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Horrific Tales of the Wickedly Macabre edited by Zack Akers

An anthology series that celebrates the ridiculous excess of '80s horror. Eight separate terrifying stories, each told by horror fans, specifically for horror fans.

Roach Motel  - episode 5 of Horrific Tales of the Wickedly Macabre

by PH Cook (Wraparound Story Written by Sean Chipman)

Five college students traveling back home from a vacation in Florida are forced by a hurricane to seek shelter in a roadside motel where guests check in but never check out. 37 pages





The Dead Rock - episode 4 of Horrific Tales of the Wickedly Macabre

by Zack Ackers (Wraparound Story Written by Sean Chipman)

A small-time punk rock band seeking a weekend of kicks encounter an unimaginable evil. Bloody chaos ensues. 45 pages





Kindhearts - episode 3 of Horrific Tales of the Wickedly Macabre

by Sean Chipman (Wraparound Story Written by Sean Chipman)

A troubled couple visits a sit-down chain restaurant on their daughter's 15th birthday, only to find that the restaurant harbors a dark secret. 42 pages




Filthy Animal -  episode 2 of Horrific Tales of the Wickedly Macabre

by Michael J. Kospiah (Wraparound Story Written by Sean Chipman)

A mysterious animal control officer teaches an abusive dog owner what it's like to be treated like an animal. 28 pages



Lunar Shift - episode 1 of Horrific Tales of the Wickedly Macabre

by Sean Elwood (Wraparound Story Written by Sean Chipman)

When the popular kids at school begin to die in vicious maulings, the average Joe's set out to find the beast and kill it before they're next. 34 pages



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Pia just directed me here, and I'm kind of shocked I wasn't aware of it, and that there are so few reads and comments.

Was this promoted at all?  Did I miss it?  I would have loved to partake, as I like these kinds of anthology things.

I read Episode 1 yesterday and will comment soon.

Why aren't all the writers in the anthology reading and providing feedback to their fellow writers?  Seems weird.

Best to all on Columbus Day!!


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Quoted from Dreamscale
Pia just directed me here, and I'm kind of shocked I wasn't aware of it, and that there are so few reads and comments.

Was this promoted at all?  Did I miss it?  I would have loved to partake, as I like these kinds of anthology things.

I read Episode 1 yesterday and will comment soon.

Why aren't all the writers in the anthology reading and providing feedback to their fellow writers?  Seems weird.

Best to all on Columbus Day!!


Jeff - was released in pieces. e.g.

https://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1601393810/





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Quoted from Dreamscale
Pia just directed me here, and I'm kind of shocked I wasn't aware of it, and that there are so few reads and comments.

Was this promoted at all?  Did I miss it?  I would have loved to partake, as I like these kinds of anthology things.

I read Episode 1 yesterday and will comment soon.

Why aren't all the writers in the anthology reading and providing feedback to their fellow writers?  Seems weird.
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...And quick responses to feedback in general imh.

I'm with you there on that last bit in particular, Jeff.

Not having a go, (people could be busy juggling many things) but to create buzz there needs to be continued buzz.

It's a shame you can hear a pin drop around here lately.

I will continue to read and review these cause imho this is a classy horror anthology with some terrific writing on display.

Looking forward to the next installments.

* Just want to add I'm sure each writer has read the other Writers' installments already but it doesn't matter. Let's see your reviews anyway.




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Why aren't all the writers in the anthology reading and providing feedback to their fellow writers?  Seems weird.


I think most of us read and commented on the scripts before they were posted.


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I think most of us read and commented on the scripts before they were posted.


That doesn't work, though, especially in a forum like SS.

I'm going to start reviewing and see if I can kick up some interest here.  Peeps may not appreciate what I have to say, but I'm going to throw it out there, positive or negative.


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Quoted from Dreamscale

I'm going to start reviewing and see if I can kick up some interest here.  Peeps may not appreciate what I have to say, but I'm going to throw it out there, positive or negative.


I always appreciate what you have to say, Dude. And I agree. If all the writers of the series can find the time to review the episodes here on the boards, it'll only help get more eyes on the series.

As for the strange release of the series... That's totally on me. I should have reached out to Don much earlier and planned that out better. Oh well. Live and learn. Lol. Season 2 will definitely be handled better in that regard.

Will be reviewing episode 3 here shortly, then I'll submitting episode 4. Really hope the reads start to pick up, as I really think horror fans are gonna love this series.

One last thing... Big thanks to all involved. Especially to Mr. Elwood, who made a bunch of awesome posters for this. Really happy with everyone's work on the series. You all came up with some really cool stories.
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I'll be reading and commenting on all entries. Been trying to knock out my own script and been dealing with some random shit on the side. As it happens, I read Sean's script, which was great. Admittedly been a little scatterbrained getting that feedback posted though.


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I'll be reading and commenting on all entries. Been trying to knock out my own script and been dealing with some random shit on the side. As it happens, I read Sean's script, which was great. Admittedly been a little scatterbrained getting that feedback posted though.


You're all good, Dude. In hindsight, I should have listened to Pia and Dena and gone with a stricter page count for each episode. Like I said... Live and learn. Lol
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That doesn't work, though, especially in a forum like SS.




