Original cover by Kyra Starr

Welcome back Blog Hoppers! Today for your entertainment pleasure I offer a screening of a short horror film that was made by a crew of friends in Niceville, Florida based on one of my stories. It also happens to be my one (and probably only) directing debut.

The story was published as an individual short story, and then later reprinted in Retro Horror from Nightmare Press (on Amazon here). I am still thrilled that they chose my pirantula monster as the cover design. Kyra Starr did the original cover design and it’s always been one of my favorites she’s done for my books.

For a silly, retro-flavored tale about an invasion of tarantula-piranha hybrids, I’ve had a lot of fun with it. I hope you enjoy it too. On a side note, the film was finished as a silent movie complete with dialogue cards… because the original audio was partially corrupted and too faint to use.

This also happens to be the acting and voiceover debut for Ryan Aussie Smith, a.k.a. my husband. He’s both the narrator and the thrashing body. Will there be a Pirantulas! II…? Maybe for next Halloween.

Don’t forget to enjoy the rest of the October Frights Blog Hop. You can enter the giveaway here, see what books await you in the Book Fair here and visit the rest of the participating blogs on A.F. Stewart’s page here.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at authortunities.substack.com.

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