Scott S. Phillips has written in almost every capacity imaginable: films, TV, comic books and even dialogue for talking dolls. His most recent novel is PETE, DRINKER OF BLOOD. He's also the author of the novels SQUIRREL EYES and FRIDAY THE 13TH: CHURCH OF THE DIVINE PSYCHOPATH, as well as the short story collection TALES OF MISERY AND IMAGINATION. Scott wrote the screenplay for the cult action flick DRIVE (recently named "The Best American Martial Arts Movie Ever Made" by Kung Fu Cinema), and wrote 12 episodes of the CW Network's KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT. Perhaps most importantly, he once performed as stand-in for the legendary Lemmy in a Motorhead video.
It’s the 10th anniversary of The Stink of Flesh and the 10th anniversary of Tromadance NM! To celebrate, we’ll be screening the 3D version of Stink as part of the Albuquerque Comic Expo!
The Stink of Flesh recently made TotalFilm’s list of the 50 Best Indie Horror Movies (at #35, one notch behind James Gunn’s Slither).
The screening happens at 6:30 PM, Saturday, June 22, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, and is free to anyone with an ACE membership! Members of the cast and crew will be in attendance.
This 3D version of The Stink of Flesh is a UK-only release, so don’t miss your chance to see it! We’ve got 50 pairs of 3D glasses, but we don’t know how many people will attend, so if you’ve got your own pair of red/blue glasses, you might wanna bring ‘em along.
We’re less than three weeks away from ACE, the Albuquerque Comic Expo (you may have read my post about how ACE saved my life). The show happens June 21-23 at the convention center, and I’m pretty sure there’s still time for you to make your Space: 1999 costume and score a free book from me!
I’ve made this offer several times in the past, but nobody has ever taken me up on it. Y’see, because I’ve never seen anyone in a Space: 1999 costume at a con (despite a lifetime of con-going), I’m gonna give the first person who shows up at my table in a Moonbase Alpha uniform a free book of their choice (and yup, I’ll have paperbacks of Pete, Drinker of Blood with me). I’ll also accept a UFO purple-haired moonbase girl uniform.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention, Bob Vardeman will also give a free book to the first person who shows up in a UFO moonbase girl uniform. I’m guessing he’s got his fingers crossed it will actually be a girl in said uniform, but the offer stands no matter what.
Another cool thing happening at ACE: a screening of the 3D version of my li’l zombie flick, The Stink of Flesh! I ordered in a bunch o’ pairs of 3D glasses, so get ready for some low-budget zombie action in three entire dimensions.
I started a Tumblr page today. Like I have time for another social media site, when I can’t even stay on top of the blog thing. But I sort of hope I can update Tumblr a little more regularly — it seems easier, somehow. If you’re so inclined, you can find me right here.
Also, I started writing the sequel to Pete, Drinker of Blood last night. I’m excited about it — I think I’ve got some cool stuff in store for it.
You know you’re a truly terrible blogger when you have to click the “Forgot your password?” link every time you post something.
Same old excuse, though — I could write more blog stuff, or I could spend that time writing books and whatnot.
Speaking of which: Smoker, the new Boone Butters story, is out. This is the third in the series and things just keep getting crazier for ol’ Boone. If you like the oddboiled tardnoir crime, please check it out. You can get it for Kindle, Nook and in various formats at Smashwords.
Why yes, this is a new post, and yes, it has only been a week. Madness!
I’m anxiously checking my email over and over again, waiting for my manager’s final notes on my new spec script. So far she’s only had a couple, and those were very minor — simple tweaks, really — but she was gonna give the script a second read last night and let me know if she had anything else. So I’m twitchin’ a bit today.
The Jeep continues to task me. The thing died Thursday night, seemingly from lack of gas. We put a gallon in and it still wouldn’t start, plus the battery acted like it was draining very quickly. Yesterday I bought a new battery and put that in. Still wouldn’t start. The sounds it was making during the not-starting process reminded me of what it did when the power valve crapped out a couple years ago, so we pulled that out of the carb and looked it over. It was in perfect shape.
By this point I was flummoxed. Figuring it wouldn’t hurt, we put another couple gallons of gas in the bastard, and — you guessed it — it started. It’s been running reasonably well since then, but I still have my doubts that everything is okay (for one thing, there’s that exhaust leak at the manifold that fills the cab with delicious, intoxicating fumes).
Meanwhile: you should read Pete, Drinker of Blood if you haven’t already! It’s getting some pretty glowing reviews, and they’re not just from my mom.
Jeez, is it hard to keep up with this thing. Figured I’d give anyone still reading the blog a quick update, though.
Been getting a great response to the new spec script, which is a huge relief. A heck of a lot of personal stuff went into that script, and the insecurity over it was pretty high. Of course, I still have to get a great response from someone who wants to make the dang thing, but here’s hopin’.
Meanwhile, I’m working on the new Boone Butters story — probably about halfway there now. This one’s called Smoker. I’m not gonna make my hoped-for release date of the end of February, but we’ll see how it goes in March.
Not much else to report. Dawgs are doing well, I’m now wearing bifocals, and things are okay overall. Except for my ability to crank out blog posts.
Spent the last few weeks finishing up a spec script I started writing about a year ago — got about 30 pages in before I put it aside to write Pete, Drinker of Blood. It was a tough script to write, for reasons I won’t go into, but I think I’m pretty happy with the results (I never really know for sure). In any case, it went off to my manager yesterday, and I’m sure she’ll have notes (thankfully, her notes tend to be very good, too).
Meanwhile, I’m starting in on the new Boone Butters story today. In this one, Boone and Shandi head off to Los Angeles to help Boone’s old pal with the production of an — ahem — exotic film. It ties in with the previous story, The Bombay Beach Boys, as well. Of course, you can still get that one and Roomies, the first Boone story, for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo and more. I’m aiming at having this new one out in the world around the end of this month, but we’ll see.
In other news, I stopped by a gas station to buy a couple of sodas, and I saw a guy who looked so much like Matt Moneymaker from Finding Bigfoot that I loitered around waiting for him to approach the door so I could hold it open for him, in hopes that he’d thank me and I could positively identify him by his voice. All went well with this plan, but as soon as I heard him speak, it was obvious he wasn’t Moneymaker — the man has what you might call a distinctive voice.