AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS...
Welcome to ScarySteve.com! This is an exciting new endeavor for me, and I hope you come along with me for a fun ride through the dark, twisted, blood-curling world of horror entertainment!
First, a little background … Since I can remember, my life has consisted of three “hobbies” that I have always been obsessed with. I have forever had a love for writing, music and horror movies. I remember when I was little tyke I dreamed of one day being a professional writer, as well as being either a front man for a rock band or at the very least, a guy who would be able to entertain the masses by playing music, having fun and making awesome friends.
And finally, I have had a lifelong love affair with horror movies, and ever since I was a young 'un I hoped to one day be involved somehow with this favorite pastime – whether it was being a “critic” reviewing horror movies, writing or acting in horror movies, or at the very least, having some kind of public platform where I could share my reviews, opinions, photos and other forms of creativity with other horror fanatics.
Well, looking back, I have to say that I'm pretty happy with what I've done so far with my dreams. I have been a professional writer for more than 20 years (not to brag, but I've won a quite a few awards for my writing in the past), and I have loved it. And I have enjoyed a long and exciting career for nearly two decades of entertaining crowds as a DJ, which helped me create far too many awesome memories and friendships to count. And I have loved that, as well.
And yet … something was missing. I feel that I haven't tapped into my obsession with horror movies with the same zest, zeal and desire that I did with my other two obsessions. Yes, I've written a few horror movie scripts and short stories (never published) in my time. Yes, I've met some amazing people in the horror movie industry and visited some sites that were actual horror movie locations. And yes, I've attended some incredible horror movie conventions and horror flick premieres.
And finally, yes, I have amassed what I consider to be an awe-inspiring collection of horror movies on DVD and Blu-Ray that I believe would impress even the most die-hard horror fan.
But I never really felt that I ever fully, truly explored the idea of taking my love of horror into a more exciting, unusual direction – one that would inspire me to be just as excited about my horror obsession as I am with my writing and DJ careers.
Thanks to the crazy Internet and the genius known as Ben McMillen – who inspired me to create this website, who came up with the awesome webpage name and who has used his “techy” know-how to help make this possible – I am proud to present what I hope will complete my very own trilogy of pursuing my dreams when it comes to my biggest lifelong obsessions.
As time goes on, there will be a great of activity on this site. I will use ScarySteve.com to announce upcoming releases of horror films in theaters and on DVD/Blu-Ray. I will provide links to trailers of classic and new horror flicks that I feel are worth checking out. I will publish reviews as well as blogs offering my personal insight in all things horror, and I will open up my collection and highlight many movies that you may have never seen.
I will offer special giveaways from time to time and provide contests for people to win movie tickets, posters, DVDs, etc. I will have special features such as “Top 10 Countdowns” and “Theme Days,” where certain films will be featured and highlighted to coincide with holidays and other special attractions.
I will provide detailed info on local haunted attractions as we approach Halloween (the greatest holiday ever) and I will provide news, updates and recommendations on upcoming horror flicks, as well as photos, videos and links. And, social media will be a very big part of this madness.
I will explore the many eras and genres of horror movies – classics, slashers, found footage, foreign, paranormal, psychological, you name it – and I will provide info on where you can stream or buy many of these movies.
Finally, this site will be interactive. I will encourage others to share their photos, stories, reviews, blogs, whatever, as long as it involves the awesome realm of horror entertainment.
So, here it is. After 40-plus years of loving horror, this is where the countless hours of watching, reading, writing and experiencing horror movies all come together. I hope that in being a part of ScarySteve.com you will have as much frightening fun as I will running this site.
Welcome to my nightmare, baby...