Tom Festo’s “The Algorithm”

It is my sincere pleasure to share with you Tom Festo’s film adaptation of “The Algorithm.”

My huge thanks to Tom, Luis Filgueira, Mike Randazzo, Zach Heyde, and everyone else involved for letting me share this with you all.

For me, one of the many wonderful surprises was Zach Heyde’s creepy score. It reminds me in the best way of the “Session 9” score. The original soundtrack is available on Zach’s bandcamp page, name your price. I’m listening to it, right now.

Stills from “The Algorithm”, a film by Tom Festo

In the past few years, about a half dozen people have emailed me, wanting to adapt a story I’ve written for film. My answer has always been yes, but so far, not much has come of it (with the exception of one really interesting script adaptation of “Roadwork”.) This weekend, Tom Festo (twitter:@bigleaguetom), director/writer of “The Algorithm  (based on my story of the same name), sent me these behind-the-scenes production pictures, and graciously let me share them here. I’m very excited to see the final product.

The Algorithm, by Tom Festo

I’m really taken by this image, the symmetrical framing, the small cooler (such a nice touch), and a very creepy looking house. Location scouts are unsung heroes. I’m not just saying that because I’m related to one.

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Metapost: Audio Readings

Can I confess something? I google myself.

It happens. I’m not proud of it. But if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have found these readings of some of my older stories.

Youtube users MrCreepyPasta and ZoomingDakota have posted audio versions of two of my older stories, Fog and Chiasma. And they’re both pretty damned awesome.

Videos after the break…

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Metapost: Something Very Cool.

Through a recent collaborative project, I had the fortune of meeting Christian Frederiksen, an extremely talented artist.
Christian has been working on a series of images to accompany the first half of my story, One, and I am more than thrilled with the results. Below are some low res versions of the images, which I’ve also threaded into the original story. You can see the higher res versions, along with many other excellent images in a wide variety of styles at his sketchblog.
What amazes me is how close these matched the images in my head when I was writing, down to a few uncanny details. I can’t wait to see the images from the second half.


Hello everyone.

Firstly, I wanted to thank you all for reading and giving feedback; this has certainly been my most fruitful writing experience, and having a small audience, I find, keeps me honest.

That said, I’m starting to go back and edit some of my previous stories, expanding them or cleaning them up, with the eventual goal of submitting them to one of the millions upon millions of increasingly lucrative short-horror-fiction markets. (Let me know if you know any…)

So, what I ask from you is this: If you’ve enjoyed these stories, or any one of them, please leave a comment on this post. Tell me your favorite story, or stories. Tell me which ones you think deserve to be polished and expanded upon. Tell me which ones, if any, you think are almost ready for submission, with only a scrub of grammar and spelling. Tell me which ones you hate, and why.

Thanks in advance for the feedback, and thank you again for reading.

Several of you have sent me artwork based on some of my stories, and I’d love to post in here. If you’ve done so, please drop me an email letting me know it’s okay to post it (under the creative commons license of your choosing, and let me know how you’d like to be credited).

If you have some art, and would like to share it, please send it my way as well.

Finally, here’s a little something for the midweek: This is a short film done for a small competition last year. The assignment was a 30 second horror film, and this was our entry, shot and edited in a few hours. This seems an appropriate place to share.