After a couple months of absolute insanity in the lives of The Unkindness, we're ramping things back up for October! Please head over to our facebook page for daily posts on spooky facts and finds curated by Dr. Phobis! Also, for October we're adding a new member to our flock, and you'll be hearing a lot more from him soon. Introducing - The Reverend!
Born to a Jewish father and a Catholic mother, The Reverend was an anomaly from the start. As a child his favorite films included Heavy Metal, Snow White, Monster Squad, and Child’s Play. From that point on he developed a niche for the obscure and the macabre and was influenced by Tim Burton and new wave music – both prevalent in his early youth. Learning about love from Morticia and Gomez, as well as Edgar Allen Poe, he grew into the quintessential hopeless gothic romantic whose main aspiration in life is to become a successful writer living in a gothic mansion with his muse.
The Reverend attended West Liberty State College where he majored in English with a focus on horror and mythology. In college he hosted a new wave radio show and an hour long weekly broadcast on the paranormal, heavily influenced by the works of George Noory and Rod Sterling, that focused on attempting to understand the ‘forbidden’ and ‘unnatural’. He also has nearly two decades of musical experience having played the cello and double bass in several pit orchestras and chamber groups.
The Reverend also attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he focused on lighting and sound production. After college he was a DJ in the goth/industrial scene and ran a special FX makeup group. Recently, James has put more focus into his writing and is working on a science fiction epic series. He currently resides in Columbus, OH but will soon be re-locating Massachusetts to be closer to his lovely and talented paramour.