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Orrin Grey
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Because I wasn't already excited enough about the "Phantom Hand" story, now I learn that Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck are doing a Rawhead & Bloody Bones tale?
[Mike Mignola, photo by Christine Mignola] There are several big developments coming up for the Hellboy Universe. First, there’s the long-awaited return of Hellboy in Hell for Issues #7 and #8 as a two-part series called ‘The Hounds of Pluto’ landing in late August and September, then come October, we’re going to see the arrival... Read more »
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"Imps of Tartarus" is my new band name.
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Honestly, probably a more likely guess than the actual truth, in this case. 
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My dreams the last couple of nights have been Japanese ghost movie scary, which is unusual for me. I haven't even been watching scary movies lately. Maybe that's the problem?
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That could be the problem! I know when I went from five cups of coffee a day to zero, my nightmares were horrendous, and I've heard it's the same for going cold turkey on booze or cigarettes.

Clearly depriving a body of any substance on which it has become dependent can screw it up something fierce.
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My semi-regular reminder that you can support my Patreon to get exclusive access to original writing and behind-the-scenes glimpses into my creative process, such as it is.
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For my Patreon backers only, a glimpse at +Nickolas Gucker's pencils for what will likely be the final cover of Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts, due out in October from Word Horde!
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I no longer have the time or energy (or money, but I never had that) to devote to more than one tabletop war game, and as such nothing is ever likely to shake my devotion to Hordes and my beloved Gatormen, but if I ever DID play Warhammer 40k again, I think I might be sold on playing Adeptus Mechanicus, thanks entirely to these wonderful guys, who look like extras from a Rom the Spaceknight comic and are, as such, my jam.
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For my Patreon backers, some exclusive behind-the-scenes preliminary sketches by +Nickolas Gucker for the cover of Painted Monsters!
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For my Patreon backers, a glimpse into the quasi-nonfiction project I've been working on lately.
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A very nice review of Giallo Fantastique over at The Life Sentence, where they call the whole book "a worthy addition to the genre collector’s bookshelves, bridging the gaps between horror, crime, the procedural, and the surreal."

Here's what they had to say about my story:
"This one succeeds on so many levels, and the tension is top-shelf while never relenting its grip on the uncanny. It beckons Clive Barker’s Books of Blood and maintains a tension that would make Brian De Palma (no doubt influenced by the giallo with his Dressed to Kill and Body Double) quite proud."
Enter the weird and saturated world of the giallo courtesy of Board member Douglas Graham Purdy. MORE >
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+Aeryn Rudel, my former editor at Skull Island eXpeditions recently asked me to answer a few questions about rejection letters for his new blog Rejectomancy, and here are the results, along with an opportunity to learn what my level as a Rejectomancer is!
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You'll have to ask +Aeryn Rudel about that first question, but on the free time side, well, the blog hasn't been going very long, so you're in on the ground floor, at least!
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I watch movies about subterranean cannibals so you don't have to.
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I recently watched this movie Orrin!  After reading your review I think that you and I had very similar experiences with the film.  The whole film was oddly boring especially towards the end when the main character is wandering around, you know, again.  
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In honor of the late, great Christopher Lee who passed away last month, my July Vault of Secrets column at Innsmouth Free Press covers Horror Express.
By Orrin Grey. Horror Express (1972). Directed by: Eugenio Martin. Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas. Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we'll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight, we had intended to ...
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I love this movie, even though it's terrible.
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Orrin Grey is a skeleton who likes monsters. When asked, he claims to mostly write oubliettes.
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I'm a writer, editor, amateur film scholar, and monster expert. My first collection of supernatural stories, Never Bet the Devil & Other Warnings was released by Evileye Books in 2012. I also co-edited Fungi, an anthology of fungus-themed stories for Innsmouth Free Press, where I also write a regular column on vintage horror cinema. I'm a big, big fan of Mike Mignola, and I'll talk about him a lot around here. The rest of the time, I'll probably be talking about monster movies.

As far as circling goes, feel free to circle me. Almost everything I post is public. If I don't circle you back right away, don't feel bad. I don't always keep up with that as well as I'd like, and sometimes people get lost in the shuffle. Just drop me a comment and introduce yourself or something.
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John Langan once called me "the monster guy."
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  • Baker University
    English / Philosophy, 2000 - 2003
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I just bought a pre-owned Saturn Aura from Dominic at Bud Brown Volkswagen and I love the car, and the whole experience was a real pleasure. Dominic and everyone else at Bud Brown were friendly, helpful, and no-pressure and they got us in and out with the minimum amount of fuss. I've had some bad experiences buying cars in the past, but I would definitely go back to Bud Brown the next time I need to buy a car.
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