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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.

Monday, August 13, 2018


My reviews must continue, and so I'm happy to present my review of JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, on my reviews page. Check it out, let me know if you agree.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

What's Been Going On?

Sorry, blog here's been quiet, but not for lack of stuff going on. I've been moving along with the third draft of a short YA novel I've been working on with a friend of mine. It's pretty god actually. That's what "secret project" on the sidebar means.

In the meantime, I do one devotional a week for church and post them here as well. I really enjoy doing these, feels like I'm connecting one-on-one with God as I do (and in many ways that's exactly what I am doing), and yet still being creative, like writing a mini sermon a week. :) 

I'm planning on writing a couple of movie reviews in the next couple of days, if I can find some time. Unfortunately with Cinema Knife Fight gone, I don't have the ever-important world of deadlines to keep me going, so I need to be motivated to write them myself, for myself (and you). Hopefully. First off I'm planning to review the movie I CAN ONLY IMAGINE (2018, I think) and HBO's new FAHRENHEIT 451. Then planning to do a little essay on 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY seeing how 2018 is the film's 50th anniversary.  In the meantime, will be looking over hedges and around trees for another decent film review site that can use my talents.

What about my alter ego, G Daniel Gunn, and his world of horror? He's dead, at least I imprisoned him behind a wall of bricks, held a candle in front of the last rectangular opening for him to remember what light is, then placed the last brick in place. Can't remember if that's from The Count  of Monty Cristo or Dark Shadows, maybe both, but the image is fitting. I've put down the horror quill pen for a time, perhaps forever, and am aiming myself in other directions. It was what I'd started to do years back with Solomon's Grave, but then fell back into the (admitted) enjoyment of writing straight out horror, including co-editing three anthologies for the NEHW. At this point, however, I need to focus differently. Been getting these signals for a while and decided finally to listen. Where is this new direction leading? I don't know. I'm writing, and still marketing Plague of Locusts, and will continue to write, but where I'm truly led by the Spirit to write.

Stay tuned, and keep reading. Writing is way too lonely without someone out there reading.

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!