Recent Reviews for Terry L Vinson
DESOLATION Outpost (Book) - 10/16/2012 6:48:00 AM|
I’ve known Terry Vinson for ten years, and have read everything he’s ever written. This, I would have to say, ranks right up there with the best he’s ever done. I know that he has said he more fun writing this than anything else he’s written recently. I had to smile when I saw that He used me (or at least my name) as one of the characters in the story.
The dialog, character development, pacing, and suspense all show a maturity that is refreshing and captivating. The action scenes are easy to follow, and the climax shows a surprise that wasn’t seen coming. If there ever was a genre of transition from graphic novel to print novel, this exemplifies the best of that. I highly recommend this, as well as his other super hero novels, Desolation Island and Sidekicks Inc. Definitely five stars!
Sidekicks Incorporated (Book) - 1/12/2012 9:40:42 AM
I’ve known and read Terry Vinson for over ten years. I know his style and what he’s capable of. This, his latest, is perhaps his best so far, although with so many good previous works, it’s hard to tell. The action, once it gets going, is non-stop and a thrill ride that keeps your nerves on edge and head spinning with exhaustion. The dialog is compelling and the characters, especially the main ones, grab a hold of you and won’t let go. The end has what has come to be expected with Terry’s stories, has a surprise twist that wasn’t seen coming, and creates a book you simply can’t put down until finished. I have often told Terry that he should branch out from his first love genre (horror) and do others. This sci-fi excursion proves I was right. Vinson is too good to remain in a single genre. This book is a must for those who like these kinds of stories.
DESOLATION Outpost (Book) - 11/6/2011 8:57:58 PM
Okay I want this. The prelude for this is pretty damn good.
DESOLATION Outpost (Book) - 8/1/2010 4:47:00 AM
i like the cover, enjoyed reading the excerpt, interesting premise for your work
The Dead Effect (Book) - 6/10/2009 4:03:16 PM
I guess most of us have that certain “something” that scares us, or intrigues us in our fears. For me, its vampires. For Terry Vinson, I would have to say his “monster dejour” is the walking undead…Zombies.
This is vintage Vinson, with a series of short stories tied together with a common theme. Each one details a gore-fest of Zombies from a variety of points of view. Some of my favorites include ‘Dawn of the Sentinel’ portraying the misadventures of two survivors of the undead plague, only to be caught up in their own complacency, with terrible results. Then there is ‘The Real Monsters’. A commentary of our times, postulating that the terrorists we fight are despised and reviled even by the more common, ‘mainstream’ monsters. Good work.
But my all time favorite has to be ‘Southern Extinction.’ This should be read by everyone… for those northerners who just don’t understand the South, and by us Southrons who feel a need to connect with our roots. Top quality and extremely moving.
If you enjoy the horror genre, pick up a copy of Dead Effect. You won’t be sorry.
DESOLATION Island (Book) - 5/6/2009 4:03:35 PM
Action packed excursion into a world of super powered beings!
As a long time fan of Mr. Vinson’s work, I was already familiar with some of the characters that populate this thriller. Two of his previous works, Skeletal Remains and Half Past the Witching Hour included novellas featuring super powered heroes like Force, Marvella, Mystic, Dark Claw, Johnny Reb, and others. In a way, it was like reacquainting oneself with old friends.
This full length novel gives these larger than life figures room to really grow, and show their stuff. In a world where extraterrestrials are given no more than a nonchalant thought than a super powered man or woman, almost anything can, and does, happen.
This is a story of a special place, extraordinarily equipped to handle extraordinary super beings. No matter what super power they may possess, the detention center of Eagle Island is impervious to whatever forces are thrown at it. It is here, that the inmates, whether friend or foe, must unite for the mere possibility of survival when an ancient power comes to life that threatens all living things. Can former enemies learn to trust each other long enough? Who will betray them, and surprise all at the end?
