Joseph Roy Wright
My name is Joseph Roy Wright, the British author of 5 Independent novels!
I like to write about movies, pop culture, fiction and horror! I review all the latest films (and classics), I also like to write short stories.
007: Spectre is Underrated
Everything about Daniel Craig's 4th 007 film, Spectre, just screams "Classic Bond" in my opinion. The film has so many fun throwbacks to the Sean Connery originals, there are even a few Roger Moore era references too. Ultimately Spectre feels like a modern day remake of some of the greatest Bond films rolled into one thrilling adventure. It may have it's flaws (which I will go over), but in my opinion it's a very underrated Bond film. It certainly deserves a lot more recognition and love.
Fantasy Island (2020) Movie Review
Fantasy Island is a lot of dumb fun, but if you're looking for a horrifying psychological thriller, this won't be your cup of tea. The plot follows five characters, J.D Weaver & Brax Weaver (played by Ryan Hansen and Jimmy O. Yang), who are brothers. Patrick Sullivan (played by Austin Stowell) and two women, Melanie Cole (played by Lucy Hale) and Gewn Olsen (played by Maggie Q). Each character has their own fantasy in mind and the mysterious island owner, Mr. Roarke (played by Michael Peña), is here to provide.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) - Movie Review
The latest entry into the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise is a bumpy one, although not entirely awful, there are plenty of gross gore effects. Leatherface himself looks terrifying and is equally deadly. Because of this, the horror in general is very well executed, characters die painfully, within seconds of meeting this lunatic. There really is no escape, as Leatherface knows his hometown like the back of his hand, while all of these strangers run around like headless chickens, unable to escape from death's grip! Acting wise, people genuinely look terrified when Leatherface charges for them. So with all of these intense thrills, what is it exactly that makes Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) a mixed horror movie rather than a perfect slasher?
Small Town Horrors
Small Town Horrors: The North West is a anthology series of short horror stories by Joseph Roy Wright from Runcorn, Cheshire. These tales of terror take place in famous towns around the north west of England, such as Warrington, Runcorn and Delamere. You will witness horrifying demons, evil serial killers and discover dark secrets within these places, as the author writes fictional tales based off local urban legends, myths and rumors. In this preview, you will see just some of the places where this book takes place.
This story goes much deeper than any other supernatural folk horror. Although the film has plenty of occult moments of terror, at it's core, Apostle is a tense drama where the real monsters are the ruthless village folk that are corrupt and evil. For there is dark cult that rules this isolated island.
The Black Phone Review
The Black Phone is not what you would expect from a Blumhouse supernatural horror. Unlike other modern occult thrillers like Conjuring or Insidious, the ghosts are actually guardian angels towards our central protagonist, aiding him towards surviving the true monster, The Grabber played by Ethan Hawk.
The Year 2200
I have never seen a tree, a blade of grass, the ocean or even a mountain. The country side only exists in old adventure movies and fantasy books. Cities of endless concrete and chrome range across the United States of America and I live right in the center of New York.
Do Not Enter
Some years ago two teenagers went urban exploring inside the abandoned apartments besides Runcorn's shopping centre. These buildings have stood untouched for almost 10 years and plans to refurbish them have come and gone like tears in the rain. The site is unsafe and there are many signs all over the place that state:
Is Grand Theft Auto 5 Overrated?
Grand Theft Auto. A gaming series that is both famous and infamous among the masses. Parents hate it, but gamers love it! It's been around since 1997 and we have had 16 GTA titles on almost every console from Xbox, PlayStation, PC and even Nintendo Switch! However the latest Grand Theft Auto title is GTA 5 which came out all the way back in 2013, and since then it has had countless re-releases. You'd think GTA 5 would be the magnum opus of the series, but after playing all of the major titles, I have to be honest; GTA 5 is lacking in a lot of areas. In this article I will be going through everything that the previous Grand Theft Auto games have done better than GTA 5. Although I still love the latest installment, you will see by the end of this article how GTA 5 could've been a lot better. Hopefully all of the details mentioned here are available in the upcoming GTA 6 that Rockstar Games recently announced this February.
Is self publishing worth it?
I have been self publishing novels since 2017. It has been a wild ride and I'm still struggling to get the recognition I want, book sales are hard to get when you're a one man act who has to do the editing, promoting and cover design all by yourself. Admittedly I thought self publishing my first novel would be truly life changing, where I would become a full time author, but you'll learn quickly that it's very difficult to get a big hit, especially if you're only independent. I have sold a lot of books, although having a regular job is still the way to go if you need regular income. At first; being self published means you'll only make a small amount of money, which is nice to have some extra cash, but if you're doing it solely for profit, you may be disappointed. Which is why I suggest you should look into self publishing mostly for the passion of storytelling rather than making money. With all that said, I love being a self published author as writing can be a very fun and exciting hobby for me personally. If you're itching to tell good stories and you want to share them with the world, then you should definitely look into it. I've sold books worldwide in countries like American, England, Australia and even Canada. Yet I may only make £20 a month if I am lucky. Just because I haven't been very successful, doesn't mean you won't be. Although being traditional published is the best way to make it as a author, being independent gives you a lot more freedom to write anything you desire, no matter how strange or personal your ideas may be.
Is Cyberpunk 2077 really that bad?
We all know how awful this game's launch was in 2020, the game released in a very poor state which many gamers found appalling! There were game breaking bugs and glitches where the graphics would devolve into a pixelated mess. You would often clip through solid objects, walls and even fall under the map. Not even the story could be saved; as dialogue would often skip or not play, characters within the campaign would often glitch out and look hilariously awful during emotional cutscenes. I could list off all the bizarre and frustrating glitches in Cyberpunk 2077, but we would be here all day! However, it's been way over a year since the game originally released, it's had many updates, patches and even a next gen upgrade. With all of these fixes, can we now finally appreciate this game for what it truly is? Or is Cyberpunk a doomed game regardless.
An interview with a Radio Presenter.
Interview with radio host, Josh Smith. Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Josh Smith, a Radio presenter in Halton who has over 11 years of DJ experience, he currently hosts a show on Halton Community Radio 92.3fm. Outside of HCR92.3fm, Josh has worked for other radio stations around the UK, such as Hermitage fm and RAW Radio! As well as Radio Presenting, Josh Smith has also had many gigs as a commercial DJ. He started off as a teenager at a community centre called COY in Runcorn, which was a social club for teens. He soon taught others at this club how to DJ, before finally making it as a full time Disc Jockey. He's hosted at 3 separate weddings and even at the Conservative Club in Runcorn. I myself have known Josh since we were teens, we're good friends and he has helped me promote my indie books on his radio shows. Over the years; he has interviewed and promoted many famous social influencers; from guitarists, traditional published authors, comedians and other musicians. He has a real passion for show biz and one day wishes to host a show on BBC Radio 1.