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Monday, October 31, 2016

 NOW AVAILABLE on AMAZON!  Only $1.99!

A CATCH IN TIME takes you deep into one of the most haunted hotels on earth, Hotel “Bochica”, Salto del Tequendama––and weaves together alternative history, art, philosophy, and the struggle of the human spirit when confronted by insurmountable evil, in this genre-defying tale by dark-fantasist CHRISTOPHER ALAN BROADSTONE.

ZISI EMPORIUM FOR B-MOVIES reviews A CATCH IN TIME! 
http://zisiemporium.blogspot.com/2016/10/literature-review-19-catch-in-time.html

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Catch-Time-Christopher-Alan-Broadstone-ebook/dp/B01LONF3R6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Catch-Time-Christopher-Alan-Broadstone-ebook/dp/B01LONF3R6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1476055231&sr=1-1&keywords=a+catch+in+time

A CATCH IN TIME also includes the short stories SMILEYS' GRAVE and ROSEBLOOD, plus Nazi-Excerpt "Chapter 19" from the novel PUZZLEMAN.

Please visit C.A. Broadstone's Amazon Author Page:
https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Alan-Broadstone/e/B00MZBU2S2/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Sunday, October 30, 2016

UPDATED!––FREE DOWNLOAD!

FEAST FRENZY @ THE HORROR FOOD NETWORK
POSTS COLLECTION 2015-2016 (Hollywood)

74 Simple Recipes (w/Photos!)
For A Poor, Single, Horror-Writer Guy
(Or anyone else, for that matter.)

By Christopher Alan Broadstone

Download & Enjoy The FREE PDF Here:


Well this is the big one folks! The last Feast Frenzy I'll be cooking and posting from Los Angeles, CA. My kitchen is very tiny here, but it's also been pretty damn mighty too. I'll miss it. Goodbye little kitchen.

ALL NEW from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

5-PEPPER-SAUCE ROTINI PASTA
With GRILLED CHICKEN, TURKEY SAUSAGE & SHRIMP!

Now this is a feast to get frenzied over!  First prepare 100% whole grain wheat Rotini pasta (boil for 10 minutes until al dente, then strain and return to pan).  Next prepare the 5-Pepper-Sauce.  In a large saucepan, pour one 24oz can of Hunt’s Premium Pasta Sauce (No Salt Added)––just .99¢ at the .99¢ Only Store––add one 14.5oz can of (no salt added) diced tomatoes and one 8oz can of (no salt added) tomato sauce.  Next very-finely dice 2 Habanero peppers, 2 large Jalapeno peppers, and 3 Serrano peppers and stir into sauce.  Chop yellow & red bell peppers and stir into sauce until sauce is chunky with them.  Spice to taste with oregano, basil, and garlic powder.  Bring all to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.

Cut 2 small chicken breasts into strips and place on the grill (NuWave Oven) and spice with garlic powder & paprika––grill for 4 minutes.  Flip the chicken and spice other side, then add 2 large Jenny-O Hot Italian Turkey Sausages to the rack and grill for 5 minutes.  Flip the sausages and add 10-12 medium-large fresh shrimp (peeled with tails removed, and which have been marinating in lemon juice for 30 minutes), sprinkle with ground black pepper.  Grill all for another 6 minutes (until chicken is 175° & sausage is 165°).  Slice the turkey sausage and add to pasta in pan, stir in the 5-Pepper-Sauce until all is covered well, and heat until hot.  Spoon onto a dinner plate, add the grilled chicken around the side, then top with the grilled shrimp, 2 pepperoncinis, and sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese. 

Wow!  Soooooo tasty, sizzling hot and spicy!  You’ll have enough for a guest or two, or plenty of leftovers!

Friday, October 28, 2016

HAPPY (early) HALLOWEEN!

Soon I'll be back in Dallas and very near to this place.

Set to the amazing song "Bury My Lovely" by October Project, please enjoy some wonderful pictures I took of Mills Cemetery in a slideshow presentation. The cemetery is an eerie graveyard very near to the house where I grew up, and which is the resting place of the Smiley family who all died on May 9th, 1927. The cemetery and the Smiley grave are a place of haunted legend and the inspiration behind my short story SMILEYS' GRAVE and the adapted screenplay COLOR OF FLAME.
 
