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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

My friend LENORA ROGERS runs the excellent site LENORA'S CULTURE CENTER AND FORAY INTO HISTORY.

Please help her with a donation for her much-needed surgery, if you can. Any amount will help. And also please help SPREAD THE WORD if you can't donate; SHARING her info will also help. Thank you! :)

LENORA on GOFUNDME.com:
https://www.gofundme.com/lenorarogers

Please visit LENORA'S CULTURE CENTER AND FORAY INTO HISTORY:
https://lenorasculture.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/lenora-rogers-author-4/


Saturday, February 24, 2018


I saw ANNIHILATION (Directed by ALEX GARLAND––"Ex Machina") this morning and quite enjoyed it!

Starring NATALIE PORTMAN, JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, and OSCAR ISAAC, the film is quite riveting and also very interesting to look at––beautifully bland to begin with, yet morphs organically into an oddly disturbing color palette of grayish neon rainbow pastels––psychedelic with morbidity, macabre; everything real yet not quite so. The methodical pace of the film works for a great undercurrent of tension and dread, which is punctuated by moments of horror-stylized violence that might find you gripping your seat.

In the end, will you understand what has truly occurred in "The Shimmer"? Yes. And no. A modern TWILIGHT ZONE, not unlike EX MACHINA, director ALEX GARLAND has again created a very intriguing and smart film that is also fun to watch. Check it out if you're looking for a trip down Different Lane and Oddly Creepy Blvd.

Enjoy the ANNIHILATION trailer here:
MOVIE UPDATE––
HNM+ a.k.a., "Human No More (The Feature)"

The script of the prequel story is in the writing stage, by yours truly, but I am in need of any OLD or DAMAGED MANNEQUINS or MANNEQUIN PARTS, not unlike the ones shown in the picture below. If anyone knows where I can collect some that are being discarded or dirt cheap (and I mean dirt cheap) please contact me ASAP. Thank you so much!
 
Contact:
chris@blackcabediting.com


Saturday, February 17, 2018



There are several great old cemeteries near to my current home in Garland––I even wrote a short story, SMILEYS' GRAVE (and the derivative feature screenplay COLOR OF FLAME), about one: MILLS CEMETERY just down the road. But none have achieved the status of STULL CEMETERY in Kansas, it seems. lol

Learn more about STULL CEMETERY here:

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SMILEYS' GRAVE Available on Amazon:

Also included in SUICIDE THE HARD WAY:

Also included in A CATCH IN TIME:
  
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Another MILLS CEMETERY video
showing pictures of many buried there:


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
To One And All!

May you feel, give, and know your true heart...
All the way to the bone!

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Watched HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS (1983)––my new B-Day Blu-ray––last night and quite enjoyed it!

A fun B-movie, old dark house tale, with four greats in one film: CHRISTOPHER LEE, PETER CUSHING, VINCENT PRICE, and JOHN CARRADINE. Excellent performances from all––true masters at their game: being their screen legend selves.

If you haven't seen this flick and are in the mood for a fun B-movie horror with a twist on a twist on a twist––all in old-school macabre-movie style––check out HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS on a stormy night.

Enjoy this excellent clip with the 4 greats all together:



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

UPDATE!––The new feature has now been officially titled, and is simply named after the noir/horror short film of the same name: HUMAN NO MORE. Also, it is a very immediate prequel to the short, expanding on the characters DETECTIVE NEMO (Tony Simmons) and the killer MR. BLIGHT, and also uniquely incorporates the award-winning shorts SCREAM FOR ME and MY SKIN!

As well, I'm thrilled that today I secured the 1940s art deco-ish chair I posted about yesterday evening, for use on HNM––The Feature's primary set. Yes, the chair is now mine. Woohoo!

Enjoy this pic of the chair, waiting for me to retrieve at PICKER'S PARADISE (Garland).  

 

Sunday, February 4, 2018


3DG+ MOVIE UPDATE!––

As many of you know, my high-end, heavy duty Manfrotto video tripod disappeared on the moving truck somewhere between L.A. and Dallas last November 2016. But thanks to mom and dad making me a Very Merry Christmas 2017, I have been able to get a new Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with a Smith-Victor Propod Base. Woohoo!

Since the new tripod isn't quite as heavy duty as my M.I.A. one, and can't really handle my jib arm, I was able to create/build (using two thrust bearings & hardware) a new mount on my very old tripod legs (used to film MY SKIN! and was the tripod used for Detective Nemo's VHS camera in HUMAN NO MORE), and all is working fantastic! Enjoy some pics of the up-to-speed jib arm and my new Manfrotto/Smith-Victor tripod. I'm still months away from any filming for 3DG+, but getting my video gear together is a great step.