November 11th, 2015

in memoriam

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

---Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918), Canadian Army
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The Life of Death being released!

Back in early 2009, Kevin Lindenmuth interviewed me and a bunch of other folks in the horror field about death. Besides me, he also talked to spiritual journalist David Crumm, Troma head honcho Lloyd Kaufman, author/artist Bob Fingerman, author Jack Ketchum, special effects artist Tom Sullivan, filmmaker Scooter McCrae, professional Tarot Card reader Sasha Graham, and "Scream Queens" Debbie Rochon and Caroline Munro.

Kevin released it himself in 2011, but now Wild Eye Releasing is putting out a new DVD edition next month that should get wider distribution. It's available for preorder on Amazon, and you can learn more about the documentary from Kevin's web site.

(I'm still not listed on IMDB's entry for it, but I should be eventually, and that'll bring my listing there up to four, all documentaries: Done the Impossible, "The Captains of the Final Frontier" episode of Biography, and Backyard Blockbusters.)
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