Thursday, March 15, 2007

ON THE NIGHT HIGHWAYS ....Submission CALL!!!

Time to pitch the zine I'm doing again that will see print in late April. It's called ON THE NIGHT HIGHWAYS. I'm looking for horror fiction from any genre. the weirder the better.Here are the rules:
No hardcore pornography of any kind, unless it's integral to the storyline, but that would be rare at best.
No poetry.
5000 words or less, but this rule can be bent for that certain story.
Payment is as follows;
Writers - $1 regardless of length and five copies of the zine.
Artists - Yes I need art, too. $5.00 plus five copies of the zine.
It's not a lot, but it is a paying market.
Additional copies of the zines can be purchased for a dollar each either by check, money order or cash to;
Douglas Waltz1915 Douglas Ave.Kalamazoo MI 49007
or via PayPal at:
dwaltzwriter@yahoo.com
Please send all submission in the form of an attachment. All art as a jpeg. No snail mail submissions!
Have fun!

Monday, March 12, 2007

DR. DRECK PRESENTS; DOCTOR OF DOOM

Over in the vast wilderness of Massachusetts resides a madman. A man dedicated to making sure that we see movies in their original format and some movies that we might never watch. One such film, DOCTOR OF DOOM directed by the legendary Rene Cardona Sr. under the original title of Las Luchadoras vs. El Medico Asesino tells of a madman who is working on the ultimate brain transplant. Unfortunately, all of his subject tend to die. At first he thinks it's because they are not smart enough so, he makes off with a lab assistant. Bad move for the doctor because her sister is a wrestler. He then deduces that with a strong enough woman the transplant will work. That's where the lady wrestlers come in...with a vengeance. Hot for revenge our femme fatale agrees to help the local police bag the mad doctor. What they don't know is that he has this giant gorilla thingie under his command and when it's wearing it's special suit it is impervious to gunfire. An unstoppable monster of pure rage under the command of a madman with a deadly agenda.
Now, Dr. Dreck has his own problems during the breaks. It seems that his giant rat, Stu has decided to become a wrestler. First he topples the mighty Godzilla toy that stands a good two inches, but later he must match wits with another rodent. Who will win the mighty rat battle?
If you're looking for a classic horror host with the most you must check out Dr. Dreck. He broadcasts on cable access in the Mendon area and surrounding counties. You can also check him out here;
www.myspace.com/drdreck
Annoying him to send you copies of the broadcasts for a nominal fee might not be a bad idea other.
The Doctor is in and his name is Dreck!



Friday, March 9, 2007

Finally Finished!!

Between reading a ton of other books and wtching waaay too many movies, I managed to finsh this weighty tome. I think the size of this monster and the fact that it weighs in at just under five pounds, makes this a hard to tote along book. This was my read before bed book for a few weeks now. And I have finally finished the thing!
Final impressions are that it is a beautiful book and by using direct quotes by the hundreds of people involved in the series it gave us an in depth look into the whole movie making process. I really thought it was funny how some of these people are still bickering over who took credit for what and some of the attitudes of the actors are so shallow! It's like they feel it's necessary to belittle the projects that gave them such memorable screen time. Did they think that people were going to remeber them for that Shakespeare in the park they did waaay back when? No, they're gonna remember when Jason whacked you with (insert weapon of choice here). You'd think they would be more grateful.
In the end, the true measure of anything is, when it's over did you want more? Absolutely! I could have read this book if it were twice this size.
Great book and well worth the price.



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