This is my favorite time of year, not just because of Halloween and all of the fun, spooky stuff that goes along with that, but because of autumn and change of seasons. I like cool, wet weather (and somehow I live in California) and being able to wear pants and sweaters comfortably. I’m also a big fan of pumpkin products (before it was cool) and manage to go Gold at Starbucks at this time each year on #PSLs.
The wife and I have made a few videos about the fall. One of them a commentary on the typical weather we get here in October in California and another a horror short that we made for Fun Size Horror back in 2014. so as a video treat for Halloween here are Part of the Fall and Bloody Mary. Like & Subscribe and tell us what you think in the comments!
The wife had a good idea for a video this year about California’s lack of significant seasonal change. She wrote a great blog about it HERE but if you just want to see the video you can see it below:
And last year I did a short for Fun Size Horror based on a short story I wrote called Bloody Mary. Since it’s the right time of year you can see that below:
Happy Halloween! Be safe and have fun!
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You may remember that last year Rene and I were involved in the Fun Size Horror project, a series of 31 horror shorts that were released the week of Halloween. Rene and I were directly involved in the production of two of them: Bloody Mary, which featured Rene and our niece Katie, and Home which starred Rene and our friend Matt Conde. After the release embargo was over I released Bloody Mary right away – but I thought that I had lost the final file for Home!
During a massive file transfer to my backup drives I found it, and posted it on YouTube for all to see! So please watch and enjoy Home:
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On the last day of 2014 I thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at the project that dominated most of my year: Fun Size Horror!
What do you do when you know a group of very talented people who all want to tell stories, but no one can find all the resources they need? That’s the exact issue we were in and Zeke came up with a very good idea. Read all about it here:
And check out the website, we’ll be back in 2015!
See you soon!
So much happening today at Fun Size Horror! Today is the big day for Rene and I since the short I wrote and directed, Bloody Mary, is up and the short she stars in, Home, is up as well. Wednesday is Double Feature day, so all of the hosting sites are showing two shorts. We are friends with just about everyone involved int todays posts so I hope you’ll check them all out…
But especially Home and Bloody Mary!
Home is the tale of a crumbling marriage and a fight that leads to the worst kind of homecoming.
Bloody Mary is a bit more personal. When my sister and I were kids I used to get a great deal of joy out of scaring her which, as I’m sure you can imagine, neither she or my parents were all that fond of. The worst thing I ever did was convince her that Bloody Mary lived in our bathroom mirror. This is that story.
Hope you enjoy them! Let me know what you think.
See you soon!
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Big second day is here and there are six more shorts released! All of them can be seen at Fun Size Horror.com.
However, I’d like to bring special attention to the short Persephone by Lisa J. Dooley. In it Rene and I are terrible rich people. Because it’s a short we’re not in it much, but hopefully a release of the outtakes will be put up somewhere because we had a LOT of fun on this shoot and there was some comedy gold that was, rightly, sent to the cutting room floor.
Go check it out and let me know what you think!
See you soon.
Get ready for a week of posts all about Fun Size Horror, the micro-shorts project I’ve been working on this year. The posts are up and going to the Fun Size Horror website is probably the easiest way to be able to see them. There are links at the top of the page to each hoisting site and directly to the shorts themselves. Go head there now and check them out: Fun Size Horror.com
Shameless family promotion time: Rene is in the short When They Say You’re Alone. She is one of the cultists and she’s the one that has the close-up near the end.
Shameless self promotion time: One of my former students, Aidan Flynn, is in Knock, Knock.
All the shorts that I’m involved with will be out Wednesday, but don’t wait – go check these out now! Each video is only up for 24 hours and then they are gone until after Halloween. Let me know what you think of them!
See you soon!
It feels good to be getting back into the writing swing of things. Today’s Fun Video Friday is more shameless promotion about Fun Size Horror (have you liked the Facebook page yet?). Here’s the trailer, which features many of the shorts and you can even glimpse Rene a few times if you’re paying attention *wink*. Next Monday the shorts will be released, five per sponsor per day, for only 24 hours each until Halloween!
See you soon!