JZ Murdock, a versatile writer/author, filmmaker, and aspiring screenwriter who resides in Bremerton, Washington, captivating audiences with his captivating works spanning science fiction, horror, and the enigmatic. His creations bear resemblance to the timeless classics such as Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone," EA Poe, HP Lovecraft, and PK Dick, in evoking a sense of mystery and fascination. One of his earliest published horror stories, "In Memory, Yet Crystal Clear," is available as an audiobook and delves into a dystopian society where America has succumbed to the control of a single man, akin to works of Philip K Dick.
With an impressive repertoire of short stories published in his own books and various anthologies alongside other esteemed authors, JZ Murdock seamlessly combines his passion for storytelling with his academic background in Psychology, having earned a degree from Western Washington University. Notably, he has played significant roles as a Sr. Technical Writer in the PNW IT sector, contributing to high-level teams including one dedicated to national cybersecurity issues.
Since 2010, JZ Murdock has captivated readers and enthusiasts alike through his popular blog at Murdockinations.com. The extensive collection of 1500+ thought-provoking articles serves as an invaluable archive, preserving his unique perspectives and insights.
Adding to his creative endeavors, JZ Murdock's latest cinematic creation, "Pvt. Ravel's Bolero," stands as a remarkable "filmic poem" and antiwar historical documentary. Garnering acclaim within a week of its release in January 2022, the film has repeatedly triumphed as "Best Film" in various categories including bes Documentary category across international film festivals.
Continuing his success, JZ Murdock's previous fiklm production, "Gumdrop," a short horror, is a chilling short horror film, and has garnered multiple international film festival Official Selections and numerous accolades, including Best Noir Film, and Best Horror Film. Serving as a prequel to his haunting true crime fiction story, "Gumdrop City," the film delves into the disturbed psyche of a deeply troubled serial murderer
His screenwriting portfolio includes a repeatedly well recieved, true-crime biopic titled "The Teenage Bodyguard". As well as a horror-comedy screenplay titled, "Gray and Lover: The Hearth Tales Incident." The latter, revolves around a female steampunk duo's battle against demons, and has gained notable recognition as a semifinalist in the esteemed Circus Road Films screenplay contest.
Within the pages of his epic horror sci fi book "DEATH OF HEAVEN," readers are instantly captivated by the gripping opening chapter titled "The Conqueror Worm." The allure of the narrative is such that it becomes almost impossible to resist turning the next page. One esteemed author/reviewer noted that the books prose at times has a poetic essence to it.
JZ Murdock's literary journey began with his debut book, "Anthology of Evil," featuring a collection of his earlier original short stories. The book concludes with a novella that blossomed into his first epic masterpiece, "DEATH OF HEAVEN." To expand upon this dark universe of short tales, in 2023 he released a two book sequel, "Anthology of Evil II," in two-volumes as Books I & II. The later being further subtitled "The Unwritten," wihch ventures into the realms of three interconnected universes destined for an intriguing convergence: "Three Hells. Three Universes. One Ending."
For those seeking an immersive experience, JZ Murdock's captivating audiobooks are readily available on popular platforms such as Amazon, Audible.com, and iTunes, delivering his narratives in an engaging format.
For more information and to delve deeper into the world of JZ Murdock, please visit JZMurdock.com. Additionally, explore LgNProductions.com, the film production company he co-founded in 1993, and responsible for producing his captivating films.