –– It's Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

For dinner last night I made what I call my Diced, Torn & Broken Leftover Salad. I call it that for two reasons: 1) because no matter how hard I try to make a small salad it always comes out to be more than I can eat. And 2) everything in it is either diced, torn, or broken. Regarding the latter, ingredients are: fresh spinach (torn), broccoli (torn), red/yellow bell peppers (diced), white & portobello mushrooms (broken), cilantro (diced), tomato (diced), red onion (diced), cucumber (diced), and oven roasted turkey (98% fat free slices diced). All spiced with garlic, oregano, basil, Texas Gunpowder –– then dressed with a canola/virgin olive oil mix, tangy balsamic vinegar, and a sweeter 25 Dark Star balsamic vinegar (to add that special flavor and a little class). Toppings are: shredded parmesan & sharp cheddar, sliced black olives, and a tiny nest of pimento-stuffed olives dusted with cayenne. It was excellent! And I have left overs.
10 REALLY OBNOXIOUS THINGS WRITERS DO

Hahahaha! Check it out!

I really don't do most of that stuff. Although I do double up on some social media page posts. And I do constantly kick myself for not being able to figure out how to be even a tiny bit successful as a writer. My biggest problem with that is, I concern myself more with developing a story and writing it than I do with trying to find an agent or publisher. Of course, I innately don't trust any of those industry people and if I had a meeting with any I'd likely bring a large hand gun and set it on the table in front of me, within grabbing distance. 

 




Article:
https://litreactor.com/columns/10-really-obnoxious-things-writers-do
Trost M-Series Camera Sliders.  Nice! 

On seven continents, in the most demanding shooting conditions imaginable, Trost sliders have been used to provide dependably precise camera movement. We are now introducing a new Trost slider, called the M-series. Featuring native Mitchell mounts and leveling 100mm ball support, as well as an ultra low-profile and compact design, the M-series once again redefines the camera slider. We invite you to take a look and see for yourself.

Video:
http://www.trostmotion.com/video/

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Watched a great documentary the other night, WHO IS HARRY NILSSON (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?).  Currently streaming on Netflix.

I never really knew who Harry Nilsson was by name, but I certainly know his music.  He sang the very famous song from the film MIDNIGHT COWBOY, "Everybody's Talkin'" (1969), and wrote the major hits "Without You" (1971), "Coconut" (1972), as well as the mega-hit "One" made famous by the rock band Three Dog Night.

He lived life in the fast lane with drink and drugs, although he never toured and performed live; he was best friends with the Beatles, who claimed to be his biggest fans.  In fact it was said that if there were to be a 5th Beatle it would be Harry Nilsson.

If you love music, please check out this documentary on this fascinating, musical genius with the amazing and singular voice.