This is very well written with hard hitting dialog, grisly description, and edge of your seat page turning action that we have come to expect from Terry Vinson. For anyone who was weaned on Marvel Comic super heroes, this is a must read!
Bugstompers of The 21st Century (Book) - 1/21/2009 10:51:19 AM
WOW!! This is pure vintage Vinson! Pomises to be as good, or better than his best stuff.
I am reminded of "Passports to Hell" of a few years back, written by Terry, where the 'thread' that ran through his anthology of gruesome stories was an epic battle against giant mutated bugs. I wished then that I could have had more of that.
I can hardly wait to get my copy.
SPECTRAL REWIND: The Class of ’81 (Book) - 11/2/2008 4:46:39 PM
Congratulations Terry, from the prologue this looks very promising, you are hands down one of the most prolific writers I know! I wish you all the success & good fortune that comes your way! You deserve it!
DESOLATION Island (Book) - 7/2/2008 8:08:26 AM
What a great imaginanation, this books sounds like a must read!
Creeping Dread (Book) - 4/9/2008 10:11:19 AM
As an author who has (and does) write "period pieces", I am very interested in how my good freind Terry Vinson writes his, with a macabre and welcome horror angle. The prologue is intrigueing to say the least. I can hardly wait to get my copy!
Creeping Dread (Book) - 4/8/2008 2:01:18 PM
I really enjoyed this prologue Terry, 'CREEPING DREAD: The Fantastic Journals of Luther Henry' appears to hold much promise!
Yellow Fever (Book) - 3/17/2008 6:46:47 AM
Ok... this promises to be one hell of a thriller! I love the concept of a serial killer of serial killers. Equal parts action/adventure and horror/thriller is just the fine type of page turning, can't-put-it-down book we have come to expect from Terry Lloyd Vinson. I'm ordering mine today!
Mister Hate (Book) - 11/25/2007 5:17:17 AM
HEll yeah -- congrats on this one Terry. i need to get reading on the original version (been so behind because of editing anthologies and signing books.)
The Dead Effect (Book) - 8/2/2007 9:24:20 PM
Very vivid and graphic style that translates easily to that other medium which relies more upon visual content, i.e. film.
However I prefer good story content and plot especially when utilizing the written word. That is, The Thing or some other narrator thinks, feels, or interprets its actions in addition to those of the characters or their thoughts before, during, and subsequent to the horror and terror, the terror and horror, impacting them
The Dead Effect (Book) - 5/8/2007 2:56:47 PM
Sounds very 'spooky'. Get ready for a great 'chill'.
The Dead Effect (Book) - 5/5/2007 3:31:33 PM
Congrats on your new book; am going to have to check'er out! I can appreciate a good horror story now and then, and you are among the best I've read! Very well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Passports to Hell (Book) - 3/14/2007 5:06:17 PM
I am about page eighty of the small print version of the novel and I will say right now this book is a can't miss title from Vinson. He's got the bug horror element in this one and gives a nod to H.P. Lovecraft in the way the monsters are done. This is definately H.P. Lovecraft writing through Terry, and this actually compliments your collection of Stephen King books too -- if you have a Stephen King novel, you'll discover Terry eventually if it isn't Bone Chills, it would either be this one or Half Past The Witching Hour. Highly recommended.
Passport To HELL (Book) - 2/11/2007 5:13:51 PM
A dark intense read from Vinson, what you get with Bone Chills take this to a darker reign. This is a definate sequel to BONE CHILLS -- but also don't HALF PAST THE WITCHING HOUR either because all these stories go hand in hand. Vinson as a writer is in the vein of some of the masters such as H.P. Lovecraft and Richard Matheson.
DESOLATION Island (Book) - 12/11/2006 8:24:58 AM
Great Read!! It's like going back to my comic book days except on a grand scale. Ben Thomason is a great character, flaws and all. I hope we get more from Terry on him!! Keep them coming, Terry!
