HOT SPLICES features eight interwoven tales about the Film Addicts, the flicker freaks, the Cinephages - they devour film for the high, to connect to the art on the granular level...the bleeding perforations in their skin is just part of the game.
There are five forbidden films, when run together, can induce madness, or release the Dark Gods that created them, speaking through the psychopathic director.
There is a man on the run, with a lost movie that others would kill to obtain. He barely escaped with his life.
There is a tower, once housing for students, now a crumbling, rotting monument to film history, and the men and women who returned to the tower, to die watching their favorite films.
Beneath the tower, there lies something made of light and shadow. It does not love its worshipers...
If you do not love film... If you do not wish to devour it as it devours you... If all you seek from film is entertainment... ...This is not the book for you. From filmmaker Mike Watt, author of "Phobophobia" and "Suicide Machine", director of "Razor Days" and "A Feast of Flesh", comes a brand new collection of horror fiction. You'll never watch a movie again without also feeling like you're being watched.
"A fully dissociative experience that carries you away, and drops you into a world that lies just beyond the one we know. A brilliant, moving, nightmarish distillation of youth, nostalgia, and pop culture. You don't read this book, you live it." - Mark Alan Miller, (Saturn Award Winning Producer of Nightbreed: The Director's Cut).
"Cinematically referential and reverential throughout in a way that only a true movie lover could create for fellow, film addicts. It is an uncautionary tale, brilliantly told and essential reading." —Scooter McCrae, (award-winning filmmaker, Shatter Dead, 16 Tongues, Saint Frankenstein)