Enjoy the video here:



Thursday, October 27, 2016


And good ol' PUZZLEMAN the clay maquette has been meticulously boxed up and then placed in another well padded box, with many FRAGILE! stickers all over it. Hope he makes it safely to Dallas. And if you haven't read the novel PUZZLEMAN, please do! 

PUZZLEMAN on Amazon:

For more pics of the PUZZLEMAN clay maquette please visit:



ALL NEW from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

GRILLED TILAPIA SANDWICH & FRITOS!

OK, so this is ‘another’ second to last Feast Frenzy post––I’m still in need to use up perishable food before I leave town, and also needed something quick and easy after a long day of moving errands and prep.

I had 2 grilled Tilapia fillets leftover from my 10.25.16 post (please see said post for grilling instructions), so I simply placed them on my NuWave Oven and warmed them for 4 minutes.  When finished, I laid on extra sharp Cheddar cheese and heated an additional 1 minute to let the cheese melt.  While the fillets were heating, I toasted 2 slices of Nature’s Harvest 40-Calorie Multi-grain bread, then spread on Jalapeno mustard, sliced the bread into halves and layered on a bed of field greens & spinach, then 2 sliced tomatoes (sprinkled with garlic powder & 50/50 Lite salt) on each bottom half.  Next, I placed one fillet on each half (sprinkled with fresh ground black pepper) and topped off with slices of white onion.  On the side: Lightly Salted Fritos, which are always outstanding!  Over all, a very, very delicious meal in minutes!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NEW!!! ZISI EMPORIUM FOR B-MOVIES reviews A CATCH IN TIME!  

"With [Tatiana Ospina's] whole future seemingly undone, the horrors of 1938 also converge on her.  World War II has yet to begin, but National Socialist horror is sweeping the globe in full force.  Colombia is far enough away to avoid all these horrors.  Wrong!  No more spoilers, but for a horrific tale with sensational literary motifs of the Nazi horror,  "A Catch In Time" is a novella you must read." ––Christopher Zisi, Zisi Emporium For B-Movies

Read the complete review here:
http://zisiemporium.blogspot.com/2016/10/literature-review-19-catch-in-time.html

NOW AVAILABLE on AMAZON!  Only $1.99!

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Catch-Time-Christopher-Alan-Broadstone-ebook/dp/B01LONF3R6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Catch-Time-Christopher-Alan-Broadstone-ebook/dp/B01LONF3R6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1476055231&sr=1-1&keywords=a+catch+in+time

Please visit C.A. Broadstone's Amazon Author Page:
https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Alan-Broadstone/e/B00MZBU2S2/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


ALL NEW from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

GRILLED TILAPIA WITH STEAMED & FRESH VEGGIES!

This is the second to last Feast Frenzy post we’re all going see until after I’ve moved and resettled in Dallas.  I managed to squeeze this one in because packing is going well in this final week––and I need to empty my freezer of food.

First I placed 3 small Tilapia fillets on a plate and dowsed them, top and bottom, with lemon juice.  Next I laid them on the grill of my NuWave Oven and rubbed an even coat of Frank’s Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce on each fillet, then sprinkled with garlic powder and grilled them for 4 minutes.  Once finished, I flipped the fillets and again applied an even coat of Frank’s Pepper Sauce, sprinkled them with oregano and basil, and grilled for another 4 minutes.

While the Tilapia was cooking, I steamed one bag of Market Pantry mixed veggies in the microwave for 5 minutes, sliced and halved fresh-on-vine tomatoes, and cut 4 green onions.  After the grilling was complete, I placed the fillets on a dinner plate, spooned out the steamed veggies (drizzling them with paprika), fan-layered the tomatoes (sprinkling them with fresh ground black pepper & 50/50 Lite Salt), laid on the green onions, and garnished with green olives and pepperoncinis for that extra kick.  All was hot, spicy, delicious, and very healthy! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Alas, my life in pieces, my life in boxes, I go back into the womb for a grand rebirth...not in Hollywood, but in a land of cowboys and aliens far, far way. Farewell La-La Land, it's been a great decades-long day, but not great enough to stay.