Half Past The WITCHING HOUR (Book) - 10/6/2006 12:37:25 PM
A fine collection in the tradition of Rod Serling!
Anyone familiar with the macabre and horrifying tales of Terry Vinson knows that he is the master of the short story, who some have compared to the likes of Stephen King. In this latest book one is reminded of another master who marveled and amazed fans for years. This collection is very much like Rod Serling’s Night Gallery or even The Twilight Zone. Unlike his previous works where the stories are bound together by a wrap around connecting theme, these exciting tales are introduced separately, making a veritable gallery of nightmarish and thought provoking excursions into the dark side of life.
There are twenty-eight tales in all, and as a special surprise, some are not pure horror, but nifty sci-fi, while others could be considered almost philosophical. True, Mr. Vinson indulges himself sometimes in a gore fest, as in You are who you Eat, but at other times he shows an almost tender side, as in Chain Letter. The never ending suspense is drawn out into eternity in Eternal Rewind, and anyone who secretly harbors feelings of revenge at their job can identify with Heads Will Roll. A cute, if bloody reminder of our internet manners is amply demonstrated in BREECH OF NETiquette. Perhaps my favorite was a frighteningly sad little piece called Brain Matter(s) where it is true, that a mind, however hopelessly demented, is a terrible thing to waste.
I highly recommend this book where Mr. Vinson shows his talent extends beyond simple horror, but can catch you by the throat on a myriad of other levels as well. This is perhaps his best work to date.
DESOLATION Island (Book) - 7/29/2006 5:27:08 AM
Also being a huge fan of those Marvel Super Heroes, this sounds like a fascinating book, Terry.
DESOLATION Island (Book) - 7/28/2006 6:26:47 PM
Congratulations on your new book, Terry!
Bone Chills (Book) - 1/29/2006 8:21:00 AM
Bone Chills (Book) - 12/12/2005 12:17:22 PM
If there is one thing I’ve learned from reading Terry Vinson’s works, it is that no can write the horror short story any better. Like his previous works, this is a collection of stories tied together with a running theme, which it self turns into a macabre nightmare.
Some of my favorites: “Pierced”, which will make you have nightmares about snakes; “Black Monday” which most of us can relate to when we have a bad day, but sheesh... how bad can it get? “Outpost” was also top notch, and certainly chills your bones. Once again, Terry Vinson has proven that he’s a terrific (as in terrifying and good!) writer. Very recommended.
HORIZONS: The 2005 Speculative Fiction Centre Anthology (Book) - 11/15/2005 5:36:24 AM
I had the honor of working with a good number of the authors on this anthology on TABLOID PURPOSES I, so I am checking them out on here as I speak. I am waiting for the book to arrive, the one author to keep an eye on too is Greg Banks. First time I got to read some his work was on the magazine's website. Seeing what each author is capable of doing. Robert did a killer job of editing this one and teaming up with artist Lee Garrett. Keep an eye on this project. The authors in the book are well worth the read.
Real Monsters (Short Story) - 6/28/2013 3:28:32 PM
You should submit a story to Shock Totem. I was thinking about doing a collaboration with you to better the chances of getting a story placed there perhaps between the two of us we can go professional. I have yet to see you do a Cthulhu Mythos story.
Bitter Ingredients . . . Bitter Pizza (Short Story) - 6/27/2013 10:13:00 AM
The title of the story is disarming. Vinson has a voice that is classic and criminally underrated. He needs to get on Black Sheets Books with one of his titles. I am surprised that Nicholas Grabowsky hadn't caught wind of Vinson yet. This is a damn good story and rather haunting.
Real Monsters (Short Story) - 4/9/2013 6:41:39 AM
Wow! This is the most gory piece I can remember in your enormous gut wrenching body of short horror stories. I think you should stick with the horror genre since I doubt anyone would place The Alamo and Blazing Saddles in the top ten westerns off all time. You must have been on a hot date at that drive in the night you saw High Noon and Shane.
