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Dan is the Bram Stoker-nominated author of Plague of Darkness, Solomon’s Grave, and the critically-acclaimed Margaret's Ark. Writing as G. Daniel Gunn, he released Destroyer of Worlds and the novella (written with L.L.Soares) Nightmare in Greasepaint (Samhain Publishing),. His short stories have appeared in Cemetery Dance, Shroud Magazine, Apex Digest and many more. He and his family live in New England.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cinema Knife Fight Takes Its Final Bow

Cinema Knife Fight co-founder and editor L. L. Soares has announced over the weekend that his long-running, and horror sci-fi movie review staple, Cinema Knife Fight, is closing (or at least going on a long, indefinite hiatus). The decision was, admittedly, aided by a major technical crash of the website itself, but he had been considering ending the 10+ year run of this project for some time now, to allow more room for his other writing (and perhaps a little more sleep).

He and co-founder Michael Arruda began CFK as a column for the Horror Writers Association newsletter, where they would banter back and forth about various new or classic horror films, Siskel and Ebert style. Eventually they started their own website devoted to the column, and produced reviews every day, Monday through Friday. Of course the task was daunting, for something which was truly a for-the-love endeavor (ie, no money coming in), so they brought on others to write specific columns, and the staff grew until in early 2010 when I joined the merry band of film baristas with a review of the new disaster flick 2012. I continued as an occasional science fiction reviewer these past six years, and loved every moment.

I grew up turning first to the arts & entertainment section (or the comics, depending on my mood) instead of the usual sports sections, and scanned films reviews, learned quickly not to read too much of any for a film I wanted to see and not know the ending! When At The Moves (with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert) hit the TV airwaves, I was hooked. I soon discovered if Roger Ebert liked a movie, so would I. Aside from writing in general, doing movie reviews was always on My List, and suddenly I had a reason to do just that when Lauran invited me to contribute.

I still plan to write reviews, and will start looking around for someone in need of this kind of content, but for now, you can find all my reviews from the beginning at

It was a pleasure being a part of something so cool, and consistently entertaining, and working with some awesome writers. In a genre where magazines and sites come and go like the wind, CKF was a well-produced and informative resource for all films speculative. Hats off to misters Soares and Arruda for sharing Cinema Knife Fight with all of us for so long!

Monday, May 21, 2018

My Knife Fight Review of DEADPOOL 2 (2018) with L.L. Soares is now Showing

L.L. Soares and I discuss the new Ryan Reynold's crazyfest DEADPOOL 2 (2018), as well as L's anger issues, at Cinema Knife Fight! Check it out. I have to admit, our review seems to be going again the general grain around this film.

Monday, April 30, 2018


My review, with L.L. Soares, of the the film touted as the culmination of 10 years (so far) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018) is now showing at Cinema Knife Fight. Almost every Marvel superhero who has thus far made it to the big screen is in this one, and it's non-stop awesomeness from the opening scene.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

A WRINKLE IN TIME (2018) Review Now Scathing - I Mean Showing - At CKF

My rather critical review of the new blockbuster A WRINKLE IN TIME (2018), a big guns version of the 1962 Madeleine L'Engle novel of the same name, is now playing at Cinema Knife Fight.

I really wanted to like this one. Honestly.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Christmas Trees & Monkeys Returning under New Publisher

Christmas Trees & Monkeys, Collected Horror Stories Volume 1 is now available from Crossroad Press. The publisher has acquired rights (providing we authors approve, of course) to Necon's line of titles. New contract has been signed, and CT&M is now available as ebook here (and other online outlets). This collection of my early horror stories is now being published under my G Daniel Gunn author name (where it makes more sense).

Again, check it out here:

Pending news hopefully coming as well for the out of print (since Samhain went belly up) novella NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT. More as I know it. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

New Devotional Page

I've recently been contributing to Next Level Church's Devotional page / email list, starting with a verse(s) and writing short discussions about what it means (or might mean) to all of us in today's world. It's been an extremely rewarding project, allowing me to share my writing along a new road (along, of course, with my fiction and film reviews). You can click "devotionals" on the sidebar menu or simply click here if you're interested.

Monday, February 05, 2018

L.L. Soares & I Review WINCHESTER (2018)

Lauran Soares and I go Knife to Knife with a Cinema Knife Fight review of the new horror film WINCHESTER (2018). Check out what we thought of the new big budget, Helen Mirren horror flick based on the most haunted house in America, the Winchester Estate.