Philip Fracassi, an author and screenwriter, lives in Los Angeles.
His brand-new collection of stories, BEHOLD THE VOID, was published by JournalStone on March 10, 2017. He has a novella, FRAGILE DREAMS, that was released in November 2016, and a second novella, SACCULINA, due in May 2017, both from JournalStone. He is published in several current and upcoming publications, including Strange Aeons, Lovecraft eZine, Ravenwood Quarterly and Dark Discoveries Magazine. See his completely bibliography here.
He has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years and was the founder of Equator Books, a publishing house and rare, out-of-print bookstore in Venice, CA.
Prior to publishing, he spent seven years as a live music producer for House of Blues Entertainment, producing concert DVD’s for The Psychedelic Furs and Public Enemy and more than 3,000 live internet broadcasts with bands such as The Cure, Motley Crue and Depeche Mode. He also produced the first live streaming concert ever broadcast over the internet.
Philip currently works full-time in the film industry and on his writing. His screenplay credits include “Girl Missing,” distributed by Mar Vista Entertainment (2015) for Lifetime Television and “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups,” distributed by Disney Home Entertainment (2012). Films in development include “Escape the Night,” “The Boys in the Valley,” “Gothic,” and “Vintage.” Visit his IMDB page for more on his film projects.
His debut horror novelettes, “ALTAR,” and “MOTHER” are currently available as individual Kindle eBooks via Amazon.com. (NOTE: Both of these stories are included in “Behold the Void”).
INTERVIEW (OCTOBER, 2017) : GREYDOGTALES:
Thanks to John Linwood Grant for having me on his blog, GREYDOGTALES, in which I discuss connections between some of my stories, my writing past, and what I have coming up. You can read the interview by clicking HERE or the graphic below.
PODCAST INTERVIEW (7/1/17) : THIS IS HORROR:
Thanks to Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella at THIS IS HORROR for devoting three episodes to this epic interview. All three parts are available using the links below. I hope you find them interesting, inspiring or hopefully a tiny bit useful if you’re a writer or fan of writing.
Part ONE – TIH Episode 150
In which I discuss my biggest fears, my thoughts on story structure for prose and screenplays, and some of my screenwriting experiences.
Part TWO – TiH Episode 151
I discuss my early – unpublished – literary novels and how writing lit fiction helped develop some of my tools for genre fiction. Also chat more about screenwriting and my personal take on why horror is a great escape from the real world horrors we live with every day.
Part THREE – TiH Episode 152
I discuss my writing habits, talk about my experiences with the folks at the Lovecraft eZine, and offer some take-it-or-leave-it advice for writers from my own experiences or passed down from far more talented folks than I.
INTERVIEW (JUNE 2017) : GINGER NUTS OF HORROR:
Author John Boden interviewed me for the all-things-horror website, Ginger Nuts of Horror. You can read the interview by clicking HERE or the graphic below.
INTERVIEW (ISSUE 36: FALL 2016) : DARK DISCOVERIES MAGAZINE:
Dark Discoveries Editor-In-Chief Aaron J. French was kind enough to feature an interview with me in Issue 36 (Fall 2016) of the legendary magazine. Thanks to the graciousness of Mr. French, you can read or download the entirety of the interview in PDF format by clicking HERE.
To buy this issue or subscribe to Dark Discoveries, visit their website HERE.
PODCAST INTERVIEW (3/8/17) : SPOOKLIGHTS:
Was delighted to chat with Jonathan Raab and author Sean Thompson on a recent Spooklights podcast. I get in-depth about how I started out and talk a bit about the kind of writing I see myself doing moving forward. I recommend this one if you’re interested in hearing more about my process and thoughts on the work.
INTERVIEW (2/28/2017) : SMASH DRAGONS:
Matthew Summers was kind enough to interview me for his amazing Smash Dragons blog. You can read the interview here. I discuss the current state of horror, my upcoming collection, BEHOLD THE VOID, and the time I dug a grave with Christopher Walken.
PODCAST INTERVIEW (8/28/16) : LOVECRAFT EZINE:
I was a guest on the Lovecraft eZine podcast, hosted by Mike Davis, on August 28th, 2016. I discuss my experiences in the movie biz, my screenwriting, my current stories and upcoming work – including two novellas and a collection of horror titled BEHOLD THE VOID.
Audio podcast edition (also on iTunes): http://bit.ly/2bvJpRI
YouTube Video edition: https://youtu.be/Yt09Wv30RWY
INTERVIEW (7/20/16) : JEFFDECK.COM:
Author Jeff Deck was kind enough to interview me for his blog. You can read the interview here. I discuss when I started writing, what’s coming up next, and what I really think about “Cujo.” Check it out if you’d like.