Reign of Goblins (Short Story) - 10/30/2012 9:57:02 AM
Excellent Work. It certainly struck me as horror rather than "action/thriller, but what do I know.I always look forward to your additions. You certainly have a way with words that is riveting. I checked out your website and it looks fantastic. Happy Halloween.
As Our Time Nears... (Short Story) - 7/19/2012 3:26:18 PM
Very nice, Terry. Its refreshing to srr this side of you, especially knowing how you love the 'dark side'. I suspect that you andI are alot more alike than we know. I hope you have a wonderful, fantsatic time when she comes. :-)
Doobie Jack & The Hitchhiker (Short Story) - 5/18/2012 6:03:58 AM
What an imagination! Alfred Hitchcock couldn't have written better.
Doobie Jack & The Hitchhiker (Short Story) - 5/13/2012 6:23:07 AM
This is some story, Terry! EEK! Great write; very well penned!
(((HUGS))) and love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Doobie Jack & The Hitchhiker (Short Story) - 5/12/2012 10:17:57 PM
I loved your new story. It was horrific and hilarious at the same time. You really had some great similes sprinkled throughout the work. The characters were exceptional.
Doobie Jack & The Hitchhiker (Short Story) - 5/12/2012 1:36:25 PM
Great work, Terry. I seem to remember reading it before somewhere.
Keep 'em coming, pard...
WHAT Goes There? (Short Story) - 12/14/2011 8:49:48 AM
WHAT Goes There? (Short Story) - 12/13/2011 10:32:45 PM
Another masterpiece, Terry. You scare me. What are you like in a dark alley?
WHAT Goes There? (Short Story) - 12/12/2011 9:55:12 PM
Very strong nod to this man -- my story Flying Cigars is a nod to Ray Faraday Nelson. It seems we both had influences in John Carpenter's work at some point. This story is a good one from you man -- thank you for linking this one my facebook profile. You have some serious skill in the genre and being honored to have published you over the years then being able to hold your own with Ray Nelson is the thing that I will remember for many years to come.
WHAT Goes There? (Short Story) - 12/12/2011 4:53:45 AM
Once again, the chills overcome... Great story. Very well done.
WHAT Goes There? (Short Story) - 12/12/2011 2:54:16 AM
Excellent story, Terry; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Jingle BONES (Short Story) - 11/29/2011 5:39:32 PM
I only hope I will be able to write as well as you someday. Your use of the Christmas songs throughout the story was sheer genius. The title was perfect to draw in many readers. This is my first read of your work and I'm already a fan.
Jingle BONES (Short Story) - 11/25/2011 5:50:21 PM
what a totally engrossing story...but i still wasn't ready for the ending...but now...i will always look a little closer at snow men along the way...how synical is that??
Bitter Ingredients . . . Bitter Pizza (Short Story) - 4/4/2011 7:33:24 AM
Another delectable morsel from the master of the macabre. Good job... looking forward to Recluses.
Bitter Ingredients . . . Bitter Pizza (Short Story) - 3/30/2011 4:13:49 PM
Great story, Terry; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Jam Session (Short Story) - 1/2/2011 2:03:53 AM
holds reader interest
Jam Session (Short Story) - 12/30/2010 7:57:57 AM
Pretty darn cool, Terry! Once again you prove to be the rising star of the Creepy.
Jam Session (Short Story) - 12/30/2010 4:39:58 AM
Wow, Terry, this held me like a vice. Excellent horror tale; you ARE the Creepmeister! Well done; bravo!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
The Waiting Room (Short Story) - 11/9/2010 5:32:30 PM
Wow, this is awesome! And I loved the part about the lower colon concerto! LOL Well done, Terry; great story!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
The Waiting Room (Short Story) - 11/8/2010 12:34:29 PM
cool story. I love the concept and the tension is built up very well! I miss the names, though. That always makes the characters more personal for me. The story feels very conceptual and needs some editing here and there, but I enjoyed it immensely.
