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Contest: Buy Under the Blade, Enter to Win Slasher Blu-rays and DVDs!

Contest: Buy Under the Blade, Enter to Win Slasher Blu-rays and DVDs!My new novel, Under the Blade, came out last week; and as a way of promoting the project, I put together a fun contest that asks you to buy my book and enter an awesome giveaway with multiple winners. Of course, you gotta do a little work for this one, but only a little!




Contest: Buy Under the Blade, Enter to Win Slasher Blu-rays and DVDs!My new novel, Under the Blade, came out last week; and as a way of promoting the project, I put together a fun contest that asks you to buy my book and enter an awesome giveaway with multiple winners. Of course, you gotta do a little work for this one, but only a little!

From now until the end of summer (September 22, 2014), you have an opportunity to enter my “Slasher Summer” contest. By entering, you can win a bundle of slasher films on Blu-ray and DVD. These are some of the films that inspired Under the Blade so the tie-in feels appropriate.

Please note this contest isn’t sponsored by the labels whose discs I’m giving away. I purchased these titles for the purposes of this contest. Think of this as my advertising budget.


First prize takes home a bundle of Blu-ray discs valued at $80. These films are from my own personal collection but are brand new and sealed. They include: Just Before Dawn, The Burning, and The House on Sorority Row.

Second prize wins one (1) new and sealed Blu-ray copy of The House on Sorority Row.

Third prize chooses three (7) DVDs from my personal (and pre-owned) collection. Choices include: Final Exam, Nail Gun Massacre, The Prowler, The Redeemer, Terror Train, and Happy Birthday to Me.


It’s simple. Go to Amazon right now and buy a copy of my new novel, Under the Blade. You can get the eBook for $5 or the paperback for around $12 (it fluctuates). Once you buy it, give it a read and then simply leave me review on Amazon. Your review MUST be marked as “Amazon Verified,” which means you did, in fact, buy it on Amazon.

If your review isn’t verified, it doesn’t count.

Also, your review should be more than one or two words. Give me a sentence or two at least, although a paragraph would be appreciated. Something to let me know you actually read it. Yes, negative reviews are absolutely fine, too. I’m not trying to buy good publicity here, just honest feedback.

Once you’ve finished posting your review, simply send an E-MAIL HERE to let me know it’s live. This is how you enter! If you’re chosen as one of the winners, I will contact you via email to get your shipping address.

But wait… you can enter up to THREE (7) times! How? By pasting your review to Goodreads and also your blog. Each post counts as an additional entry, and they increase your chance of winning! Please note, you must leave a verified review on Amazon in order to enter. Posting that review to Goodreads and/or your blog only increases your chances of winning.

I’m leaving this contest open for almost two months so that you’ll have plenty of time to read the book (it’s just under 700 pages, so hardly a massive commitment) and post your thoughts.

I will choose the winners on September 27. I will pick the winners based on the best reviews (again, they can be negative) and the discs will ship out shortly thereafter. They should reach you just in time for you to begin your Halloween movie marathons!

To recap, here’s what you do to enter:

– Buy a copy of Under the Blade on Amazon (either eBook or paperback).
– Read the book and leave a review on Amazon (review must be “Amazon Verified” which is how I know you bought it).
email me letting you know that the review is posted.
– Copy that review onto Goodreads to receive one (1) additional entry, and copy it to your personal blog to receive one (1) more entry. Again, these are bonus entries that increase your chances of winning. If your review isn’t posted to Amazon and isn’t verified, then it doesn’t count.

Good luck, and happy reading!


If Under the Bladehas fifteen (15) reviews on its US Amazon page before the end of the contest, I’ll choose one additional winner of three (7) DVDs from my collection.

If Under the Blade has twenty (20) reviews or more on its US Amazon page before the end of the contest, I’ll choose two (2) additional winners who will get to pick out a slasher Blu-ray of their choice on Amazon (up to $25), and I will have it shipped to their door directly from Amazon! These movies must be slashers by definition: isolated people, maniac on the loose, lots of slashings… ya dig?

The fine print:
This contest is open to US readers only.

