Good-Bye, MICHAEL LOUIS CALVILLO
Michael Louis Calvillo (August 9, 1974 – April 30, 2012)
Back when the Cinema Knife Fight website first began, MICHAEL LOUIS CALVILLO wrote video game reviews for us, and you could tell he had a real passion for his subject matter. His game reviews were a lot of fun (and can be found in our archives).
Michael died today, after a long struggle with cancer. He was only 37.
I didn’t know Michael nearly well enough, but whenever I talked to him at conventions, he was one of the nicest guys you could ever want to meet. He was also a top-notch writer. His books included the Stoker Award-nominated I WILL RISE and the Black Quill Award winner, AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT (a personal favorite of mine). His other books included the story collection, BLOOD AND GRISTLE, the novella BLEED FOR YOU and the books LAMBS and DEATH AND DESIRE IN THE AGE OF WOMEN. He was also nominated for a Stoker again this past year, for his novella “7 Brains.” All of his writing is well worth checking out.
As far as I’m concerned, he’ll always be a Knife Fighter.
To learn more about Michael, go to his humorously titled website,“Michael Louis Calvillo Must Be Destroyed!” at: http://michaellouiscalvillo.com/
Farewell from the entire Cinema Knife Fight family, and our thoughts are with his wife, Michelle Stockdale-Calvillo, and family.