“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”

1984 by George Orwell
Del Stone Jr.


… to the world of award-winning author Del Stone Jr. Here you will find his blog, movie reviews and links to his many published works of science fiction, horror and contemporary fantasy.


Judi, and now everyone, is gone

Judi Baller-Fabian poses with members of the Guardia Seville at Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain, in this photo taken during a vacation trip in the late 1970s and retrieved from Judi’s Facebook profile. — Mom’s friend Judi was killed in a hit-and-run the other day, and I didn’t know what to say to Mom, or even if I should say anything at all. I guess I was still in shock myself. She had known Judi since the early 1960s. Dad, who was active duty Air Force, had just been transferred to Torrejon Air Base outside Madrid. We flew to Spain... READ MORE


Out there in the dark, there are things like ‘Animal’

I say this story was written in 1988 but I wouldn’t quote me on that. It was written in the 1980s, I’m sure. It has... READ MORE

You’ve got ’13 Seconds’ to get that pizza to my door … or else

I can say without equivocation I have never shot a pizza guy for being 13 seconds late with a delivery. I have never shot anyone... READ MORE

Movie Face-Off

Mladen and Del review ‘Bug’

“Bug” Starring Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr., Lynn Collins. Directed by William Friedkin. 102 minutes. Rated R. ( Warning: Spoilers follow. ) Mladen’s... READ MORE

Mladen and Del review ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’

“Pan’s Labyrinth” Starring Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, and Sergi Lopez. Directed by Guillermo del Torro. 119 minutes. Rated R. — Mladen’s take Beautifully shot, captivatingly... READ MORE