Sep 282014
The Shining: Stephen King vs Stanley Kubrick

Today we take the gloves off. The Shining (Stephen King, 1977) is largely considered one of the most frightening novels ever written. The Shining (Director Stanley Kubrick, 1980) is certainly one of the scariest movies ever made, a classic chiller from one of the great eras in horror movie history. But that is where the [...]

Sep 272014
Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

The slasher film sub-genre was inundated with self-awareness films, beginning with the clever SCREAM (Wes Craven, 1996), and continuing with several less inspirational knock offs post 1996. While such self-awareness provided a moment of fun for long time slasher movie fans, few movies have shown a willingness to return to the roots and spirit of [...]

Sep 262014
Storberry - 4 out of 5 Stars from Horror Novel Reviews

Horror Novel Reviews weighed in on Storberry today, giving it 4 out of 5 stars! From the review – “There was something in the way he stood back, like a wolf in sheepskin who didn’t want the flock to notice the zipper.”  Just a taste of why I enjoyed Dan Padavona’s, Storberry.  The prose is [...]

Sep 252014
The Island - Horror Short Story Released

My latest short story, The Island, is officially released and available for download. The Island is two stories for the price of one. The title story is a frightening island adventure that is sure to give you the chills, especially if you have a touch of arachnophobia. The bonus story, One Autumn in Kane Grove, [...]