We're painting the White House red. Blood red. The Pumpkin Pie Show: STUMP SPEECHES opens Oct 20th. Only 9 shoooows! Featuring performances by Clay McLeod Chapman, Hanna Cheek, Susan Ferrara, Abe Goldfarb, Katie Hartman, Brian Silliman and Kristen Vaughan. For more info about the show click here. For tickets and info click here.
September 8, 2016Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
Yes, there is such a thing called sasquatch erotica. And yes, I have made a contribution to this literary subgenre. Hanna Cheek reads the story "labor pains" for our latest installment of the Pumpkin Pie Show podcast. You can listen to the episode, along with past recordings, in all their oogey gooey glory here.
August 15, 2016Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
I had a wonderful time on the Dear Book Nerd podcast over at Book Riot. The always awesome Rita Meade and I got to answer a few questions and discuss all-things Dosteovsky... You can listen to the interview here:
Thanks so much, Book Nerd!
May 25, 2016Related: The Tribe: Homeroom Headhunters
The amazingly generous and keenly critical folks at Fangoria Magazine have just given SELF STORAGE the thumbs up. Four out of four skulls to be exact, calling it "a cult classic comic."
You should read the whole review here, but just know they said and we-quote: "Imagine if THE WALKING DEAD was directed by Stuart Gordon and you’d get an idea of what you might expect from SELF STORAGE..."
So get on it, kids! Issues #1-4 are now on the shelves and selling out their limited print-runs! Issues #5 and #6 are on their way!
March 30, 2016Related: SELF STORAGE #4
What better way to spend your president's day than with THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW podcast's "president of the fan club!" Featuring the sultry storytelling tones of none other than Hanna Cheek herself... Listen to it on iTunes for FREE here.
February 18, 2016Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
Shout! Factory is releasing THE BOY on Blu Ray/DVD March 1st!
From Elijah Wood's SpectreVision and Chiller Films comes a disturbing new film exploring the birth of evil. In the summer of 1989, nine-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze, Cooties) and his father John (David Morse, True Detective, World War Z) are the proprietors of the Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted's mother left, John has drifted into despondency – leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted's darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson, Cooties, The Office), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship – setting the stage for Ted's final, unnerving metamorphosis.
Bonus Features include Behind-The-Scenes Footage. For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1XA7uX5
February 18, 2016Related: The Boy (feature)
Wanna lose yer lunch? Our new Pumpkin Pie Show podcast episode will provide. Take a whiff of our story Diaper Genie. Listen to it on iTunes for free.
February 6, 2016Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
Today, on a very special episode of THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW podcast, Hanna Cheek explores the terrors of prom night sex in our tale... "V.D." You can listen to it for FREE here on iTunes.
January 25, 2016Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
THE BOY is nominated for BEST INDIE HORROR FILM at the 2016 iHorror Awards! Vote now!
January 19, 2016Related: The Boy (feature)
The fine folks at The Rants Macabre brought me on to their awesome show for a kickass interview and you need to listen to it. We get to chat about how awesome Hanna Cheek is in the Pumpkin Pie Show, Craig Macneill's amazing feature THE BOY, and 451's glorious SELF STORAGE comic.
Listen to it here. Thanks to Rants for bringing me on! Let's do it again!
January 18, 2016Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
Dust off yer tuxes, ladies and gents! THE BOY just got nominated for two -- count 'em, TWO, Chainsaw Awards! Forget about ol' Oscar, long live the buzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Congrats to Rainn Wilson for his Best Supporting Actor nom and Hauschka for Best Score. You both deserve to win in my humble, completely non-biased opinion. For the full lineup of nominees, click here.
January 14, 2016Related: The Boy (feature)
Oh, boy. The Pumpkin Pie Show podcast gets stupid, really stupid, this week with the ol' chestnut RODEO INFERNO... You can listen to it on iTunes for free here.
January 8, 2016Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
As 2015 comes to a close, the annual 'best of' lists have begun to crop up... And wouldn't you know it, but our own little BOY has popped up on several of them. Check it out! Our baby's all grown up!
IndieWire dropped the gauntlet by placing THE BOY at #5 on their list "The 13 Most Criminally Overlooked Indies and Foreign Films of 2015," saying "the mounting tension is almost unbearable. It's not a question of if, but rather when the boy will snap — and when it happens, it's more horrifying than you could have imagined."
Which, truth told, is pretty awesome of IndieWire, given the fact that they had us on their "14 Best New Indie Horror Movies You Should Watch For Halloween 2015" list back in October, claiming our leading man Jared Breeze "unquestionably offers up a creepy child character for the ages, and the scariest depiction of emerging lunacy in years."
The Lineup went even further and pinned us at #4 on their list "The 10 Scariest Movies of 2015," saying we can add our own Ted Henley "to the list of American psychos who have imprinted many a horror fiend’s psyche."
