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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.

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

Cover of 1st edition
Christmas Trees & Monkeys, Collected Horror Stories Volume 1 will be back soon, published by 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 will be republished by Crossroad this year under my G Daniel Gunn author name (where it makes more sense). Looking forward to seeing their product.

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.

Friday, February 02, 2018

New Review for A GHOST STORY (2017)

A GHOST STORY (2017) is not your average haunted house story. Aiming to answer the question: What is it like to be a ghost? we are drawn in to a beautiful, but slowly-paced, art film. As I say in the review, I hesitate to call it a horror film, but if you like you cinematic meals slow-cooked, this might be for you. Check it out at Cinema Knife Fight!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Review for THE COMMUTER (2018) Now Showing

My review of the new Liam Neeson action thriller THE COMMUTER (2018) is now playing at Cinema Knife Fight. See what I think and whether it's distinguishable from his other everyman-in-peril flicks (it is, to a point).

Wow, it's 2018. Think about that, only two years until 2020. 2020! Most science fiction films of my childhood didn't even stretch this far.

I love writing these reviews, though often it depends on how much time I have available between my other writing and family demands, etc. One of my reach careers when I was a teenager was doing this full time, or at least doing it as a sideline. I was the generation watching Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert's At the Movies (one of a few names the show at), debating on the merits of a movie, and sometimes actually agreeing. Me, I always sided with Roger Ebert. He and I had the same taste in films.

In a family of sports-section junkies, I always went first (and only, aside from the comics) to the Arts & Entertainment section of the Boston Globe. I learned quickly not to read a review - or far into one - if I planned to see a movie because it generally gave away the plot/ending. But I loved reading about movies, and TV shows, seeing ads for shows and events from "that life" which I never thought was reachable in my small bubble world (somewhere in here is my PBS Signoff post, worth reading along these lines). Of course, when I got older and realized that there is no "that life" just the life you make for yourself. The idea of writing film reviews faded to the back burner, though I always checked what Ebert thought of a movie before seeing it, to gauge whether I'd like it or not.

When Lauran and Michael began the Cinema Knife Fight website and asked me to contribute, the old "Oh, yea," light went off. Especially since at the time I was going through a major writing drought and this was a way to get the fingers moving along the keyboard. So here I am, writing about different/classic sci-fi or various avant-garde films, and the occasional new releases. Not being paid, but enjoying the heck out of it.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

My Top Ten Films of 2017

The staff over at Cinema Knife Fight have combined forces to share our Top Ten Films of 2017. Unlike in the past where we each devote a full column to our favorites, we combined into one and listed them bullet-style. Check out the full list here.