“If you can’t brave the darkness, you can’t bear the light. . . .”
True? False? Probably? Unlikely? The Proof is in the haunting.
Robin Spriggs as The Ghost on Season 2 of Powers
SBNR: Robin Spriggs as The Ghost on Season 2 of Powers.
“His alleged fetish for eyes, it is important to note, is said to have been more intellectual and spiritual than sexual in nature. Be that as it may, according to several anonymous correspondents, it did indeed manifest in the practice of oculolinctus, though in a context so reverent and ritualized as to pass for an act of sacrament. Various texts contained within The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom (“Eye Candy,” “I of the Beholder,” “Eyes and Gnosis,” “If Thine Eye Be Single,” “Liber I,” etc.)—although not offered as confirmation of these assertions—should nevertheless prove of considerable interest to readers of a speculative bent.”—The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom
“A hard-to-describe yet highly entertaining compilation, The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom is an experience weird fiction fans should not pass up.”—Rue Morgue
“Fanciful, sly, and always brilliant, author Robin Spriggs evokes a splendid world of eccentric darkness that is his and his alone.”—Tomb of Dark Delights
“By no means,” said a certain gentleman diabolist, “is the film an adaptation of the book whose title it dimly recalls, but rather what amounts to something of a cinematic appendage—or tentacle, if you will—unfurled from the innermost fane of the text in question to probe the psychosphere for minds more attuned to images and music than to words, therein to proclaim itself ‘an artist’s meditation on the nature of creativity,’ or, even more pretentiously (though no less sincerely), ‘a performative depiction of the mysterious process whereby all works of the imagination conjure themselves into being.’”
- Written and Directed by Robin Spriggs
- Photographed and Edited by Kelly O’Neal
- Scored and Soundscaped by Klimchak
- Introducing Ada le Fay as “Scucca”
- Synopsis: A gentleman diabolist and his hirsute familiar perform an unspeakable rite.
- Tagline: Stranger than the sum of its parts.
- Running Time: 7 minutes
- Production Company: Mean Mama Dog
- Status: Post-production
For those who might appreciate an early and objective opinion on The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom (I certainly did), here’s a link to a review in Publishers Weekly.
Other impressions have begun to appear hither and yon, most notably on Goodreads, for which I am equally grateful.
Ordinarily, for the sake of my creative process, I avoid paying undue attention to reviews, but bringing this particular book back from the underworld was such a strange and troublous task that I’m delighted to find it resonating with at least an honest few.
In a life crammed to bursting with things that must be done, choosing which books are worthy of your time is a matter of no small importance. So whether my sharing of these early reviews leads you to or from The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom, I will have done a good deed for the day, and will sleep all the better tonight.
Thanks for reading, friends.
The publisher has stealthily been running a weeklong (no hyphen necessary) Goodreads giveaway for an advance reading copy of my forthcoming book, The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom. Fittingly, it began on Walpurgisnacht. Today is the last day. As of this notice, nearly five hundred readers have entered to win. Are you among them?
Thanks for reading, friends.