That kind of makes no sense. I can't the number of scripts I've read ala PM versus posting on the board.  Sure that happens a lot to everyone.


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That kind of makes no sense. I can't the number of scripts I've read ala PM versus posting on the board.  Sure that happens a lot to everyone.


You mean, you can't "remember" how many times you've provided feedback privately vs. publicly?

Sure, peeps do that.  I've done that...countless times, but I' also try and provide public feedback, which can be helpful to many more peeps than just the writer.

Maybe times have changed so much that no one cares about public feedback anymore.  I don't know.

But I do know that the more attention a script gets on the forum, the better chance more will read it and hopefully provide their own feedback.

Maybe this is why SS seems so dead at times, because no one is commenting on what they're reading...or maybe peeps just don't have the time or want to make the time to read and provide comments.

There are so many prominent writers on SS who didn't know dick when they first started.  They grew as writers based on the forum, based on what individual people said, based on answers to questions they asked or maybe someone else asked.

I've always maintained that SS works on a Quid Pro Quo basis, and I truly believe that.

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There are so many prominent writers on SS who didn't know dick when they first started.  They grew as writers based on the forum, based on what individual people said, based on answers to questions they asked or maybe someone else asked.

I've always maintained that SS works on a Quid Pro Quo basis, and I truly believe that.

The more you give, the more you'll get back.  



Agree 100%. And while I'm far from one of the prominent writers on SS, I can attest that open discussions here on the boards have helped me grow immensely as a writer, at least IMO.  

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You mean, you can't "remember" how many times you've provided feedback privately vs. publicly?

Sure, peeps do that.  I've done that...countless times, but I' also try and provide public feedback, which can be helpful to many more peeps than just the writer.

Maybe times have changed so much that no one cares about public feedback anymore.  I don't know.

But I do know that the more attention a script gets on the forum, the better chance more will read it and hopefully provide their own feedback.

Maybe this is why SS seems so dead at times, because no one is commenting on what they're reading...or maybe peeps just don't have the time or want to make the time to read and provide comments.

There are so many prominent writers on SS who didn't know dick when they first started.  They grew as writers based on the forum, based on what individual people said, based on answers to questions they asked or maybe someone else asked.

I've always maintained that SS works on a Quid Pro Quo basis, and I truly believe that.

The more you give, the more you'll get back.  



Don't disagree with any of the objectives - in fact - I give feedback on this site to at least two or three scripts every single week. So you're preaching to the choir.

That being said - the fact that this one may have received private vs public feedback does not mean there is a problem. THat's all.



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Hmm, maybe Jeff's hit on a reason wihy the site goes through periods of pin-drop activity.

We get to know each other and we email for private reviews. Absolutely nothing wrong with that but we should all agree that those reviews also make it onto the site so it's a hive of activity.

I remember a time, that's all, when a short script would go up and readers would be clamouring to add their 2c. Made for a real sense of camaraderie and collective community. It attracted attention too and so potential Producers would take note as well.

Dave, I know you jump on new scripts posted pronto; help out new writers as a matter of regularity. I also try to do that and some regulars - Ghostwriters in particular, (and others - some newbs, I've noticed) do so as well. And yes, we've all had different stressors since Covid hit, and these are extraordinary times...

I just think more of us need to lift our game a bit in terms of visual presence on SS.
Jmho.

Apologies this is off topic.. If more discussion ensues I'll take it to a new thread.




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Quoted from LC
Hmm, maybe Jeff's hit on a reason wihy the site goes through periods of pin-drop activity.

We get to know each other and we email for private reviews. Absolutely nothing wrong with that but we should all agree that those reviews also make it onto the site so it's a hive of activity.

I remember a time, that's all, when a short script would go up and readers would be clamouring to add their 2c. Made for a real sense of camaraderie and collective community. It attracted attention too and so potential Producers would take note as well.

Dave, I know you jump on new scripts posted pronto; help out new writers as a matter of regularity. I also try to do that and some regulars - Ghostwriters in particular, (and others - some newbs, I've noticed) do so as well. And yes, we've all had different stressors since Covid hit, and these are extraordinary times...

I just think more of us need to lift our game a bit in terms of visual presence on SS.
Jmho.

Apologies this is off topic.. If more discussion ensues I'll take it to a new thread.




Whenever a writer PMs me for a review, I ask them if they want it on the site or private. I assume we ought to respect that wish.

Jeff generally only reviews OWCs - at least since I have been here. However, he must have reviewed a ton of scripts in the past given his post count - so I am assuming he has dropped off for some reason (review fatigue maybe. Perhaps he would have some insight into what would re-generate a review spark on his part outside of OWCs.

So - Jeff - what do you think, mate - what would spark an interest for you in reading and commenting on scripts just because (i.e., rather than an OWC)? It seems that 95% of your reviews and comments are dedicated in those areas along with general screenwriting topics - e.g., how do I format this - etc.  But I rarely see you comment on a script out of the blue.

Don't get me wrong - obviously no obligation on your part and, like me, you review a lot of OWCs you're not even in. But hardly ever just a randomly posted script.  What could be done to change that? OR - is it even needed?








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