As I hoped, SEX MACHINE was confirmed as the top of the double bill during Horror Society's Trash Movie Night I will be hosting in Chicago on December 14. Myself and the organizer, Matt Storc, both hit on the Italian horror movie LADY FRANKENSTEIN as the bottom half of the bill. This has more in common with a Hammer horror film than a traditional Italian horror film but I think people will find it cool--and maybe I will not only get to talk about the movie I co-wrote with Christopher Sharpe some years ago now, but my love for Italian cinema as well.
Even more agreeably, Matt liked my idea of supporting Chicago's Open Books Project as part of the night. I am trying to do what I can to tend my part of the garden.
I will be giving away an autographed copy of SEX MACHINE that night. If you are there, and think the movie sux, at least you have a white elephant for the gift exchange at work. Just don't give it to the HR person.
I'll see what I can do to provide another surprise or two.
For the first time, on the night before Thanksgiving, I went with my daughter and her husband to Feed My Sheep, which prepared meals for those in need in my hometown of Muncie, Indiana. An entire Canadian family was alongside me washing dishes, having stopped on their way to Arkansas for a family Thanksgiving the next day. They just wanted to help, and when I asked for more information, they said, "It's complicated." Yeah, it is.
My Thanksgiving passed peacefully, and I hope yours did too.
November only has one day left, so my book club pick is WHITE TIGER by Aravind Adiga. It is about a lowly driver in India who composes a series of letters to the premier of China about entrepreneuriship, which actually reveals a long line of treacheries, deceit, and murder. Can be read as an intellectual thriller or as a treatise on the class system in India, and works pretty well as both.
Hang in there, all.