I belong in Sedona I'm so Psychic

In my review of Scream Queen, I said, "I can only imagine that the author was hoping that a desperate movie producer would read the script, and purchase the movie rights, cause I can't figure any other reason for this book to be written."

Ok, really poor writing aside, turns out I might have been right. Eric wrote me with this info:

Hey Joe,


A newsrelease that jives with your review prediction:

AUG 18, 2004

Edo van Belkom's mass-market horror novel SCREAM QUEEN has been
optioned for film by producer/director Jamie Schutz and his company Real
Scary Films.

SCREAM QUEEN is a novel about a reality television show where six
contestants agree to spend a night in a haunted house outfitted with
countless cameras and fear-inducing special effects. The winning scream
queen - voted on by a television audiences - will win $50,000 and the
starring role in the next Gowan Brothers horror feature. But, the house
they're in is actually haunted, and when things start to go horribly
wrong, who can tell what's real and what's just so much movie magic...

Thanks Eric. I feel so good about myself right now, for two reasons. First, it's true that the newsrelease came out six months before I reviewed the book, but I didn't know about it, so I still consider my comment a prediction that was fulfilled with Kreskin-like accuracy.

And second... People actually read my reviews!!! Yeah! I'll never amount to anything, Uncle Travis? I think somone owes someone an apology... I'm waiting... APOLOGIZE!!

About Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy succumbed to leiomyosarcoma on April 1, 2007. The irony of this is not lost on any who knew him and laughed with him. He was the first “official” book reviewer for The Dragon Page Radio Talk Show, and after moving to Arizona, he became a frequent contributor to Cover to Cover, Wingin’ It, Slice of SciFi and co-host of Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas.

He will be missed.


  1. Edo got an opiton for his book?!?

    I think I'm goin to take a break from edits and just have a good cry.