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I wanted to whisk over this bonus Easter bulletin to tell you about my new pay-what-you-want e-book bundle, published today, which gathers highlights from my horror journalism.
The lead book in this bundle, Taken Over By Something Evil From The TV Set: The History Of Britain's Video Nasties Controversy, comes packaged with FOUR bonus horror interviews and articles - and you can pay as little as $1 for the whole lot!
My Easter gift to you. Simply pick your price at checkout, whether it's $1, $5, $10 or whatever you like/can afford.
You will receive five e-books, delivered in a zipper folder. You can even easily download and open these on your phone - I asked my Patreon supporters to test the process and they all reported a smooth experience. Hooray.
The five books are as follows:
TAKEN OVER BY SOMETHING EVIL FROM THE TV SET
7000 words, delivered as PDF, epub and mobi/Kindle files
This detailed overview of Britain's deranged video nasties era was a real labour of love and originally written for a SFX magazine horror special. I interviewed various people who were around during the video nasties era - including a BBFC examiner, a VHS collector and Vipco supremo Mike West! I also even went to an actual, physical library to dig up old newspaper articles from The Daily Mail and the like. The book's title is one of the aforementioned newspaper's cover headlines during the whole nasties scandal, which saw one distributor of horror movies jailed for six months. Talk about obscene...
TWO INTERVIEWS WITH TOM SAVINI
9000 words, delivered as a PDF
In-person and in-depth, these 2005 conversations with Dawn Of The Dead and Friday The 13th FX legend Tom Savini were originally for Bizarre magazine and my long-gone horror website Slasherama. Savini speaks frankly about his time as a combat photographer during the Vietnam war, plus the movies he regrets getting involved with.
CRITICAL ESSAY ON JOHN CARPENTER'S THE THING
1900 words, PDF
Admittedly, this never-before-seen essay is probably not all THAT critical, given that The Thing happens to be my joint favourite horror movie alongside The Evil Dead! Still, it's full of thoughts, observations and questions about Carpenter's 1982 masterpiece. I wrote it for an anthology that never happened, and have tweaked it here and there for its 2022 debut.
INTERVIEW WITH ROB ZOMBIE
2300 words, PDF
This 2003 in-person interview with metal maestro turned movie maverick Rob Zombie was conducted for my old website Slasherama. It took place after Rob's debut House Of 1000 Corpses had been released, but before 2005's The Devil's Rejects had even been named.
A CONVERSATION WITH SEAN S CUNNINGHAM
2000 words, PDF
My 2005 chat with Friday The 13th director and producer Sean S Cunningham happened in an impromptu fashion, at a Friday The 13th 25th Anniversary event at the Screamfest event in Los Angeles! He's quite a laugh, is Sean. Enjoy!
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THAT'S (ALMOST) ALL, FOLKS
I have other exciting things to tell you about, but those can wait until the May edition of this newsletter in a couple of weeks.
For now, here's the only other time-sensitive thing you need to know: over this Easter weekend ONLY, I'm offering a 30% discount on my fiction e-books available at my Payhip store.
Just choose your books at Payhip and enter the code EASTER30 at checkout to get almost a third off the price of your whole basket.
The advantage of buying via Payhip is that you receive a triple pack of e-book file formats - epub, mobi (Kindle) and PDF.
For your consideration, I've even added my twisted thriller Auto Rewind to the storefront, which was previously unavailable via Payhip. (I also added American Hoarder, but as you're a subscriber to this newsletter, you won't be needing that one.)
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PS Big thanks and an even bigger welcome to everyone who's taken advantage of my Patreon special offer for April, detailed last time! I look forward to sending each of you your one-of-a-kind Last Days Of Jack Sparks proof pages. (This special offer ends May 5, so there's still time for others to join us on the good ship Patreon and claim their proof page.)
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