I’ve been so busy publicizing my new book, I didn’t even realize my first one has now been Kindle-ized. If you were curious about Hick Flicks: The Rise and Fall of Redneck Cinema, but put off by the price of the printed edition, perhaps you’ll want to download it to your Kindle. A free sample, featuring the preface and Chris Gore’s introduction, is available! You cannot resist!
We’re mere weeks away from the release of my latest book If You Like The Terminator, and the publicity campaign is heating up! I teamed up with If You Like The Sopranos author Leonard Pierce for the official If You Like The Terminator podcast, in which we discuss time travel, the works of James Cameron and Ridley Scott, and other matters science fictional. Listen to it here:
Ladies and gentlemen, the once-mighty Unwatchable project is in disarray. We’re so close to the top (or the bottom, I guess), and yet so far. I could give you excuses. I could say I was busy writing a book that is coming out very soon, which you should buy in large quantities and distribute to needy children in your area. The truth is, however, I watched the latest entry in this countdown of the crapulent, Ghoulies IV, several months ago. Since then I have managed to lose my meticulous notes, and now that I’ve given up on finding them, I’m just going to have to reconstruct my review from memory.
I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, and yesterday it finally seemed like the right time to take a tour of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre locations – specifically the gas station, the cemetery, and the house. All are within an hour’s drive of Austin, but they’re all in different directions, so this is basically an all-day jaunt. Here’s an account of my trip illustrated with terrible photographs taken by me. I’ll give directions in case you ever want to do this yourself. (And why would you?)