Rocky Horror Picture Show 2016 Remake Review

Rocky Horror Picture Show 2016 Remake Review | TS Alan

Rocky Gets A Remake, but is Devoid of the Campy Magic of the Original

Oh, Lou Adler. How could you?

It is apparent by the abysmal remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) that Execute Producer Lou Adler could not do the time warp again and recapture the magic from four decades ago. In fact by the tone downed, cleaned up and slick prime time presentation, it is clear that FOX television is out of touch with what The Rocky Horror Picture Show is all about.

In 1975, the LGBT community was just beginning to establish themselves. It was a time of being wild and transgressive...

Devolution Z September 2016: The Horror Magazine

Devolution Z September 2016 TS Alan

Devolution Z September 2016

Very happy to have another short story published in this magazine with a revenge from the grave tale.

“The Other Self”: In 1975, independent contract killer Roberto Umberto and his pregnant wife get murdered in their Brooklyn home. With his last dying breath he swears revenge on everyone involved. Ten years later, Roberto Umberto returns from the dead to keep his promise in a bloody rampage that takes him from Manhattan to Long Island.


Roberto quickly reloaded as two more Gallinari henchman came out the front door...

What Went Wrong? (Legendary Stories #1)

Lit Select's What Went Wrong? Legendary Stories #1 To Serve and Protect TS Alan

Lit Select’s What Went Wrong? (Legendary Stories #1)

15 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Tales

I wrote “To Serve and Protect” a few years back, but could not find a magazine or an anthology that would accept it. It wasn’t a reflection on my writing, rather a reflection on the story’s length. The word count on “To Serve and Protect” is short of being a true short story, so all my publishing queries came back as does not meet the publisher’s requirement.

Last month I was searching open submission calls for shorts, when I came upon Lit Select’s call for an upcoming anthology entitled What Went Wrong? (Legendar...

Devolution Z April 2016: The Horror Magazine

Devolution Z April 2016 Deadland TS Alan

Devolution Z Horror Magazine, April 2016

Happy to be apart of this issue with my short story entitled “Deadland.” A Native American tale based on the Ojibwe legend of the Wendigo.

“Deadland”: In 1867 Montana, a bigoted deputy marshal reluctantly enlists the aid of a renegade Native American as a guide to a remote mining camp suffering a cholera outbreak, only to discover the dead have risen.

Available from in print edition or digital edition: Devolution Z April 2016: The Horror Magazine (Volume 9)

“Disorder in the Court” by Chance Barton & Cordelia Vandenburg
“A Song of Cric...

Lucifer pilot review

Lucifer pilot review TS Alan

Neil Gaiman’s comic character Lucifer to come to Prime Time in 2016… or will it?

Fans of comic television and of Neil Gaiman’s Vertigo character shouldn’t get too excited at the news that the British-accented Lucifer Morningstar will get a television series, because the gay hating, ultra-conservative Mississippi based One Million Moms is out to give Hell to Fox’s new Lucifer show, and they have organized a campaign to stop the show’s production because they are upset (of course they are), saying the program “mischaracterizes” Satan and “mocks the Bible.”

Lucifer originally filmed a put-pilo...

The Romero Strain: Reader Questions Answered

The Romero Strain: Reader Questions Answered TS Alan

Answers to readers questions about characters, subplots and more

In January 2014, my first novel was published as an eBook by Books of the Dead Press. Several months later it was released in paperback. As a celebration of the novel’s first anniversary, I would like to answer some of the questions from readers I have received over the last year in regard to it.

Question: Was the real David DiMinni you dedicated the novel to like the character in your book?

The real David DiMinni was one of my dearest friends. So the camaraderie between J.D...