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Blood Kiss: A Film by Michael Reaves

May the Force Be With You

Way back in 1977 I was writing my first animation script ever, for a show called SPACE SENTINELS. Majority of this episode took place in outer space, where the Big Bad du jour was an energy being. Wrote the script, turned it in, got paid (Filmation was actually pretty good about that.) Then one day I got a call from Chuck Menville, the story editor. Chuck was troubled. Why? Because they were...


Dynamosaurus rediculousness

The final verdict seems to be in. Whether we like it or not, (and most of us emphatically do not), the latest fossil evidence indicates that not only was the skin of a typical tyrannosaur covered with feathers well into adulthood, but that they also hunted in packs. In acknowledgement of this, paleontologists have applied a collective descriptor noun to the group, as with a "murder of crows ...


And the Winnah Is….

Some folks out there might be aware that I was nominated for the 2013 iteration of the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award for best Short Form Fiction (don't ask me; their nominating system makes the Nobels look simple). Which allows me to tell my favorite joke of recent vintage--well, recent to me, anyway. It could've come out of "Greatest Jokes of Lascaux Cave, Vol. 6," for all I kn...


The Stones For It…

Some of you are aware that I went to the hospital. AGAIN. It's bad news, good news and ...unexpected news. The bad news: I have kidney stones. AGAIN. Good news: they're too small to obstruct; should pass with no problems. The unexpected: I also have gallstones. Which can't be treated with ultrasound, which means full on invasive surgery. Who knew? It's been brought to my attention b...