Thursday, March 20, 2014

¡Qué horror! 2014
Candidate #6

(March 2013)

Old friends Craig (Pat Healy) and Vince (Ethan Embry) haven’t seen each other for five years, and a chance meeting with Colin (David Koechner) and his wife, birthday girl Violet (Healy’s The Innkeepers co-star Sara Paxton) opens them up to the opportunity (and a night) of a lifetime…

This feature debut of E.L Katz, co-written by Deadgirl scribe Trent Haaga with David Chirchirillo, is currently in the running for the most disturbing entry amongst this year’s ¡Q horror! crop thus far, and that’s saying something.
It’s got some streaks of black humor running through it, but ultimately, it’s a potent portrait of just how petty and cruel individuals can be in the light of monetary reward; it’s about the horror of how far desperate people will debase themselves for some cold hard cash.

Parting Shot: A review of past ¡Q horror! title, Deadgirl, can be found lurking in the Archive.

(Cheap Thrills OS’ courtesy of

Friday, March 7, 2014


All right, the time is almost upon us...

I’ve been informed that SEROKS Iteration 2: Once in a Lifetime is currently in the process of actualization (i.e. it’s at press even as I type this).

SEROKS Iteration 2: Once in a Lifetime follows the original SEROKS Iteration 1: Mirror Man.
It, like its predecessor, is a collection of short stories set in the dystopic future world I first visited in the Palanca Award-winning “Kaming Mga Seroks.”
As with the first Iteration, the stories are by yours truly, with accompanying illustrations by the mighty fine Alan Navarra, all brought to us by the Visprint crew.

Keep your ears tuned for another announcement when the book’s ready for dissemination and it becomes available in bookstores across this grand nation of ours…


Plus, if you have yet to pick it up, please check out SEROKS Iteration 1: Mirror Man at those aforementioned bookstores... 

(SEROKS Iteration 2: Once in a Lifetime Front and Back Covers and SEROKS Iteration 1: Mirror Man Front Cover by Alan Navarra; the Iteration 2 images are the original files Alan sent me, so I imagine they may look slightly different in the final print.)