Sunday, July 22, 2018

"Scream All Night"

Derek Milman has worked as a playwright, screenwriter, film school teacher, DJ, and underground humor magazine publisher. A classically trained actor, he has performed on stages across the country and appeared in numerous TV shows, commercials, and films.

Milman applied the Page 69 Test to his newly released first novel, Scream All Night, and reported the following:
Yes, page 69 totally representative of Scream All Night. Dario has been called home for his father's live funeral (Lucien Heyward, terminally ill, chooses to be buried alive on the Moldavia grounds as a tribute to the heroine of his first film--The Curse of the Mummy's Tongue) and that night Dario re-connects both with his estranged brother, and Hayley--a girl at the castle he always loved--who he had to leave behind when he got legally emancipated from his family and moved into a group home. But they were children then. Now, they're both grown up. On page 69, they meet after midnight in the Moldavia castle, on the set of a fake graveyard, with fake wraiths crawling out of fake graves. Dario reflects on the fact that Hayley, for a variety of factors, belonged in his family more than he ever did. As they share their first kiss as the people they are now, Dario remembers the physical abuse he suffered at the hands of his director father, who was bullying Dario into giving him the perfectly monstrous performance as main child zombie Alastair, in what would become one of Moldavia's biggest cult hits--Zombie Children of the Harvest Sun.
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My Book, The Movie: Scream All Night.

--Marshal Zeringue