Monthly Archives: March 2013
American Mary is a horror movie but it’s so much more than that. You see, when I watch a movie, television show (especially with a reality show) or read a book, I have to bond with the characters. If I don’t care about them, I do not enjoy what I’m seeing or reading. With American Mary, I bonded instantly. I believe it is because Mary is a girl just like any one of us. She has problems paying her bills, she owns a pet bird, she has her own little quirks but she’s most importantly, normal.
It is only after certain horrifying circumstances do things start to spiral out of control yet you still want to hug her and tell her it’ll be okay even when she does the unthinkable.
This movie has all of the elements that you want in a horror film; attachment, repulsion, sadness, originality, a brilliant script, stellar acting and when all of that is combined you get a movie that you can watch over and over again.
What you may not be aware of is that the movie is by the brilliant Soska sisters of Twisted Twins Productions. Yes, this is an unbeatable horror movie written by two girls and that in itself makes this girl proud. While girls and women are moving up in the horror world, it doesn’t hurt that you get such a polished and perfect movie with American Mary, where the Soska twins also shine as actors.
I loved this film. It’s rare that I find something so original and brilliant all at the same time, something that I can’t wait to see again or tell my friends about and this movie not only achieves that but more. There are layers to this film and in its simplicity, it’s as deep as any movie you’ll find. Check it out on Amazon, you won’t be disappointed.
My newest short story is out and I’m especially fond of this one for a few reasons. For one, I designed the cover myself. Now I have done a couple of my covers but nothing stands out like this one. I got permission to use the artwork and I think it fits perfectly. Another reason is that this story took more time than most. I had no idea where I wanted to take it so I just started writing and it fell together. It took a few months though, unlike many of the others. The other reason is that I put a lot into it, making sure that the initial reactions I got were taken into consideration so what you see is a second or third edition of the story. Basically, I fleshed it out more thanks to some advice. I hope you enjoy it and you can find it here.
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Well, this is certainly true. I do try to read all of my older books again but sometimes it’s hard since there are so many to read. I used to read The Stand and Swan Song every year but I have to admit I have not done that lately. I think it’s time to start doing this again. I think I will only keep a copy of an older book in my reading list that includes real books and keep reading the new stuff on my Kindle. We’ll see how this goes but I’m actually reading an older one right now that I found. I had loaned it out years ago and could not find it again. I did a search on Amazon for a certain name of someone in the book and found it.