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Friday, April 29, 2016

INCEPTION (2010)––Is, in my opinion, one of the best mind-blowing, thought-provoking movies of all time.  And it's also my favorite film by writer/director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN.  It reaches into my psyche, into me my heart, and into my soul.  INCEPTION is a story I wish I had written.  To have also made it into a film is a dream I can't imagine.  Maybe someday I'll be able to achieve such a masterpiece.  If you have never seen INCEPTION, you should.  But get ready to pay attention and to think––as well as having your socks blown off by remarkable special effects and cinematic music.

About INCEPTION and Its Box-Office Success & Awards.  From Wikipedia:
"Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. DiCaprio plays a professional thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. He is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

"Shortly after finishing Insomnia (2002), Nolan wrote an 80-page treatment about "dream stealers", envisioning a horror film inspired by lucid dreaming, and presented the idea to Warner Bros. Feeling he needed to have more experience with large-scale film production, Nolan retired the project and instead worked on Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige (2006), and The Dark Knight (2008). He spent six months revising the script before Warner Bros. purchased it in February 2009. Inception was filmed in six countries on four continents, beginning in Tokyo on June 19, 2009, and finishing in Canada on November 22, 2009. Its official budget was US$160 million, a cost that was split between Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures. Nolan's reputation and success with The Dark Knight helped secure the film's $100 million in advertising expenditure.

"Inception's première was held in London on July 8, 2010; its wide release to both conventional and IMAX theaters began on July 16, 2010. A box office success, Inception has grossed over $800 million worldwide becoming the 45th-highest-grossing film of all time.[3] The home video market also had strong results, with $68 million in DVD and Blu-ray sales. Inception opened to acclaim from critics, who praised its story, score, and ensemble cast. It won four Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects, and was nominated for four more: Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Art Direction, and Best Original Screenplay."

Enjoy The INCEPTION Trailer Here:

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO talks about the secrets of INCEPTION:

Now Enjoy Some Great Docs
On The Making Of INCEPTION––Truly fascinating!
The Hallway, Gravity Fight Sequence:

How The Gravity Scenes Were Filmed:

MAKING OF INCEPTION––Behind The Scenes Documentary Part 1 of 2:

 MAKING OF INCEPTION––Behind The Scenes Documentary Part 2 of 2:

Next Up…

Enjoy Some Of The Fantastic Score
Composed By (The Always Brilliant) HANS ZIMMER!
This piece is an all-time favorite of mine––so beautiful, heart-wrenching, and powerful…




Wednesday, April 27, 2016

NEW!––3 DEAD GIRLS! DVD Trailer!

Please enjoy the brand new trailer with upgraded graphics, FX, and original soundtrack––a bit abstract, voodoo, and tribal. So, if you have some decent speakers or earbuds with low end ability, crank it up and find the crazy groove!

Watch the trailer here:

3 DEAD GIRLS! DVD Available at:


Black CAB


MY SKIN! Movie


ALL NEW from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

Well, I'm on what euphemistically might be called a 30-day weekend (of personal video production and story writing work), so...I was hungry and wondered what I had actually stocked my freezer with.  Yay!  Frozen pizza!

Alas, here at Feast Frenzy, I can't just make a plain ol' icebox pizza and be satisfied.  It quickly became doctoring time to pep things up.  First order of business, the foundation: a lovely Red Baron Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza placed on a non-stick pizza pan with large cooking holes (the pinhole pizza pans just don't work so well).  Next: add sliced, fresh jalapenos, diced white onions, then sprinkle with sharp cheddar cheese (the glue to hold things together), add a layer of sliced black olives, and at last spice with garlic powder, oregano, basil, paprika, and freshly ground black pepper.  Pop the pie into the pre-heated oven at 400-degrees for 20 minutes, slice, and eat.  On the side––for that extra kick––crushed red pepper and Frank's Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce.  Great stuff! 

Monday, April 25, 2016

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN would be better titled: 

OK.   Hmmmmm...

Well, it seems there is a lot of confusion out there these days about what THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN really is.  And no wonder, because it's a 2009 French language film (starring EMILIE DEQUENNE and noted actress CATHERINE DENEUVE)...

