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In The Spooklight Paperback – May 22, 2013
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About the Author
MICHAEL ARRUDA is Stoker nominated author and film critic who published his first short story “Reconciliation” in THE DARKEST THIRST anthology in 1998. Since then, he’s published short stories in various anthologies, magazines, and web sites. His most recent short story "Death Takes the Phantom" can be found in DARK MOON DIGEST Issue #10. Michael co-writes the movie review column CINEMA KNIFE FIGHT with fellow author and reviewer L.L. Soares at the official Cinema Knife Fight website, cinemaknifefight.com. CINEMA KNIFE FIGHT was a 2009 Bram Stoker Award Finalist for superior achievement in the Non-fiction category. Michael also writes the movie review column IN THE SPOOKLIGHT for the HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION, a column he began in 2000. Michael is also the author of two EBooks, IN THE SPOOKLIGHT, and FOR THE LOVE OF HORROR, his first short story collection. Both are available at www.neconebooks.com. Michael is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association, as well as a member of the New England Horror Writers. He served as the first co-chair of the New England Chapter of the HWA from 2001 – 2006. Michael's reviews, stories, and other goodies can be found at his blog, firstname.lastname@example.org. He lives in New Hampshire.
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Among my favorites are Mike's look at 1976's THE FOOD OF THE GODS ("Imagine real rats the size of German Shepherds scurrying all over the place"), 1945's THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY ("The knife murder sequence with the freakish lighting from the swinging lamp is a testament to the effectiveness of black and white photography"), and 1971's EQUINOX ("Adding to the unintentional laughter is the fact that the movie was shot over a period of years, and so the cast ages")
SPOOKLIGHT is filled with sharp observations, some solid laughs, and a true love for cinema which shines through especially strong when Mike discusses the classics such as 1943's I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE and 1933's THE VAMPIRE BAT, a film I had always meant to see but am now making a point of doing so. My only gripe is I wish there were a hundred more reviews to savor, but I guess we'll have to wait for volume two.
Perfect for the A.D.D. generation (due to the short reviews) yet interesting enough for seasoned vets, IN THE SPOOKLIGHT is a great coffee table guide you'll be going back to again and again.