The Waiting Room (Short Story) - 11/8/2010 7:33:11 AM
Absolutely adore the language chosen. The imagery Terry uses is so refreshing the simile'The man feels his blood pressure rise like a thermometer submerged in desert sand.' is really good and the description of the woman with the massive glasses is hysterical. I like the idea of telling the story from two different characters.
Passing The Torch (Short Story) - 8/1/2010 4:48:29 AM
holds reader interest
For What It's Worth: The 25 Best Horror Films of All Time (Article) - 10/17/2013 7:02:09 AM
Good list. I mostly agree, although I wasn't as taken with some of the actors as you were.
I used to think that the worst thing that could ever happen to you was to be bitten by a vampire...not only did you die, but you BECAME ONE! Now, I think the worst thing that could happen to you was to be bitten by a zombie. Not only do you die, but YOU BECAME ONE! The difference is, at least vampires still have their intellect, their will, their sex life, etc, whereas zombies just don't have shit, except the insatiable hunger.
For What It's Worth: The 25 Best Horror Films of All Time (Article) - 10/16/2013 8:08:18 PM
I loved the article. It was superbly written. I've seen all but one of the top 25 and depending on whether or not I was in the front or the back seat at that drivein, I like your choices. One picture you may have overlooked is Phantasm, which in my opinion, was ahead of its time.
For What It's Worth: The ten-best Sci-Fi television programs of all time (Article) - 10/16/2013 5:33:15 PM
Terry, I have to agree with you pretty much down the line. A word, if I may, about the Walking Dead. Having been a faithful devotee for all the seasons, I have come to appreciate this as a real DRAMA. The strength of the series are the characters themselves, their interaction, their failures and their triumphs. The zombies are almost incidental, almost taking a back seat to the overall pace of the show.
As for V... which did you like best.. the original or the ill fated remake? I'd have to go for the original.
For What it's Worth: The Ten Best Horror/Suspense Novels of All Time (Article) - 10/5/2013 12:54:46 PM
Once you read a book I AM LEGEND it really sticks with you -- another one of Richard Matheson's novels that does that and I swear by this as much as I swear by Bone Chills. A Stir Of Echoes -- Terry if you read Ghosts In The Torado in the first namesake, the vibe will be Twister meets Stir Of Echoes as I combine the supernatural from the result of a demise due to a natural disaster. The huge fuck you aspect to that story is where I have a tornado rip the roof off a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and the funnel picks up all their fucking Awake Magazines.
For What It's Worth: The ten-best Sci-Fi television programs of all time (Article) - 10/2/2013 6:18:11 AM
As usual, an excellent article by one of the most eloquent writers I know. You certainly know how to coin a phrase. You may have overlooked Night Gallery in the honorable mentions. I also enjoyed One Step Beyond, back then, but not so much now.
For What It's Worth: The ten-best Sci-Fi television programs of all time (Article) - 10/2/2013 6:17:25 AM
I admire your research and quality of analysis. Also your endurance for watching all of these science fiction series. I have always enjoyed science-fiction and have been writing it myself. Unfortunately, fantasy has overrun the genre to the detriment of science. For the most part, I try to base my science fiction on science fact rather than science fantasy––to my demise.
I agree with you about The Twilight Zone. I can't talk about the X-Files because I never viewed the show either on cable or it is later version. Because of my concern about fantasy, I don't consider Walking Dead, like so many others, to be anything more than soap opera (it's all about characters, not scientific events) and not science fiction. It certainly is fantasy like Alice in Wonderland or Gulliver's Travels, so it may be a classic without some of the lessons built into the two classics I've mentioned. I must admit that I'm addicted to watching Walking Dead, only to see who might survive. But I always get tired of the good guys winning for a while and then the bad guys winning for a while and so on… ad nausea. If it doesn't come to an end pretty soon like Breaking Bad, I'll probably stop watching.
