Slashers and Updates

Hello again, and thank you for stopping by. I thought it was a good time to give an update on how everything’s been over the last couple of weeks. I’m still making good progress on writing my new story ‘Blossoms of the Apocalypse’. I don’t want to give any details away just yet, but there’s plenty of gore. As of right now I’m 18,200 words into it, which is over a third of the way through my aim of 50,000. It might actually be longer than that at this rate as I keep on adding scenes in my head.

I normally have an idea of where the ending will be when I start writing a story, but just find my way there organically. This time around I have pretty much every scene plotted out in my head and I just need to get it written down. Every day I sit down to write 1000 words and it just pours out. This is the easiest writing has ever been for me, and it’s all thanks to a dream.

I went to bed a couple weeks back without anything, woke up with a start and a middle and had the ending finalised before noon. I can’t wait to share more and I’m looking forward to finishing it. I already have an idea for a short story prequel that will explain the backstory of one of the main characters. There’s a part of me that wants to join that into the main story and tell it from a dual perspective, but I’m just sticking to the plan for now. Things can be changed later.

Later today I will be publishing my review for Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, meaning I’ve reviewed all 7 of the original Elm Street films, and that will be followed tomorrow by an overview of the original series. I watched the films a long time ago as a kid, but it was good to revisit and see them as an adult. They’re a lot better than I remember.

I’ve also watched all the Friday the 13th films, where previously I’ve only seen the 1st one. I have very mixed feelings about the series, which you’ll see in my reviews. On one hand they are slasher classics, on the other some of them are so unbelievably bad I can’t believe they still made more.

I count Freddy vs. Jason as a Friday 13th film, due to Sean S. Cunningham being the driving force behind it, who also directed the first Friday film. So that review will be up last. I’ve currently got reviews for all 10 of the main films in the series sitting and ready to go. As it’s a lot, like with Elm Street, I’m going to break them up with other reviews in between. Dog Soldiers will be one, Heat will be another, and Playmobil the Movie will be a third. Don’t know what else I’ll be watching at the moment, but most likely Bullet Train as that’s out next Wednesday.

As a side note, Playmobil is on the list as Anya Taylor-Joy is Tabby’s ‘actor of the year’ and we’re watching everything she’s been in. Just have that, Radioactive, Barry, and Here are the Young Men to go.

Thanks for reading and until next time,


About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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1 Response to Slashers and Updates

  1. I am definitely looking forward to Bullet Train next weekend. Have enjoyed the Elm Street reviews, and am also looking forward to your Friday The 13th series thoughts.


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