Fangoria plopped us at #7 on their list "The Year in Horror: Ken's Top 10 Horror Films," saying: "An unnerving exercise in slow-burn tension... Anchored with an atmosphere of palpable dread and inevitable tragedy, THE BOY is a horror film where the other shoe can drop at any moment, making the journey to its shocking finale all the more riveting and uneasy."
Best New Horror Movies put us on their list "The Top 15 Horror Movies of 2015," calling it "ridiculously powerful."
Hitfix started off December by putting THE BOY on their "14 Great Under the Radar Films of 2015," claiming it is "a tense and unexpectedly moving portrait of a budding sociopath."
Hitfix then went even further and listed our "swimming pool" scene on their list of "Scariest Movie Moments of 2015," calling it "a moment of sustained, unbearable tension."
Bloody-Disgusting drops THE BOY at #13 on "Kalyn's Top 20 Genre Movies of 2015," calling it a "taut, disturbing little thriller."
THE BOY is "as brooding and intimate as psychopathic portraits can get" says Film Police Reviews. We're #5 on their "16 Best Horror Films of 2015!"
iHorror says THE BOY "is one of the most chilling movies I saw this year" on their "The Best and Worst Horror Films of 2015."
THE BOY landed in the top 3 at Frightday's "Sam's Top 13 Horror Films of 2015," calling it "a poignant, unflinching meditation of a blossoming sociopath." Then Kelly plops us at the solid spot of #12 on her list "Kelly's Top 13 Horror Films of 2015," calling THE BOY "disturbing."
The VHS Graveyard went ahead and placed us on their list "The Best of the 31 Days of Halloween (2015 Edition)," saying THE BOY "may very well be the scariest (and most essential) film of 2015."
Horror Galore went ahead and gave us a winning position of #4 on their list "The Most Scary Horror Movies of 2015!"
Gruesome Magazine calls THE BOY "an excellent character study of a psycho." Look who's #8 on their "Top 10 Horror Films of 2015."
Ain't It Cool News dropped THE BOY on their list "Quint Weighs In On His Favorite 2015 Films," rooting for our psycho and saying that "by the end of it you're oddly on his side. At least I was, but I'm kind of a weirdo."
Got a moment to listen to The Picking Brains Podcast? You should! Leap in at 55 minutes on their new episode #114 as they list off their "Top 13 of 2015" and we land at #5. "The Rainn Wilson masterpiece," they call it!
Even our soundtrack is getting some love... Hauschka makes Headphone Commute's "Best of 2015 : Music For The Film Behind Closed Eyelids."
The fine folks at Chiller Films did their own little roundup "THE BOY Named One of the Best Horror Films of 2015."
And hey! While we're at it... As a total bonus to end 2015, my graphic novel SELF STORAGE landed on Pop Culture HQ's "Best 25 Comic Book List of 2015," calling it "a great new twist to the zombie lore."
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
December 27, 2015Related: The Boy (feature)
Just in time for the holidays, you can hear Hanna Cheek spin the heartbreaking yarn THE SUITORS WARD on our new episode of THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW podcast. Head on over to iTunes and listen for free here! It's the gift that keeps on giving!
December 23, 2015Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
Episode 2 of the SELF STORAGE motion comic is live and free for the viewing! You can watch the continuing adventures of Chris Smith and his immoral cohorts here. Enjoy, kiddies!
December 13, 2015Related: SELF STORAGE #1
This is when I begin to lose friends... We are up to episode seven in the Pumpkin Pie Show podcast. Time to burn some bridges with our new story GRAND MARSHAL. You can listen to it here. Don't say I didn't warn you.
December 13, 2015Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
What would Thanksgiving be like without a slice of pie? Our new episode of The Pumpkin Pie Show podcast is up! Click here to listen to our tantalizing tale of sibling love... BRIDESMAID. But be warned this one is not for the weak stomached.
November 27, 2015Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
Just in time for Friday the 13th... our new episode of The Pumpkin Pie Show podcast is live! Hear what happened to MICHELLE here!
November 14, 2015Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
Episode 1 of SELF STORAGE motion comic is free! "A ZomRomCom with a ton of heart despite the lack of a heartbeat." Watch it right here!
November 9, 2015Related: SELF STORAGE #1
Happy Halloweeeeeen! Still got some of your teeth left after eating all your trick-r-treating candy? Well, sink your teeth into our new episode of the Pumpkin Pie Show podcast... OVERBITE performed by Hanna Cheek! Brought to you by the fine folks at the Fangoria Podcast Network. You can listen to it here.
October 31, 2015Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show
“This remains a 5 star book. There has been no dip in quality since the first page of issue one. Outstanding book.”
— Comics Crusaders