Enjoy the video here:




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Yes! Here's another outstanding prop from my archives, just uncovered today while doing more digging and packing. 

The DETECTIVE NEMO desk blotter from HUMAN NO MORE. I believe it might have been Lee Bailes who thought of a blotter for the desk, and the amazing artist and HNM set designer Danilo Montejo worked his magic on it. Others also contributed a little, I think. I don't remember, I was very busy with camera and directing actor Tony Simmons (and you know how difficult and time-consuming those diva actors can be). ;) One day I will frame this blotter for my wall. 
Note Danilo's autograph on the 28th, Carl Ford's B-Day on the 29th, and other little touches.




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Alas, some other collectors items––on the technical side––for SFM and MS. 

Note the very rare Russian dubbed SCREAM FOR ME VHS sent to me from Russia by STUDIO U-7TB, which I licensed to show the film way back when.

Also VHS copies of the extensive GARROTT DRUCK and MADMAN auditions for SFM, which include my picks Gabriel Sigal and Tony Simmons––both were above and beyond the other actors, of which there were about 30 auditioned for each role. Hopefully, there is still in existence the audition VHS for Sweet Irene, but I loaned it to chosen actress Lora Cunningham many years back and she has not yet returned it.  (I want that back! )

Also are the MY SKIN! master DV tapes and and the DAT audio tapes (which were not used because the entire film was ADRed due to children constantly screaming and playing outside the location. Uhgggg...), as well as the George phone ADR AIFF files (performed by yours truly). Also is the studio tape of Gabriel's voice-over that plays out the ending of SCREAM FOR ME.

Friday, October 21, 2016

NOW AVAILABLE on AMAZON!  Only $1.99!

A CATCH IN TIME takes you deep into one of the most haunted hotels on earth, Hotel “Bochica”, Salto del Tequendama––and weaves together alternative history, art, philosophy, and the struggle of the human spirit when confronted by insurmountable evil, in this genre-defying tale by dark-fantasist CHRISTOPHER ALAN BROADSTONE.

 Enjoy the SKY ZOOM video of Hotel "Bochica" and Tequendama Falls here:

 

Amazon US:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Catch-Time-Christopher-Alan-Broadstone-ebook/dp/B01LONF3R6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1476055231&sr=1-1&keywords=a+catch+in+time

"[Broadstone] brings out the tensions between people from different countries and first languages...[which] is a tribute to his precision, perfectionism & ability to create conflict that is compelling." ––Matthew Sanderson (Independent Reviewer, Unrated.co.uk, RumourMachine.com)

Enjoy the complete review here:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154596376319813&set=a.10151965157099813.1073741831.640334812&type=3&theater

A CATCH IN TIME also includes the short stories SMILEYS' GRAVE and ROSEBLOOD, plus Nazi-Excerpt "Chapter 19" from the novel PUZZLEMAN.

Please visit C.A. Broadstone's Amazon Author Page:
https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Alan-Broadstone/e/B00MZBU2S2/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
 

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Just saw a wonderful Amazon reader review from Judith Herdman this morning, for A CATCH IN TIME! Thanks so much, Judith!

"[A Catch In Time] leads you down the ever darkening path of humanity, luring you from humane to maniacal in a few simple pages." –– J.H., Amazon reader reviews

Enjoy Judith's complete review here:

Friday, October 14, 2016

NOW AVAILABLE on AMAZON!
Only $1.99!

A CATCH IN TIME: A Novella
by
Christopher Alan Broadstone!

"[Broadstone] weaves the tale's dramatic conflicts––art, history, the occult, and making a difference in a world that makes you feel worthless––with remarkable skill.  [He] brings out the tensions between people from different countries and first languages...[which] is a tribute to his precision, perfectionism & ability to create conflict that is compelling."––Matthew Sanderson (Independent Reviewer, Unrated.co.uk, RumourMachine.com)

Enjoy the complete review here: http://tinyurl.com/glgvh7f

A CATCH IN TIME also includes the short stories SMILEYS' GRAVE and ROSEBLOOD, plus Nazi-Excerpt "Chapter 19" from the novel PUZZLEMAN.

Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/zxtzavh

Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/z68cvtj

Please visit C.A. Broadstone's Amazon Author Page:
http://tinyurl.com/hbhb9m4

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CHARRED REMAINS (Movie Blog) Reviews THRILL KILL!


"Thrill Kill surprised the hell out of me!"––Charred Remains


THRILL KILL
Directed by GIUSEPPE ASARO
Starring: ADEA LENNOX, MAX GRAY WILBUR, TODD LANDON
Additional Picture Editing & All Post-Audio: CHRISTOPHER ALAN BROADSTONE

Enjoy the review here:

Monday, October 10, 2016


I apologized to anyone who has been offended by the swastikas on the cover of my new novella, A CATCH IN TIME (and related graphics), but the "Very Different Nazi Horror Story" within is extremely anit-Nazi, anti-Hitler, anti-Aryan, and anti Neo National Socialism. A CATCH IN TIME is a story about achieving self-worth and higher ideals, greater understanding and tolerance, and of self-sacrifice in the face of insurmountable evil.

And as for the swastika itself, here's a very interesting BBC article about the history of the symbol before it was bastardized by the Third Reich.

Please enjoy the article here:
 
 
A CATCH IN TIME: A Novella
by
Christopher Alan Broadstone

A Very Different Nazi Horror Story!

Now available for pre-order on Amazon! Only $1.99! 

Includes the short stories SMILEYS' GRAVE amd ROSEBLOOD,
plus Nazi-Excerpt "Chapter 19" from the novel PUZZLEMAN.

Amazon US:
http://tinyurl.com/z68cvtj

Please visit C.A. Broadstone's Amazon Author Page:
http://tinyurl.com/hbhb9m4


Friday, October 7, 2016


Saw THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN this morning!

I had no genuine expectations and have not read the best-selling novel by PAULA HAWKINS, but I have to say I really, really, really liked the movie!

The critics seem to be split on the film, and some have commented that the characters are "downers" to the point of not caring about them. I highly disagree. They are not "downers" at all, but are very realistic, depressed, and conflicted personalities on the edge.

EMILY BLUNT is outstanding as "The Girl" who rides the train everyday, always watching two very specific houses and the two couples who live in them. From these elements the entire story explodes outward, becoming progressively more complex. BLUNT as Rachel, is a doomed alcoholic who has lost her job, her husband, her life, and is on the verge of losing her mind. From her seat on the train one day, she witnesses an event at one of the houses that infuriates her to the point of intolerance and breakdown. The next day the woman she saw––who outraged her so deeply––goes missing. The disappearance scoops the headlines, the detectives are unleashed, and Rachel becomes one of several suspects.

If you are looking for a dark, relationship-based thriller with characters that aren't what they appear to be––and this includes BLUNT's booze-tormented Rachel––then see THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. As well, all of the cast performances by REBECCA FERGUSON, HALEY BENNETT, JUSTIN THEROUX, LUKE EVANS, and EDGAR RAMIREZ are excellent.

Enjoy Trailer #1 and #2 here:

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Not a new Food Frenzy post, but nonetheless a great lunch at THE HABIT: BURGER GRILL up in Alhambra. It was a much-needed private, mini-celebration for crossing another milestone in misery this year.

If you haven't tried a HABIT burger, find one and give it a go. I'll be sad to soon leave these delicious, char-grilled critters behind.

Visit THE HABIT at:
https://www.habitburger.com/charburger/
Two old guys meet again!

The excellent actor TONY SIMMONS and yours truly, standing with Tony's infamous dressing room front door from the HUMAN NO MORE film shoot. It was unearthed from Tony's storage closet here in L.A. this last Tuesday (10.4.16), thanks to me needing to reclaim a few items I had stored there. The dressing room door remains the personal property of Tony Simmons.

We had a great time seeing each other and then had a delicious Thai lunch (Tony's treat––actors always make more money than their directors). Soon I'll be much nearer to his current residence in New Orleans. Just might be another film project in the offing.