By Brian Pinkerton
Horror legend Harry Tuttle is desperate for a hit. Harry’s career has been on a painful slide ever since he directed a couple of box office winners in the 1980s. Enter Marcus Stegman, a young unknown with a horror picture of his own. It’s not only a brilliant debut — it’s the movie Harry always dreamed of making. A rivalry ensues — and it’s about to become bloody. A suspicious film critic, beautiful young starlet, and deranged fan become entangled in the cut-throat competition where hungry hopefuls will go to any means necessary to break into the big-time…and no one is safe.
“A non-stop thrill ride of twists and turns, Pinkerton winds this prose film spool tighter and tighter until ROUGH CUT reaches the bloody breaking point. Two severed thumbs up!”
— John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of SIREN and THE PUMPKIN MAN
“Filled with the set pieces of a Saturday night double feature, ROUGH CUT will tickle all the right bones… before chopping them off.”
— W.D. Gagliani, author of WOLF’S EDGE (The Nick Lupo Series) and SAVAGE NIGHTS