Halloween Sam: The Candle Man

Halloween in June? Sure, why not! Just published “Halloween Sam: The Candle Man” – a short story/animation script.

Previously only available in my short story collection “Short Stories Volume 1,” this story has been a favourite of mine for a while now.

I’d love to team up with some animators and make this into a short movie one day! Maybe even expand it to a feature. I think the vivid imagery and musical elements (the character of Halloween Sam sings throughout the story), would make a stand-out film.

Like a free copy? Here’s a little contest! The first 3 people who can tell me who said “Everyday is Halloween” get a free copy! Leave a comment to win.

If you’d like to buy a copy, it’s at Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2t5WRCD

Also, you can buy it from many other ebook stores: https://davidsloma.com/book-stores

Happy reading!

Boi Meets Grl – a vampire story


Two Goth club kids must return an ancient cursed necklace they find which belongs to a head vampire before their luck runs out and they too are made into undead servants.

Outside the Goth club Eternal Abyss black-clad patrons smoke and talk, as the music of Peter Murphy singing “Cuts You Up” seeps out to the street and coats the sidewalks in gold. Scents float on the air from different cigarettes: tobacco, pot, and Djarum’s.

This is the hangout of Alex and Jo, who soon find out that vampires are real in their city of Montreal, and must battle them for their lives – and immortal souls.

It’s two Goth club kids versus the vampires in this tale of love – and blood – across the centuries.

Contains a free bonus chapter of “Robot Town” by the author.

This story is also a feature length screenplay.

Kindle edition and paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BY8655Q

Paperback edition: https://www.createspace.com/4209369

Jack Pierce, make up artist on Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and others

The excellent radio show Cinephobia, broadcast out of CKLN in Toronto,  just ran a contest to give away some tickets to a screening of a 35mm print of  the 1931 FRANKENSTEIN! I didn’t win the contest, but in answering their contest question, I was reminded of the incredible work of Jack Pierce who did the make up for Boris Karloff in Frankenstein, and Lon Chaney, Jr. in The Wolf Man, among other films. There’s an interesting read about Pierce at Wikipedia.

I directed a short film/commercial a little while back which featured our own “Frankenstein” and you can watch it below:

See the credits for the film here: http://www.vimeo.com/8430163

That make up is not easy! We could have used his help on the set! Jack Pierce, RIP.

Viddy well!