Star Trek, like The Twilight Zone, held many stories with philosophical or scientific questions or conundrums. The characters and the ship were rather hokey, more 19th-century than the future, but the storylines were very good. I didn't watch the Second Generation, so I can't comment on that or some of the others. I would consider Wild Wild West as historical fantasy.
All in all, very well done. I'd like to see what others think, but most here don't seem to have time to write about subjects like this in any detail.
For What it's Worth: The Top Ten Western Flicks of All-Time (Article) - 3/3/2013 4:59:21 AM
Terry, I was very glad to see John Wayne's The Alamo not onlylisted, but listed so high. i agree the later remake was bland, although I stiull watch it at least once a year, along with the Duke's.
On honorable mention that I would have to add. The old sixties Cinerama experiment with an all star cast of characters... "How the West Was Won." The music was electrifyoing, the scenery breathtaking, and the story, as written by the master of the Western, Louis Lamore was intriguing. Genrations of the same family...hmmm... that sounds familiar...
Exorcising Ghosts of the Green and Gold Variety (Article) - 1/13/2013 2:31:20 PM
Dynasties in football are precious few these days. I'm so very glad to see Alabama at the top of the heap. Looking forward to more years of the same. Roll Tide!
Exorcising Ghosts of the Green and Gold Variety (Article) - 1/12/2013 8:20:04 AM
Not only a master horror writer, but a sports enthusiast. Nice article, Terry.
For What It's Worth: The Ten Best Sci-Fi Films of All Time (Article) - 7/19/2012 3:32:08 PM
whew! Quite a liost,buddy. I have to point out tha Avatar really should be seen on the big screen in 3-D. We renterd ther VDV not long ago for our second viewing and were somewhat disappointed... just not as "rich" imagery. I owuld move Chuck Hestons Planet of the Apes into the list, as well as Sreve McQeen's Blob. Mostlt, I agree with you.
For What It's Worth: The Ten Best Sci-Fi Films of All Time (Article) - 7/14/2012 7:42:02 PM
You seem to have most of the greats. I'd add:
For What It's Worth: The Ten Best Sci-Fi Films of All Time (Article) - 7/11/2012 12:31:47 PM
Hi Terry, for me, Linda Hamilton made 'Terminator.' We wanted to see Sarah Connor beat that machine. Everyone still goes on about Arnie, so I suppose it's all about who has the best publicist ;-)
Of course we all fell in love with the original Star Wars because we willed Luke to succeed, despite how witless he was. God forbid our lives ever did depend on such a dummy.
The last 3 films of course lacked the originality and human touch. So what if the aliens look great? We need someone to believe in and experience the thrills and danger with
For What It's Worth: The Ten Best 'Undead' Films of all time (Article) - 3/18/2012 7:15:47 PM
I enjoyed your article on the ten best undead movies and your interview regarding "Sidekicks Incorporated." I have always been a hardened horror fan but the original "Night of the Living Dead" affected me more than any movie. It was the first movie where one of the characters lost it due to the intense fear.
A Crimson (Tide) WAVE (Article) - 1/10/2012 9:04:03 PM
I'm not a fan or an adversary of the Tide, but I'm happy you're happy!
A Crimson (Tide) WAVE (Article) - 1/10/2012 5:46:28 AM
Terry, I thought of you thewhole time I watched the game. Congrats, man, I'm real happy too. Bama's defense was awesome! Roll Tide!!
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Stephen King’s The Mist’ (Article) - 8/1/2010 4:49:50 AM
enjoyed reading your review, i'm not much into horror writing or movies, however, your review is well done!
ROLL TIDE!: A legacy… (Article) - 1/9/2010 9:05:55 AM
Terry, I share your Southern pride, and I find it somewhat ironic that as a proud Texan, I can identify with your point of view. Congrats to the Crimson Tide! I too, have lived all over North America, but always feel the pride of a Southerner and a Texan. I'm glad that the Yanks and Hollywood types have to take a back seat this year as far as the National Collegiate Football Title is concerned.
