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For our visitors who don't live in a country where they permit FREE SPEECH: See what you are missing?
I'm looking for folks who are mad about fictional Horror, Thriller, Mystery, and Suspense.
I also have two other popular sub-categories in the Movie section, THE SCIENCE MOMENT (SM) and the UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHE ALERT (URCA). If you wish to write for SM or URCA you better be on top of your game and ready to defend your position. Neither are political platforms. They don't bow to religion or "wings".
As for the categories of Movie, Story, Comic, and Music -
Whether you really dig gory Horror books or subtle Mysteries, whether you love Crime Thriller Comics or Science Fiction Suspense movies, or perhaps you just love movies that are so twisted and bizarre they defy categorization, you have found your home.
This is how we do it. Speak knowledgeably on the subject (see? You don't even have to be smart! You can be an utter moron and still write for this site as long as you are knowledgeable!). The best reviews give a background and history of the musicians, writers, directors, actors, artists, (all depending on what you are writing about of course) of the subject, as well as the subject itself. Do not reveal spoilers. There is a big difference between describing a particular scene out of context and telling folks the entire movie or story, encapsulated.
Keep in mind that the Internet is world wide, so availability is a factor in reviews.
BOOKS: In Story Time we rate on the Bookwyrm scale and only review books that are still in print. Period.
MOVIES: In Movies we rate on the Shriekgirl scale and only review movies that will soon be released, or are in theatrical release or on Home video. Period (if you can legally stream it into your home, that's home video).
COMICS: In Comics we rate on the Fanboy scale and only review comics within 6 months of their release. We review graphic novels that are still in print.
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If you write five acceptable reviews within a reasonable* period of time, I'll send you media for further reviews. Depending on where you live, I may also ask you to attend a World Premiere screening of a movie or give you limited edition books to review or even ask you to attend an actual movie shoot. Or I could ask you to interview an actor or director.
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DON'T BE AFRAID TO PROMOTE YOURSELF HERE!
I cannot stress that enough as that's the point. You're not getting paid and you're not getting laid so BE SEEN! That's what me and all of the contributors are all about. I'm paying for your promotion tool here so... Promote Your Talent! - but not your ego.
Here we rate from one to five in the following way
5: YOU NEED THIS!
For movies we also have a thing called Negative Shriek Girls. For those movies which are so bad they're good! 5 Negative Shriek Girls is also the best. THE TOXIC AVENGER has 5 Negative Shriek Girls.
1. Q: How long should the review be?
A: Write to the end, then stop. Our visitors LOVE trivia though, and the more info you can come up with on your subject, the better.
If you found the Trivia online, Link to your source. I don't do plagiarism here.
Also keep in mind that we are reviewers here, NOT critics. I prefer to tell folks what is best, not waste my time setting up one web page after another on what is crap. Of course, from time to time crap will appear by major artists and we just have to deal with it.
Sometimes we also get crap by folks just starting out. We don't trash them. We just don't say anything at all.
Yet some newbies feel that Any publicity is better than No publicity and are fine if we give them a low score.
In that case, okay.
Above all, be honest. Your sincerity will be seen, admired, or slammed in forums throughout the net.
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2. Q: Will you publish old reviews of mine that I have posted elsewhere on the Internet?
3. Q: Have you forgot anything?
A: Probably. Ah, hell with it anyway. Have fun and impress me!
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Matt Jarbo's interview with Feo Amante at The Zurvivalist.
Researcher David Waldron, references my review of UNDERWORLD in the Spring 2005, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture entry, Role-Playing Games and the Christian Right: Community Formation in Response to a Moral Panic (downloadable pdf).
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