Are you ready for more Body Count? Despite taking a couple of lengthy hiatuses this year, we are expecting 2013 to be our best year yet. While Body Count NOLA has filled in the current gap nicely, Brett and I will be back to join them with a new podcast next week.
We started this site four years ago and will celebrate the second anniversary of our podcast in January. Look for the 100-word reviews to return soon, hopefully with the Body Count NOLA guys and others contributing as well.
As we look ahead to 2013, here’s a glance back at Body Count highlights from 2012.
Horror Movie Society
I recently signed a deal with ASJ Publishing, who will release my novella, “The Horror Movie Society.” The story should be available at Amazon and other sites within the next month. We’ll be posting more info here when it is available and will hopefully have links to reviews soon. Here is the book’s blurb.
The Horror Movie Society allowed Rob and his friends to thwart adulthood for years, but real life has a way of hiding in the dark and clutching you unexpectedly. So do serial killers. Worried that he’s losing his friends, Rob reunites the Society for a horror movie marathon on Halloween night. But he may learn what it’s like to lose everything.
A loving and knowing tribute to the horror genre of the 70s/80s and the slacker era of the 90s, “The Horror Movie Society” reminds you that, whether you follow your dreams or just settle down, the ending is the same. Existential, funny, and genuine, this book may break your heart before pulling it out with a kitchen knife.
A New Podcast
When Brett and I hit slacker status for the second time this year, our friends Misty and Rocky stepped up with a new show for us. Body Count NOLA has had four episodes so far, and we’re happy to have them joining us. Hopefully 2013 will see the first joint effort from the two shows.
Our Favorite New Site
Many of our friends continued to do amazing things within the horror community this year, producing tons of excellent reviews, articles, podcasts, and movies. But our favorite site we discovered in 2012 is Slasher Studios. Not only are their short films “Teddy” and “Popularity Killer” two of the best slasher flicks produced in the last few years, but Kevin and Steve are true fans who have dedicated themselves to all things related to the slasher sub-genre. Keep an eye out for their first full-length film (“Don’t Go to the Reunion”) and lots of great features coming soon to their site. Visit slasherstudios.com to help with their current kickstarter and to see all of their great work.
Failed Magazine Kickstarter
We tried to launch a magazine that would’ve been dedicated to indie horror, but the kickstarter campaign came up short. However, we were truly amazed by all the help we received from people along the way and are thankful for the friends we’ve made over the years. Char, Conduit, Gruesome, James, FearShop Frank and Mike, Rusty, Matt, Wyatt, Todd, Allison, Lucas, Mark, Billy, Stitchard, Andy, Rocky, Misty, Neil, Ursula, Kevin, Steve, and everyone else who backed this project deserve our sincere appreciation.
Our Favorite Movies
Below are ten of our favorite horror movies that both Brett and I reviewed in 2012.
1. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
2. Cabin in the Woods
3. The Woman
6. Martha Marcy May Marlene
7. Wrong Turn 5
8. The Orphan Killer
10. The Woman in Black