Darren J. Dalton
Writer, Actor & Creative Consultant
He was calling Christopher and Grace was running up the stairs and into a sudden nightmare. Jacob was on his knees. On the floor before him was Christopher. The boy’s eyes were open, shining with a numb emptiness. Blood covered his small head, flowing from a deep gash over his eye. Jacob was screaming, his face shocked and mouth trailing spittle.
Above them, the newly installed ceiling fan turned. One of its blades listed off-kilter, broken and bloody.read more
I had been to Tulsa before, of course. My last visit was 34 years ago when I stepped off the plane as a 17-year-old. My return was one of those surreal moments where the new and the old were superimposed over one another.
This wasn’t just a visit to a location. It was a look back at the dreams of a 17-year-old with his entire life ahead of him.
This was “gold.”read more
The girl withdrew a rectangular tin box. It had once been painted an olive green but the paint was worn and chipped, reducing the color to a mottled gray.
“Tell me if you’ve seen one of these before.”
Opening the lid revealed a human hand. The flesh had dried over time, becoming the shriveled color of a raisin. The area around the nails had retracted, giving them the appearance of being long and claw-like. The girl, without reservation, lifted the severed hand from the box and placed it on the glass counter…read more
Film & Television
Ralph Macchio, Darren Dalton, S. E. Hinton and C. Thomas Howell gathered at The Outsiders House today to celebrate the novel’s 50th anniversary (picture)read more
Parade recently caught up with Outsiders author S.E. (Susie) Hinton to talk about the book that started it all.read more
Hundreds packed the Circle Cinema to see the iconic film ‘The Outsiders’ and meet its stars…read more
“The boys were brought here and turned loose with no adult supervision at all,” Hinton said. “I stayed out of the hotel and didn’t want to know what was happening…”read more
Less than 12 hours later, Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, and Darren Dalton were scheduled to appear…read more
The event at Cain’s will help raise money to restore and preserve The Outsiders House Museum, where parts of the film were shot. There will be appearances by actors Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, and Darren Dalton…read more