GGR Music Review: Stryper – “No More Hell To Pay”

Stryper NoMoreHellToPay

From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who is slowly crawling out of his cave after Daylight Savings Time thought it necessary to end...The name Stryper is thrown around the rock world today with both reverence and derision. Cheesy and campy when they hit the Southern California scene in the 1980s, their musicianship was nevertheless undeniable. These guys knew how to use heavy metal to their advantage. Today, the cheese and camp have been abandoned, and while they still don their … [Read more...]

Viewer’s Block: Breaking Bad Ruined Television For Me

BreakingBad Cast

From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, breaking his code of silence after nearly a month...Why am I still talking about Breaking Bad?The end of this landmark drama took its toll on me.  Battlestar Galactica excited me.  Heroes held me in awe, at least in the first season, anyway.  Chuck entertained me and prodded the geek in me to be proud.  Boston Legal was an all-around knockout of a show that featured some of the best actors in television history.  Breaking Bad, on the other ha … [Read more...]

The Magic of God?


As I’ve discussed before, as much as I love reading, it takes me a little longer to get through huge volumes than it might for the average reader. As a result, delving into the seven-book Harry Potter collection (four of which are the size of Webster’s Dictionaries) seemed more than a little daunting. But after years of putting it off, I finally decided enough was enough. On a soggy Thursday back in March, while sitting in a jury duty waiting room, I finally entered J.K. Rowling’s magical world … [Read more...]

Announcing the 3 Gates Blog Tour!!!!


Blurb: Sometimes, the most evil things come from the most holy… Conflicted with his faith in God and the hypocrisy of the church, Aidan Schaeffer, a young assistant pastor, is in a constant state of spiritual turmoil. When Aidan learns that his ex-fiancée is the first victim in a string of ritualistic killings, he finds himself in the middle of an even deeper fight. Tormented by demonic threats and haunted by spirits, Aidan throws himself into investigating Amanda’s death; all the while supe … [Read more...]

Geek Goes Rogue Interview: Miss Misery


We at Geek Goes Rogue love the old school Creature Feature hosts. Miss Misery, the horror hostess of San Francisco, has grown her following not only in the bay area, but around the country.She is a dark maven of all things spooky, so we thought it would be great to interview her for Halloween Welcome Miss Misery, and thank you for spending some time with us on Halloween - and your birthday! We at Geek Goes Rogue wish you a happy birthday and a happy Halloween!Q: Is there a particular … [Read more...]

Why Reformation Day is Dumb…

Luther pumpkin

Reformation Day is Dumb.There, I've said it. I've been wanting to say it for as long as I can remember.As many of you recall, I just resigned my Presbyterian ordination back in April. It was not an "I'm angry at Evangelicals" decision. It was a deeper, more profound reconnection with the Catholicism of my youth. While I've not "taken the Tiber plunge" just yet, much of my system of Christian thought is now fully Catholic.Now, some of you may be asking, "What the heck is Reformation … [Read more...]

The Things That Change and Don’t Change in Ten Years: A Conversation with Singer/Songwriter, Derek Webb


I’ve been a Derek Webb fan for years, having been drawn in by his willingness to wrestle through tough questions and creatively confront various cultural and religious issues in his songs that many artists of the same ilk seem to try and avoid. It also doesn't hurt that the guy’s a tremendous songwriter and performer. Over the past decade, he’s released ten solo records to go along with his large volume of work in Caedmon’s Call before that. When I was given the opportunity this past summer to j … [Read more...]

Interview with Alan Jacobson


(Alan Jacobson is a New York times bestselling author with the hit "Karen Vail" series. We share the same publisher and he did me the honor of sitting down for an interview.)1) What inspired you to start writing? What has been your experience with publishers and getting your work out there? I had a unique, and inspiring, English teacher in middle school who showed me the beauty of the language, and how fun writing (and, yes, even grammar!) can be. I was fortunate to have him for two … [Read more...]

How you can help promote 3 Gates of the Dead (and why the book really isn’t horror)


   Every author relies on people to spread the word about their book.  To that end, many of you have asked how to help promote 3 Gates of the Dead.First, thank you very much for offering. Much appreciated.Here are some very simple ways..5) Quick note, 3 Gates is not strictly horror. Many have told me they don't want to get the book because it seems too scary or they aren't into horror. Well, its not horror, at least, not by modern definition. There are no zombies, no va … [Read more...]

GGR visits Robert Kurtzman’s Institute of Art, Creature Corps and Mad FX Lab

Robert Kurtzman

This week, I was graciously granted an opportunity to visit Creature Corps in Crestline Ohio to speak with Robert Kurtzman, world renowned Director/Producer/Special Effects Creator about the Kurtzman Institute of Art and his amazing new haunt, the Mad FX Lab.  For SFX and horror movie geeks like me, this was an unbelievably exciting moment.  For those of you who may or may not admit to hiding under your bed from the monsters Mr. Kurtzman created over the last three decades, let’s review just a fe … [Read more...]