Category Archives: Writer
On the television screen, rumpled newspaper man Carl Kolchak faced supernatural demons in the shadow of the Strip’s neon and beyond in the 1970s cult favorite “The Night Stalker” series.
Those demons were nothing compared to the real ones encountered by Jeff Rice, the man who dreamed up the story of a real Vegas vampire serial killer and the wise-cracking reporter who nailed him. Rice, who a close friend says suffered from severe depression throughout much of his adult life, died July 1 in Las Vegas. He was 71. In an eerie tribute to the mysteries that surrounded his fiction and life in Las Vegas, the cause and manner of death is pending the results of a toxicology test by the Clark County coroner’s office.
The Night Stalker was the highest-rated Movie of the Week on ABC. It made history.
Rest in peace.
This is just awful: Cait’s Reviews > The Boy and the Peddler of Death.
The writer steps in and quickly displays the kind of mind that should never be seen in public.
It goes on for two pages.
Never, ever do this to yourself!
Next-day update: Being a coward, the writer deleted his posts. Tim Cushing pointed out in Comments that they’ve now been archived for everyone to still see.
Same-day update: Nikki Finke Announces New Site HollywoodDementia.com
My website will present short stories, novellas and novel excerpts written by Hollywood insiders like myself. After 30 years as a journalist, I’m now going to expose the hard truths and gritty reality of showbiz through creative writing. In fiction, I can be more honest than just sticking to facts. The stories which I and others write won’t depict any actual Hollywood person or event. But they will marry artifice with verisimilitude into original content creation.
I don’t care if the site gets little traffic or The Powers That Be ever advertise. Instead, I’m setting up a TinyPass paywall and charging readers $1 for each post and paying writers from the proceeds once a month. I want to create a fiction forum not just for my own work but for all the creative writing talent which Hollywood attracts but rarely nurtures. I will run the website as well as write for it and market each fictional story to my 265,000+ Twitter followers.
Ouch. US$1/story paywall. To make that fly, Nikki will need a serial that hooks people like Mad Men and Breaking Bad did.