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Halloween Haunts: Staying at the Monster House by John Palisano

Halloween Haunts: Staying at the Monster House by John Palisano

A wonderful connection between songwriting, filmmaking and writing.

After several years in semi-retirement, this late summer I put on my filmmaking hat in order to help my favorite holiday: Halloween. My longtime partner Fawn spent the past year recording a new record of original Halloween songs and needed me to help her shoot not one but two music videos. Wow. It’d been so long since I’d been in the mindset to take on such a huge shoot, from concept, to shooting, to editing, to post-production and distribution.

For her first music video, “Monster House,” we broke out her green screen …

Know a Nominee, Part Three: John Palisano

Know a Nominee, Part Three: John Palisano


Welcome to our third entry in “Know a Nominee,” the blog series that puts you inside the minds of this year’s Bram Stoker Awards nominees. Today’s interviewee is John Palisano, who’s nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in Short Fiction for his story, “The Geminis” (Chiral Mad 2, Written Backwards).


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DM: Can you please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work for which you’ve been nominated? In the case of a work wherein you’ve written multiple stories (like a collection) please choose your favorite part and discuss.

JP: “The Geminis” is an exorcism. A …

NERVES by HWA Member John Palisano

by John Palisano

Something strange has changed in Josiah. He has awoken with the power to give life to the dead. And he isn t the only one with an amazing new ability. Halfway across the world, his brother Horace discovers his very presence can kill.

The brothers powers are not a secret to everyone, however. The vampiric witch Ogam plans to claim them for his own. The only hope for the brothers safety is to escape to the otherworld known as Alta, where they can realize the true power of their supernatural gifts.

Will they be able to defeat

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