Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Happenings: March 18, 2015

I'm starting a new brand of post here, one devoted to goings-on across the web, especially as they relate to independent artists. 

And I've named it "The Happenings" because I love a little irony, and who can forget that M. Night horror movie from 2008 about killer plants?

Basically, if you have a new book out, or a web series, an album, a new podcast, or anything like that, submit it to me at, and I'll feature it here, on "The Happenings." In your e-mail, simply put The Happenings in the subject heading.  Send me illustrations and links, so I can present your work in a light that will interest readers of the blog

Remember, I won't review a trailer or an unfinished film, but I am happy to review completed films, short or feature length, though that may be in a separate post.  The Happenings is more for announcements than analysis.

Item #1: Now first on the docket: let's talk about me.  

I have had a terrible, throbbing toothache for about two weeks, and finally relented to see a dentist. I now have a root canal scheduled for Monday.

So wish me luck, and pray that I'm not zoned out on meds while writing my blog next week.

Item #2  Filmmaker David Connellan, the artist behind the truly extraordinary Space:1999 fan film from last year, The Passenger, is working on a new vampire web series called Blood Dawn.

Here's a trailer for David's project if you want to share a little love, and give it a shot at getting made:

Item #3: Eleusyve Productions, a community theater company based in Seattle, is presenting the seven plays comprising Aleister Crowley's Rites of Eleusis as musical theater pieces "in a manner that will render them fully accessible to a broad and discriminating audience, using music, light, dance and drama to enhance the poetry and symmetry of the original works."

Check out the web page here.

Item #4: Just received in the mail, from McFarland: Monstrous and Childish Monsters: Essays on Cinema's Holy Terrors. This book, edited by P.J. Bohlmann and Sean Moreland, features essays about Rosemary's Baby, Eraserhead, Frankenstein and other classic horror films.

That's it for now, but let me know what is "happening" in your neck of the woods, particularly if it involves film, TV, horror or science fiction.

In short, I want "The Happenings" to be about you, and your work, so let's see what comes of it.

1 comment:

  1. Marcus Killerby9:19 AM

    Fantastic idea and news! Thanks John!