'The Fright Flicks of Stephen King’: One Fan’s Overview (Article) - 3/27/2008 6:42:14 AM
Hey Terry...absolutely wonderful comprehensive overview of King's work...would love to publish this one in our current issue of SFC. Our review section is currently open and this would fit in quite nicely!
'The Fright Flicks of Stephen King’: One Fan’s Overview (Article) - 11/27/2007 12:51:19 AM
Stephen King did an exclusive for Tales from the Darkside: The Movie -- titled THE CAT FROM HELL. My favorite King collection is Skeleton Crew because of Surivor Type. (a doctor eats his own parts.) I've seen Christine and read the book -- I read the book first, then I went back and watched the movie.
I am making plans to see The Mist because I borrowed the audiobook from the Glenside public library in 1995. Stephen King is one of the masters of the genre but you have to realize there are two horror films coming out, one from the master and the disciple. Richard Matheson is the master of the genre, Stephen King is his disciple. His short stories you can see more of his Richard Matheson type delivery coming out -- Autopsy Room Four is by far my favorite Stephen King short story because he's showing he's still got it in short fiction.
Stephen King is the root of House of Spiders in the level of classic horror voice with a Gothic horror delivery. I've seen The Stand on film but never had the chance to read the novel version. I am from the generation raised on Stephen King's movies being more on the screen then I started picking up the books. My step-aunt has a huge collection of Stephen King books and they are bigger than my own collection.
I have about 24 books by Stephen King in my collection. I got the book he wrote the Introduction for -- Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. That book was meant for Stephen King to write the introduction for and I could see Stephen King doing an anthology film featuring Matheson's works.
The rest of the books I own and have the most of are by authors I came to know and worked with over the years. You can trace every author's influence in Tabloid Purposes to Stephen King.
'The Fright Flicks of Stephen King’: One Fan’s Overview (Article) - 11/26/2007 2:27:33 AM
The only Stephen King movie I've seen was "Carrie"; I don't do horror movies; I'd much rather read horror stories than see the movies. Too scary for me, don't like the blood and guts factor. I get grossed out too easily. But for those who haven't seen the movies, you let us know what you thought, and that's much appreciated, especially if you're a horror buff or fan of Stephen King. I do enjoy a lot of his books; a little horror can't hurt now and then. My favorite Stephen King books are probably "Night Shift", "Carrie", "Cujo", and "It".
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Oh, I like "The Stand", too.
'The Fright Flicks of Stephen King’: One Fan’s Overview (Article) - 11/25/2007 7:46:03 PM
I only watched one Stephen King movie, actually, it was a mini-series, "The Stand," my all time favorite book of his. It was compellingly acted, but tornado warnings kept interrupting...so I really didn't get to see all of it. What I did see, however, was very good, I'd rate it a B +. (The tornado sirens, an F. LOL)
Thanks for the movieography (kind of like discography) of one of horror's best known writers.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
'The Fright Flicks of Stephen King’: One Fan’s Overview (Article) - 11/25/2007 7:39:17 PM
i think rose red is the most then storm of the centry
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Stephen King’s The Mist’ (Article) - 11/25/2007 12:57:17 PM
I usually don't "do" horror films; I'd much rather read it. As far as horror films go, there was none better than Vincent Price, whose movies used psychological means to terrify; there was no need for blood and guts. ("Tingler" a prime example. That one still gets me.) I loved the story, "The Mist." Will leave my imagination to scare me...but thank you for the review of the movie version.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
DVD Review: Tarantino’s “Death Proof” runs hot, but only in spurts… (Article) - 9/27/2007 5:20:23 AM
As a confirmed Tarantino/Rodriguez fan, I have to shamefully admit that I missed this when it first came out in theaters. Just never got around to it. But I am looking forward to renting the DVD's. There is perhaps no one I know more qualified to review these works that Terry Vinson. If he says "see it", reservations or not, then any fan of this type of flick should make it a point to do so. Thanks, Terry!
