Monday, April 21, 2014

Still here, still writing, still podcasting

Those who follow me on Facebook know I've had a lot going on in my personal life - the passing of my grandmother, flying back and forth to Arizona to help my mother, my grandparents' house catching fire earlier this week, etc. There have been some amazingly bright spots, as well - the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon, etc.

Through all of this, Plan D has suffered, but I have something brewing I think people (at least a few, and they know who they are) are going to dig.

I'm going to finally get around to watching the movies that make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I'll be documenting that journey here. I have the first film - Iron Man - sitting at home courtesy of Netflix, and I'll be diving into that soon. Why did it take me so long to get around to watching these movies? I'll address that, too. (I also reserve the right to pull the plug on this if I just can't get into the movies. I'm going to try, but . . . )

Monster Kid Radio is going strong (and nominated for a Rondo Award!). 1951 Down Place is going strong (and nominated for a Parsec Award!). And writing-wise? Lots of things in the pipeline . . .

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Last week in podcasting

Monday, March 3, 2014

Last week in podcasting

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Last week in podcasting

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Plan D's Horror Hall of Fame - 2014

Inspired by Rich, the Monster Movie Kid, and Barry at Monsterminions, I started Plan D's Horror Hall of Fame last year. I want this to be an annual event, so here's Year Two!

First, to repeat from last year, we're using the following definition from The Script Lab:

Horror film is a genre that aims to create a sense of fear, panic, alarm, and dread for the audience.

In Year One of Plan D's Horror Hall of Fame, we used 1973 (the year The Exorcist was released) as the cut-off point between "classic" and "monster" horror films. However, starting this year, we're changing the year. Instead of 1973, we're going to use 1968 as our cut off between "classic" and "modern." Night of the Living Dead was released in 1968, and we'll use this milestone moving forward for future Horror Hall of Fame entries here at Plan D.

We will stick to the same categories used last year (while changing the Special Make-Up category to Special Effects), and will again name three entrants in each category. Now, without further ado, here are your 2014 Plan D Horror Hall of Fame honorees!

Horror Film Pre-1968
The Mummy (1932)
King Kong (1933)
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

Horror Film Post-1968
The Evil Dead (1981)
The Thing (1982)
The Monster Squad (1987)

Actor
Lon Chaney, Jr.
Christopher Lee
Lionel Atwill

Actress 
Adrienne Barbeau
Caroline Munro
Fay Wray

Director
Wes Craven
Stuart Gordon
George A. Romero

Special Effects
Paul Blaisdell
Ray Harryhausen
Tom Savini

Writer (Screenplay)
Tom Holland
Nigel Kneale
Rod Serling

Writer (Prose)
Clive Barker
Douglas Clegg
Robert E. Howard

Personality
Forrest J Ackerman
Rick Baker
William Castle

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Last week in podcasting

  • 2/11/14 - Monster Kid Radio #071 - Monster Kid Radio #071 - The Son of Kong and Stephen D. Sullivan - Part One
  • 2/13/14 - Monster Kid Radio #072 - Monster Kid Radio #072 - The Son of Kong and Stephen D. Sullivan - Part Two

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Last week in podcasting

  • 2/4/14 - Monster Kid Radio #069 - A chat with Frank Dietz (Beast Wishes, Long Live the King) Part One & Stephen D. Sullivan's Tournament of Death
  • 2/6/14 - Monster Kid Radio #070 - A chat with Frank Dietz (Long Live the King, Beast Wishes) Part Two & Feedback