You’re Next….Horror for Meth Addicts

When I get invites for press screenings, I try not to turn them down. As someone trying to build credibility with my film reviews, I take every opportunity given to me.  Plus, as a horror writer with a novel coming out in October, You're Next appealed to my sensibilities.As I went to the theater to see the press screening for You're Next, I met some lovely people, Hope and George,  who promised to introduce me to the Central Ohio Film Critics Association. That, dear reader, was the highlight … [Read more...]

The Conjuring: Horror for Smart People

(Potential Spoilers ahead) As a soon to be published horror novelist, I have a vested interest in the genre. I've often said that good horror writing should be like good sexy writing: in the head and the imagination. Too much detail or graphic description kills the mood. We've seen a few promising horror films in that vein in recent years. The first Paranormal Activity, The Last Exorcist, and the underrated Woman in Black are some great examples. They were a departure from torture porn and … [Read more...]

“When people get scared, who are they turning to?” Interview with James Wan and Lorraine Warren

Hey Everyone,This is my second to last post about The Conjuring. Tonight, I'll post my review for the film. Tomorrow, it will be wall to wall Comic Con coverage....Here is the last interview. … [Read more...]

Geek Goes Rogue reviews SHARKNADO!

From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach Lorton, who has a hankering for swordfish:Last Thursday, July 11th, I celebrated my 10th anniversary with my beautiful wife, Julie.  As that was happening, the rest of the interwebs celebrated the "Sharknado" phenomenon.  I may be late to the punch on this one, but only because there was no way I was going to watch "Sharknado" on my anniversary.I DVR'ed it, though.  Oh yeah.And since there was such a huge web presence talking about it last week, Sy … [Read more...]

“Clairvoyance is a gift from God..” Interview with Vera Farmiga

All right, here is the one everyone's been asking about, the interview with Vera Farmiga. Great answers and some thought provoking statements. What do you think? … [Read more...]

“The Catholic Church consulted Ed about Demons…” Interview with Patrick Wilson

The Conjuring releases this week on July 19th. Geek Goes Rogue is going to publish three interviews with Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, James Wan/Lorraine Warren. Here is the first.... … [Read more...]

“Our faith led us to write a horror story.”

A few days ago, one of the publicists I work with in Hollywood called me. She asked if I wanted an interview with the Hayes brothers who wrote the screenplay for The Conjuring. Without hesitation, I said, "Uh yeah, who do I have to kill?" Thankfully, she said homicide wouldn’t be necessary, and she would be more than happy to set up an interview.I love talking to fellow writers. I like hearing how their brain ticks and what motivates them to make certain storyline choices. After seeing The C … [Read more...]

“I watched possession tapes to get ready for the role.” Lili Taylor, The Conjuring

Lili Taylor watched posssession tapes and put her whole body into a very demanding role. Hear what she has to say... … [Read more...]

Ron Livingston: “Exorcism is surrender to God.”

Here is the first of The Conjuring videos.....It's my favorite as Ron Livingston gives some fantastic answers.... … [Read more...]

The New Exorcist?: Strange Things Happened on the Set of The Conjuring

 One of the cool things that came out of the press junket is that some pretty weird things happened to the cast and crew of The Conjuring.For those of you who don’t know, The Conjuring follows the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren when they are asked to help a family in crisis. The problem? A demonic witch who terrorized the Perron’s, a family who just bought a haunted house in the country.The Warrens (Ed passed away a few years ago) are noted demonologists who helped people e … [Read more...]