‘Star Trek: Genesis’ Sample Chapter #2


The whine of a transporter beam echoed throughout the empty corridors of the Regula Station. A luminescent glow spread over the center of a hallway, morphing into four distinct humanoid shapes. Saavik waved her tricorder in all directions. “Indeterminate life signs.” Kirk peered over Saavik’s shoulder and examined the mechanism. Cautiously, the admiral pulled a […]

‘Star Trek: Genesis’ Sample Chapter #1


Kirk stared at the viewscreen, mouth agape. “Khan . . .” “You still remember, Admiral,” replied a tall, silver-haired man of muscular physique. “I cannot help but be touched.” Khan folded his hands over his chest, mocking the admiral. “I, of course, remember you.” “What is the meaning of this attack? Where is the crew […]

Meeting Butch Patrick at HorrorHound Weekend Indianapolis (September 6, 2019)

Butch Patrick Zombo

Last Friday, I attended HorrorHound Weekend at the Indiana Convention Center. My main reason for going was to meet Neve Campbell, who played Sidney in the Scream movies, and get her signature on my Ghostface mask. (As I mentioned in an older post, Matthew Lillard already signed the mask at a Days of the Dead […]

Character Actor Billy Drago Dies at 73

Black Hand Kelly

Billy Drago, an actor famous for playing thugs and villains, passed away this week at the age of 73. Though best known for his supporting role in The Untouchables, Drago also appeared in many horror and sci-fi productions throughout his career (The X-Files, Masters of Horror, and The Hills Have Eyes to list only a […]

‘Star Wars’ actor Peter Mayhew dies at 74

Peter Mayhew

With Star Wars Day right around the corner, now seems like a sad time to report the death of Peter Mayhew—known for playing Chewbacca in five of the eight films that currently exist within the main saga. Mayhew also appeared in the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, where Chewie—accompanied by Han Solo and the gang—returns […]

Chris Sarandon Autographed 8×10 (Jerry Dandrige from Fright Night)

Chris Sarandon Autographed 8x10

While attending Comic Con, a friend was nice enough to get me an autographed 8×10 from Chris Sarandon’s table. As a vampire enthusiast and 80s movie buff, I requested a photo of Jerry Dandrige from the original Fright Night—a horror/comedy cult classic and the main inspiration for my upcoming series of tongue-in-cheek monster novels.

‘The Terminator’ Actor Dick Miller Dies at 90

Dick Miller, a character actor known for playing Murray Futterman in Gremlins, died on Wednesday at the age of 90. One of Miller’s earliest roles was that of Sergeant Neil in Roger Corman’s It Conquered the World—a Z-grade science fiction film about aliens from Venus who, like the Borg Collective in Star Trek, attempt to […]