DVD Review: Horror/comedy 'SLITHER' is grisly fun..... (Article) - 9/30/2006 10:18:34 AM
Your reviews are always throughly informative, well written & fun to read, thanks for entertaining me this morning & will definitely check Slither out when it's release!
The Light of Gensan (Poetry) - 1/30/2012 11:45:30 PM
GOOD WORK...THE EXHILERATION THAT YOU FEEL IS EVIDENT THROUGHOUT. AND I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE FIRST THREE WORDS IN THE FIRST VERSE OF THIS WORK AND THE FIRST FOUR WORDS IN THE LAST VERSE. WITH GOD, THROUGH HOPE AND PRAYER...MAY YOUR JOY CONTINUE. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Light of Gensan (Poetry) - 1/29/2012 11:18:26 AM
Terry... How very nice to see some poetry from you. To some, writers like you and I who delve in the brutal, the ugly, and macabre, would seem unfit or unexpected to write such beautiful heart strong verses. This is wonderful, friend. Keep it up. Let us see this "not before seen" side of you again...and again. Loved it!
Ode to The Hunger (Rant of the Living Dead) (Poetry) - 5/26/2008 8:33:38 PM
Written like some of the books I read by Stephen King. He makes bizarre into endings left ??? NO end. I do get chills reading this, but it is a good mysterious write. Darkness comes at last.
Ode to The Hunger (Rant of the Living Dead) (Poetry) - 5/27/2007 5:52:36 AM
I just "dropped by" and the experience has overwhelmed me in many ways. This is a great, dark poem. You told it in first person so your readers identify with your "victim" as though they were inside the poem and ARE the victim. Great work!
Ode to The Hunger (Rant of the Living Dead) (Poetry) - 12/27/2006 12:37:13 PM
Twisted, demented and perfectly sinister! NICE write!!!!
Ode to The Hunger (Rant of the Living Dead) (Poetry) - 8/16/2006 8:24:16 AM
This was the first time I get to read some of the poetry you wrote, hell this is the most twisted thing I've read in a long time.
Ode to The Hunger (Rant of the Living Dead) (Poetry) - 8/15/2006 9:27:31 AM
I always knew that Terry is a multi talented author, and to read his poetry for the first time only serves to reinforce that notion. From prey to predator, indeed. Disturbing display of imagery and emotion is awesome! Perhaps the worst thing about being a victim of the zombies (or vampires, too, for that matter) is that you don't just die... you become one!! Very well done!
Ode to The Hunger (Rant of the Living Dead) (Poetry) - 8/14/2006 9:28:04 PM
Very well done Terry. I liked the imagery and the excellent emotion you have captured. I seriously think you have found another talent.
Charles D. O'Connor III
ps. check out my new story Gasta: The Land Beyond The Universe
Ode to The Hunger (Rant of the Living Dead) (Poetry) - 8/14/2006 6:56:59 AM
An awesome story poem Terry, Zombie Poetry you've got something new here man! Keep em coming!
Ode to The Hunger (Rant of the Living Dead) (Poetry) - 8/13/2006 12:18:35 PM
Very 'disturbing'. Congrats again on your Zombie novel...
Ode to The Hunger (Rant of the Living Dead) (Poetry) - 8/12/2006 7:55:53 AM
Good grief, if this doesn't give me nightmares...chilling; powerfully effective, descriptive piece, very well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Ode to The Hunger (Rant of the Living Dead) (Poetry) - 8/11/2006 7:44:32 PM
Again, you are a visionary of our worst nightmares, and your imagery paints a savage, raw death of the most terrible kind. I love the transition from prey to preditor...flawless!
Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author of Whale Song (2007 Kunati Books)