Sunday, September 2, 2018

Come See Me at CT HorrorFest in Danbury Saturday 9/15!

CT HorrorFest 2018 Poster by Jeff Zornow
CT HorrorFest 2018 Poster by Jeff Zornow
It's almost time for my favorite show of the year!!

CT HorrorFest is happening at the Danbury Arena in Connecticut on Saturday, September 15th from 11am to 7pm, and I will be there selling books, hanging out and talking horror.

Brian LeTendre Horror Novel Cover Montage

Last year's show was one of the greatest experiences of my life, as I got to meet he legendary Tom Atkins and give him a copy of Harrowed, which features a character inspired by his role as Ray Cameron in Night of the Creeps. I will never for get that day.

This year is shaping up to be an amazing show as well, and will feature a Halloween reunion, as Nick Castle, PJ Soles and Nancy Kyes will all be there. Not to mention Mark Patton from Nightmare on Elm Street 2, the legendary Pam Grier (Jackie Brown, Escape From L.A., Ghosts of Mars), Alex Vincent from Child's Play and more.

So, if you are in the New England are and you're a horror fan, come out to this fantastic show. Tickets are available through the website here, and also at the door. And if you do go, stop by and say hi!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Power Chords Podcast: Track 25--Ultraphonix and Greg Kihn Band

Opening Act:
King’s X Making New Album
New George Lynch Project Has a Name
Alan Parsons Signs With Frontiers
Shout out to Kansas fans

Ear Candy: 
Greg Kihn Band: ReKihndled (2017)
Ultraphonix: Original Human Music (2018)

Six Degrees of Frankie B.

Comin Atcha Live:
Kansas at Tarrytown Music Hall in NY (8/17)

Rockversation: Robert Barry
Matt recently spoke with the musician and producer about 3.2 and the Greg Kihn band. You can follow Robert’s projects at

Bonus Track: Metal Souls by Destinia
From the album of the same name, which is out now. Get it at

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

The New SUSPIRIA Trailer Sets High Expectations

Good. Lord.

Suspiria was already my most-anticipated movie of 2018, based on my love for the original and the breadcrumbs we'd gotten about this reimagining so far. But the trailer that was released this week just confirmed that it is going to be amazing.

I am now on full media blackout until the movie releases, because fan theories are already running wild, and I just need to go into this movie with a clean slate. And there is already enough to unpack from this trailer that will last be.

What I will be doing, however, is rewatching not only the original Suspiria, but the other two entries in the "Three Mothers Trilogy," Inferno and Mother of Tears. I sincerely hope this new Suspiria is the start of a series, because it looks like Luca Guadagnino is paying the utmost respect to Argento's mythology. 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Happy Birthday, Partner!

Today I want to wish the happiest of birthdays Jolene Haley, my writing partner in crime.

I could recount our origin story again, or talk about how amazing it is to write with you (which it is), but today I want to celebrate what a wonderful friend you are. Because this past year has been filled with lots of changes, new challenges and new adventures for both of us. But one of the few constants in my life has been your friendship. You are there through the good, the bad, and the totally surreal. Always a beacon of positivity, and always supportive.

This is not unique to our friendship--this is who you are with everyone you know. All of our Midnight Society crew, the writing community online, and pretty much every person you meet. You are a friend to everyone, and every single one of us is lucky to know you.

I am so tremendously grateful for your friendship, and I strive daily to be the kind of friend to you and to others that you are to everyone.

So happy birthday, partner! You are the best. I can't wait to hang out again soon. Pizza's on me!


P.S. Oh, and this next year is going to be amazing. I cannot freaking wait for us to share Haunted with the world, and give them a sneak peek of where we're going next!

Go see your birthday wishes from the rest of the crew!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Power Chords Podcast: Track 24--Badlands and Primal Fear

Opening Act:
Jill Janus dead at 43
New Suicidal Tendencies album and tour drop September 7th
Stryper’s Oz Fox Suffers Seizure
Is AC/DC working on a new album?
Ace Frehley’s new album details
Glen Hughes tour

Ear Candy:
Badlands (1989)
Primal Fear: Apocalypse (2018)

Six Degrees of Frankie B.

Top of the Pops:
Top 30 Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs--August 19, 1989

Rockversation: Zak Rizvi
Matt recently spoke with the musician and producer about joining Kansas and his work on The Prelude Implicit. You can follow Zak’s projects at

Bonus Track:
Primal Fear--King of Madness

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