Less Than Pulp, Issue 15
“They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs.” - tagline for DEMONS (1985)
PANDEMONIUM, the Splatterpunk Award-nominated novel I co-wrote with Ryan Harding, has been getting some nice attention lately. Most notably, it garnered praise from Christina Pfeiffer, co-host of the excellent Mothers of Mayhem podcast. I’m a big fan of that show, so it was nice to hear that Christina dug the book.
This novel’s also on my mind because it was my first successful collaboration, and this past week I’ve been working on another co-authored project, this one with Carver Pike. The working title is DIABLO SNUFF VERSUS GODS OF THE DARK WEB. It’s similar to PANDEMONIUM in that I’m having a ton of fun with it, and it follows the formula of getting a group of people to one location and having all hell breaks loose. Anyway, I’m psyched about this, gang.
The week was spent mostly on that project. This weekend, I watched WWE’s CLASH AT THE CASTLE. I don’t watch as much wrestling as I used to, but I do keep up with the highlights and occasionally catch a PPV (or Premium Live Event as WWE now calls them). This one was pretty good. I was excited for Seth Rollins vs Matt Riddle because of the promos leading up to the match, and Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre because I thought that after two years of holding the title Roman would finally be dethroned. I was pleasantly surprised by Sheamus vs Gunther, mainly because they beat the shit out of each other. Yes, wrestling results are pre-determined, but the physicality can occasionally be very real.
Our latest episode of MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN PODCAST sees Jeff and I looking at Philadelphia-shot horror movie GIRLS SCHOOL SCREAMERS. You can listen here or by watching the video below.
I’m still reading MISTBORN and Tanith Lee’s DARK DANCE. They’re longer books than I normally read, so they’re taking a while. Fun, though!