• Cinescare Podcast,  French Extreme,  Horror movies

    5 French Extreme Films to See…if You Dare!

    Recently, on Cinescare Horror Podcast, we reviewed the horror genre known as French Extreme. If you are interested in these films, check out our episode at the Cinescare website. New French Extreme, New French Extremity, French Extreme–whatever you want to call it–is one of the most vibrant and controversial subgenres in all of horror. Its name alone promises revolutionary art house narrative, combined with visceral violence, and something unsettling, maybe disturbing, that feels at once exhilarating and dangerous. These are films that stick with you like bad memories, conjured up every-so-often when we talk to fellow horror-philes who, like you, have walked a little too close to the precipice of…

  • Cinescare Podcast,  podcasting,  writing

    Cinescare is Growing!

    Hey all! First, sorry once again for the weird spam emails. I’ve been working on my website this past weekend, and I have had a devil of a time straightening out a new template. Unfortunately, I activated the template too soon (twice), which released all the fake posts in the templates as if they were new posts. So, those of you who subscribe to my newsletter/website were inundated with several ‌bizarrely written emails. Hopefully, it wasn’t too frustrating for you and you could get a chuckle or two out of it. I believe I’ve gotten most of this stuff sorted, so we should be good for now. CINESCARE! If you…

  • Horror movies,  shocktober

    Your Shocktober Challenge Guide 2020!

    Finally! We’re back in the fall spirit and ready for October. The pumpkin spice Scentsy aroma is strong in the Speak house, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. OK, maybe Reznor could do with a little less of it, but he’s a good sport. It seems like forever since I’ve written anything, either on my blog or on my books. I’ve been dealing with severe tendinitis in both of my hands the past few months, which has made typing rather difficult. I had intended to have book three of the Bettendorf Tales ready for publication by now, but I’m afraid that timetable will be pushed back into 2021.…

  • horror,  Horror movies,  top 10 of the decade

    A Decade of Horror

    The 2010s—the decade horror became elevated. I’m not sure what that means, but I agree this was a golden age of horror. We saw wonderful performances and storytelling by some of the most talented up-and-coming directors in the business. Setting out to create a top ten list from such a substantial sample size is a fool’s errand, but I’m a sucker for these things, so what the heck. I’ll push mine out there and see what you think. I doubt most of my list will be a great shock, especially to horror nuts, but there may be one or two you’ve not seen before. What was my method for choosing…

  • Crow Creek,  horror,  Horror movies,  inkshares

    Horror 2018

    This was another interesting year for horror. From movies and TV to books and podcasts, it seemed like horror was everywhere. I can’t let the year slip away without talking about some of my favorite stuff. First, I’ll start out with my top ten horror movies of the year. Here we go…

  • Devils Glen,  Kindle,  Uncategorized

    Horror for Halloween

    Hey everyone! Hope your Shocktober is going great! Thanks to everyone who picked up a free Kindle copy of Crow Creek the first week of October. It was a fantastic promotion charging my books up the horror charts for a while there. Hopefully, everyone likes what they read. Please do me a favor and leave a rating on Amazon! Shocktober Horror Movie Challenge I’ve been watching one horror movie or show per day throughout the month of October. Most of these films are obvious and you’ve probably seen them a time or a hundred, like me. But here are just some of my favorites I’ll be watching this month…