SÉANCE Stories, Part II: Spiritualism Cemetery Tour - SOLD OUT!
Thursday, October 17 @ 6:30pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets - $10 (on sale now!)

Unfortunately the event has been canceled. The trolley broke down and won’t be in service next week. Tickets are being refunded now.

My friend, Shannon Taggart, has been photographing seances for 15 years and she’s finally putting that work together in her book, SÉANCE, (which you can pre-order at a 20% discount). With an introduction by Dan “Ghostbusters” Aykroyd, it’s a pretty amazing document of modern day spiritualism, and while Shannon is way more fascinated with ectoplasm than I am (it grosses me out) I can recommend it without reservation (except for the ectoplasm). To celebrate her book launch I’m leading a nighttime tour of Green-Wood cemetery with Green-Wood historian and tour guide, Allison Meier, stopping off at the graves of dead spiritualists. Along the way, I’ll be telling a one-hour story about spiritualism, life after death, and gothic mansions where mothers desperate to contact the souls of their deceased children enslaved teenage mediums. I’m really nervous about this, so that means it’s going to be fun!

Devil Fetus
Tuesday, October 22 @ 9:30pm
Alamo Drafhouse Brooklyn, NY

As part of the Drafthouse’s Terror Tuesdays I’ll be hosting a screening of the 1983 Hong Kong ghost movie, Devil Fetus! A bubbling stew of enthusiastic low budget special effects, occult nonsense, and endless ridiculosity, this is one of the great unknown Hong Kong horror movies. And even better, most home video versions are cropped to hell but this big screen presentation delivers every face-eating worm in exquisite detail! Don’t miss it! TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Iron Fists & Kung Fu Kicks
Saturday, November 9
Urban Action Showcase, AMC Empire 25, NYC, NY

Hong Kong movies are my great true love, I write about them all the time, and generally won’t shut up about them. It makes me tiresome. But occasionally something good comes from my inability to keep quiet, and that’s the case here. I’m the writer of the Australian documentary Iron Fists & Kung Fu Kicks which traces the Hong Kong martial arts movie from its rebirth in 1967, to its spread around the world — from Times Square, Paris, Uganda, and beyond. We interview everyone from Ron “The Black Dragon” Van Clief, to Fab 5 Freddy, to Sammo Hung, to Jade Leung, to Cheng Pei-pei, and there’s amazing stuff in this movie. It’ll screen at a bunch of film festivals, then start streaming (or show up on DVD) on Apple TV, Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, FandangoNow, Xbox, and Redbox around September 19, then hit Netflix by the end of the year. And I’ll be at the Urban Action Showcase screening and moderating a panel afterwards featuring Michael Jai White, Cynthia Rothrock, Robert Samuels, Ron Van Clief, Warrington Hudlin, and Ric Meyers! Also, the trailer is a nice thick slab of awesome.

And that’s it for 2019. I’m working on two new books between now and March, and I have The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires coming out in April, 2020, and I’ll be doing a ton of events through the spring, summer, and fall of next year. But if you want to avoid me for the rest of the year, here’s your cheat sheet!