Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Frank Henenlotter Research Notes

This page will evolve into a few things hopefully. Right now it's for my own writing research, but it might wind up being an annotated bibliography.

Ten Horror Films that Satirize Reagan-America.
by Jarrod White
at Wicked Horror
An enlightening article even for a devoted fan who thought he knew his shit with some well-argued points clearly explained. Including the following films out of order: Return of the Living Dead, Society, Poltergeist, Brain Damage, They Live, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Stuff, Day of the Dead, Parents and The Stepfather. The article, however, merely touches on its theme without any graduate student in film analyzation, and contains no follow up final paragraph. Regardless, a very good article.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Blog.carstory.com Articles

In the spring of 2016 I was hired to write articles for Vast.com, the only criteria was that they had to involve cars. I started writing articles about cars in movies, and balanced those out with articles about cars in songs, fiction, popular culture in general and my own personal life. Below is the list of those articles online. Please visit.

"Vast uses big data and analytics to provide context and insights for automotive and real estate. The result? An efficient, highly personalized buying experience that benefits everyone."

Each article is a challenge to remain within the basic word count constraints and to save the best for last, so if you only make it though half an article you might be missing the best stuff. 

Personal Experiences
Remembering Rusty Our Family Station Wagon
Orgazmo (1997)

Roger Zelazny "Devil Car"

Rush "Red Barchetta"
Johnny Cash "One Piece at a Time"


Better Off Dead (1985)
Bullitt (1968)
Christine (1983)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Eat My Dust (1976)
Heavy Metal (1981)
Orgazmo (1997)
Used Cars (1980)

Monday, April 11, 2016

"The Barnstormer" written by Fred L. Taulbee Jr.

This short story, "The Barnstormer," was published in 1994 in Northwestern State University's Argus.

 Go HERE for a free pdf copy of Argus and go to page135.

Something strange is happening on a small southern farm, and the farmer has a story to tell, a story that involves UFO's, a "trankilling" gun and something in the barn her calls his Barnstormer.

"The Last Tree" written by Fred L. Taulbee Jr.

This short story, "The Last Tree," was published in 1994 in Northwestern State University's Argus and in Child Life Oct/Nov 1994. 

Go HERE for a free pdf copy of Argus and go to page 4.

A farmer trying to find wood for fire to cook and keep his family warm finds the Last Tree, but the Last Tree has another idea.