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is also mistakenly known as GIRL ON A TRAIN, the 2013 novel by writer A.J. WAINES...

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is also the best-selling 2015 suspense novel of the same name, written by PAULA HAWKINS...

And THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is also a new major motion picture coming out October 7th starring two of my fav yummy-girls EMILY BLUNT (Sicario, The Huntsman: Winter's War) and REBECCA FERGUSON (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), which is actually based on the HAWKINS novel and not to be confused with the French film THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.

Schwoooo!  That was hard detective work.  And a stellar example of how title confusion can really mess with readers and movie fans, and also rake in a lot of additional sales for authors and filmmakers, simply because of sheer confusion.  Here's a fine example...

According to an article on
"Alison Waines didn’t expect her two-year-old psychological thriller to hit it big.
But it suddenly took off this year, selling tens of thousands of copies, climbing to the top of Inc. ’s U.K. and Australian charts for e-book downloads, and becoming a topic of discussion in book clubs.

“I’m making more money than I ever have before,” said the former psychotherapist.

"The plot twist? Many of Ms. Waines’s readers bought the book, “Girl on a Train,” by mistake. They meant to buy “The Girl on the Train,” the best seller by Paula Hawkins that is being made into a movie starring Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux.

"Of roughly 300 reviews on Amazon of Ms. Waines’s 2013 book since Ms. Hawkins published her novel in January, around 40 reference buying the wrong book. Many appear to have read the entire 429-page novel without realizing their error..."

Read the rest of the article on

Let's check out a little more about all of this GIRL and TRAIN madness.
(And let's not even get into THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO insanity.)
(Or GONE GIRL, uhgggg...)

Read Roger Ebert's Movie Review Of The French Film:

And Watch The Trailer here:

Watch the New 2016 Film Trailer, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN  Here:

And Last But Not Least...

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN––books or movies–– should not be confused 
with the 2015 comedy film TRAINWRECK...

But Checkout The Trailer Here Anyway:

I Really Hope This Blog Post Helped Straighten out all this 

And judging by this pic online, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is
likely to have a porn version soon. :D

 (Sorry, I just couldn't resist.)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

NEW!––Just heard from THRILL KILL director GIUSEPPE ASARO at MOTOR CITY NIGHTMARES in Detroit.  He had this to say...

"The THRILL KILL premiere in Detroit at MOTOR CITY NIGHTMARES went very well. Congratulations to everybody involved in the production and thanks to Motor City Nightmares staff for their great hospitality.  Without this collective effort we would have not been able to make this film.  Great feedback from the audience about the music, the photography, the writing, the acting, the editing and the directing. I will keep everybody informed about any review.  Stay wild Detroit…"

THRILL KILL Official Website:

Also, please check out the 5 Mini-Trailers I designed and cut for the film here:

Enjoy some THRILL KILL pics from Motor City Nightmares.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

I just received some very sad news. TRACY CROCKETT, a truly long time fan, reviewer, fellow Texan and friend, has died of congestive heart failure. He was only in his 40s. And just over a year ago, he lost his mother, which was very hard on him. We had a long talk back then about his loss and how my new short story (at the time), "Note-To-Self", had helped him to understand and deal with the untimely death of his mother. My character in the story was also suffering severely from the tragic loss of his own mother. His statements to me (and there were many over the years), made me again feel that my writing had value more than as simply another tale. And I will always thank him for that.

I won't forget you, Tracy. You were a great fan, reviewer, supporter, and friend. Wherever you are, I hope you have found peace at long last. I know it was a difficult life for you these previous many years. You will be missed by myself and the horror community. Farewell. :(

Tracy on Facebook:

Friday, April 22, 2016

PUZZLEMAN Book Trailer Coming Soon!

A lot of work (especially keeping the bugs and drifting dirt away), but enjoyed setting up the gear and shooting the PUZZLEMAN Old-Book prop (I created from a very old French language copy of LES MISERABLES) which will appear prominently in the trailer.

Enjoy some pics from the shoot, below.

PUZZLEMAN: A NOVEL available on...