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Friday, July 25, 2014

When YOU Breathe Success





Life has been so stressful for Stacey and I... and from different directions. It's 8:30 and I'm still up. Not because I'm not tired. Not because I don't want to crawl into bed with my wife and 3 year old son. Not because I just downed an AMP! It's because I "HATE" where we are financially. I "HATE" juggling bills and stressing over the stupidest crap. I "HATE" depending on the gov to support my family... I'm up because I WANT success as much as I want to breath! Blurbeo is going to work. My writing is going to work. I WILL PULL US OUT. Watch me! ha. Enjoy the vid. :)

Editor's Comment

I'm in the process of rewriting the manuscript for "He Only Takes One" and came across a comment from the editor that was worthy of sharing :)

"Haha! A fine, morbid beat. Little sprinkles of dark comedy tend to stick with horror readers, especially if they have a ‘squirm factor.’ I’ll remember this beat because it made me mildly uncomfortable." 

Friday, July 4, 2014

UPDATES!!!!!

Man oh man this has been a crazy time for my family and I. But throughout all of the ish we've been wading in I've continued to move forward on my writing and I have a couple of updates for you that are way over due.

He Only Takes One:

I have the manuscript back from Blood Bound Books with the editor's notes and I'm working at polishing that story and getting it back to them.

Horror Haiku: Bald Barber

I'm in contact with my producer for the script and we're touching up the screenplay to get it ready for film... going to be awesome to see it come to life.

More to follow my friends, more to follow!

MH

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Author Interview on "Author Interview Corner"

Hey gang,

I'm usually the one doing the interviewing so it is always fun to be the one answering the questions. Please stop by the Author Interview Corner and check out my interview!


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Horror Haiku Winner X2!!!

I was pleasantly surprised when I went to watch the latest Youtube video from Seraph Films and saw that it was the announcement of the winners for their season 5 writing contest... and I'm honored to announce that I have two scripts going to production with them!

I can't wait to see the scripts come to life. The Seraph Films team does some amazing things and I hope that having two film credits added to my portfolio will open doors to other film opportunities.


The two scripts that were chosen are... Camp Cover-up & Bald Barber

Here's a look at the scripts!

Midnight, sounds out side.
Trapped in our tent, it looks in.
My cell holds the truth.

INT. TENT. NIGHT.

ZACK and BILL are asleep in their tent. There’s a crash outside, something is messing with their belongings. Zack awakes and shakes Bill.

ZACK
Hey Bill. Bill wake up man.

BILL
Huh? Wha?

ZACK
Fucking wake up dude. There’s something messing with out stuff.

Bill finally sits up. There’s a crash again. A grunt. Something big. Zack turns on his flashlight. Bill grabs the light.

BILL
Turn that off. You’ll attract it to us.

ZACK
What do you think it is? Bear?

BILL
Yeah I think so. Shhh

The crashing stops and there is a momen of uneasy silence. Then heavy foot steps coming towards the tent. A grunt and something large sniffing the zipper area of the tent.

Bill pulls out his cell phone.

CUT TO:

INT. TENT. NIGHT.

View is now from the cell phone’s video recorder. Bill pans around the inside of the tent. We see Jack holding his flashlight. Obviously scared. There’s a loud breath and we see the fog of it fall into the tent from the open rain cover above.

Zack turns on the flash light and both look up, the cell follows.

We don’t see a bear. We see a large bigfoot-like creature looking down at them. All teeth and red eyes.
The boy’s scream and the tent crashes down on the view of the camera. There’s scuffling and roaring that can be heard but the view is just tent fabric. Video goes black.

CUT TO:

EXT. CAMPSITE. DAY.

Three park rangers stand about the demolished campsite. Ranger MILLER is lifting the blood soaked tent fabric and looking underneath. Ranger LEACH and ranger FOSTER stand nearby. Leach has the cell in hand.

MILLER
Yep, same as the others.

LEACH
So, what do you want to do?

FOSTER (BEAT)
We’ve got the summer season around the corner. Don’t want to start a panic. Clean it up and get rid of 
the cell phone.

MILLER
Let’s hope this sacrifice is enough to get us through the summer season.

LEACH
No kidding.

Lech pockets the phone and they get to work cleaning the area.
FADE TO BLACK:


What is wrong with him.
Never trust a bald barber.
Too much off the top.


INT. BARBER SHOP. DAY.

A MAN walks into the barber shop and shakes off water from the rain. A BARBER stands by his work station, white barber coat. His skin looks pale and off, he’s bald and pudgy in the middle.

MAN
Oh, Jerry still here?

BARBER
Yep. Jerry still here.

MAN
Just a little off the top.

The man takes a seat in the empty barber chair. As he does so he notices that the barber’s shoes and pants are muddy.

MAN (CONT’D)
I see the weather got the better of ya.
BARBER
Yep. Got the better of ya.

The barber starts to trim the man’s hair. As he does so he begins to hum the “I’m a little teapot” song. The man becomes uneasy. Something is off.

MAN
So ah, you been helping Jerry for a while?

BARBER
Yep. Helping Jerry for a while.

The barber trims more, hums more. “I’m a little teapot short and stout.” A small TV is on in the room. A news bulletin comes on.

MAN
I’ve been seeing Jerry for a couple of years now. Good guy. Always take the right amount off.

BARBER
Yep. Take the right amount off.

More snips, more humming, “I’m a little teapot short and stout.” The news comes on.

NEWS
Authorities stress that the man is extremely dangerous.

The man glances towards the TV as the news talks. The barber continues to snip and steps to the side. He blocks the man’s view of the TV. The barber still hums the same song.

MAN
They say it’s supposed to rain next couple of days.

BARBER
Yep. Rain next couple of days.

The man shifts slightly in the chair. He’s growing worried now. The barber doesn’t seem right.

NEWS
The escapee reportedly killed a guard during transport and escaped through a nearby farm field.

The man looks to the side to see the TV. He catches just a small glimpse. The face of the barber.

NEWS (CONT’D)
Authorities state that the escapee suffers from homicidal impulses as well as severe psychotic behaviors.
The man looks at the barber through the mirror. The barber has stepped away and is fiddling with something on the counter. Then something in the reflection of the mirror catches the man’s eye.

On the floor in the back room we can see the feet of a body just outside of reach.

MAN
Oh my God!
The barber turns back to him and messes with the man’s hair. 

BARBER
Yep. Oh my God.

He hums more “I’m a little teapot”.

The barber quickly grabs the man by the hair. He pulls the man’s head back violently and produces a straight razor. The man starts to struggle. The barber slits the man’s throat. Blood pours out.

BARBER (CONT’D)
I’m a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle, here my spout.

The barber sings crazily.

FADE TO BLACK:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Eggs: The Shining Reference in Toy Story?

Easter eggs are usually filled with chocolates, jelly beans, maybe a few coins that jingle when shaken... but Easter eggs can also be hidden things inside movies and video games and some of my favorite funny video Easter eggs are hidden within Disney movies. 

I just came across an article that shared an interesting Easter egg within Pixar's Toy Story movies. Apparently the Pixar team is a fan of Stephen King's "The Shining"

Here's the link to the article

Carpet from The Shining

Carpet in Toy Story

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Just thought I'd take a second to say thank you to everyone who had taken the time to visit my blog and to follow. I write for you!

MH