Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!!


Just a quick note to say happy holidays and to thank all of the horror/paranormal fans for their support this past year! I look forward to meeting more of you at conventions/film festivals in 2009 and bringing you lots of exciting news on upcoming projects through this SCARS MAGAZINE blog!

Be safe, eat lots, and beware of demented elves!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Hello, Readers Of SCARS…

I’ve got to thank the people at SCARS MAGAZINE for placing my blog in between the blogs of two beautiful actresses. I’m a Scream Queen Sandwich! My Christmas wishes have been answered! Ha ha ha

I’m currently making a brief personal appearance in Philadelphia (while freezing my a** off) and thought I’d take a moment to mention a film I just completed that SCARS readers should keep a look out for in 2009. It’s called OLD HABITS DIE HARD. You’ll be reading more details about this fun film in a future issue of SCARS MAGAZINE, but I thought I’d give you a brief sneak peek to whet your appetite.

OLD HABITS DIE HARD, from director Ben Dixon, is the fourth feature film I’ve done for Bloody Moon Films. In it, I co-star alongside horror genre legend Kane “Jason” Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH, HATCHET), Emmy Award winning actress Tricia Cast (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, IT’S YOUR MOVE), versatile actor Roger Hewlett (THE CHANGLING, DEXTER, ROAD HOUSE), and the multi-talented SCARS calendar girl Stacey Dixon (SHUDDER, ACONITE). It’s an old-school horror film with hints of TEXAS CHAINSAW, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS… suspenseful, creepy, and darkly humorous.

I had a blast making this film. The crew was top notch and the cast was fantastic. I’m not sure when this one is going to be released, but my guess would be around the middle of 2009. You can keep up with the progress of the film at the official website:

AND, watch for a feature article about the movie in an upcoming issue of SCARS MAGAZINE!

Thanks for reading!
Jim O’Rear

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Shameless Plug!

Hello, SCARS Readers!!

It's the gift-giving season, so I couldn't help myself but throw in a shameless plug for my new paranormal book, TENNESSEE GHOSTS (available now at all major retail centers, such as Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books A Million, Amazon, and more).

It's the perfect gift for that paranormal fan in your life!!

Publisher Description:
Take a spooky and often humorous trip into Tennessee’s bloody and violent haunted history, from Civil War skirmishes to entertainment-industry tragedies. Through tales of spectral encounters, meet the Bell Witch (the only ghost to kill a living human being), Old Green Eyes (a mysterious demon in the woods), "Bob" (a nuisance Rebel soldier), and Little Timmy (an attention-seeking shadow). The book features over 60 photos and illustrations that bring more than 25 stories to life.

If you like ghosts, ghost hunting, or are just curious about the afterlife... check it out and let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading!!

Jim O'Rear

Friday, December 12, 2008

Welcome To My SCARS Blog Space!

Hello, Readers Of SCARS MAGAZINE!

The fine people at SCARS have invited me into their fold in order to share with you some of my weird and wonderful experiences in the world of filmmaking, writing, and the horror entertainment genre!

I'm excited to be involved with the SCARS family and I will be bringing you info, opinions, comments, interviews, personal experiences, and more about various films, productions, promotions, books, etc in the near future.

So, keep you eyes posted to SCARS and check back with them regularly to get all the latest info in the world of horror entertainment!

Thanks for reading,
Jim O'Rear