Nevermore-Horror is celebrating its one year anniversary this month, so we would like to take the time to thank everyone who has worked hard to make our site possible. We would also like to thank any fans we might have floating out there who enjoy reading our particular brand of reviewing horror movies and the goings on in the world of Metal music.
Surviving a full year online in the vastness of the internet is a testament to the passion and fortitude of Nevermore-Horror’s founders and writers. You may have noticed that we don’t run ads and we say whatever the fuck we want to say, and that is how the whole thing got started: Wormwood and Merman were admins on a Facebook page that reviewed horror films. The owner of the page had some beef with Merman because he had a higher standard of reviewing than your regular facetroll user, and instead of valuing his hard work, he got kicked out. So Wormwood and Merman set out on their own. Where are two guys going to go when they have a passion and a voice but nowhere to showcase either? They decided to build their own site and start shouting their opinions into the cold and apathetic void of the internet. Wormwood and Merman collected up Alison Wonderland and Carl Judas Piek and they all started writing reviews and rants about the things they loved the most.
Around that time, I received a message from Wormwood asking if I would be willing to add some content to Nevermore Horror. He and I had met back in 2008 while I was living in Changhua City, Taiwan. Wormood knew that I had a love for horror and metal and thought I would be a good fit as a contributor. I kinda went crazy since then, waiting outside of concerts and, emailing publicists for some interviews and sharing our reviews of music and movies on band facbook pages hoping for a share and a like. Most visitors to our site come to read about the few lucky times I actually got an interview, the first of which was when I shamelessly thew myself at the mercy of one of my favorite bands, Deadbolt. It was Halloween in San Diego, and my wife, a couple of friends, and I were at the Black Cat Bar to see “the Scariest band in the world,” and my wife told me to go ask for an interview. They agreed, and it emboldened me to try and get more interviews like I did with Steve Souza and Greydon Square.
One of the unsung heroes of Nevermore-Horror is my wife, Filiz. She is a master wizard when it comes to graphic design and photoshop. She is a graphic artist by profession and she is the reason we have so much original artwork here. Before she volunteered her talents, we were basically stuck ripping off other peoples designs when we first started looking for background art. One of our writers, Alison Wonderland, joked about her teddy bear one day and showed us a picture… it was horrible. We all had the idea of putting that fucked up bear on the background of the site and my wife got to work turning that evil bear into something even more wicked. Now we have our trademark bear, staring at you from a formaldehyde jar with its blood, guts and stuffing all hanging out of the bottom. Filiz is also responsible for all the original photography, touching up all of the slider and featured images as well as bringing all my outlandish ideas for pictures to life. Without her I would be dead in the water, and none of my writing would look as good.
Just like the virgin in a slasher film, we have turned out to be the survivors. We have sustained many cyber attacks and hackers. Wormwood has spent countless hours fending off hack attempt after hack attempt and his vigilance has payed off. Others, like myself, would have curled up into the fetal position in a cold shower, with my clothes on… sucking my thumb.
Nevermore horror has had a pretty amazing year, not bad for a group of people who have never all been in the same room with each other at the same time. Although the only person from Nevermore that I have actually met in real life is Wormwood, I feel a tight connection with everyone involved in this site as we have formed a strong fellowship through our work. At the center of it all is Wormwood, his vision and dedication is the glue that holds all this together. I hope that we will continue to grow and thrive in the years to come.
Thank you all for reading!
Born and raised in San Diego California, I grew up loving the action horror and sci-fi genres. The first R rated film I saw was Predator back when I was 8 years old. Aliens blew me away as a youngster and I made a M41-A pulse rifle out of paper towel rolls and rubber bands. I ran around for hours avoiding face huggers and blasting xenomorphs in my back yard and I am bringing that big imagination to Nevermore Horror.