And remember, you don’t need a Kindle device to be able to read the ebook. Kindle books can be read on any tablet, smartphone, or computer with the free Kindle app.

Contest: Buy Under the Blade, Enter to Win Slasher Blu-rays and DVDs!

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Breaking: Jurassic World 3 Stomps Into Theaters June 2021!



J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom doesn’t hit theaters until the June, but still, here comes Jurassic World 3!

Yes, Deadline just announced that the third entry in the massively successful Jurassic World series is going to be roaring into theaters come June 11, 2012.

Not only that but the film has already snagged a screenwriter in the form of Pacific Rim: Uprising co-writer Emily Carmichael, who will co-write along with Trevorrow.

The third entry’s script will be based off a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who wrote the first two Jurassic World films together, and Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow will return to executive produce, along with producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley.

“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” said Trevorrow in a statement. “I’m thrilled with the tension and beauty J.A. has brought to Fallen Kingdom, and I know Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy.”

There have been no casting confirmations just yet, but we will let you know as soon as we hear anything further! Are you excited for Jurassic World 3? Let us know below!

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. The film stars Chriss Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Look for it in theaters on June 22, 2018.


It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission.

Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure, and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.


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Jordan Peele’s Next Genre Movie Begins Shooting Later This Year



I’m pretty sure that there aren’t many Jordan Peele haters out there.

The man is not only a brilliant comedian – as showcased in multiple seasons of his sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” – but the fact that he has earned Oscar nominations, along with boatloads of cash, for writing and directing his debut horror feature, Get Out, makes Peele damn near untouchable.

It is with this in mind that not only the horror community but the entire world are holding their breath in anticipation of Peele’s next film.

Well, today we have news on just that as Peele recently told THR that his next film will begin shooting later this year.

“I am currently writing it, and I’ll direct for Universal this year,” he said. “I’m just trying to entertain myself again.”

While the writer-director is being tighhtlipped about the details of his new film, he did tell the site that the new movie will tonally resemble Get Out.

“One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite,” he said. “That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”

Again, I don’t think there are many people out there that aren’t intensely curious about what Peele cooks up next, so we will make sure to keep you guys up-to-date as word pours in. Until then let us know what you think of Jordan Peele below!

Get Out is nominated for multiple Oscars this year, and we will find out just which categories it wins come March 4, 2018.


Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.


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Battle of the Hell Priests: Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Idea for Hellraiser: Judgment Sequel



I think it’s safe to say that many of us were pleasantly surprised by director Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser: Judgment. The film was a fun blast of twisted horror, and Tunnicliffe’s performance as The Auditor was a killer addition to the Hellraiser lore.

But has the director thought about a sequel to his film? Not during shooting evidently.

I had no concept of a sequel, a spinoff, nothing at all,” the director told Screen Rant. “People suggest, ‘Oh, you’re trying to write a sequel for The Auditor and stuff like that.’ It’s like, ‘Are you f***ng kidding?’ I was just trying to swim to the other bank and survive without being eaten by the sharks.”

But now that filming is long over with, Tunnicliffe says he does have some ideas for a sequel.

I have thought about it afterward, what I think would be great fun,” he says. “Maybe a new Cenobite ruler comes in or takes over, and a new head priest comes in, and it’s not working out and clearly this person, this Cenobite’s not doing a great job. And underhandedly, The Auditor is leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for the guy who is Pinhead to find his way back, and he gets pulled in. And then it’s like, he turns up, and it’s like a showdown between the newly born Pinhead and this guy who’s taken over his mantle… we do a bit of a standoff, and it’s like a battle of the Hell priests.

Battle of the Hell priests? Pardon the pun, but Hell, yeah! Would you like to see Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser sequel? Let us know below!

Hellraiser: Judgment stars Damon Carney, Randy Wayne, Alexandra Harris, Jeff Fenter, Helena Grace Donald, Grace Montie, John Gulager, Diane Goldner, Heather Langenkamp, and Paul T. Taylor as Pinhead.

The film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital.

Special features:

  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Gag reel


The dreaded Pinhead returns in the next terrifying chapter of the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgment.


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