Suicide The Hard Way: And Other Tales From The Innerzone

| October 23, 2015

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Suicide The Hard Way: And Other Tales From The Innerzone

“Christopher Alan Broadstone’s work is always a highly crafted effort of dark art. I know he will take me places where I may not want to go, but I have to. Plain and simple: he is one of my favorite contemporary authors/filmmakers. His work haunts and is the stuff of nightmares.” –– Terry M. West, author of “What Price Gory?” and “Dreg”

“Christopher Alan Broadstone’s short films are a dark, surreal exploration into the human psyche, evoking as much horror and fear in the viewer as contemplative thought.” –– Michael Laimo, Bram Stoker Nominated author of “Deep In The Darkness” and “Dead Souls”

SUICIDE THE HARD WAY: And Other Tales From The Innerzone –– collects 7 never-before-released stories of the macabre from CHRISTOPHER ALAN BROADSTONE, horror filmmaker (3 DEAD GIRLS!) and novelist (PUZZLEMAN). Each tale lures us down twilight byways instinctively sped-through and discounted by most, but never explored. Within these stories, however, we become lost, meandering onto backstreets and alleyways –– stumbling through the grim reality of introspection that always leads to a terrifying, nihilistic, and often brutal look into the soul: the Innerzone.

Continuing this theme, SUICIDE THE HARD WAY also includes Broadstone’s 3 screenplays for his award-winning short films, SCREAM FOR ME (Best Short Film: New York City Horror Film Festival), MY SKIN! (Best Horror Short Category: Shriekfest Film Festival [L.A.]), and HUMAN NO MORE (Best Horror Short: The Indie Gathering [O.H.]). These films, anthologized as the DVD 3 DEAD GIRLS! (available on Amazon), are explored in-depth by film critic MATTHEW SANDERSON in his original essay for this printing, titled: MADNESS AND MEANING. To bring even greater insight to Broadstone’s filmmaking process, is the production diary kept by reviewer/filmmaker LEE BAILES, while working as Assistant Camera and BTS videographer on the set of HUMAN NO MORE. First published on the website THE RUMOUR MACHINE, it is now available here, titled: THE MAKING OF HNM: How An Englishman Spent His Summer In An L.A. Basement. (Active links to Film Music and Additional Film Info are also included in the Kindle version of this book.)

Completing SUICIDE THE HARD WAY is a section compiling 32 of Broadstone’s previously unpublished dark, introspective lyrics and poetry, some if which are interpolated into his films, and many others of which are lyrics for music recorded and performed by his heavy grunge/rock band, THE JUDAS ENGINE. (Active links to Downloadable Music are also included in the Kindle version of this book.) SUICIDE THE HARD WAY: And Other Tales From The Innerzone is an ambitious work that chronicles all facets of Christopher Alan Broadstone’s creative career: writer, poet/lyricist, musician, and filmmaker.

CONTENTS:

Preface by Rick Wildridge

Foreword by Lee Bailes

SHORT STORIES –– Little Jimmy Combat / Hellbound Hillary / Smileys’ Grave / On Strike / Suicide The Hard Way / Scream For Me / Roseblood

3 SHORT SCREENPLAYS –– Foreword by Michael Laimo –– Madness And Meaning: A Filmic Essay by Matthew Sanderson –– Screenplay Key –– Scream For Me (Adapted) / My Skin! / Human No More –– The Making of HNM by Lee Bailes –– Kindle edition includes active links throughout to Film Music and Additional Film Info.

LYRICS & POETRY –– About The Lyrics & Poetry by C.A. Broadstone –– The Black Cab / Blood & Love / Broken Arm / Can I Kill It / Care And Feeding Of Suspension Bridges / Charlie Asleep / Color Of Flame / Concret. Dirt. / Cut / Dig In / Earth Machine / Endless / Goodbye In The World Again / Heaven Missed / I Am A Wall / In The Moonlight / Killer In A Jar / Little Darkness / Misanthropia / My Skin / My Swim / Never On My Hands / Night Before Never / No Misunderstanding / Scorpion Ocean / Snow / Soul In A Hole / Squirm / Thrush / Tongue / World Scream / Y –– Kindle edition includes active links throughout to Downloadable Music.

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