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Book Review: Shaman’s Blood – Author Anne C. Petty


SHAMAN’S BLOOD By Anne C. Petty Something is terribly awry for Alice Waterston. Her emotionally estranged mother Suzanne has passed. While her own daughter Margaret, uncle Hal and even significant other Nik mourn her loss, she feels detached and numb. A sense of guilt eclipses the bereavement process. Sinister turmoil begins to shine just beyond leaving many questions unanswered. A ...

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Comic Review: A Skeleton Story – Issue 1


Issue: A Skeleton Story #1 Plot/Environment: Alessandro Rak Layout: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta Pencils: Alessandro Rak Colors: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta English Translation: Andrea Plazzi, Adam McGovern Letters: Studio Blue Editor/President: Giuliano Monni Publisher: GG Studio Release Date: June 2010 Pages: 28 Price: $2.99 “A Burtonesque noir fairy tale… Will Musil, Burma, Scarlett, Jack, and John are no longer tenants ...

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Film Review: The Unholy (1988)


SYNOPSIS: Two priests have been brutally murdered at St. Agnes church. Now the unholy reigns, only to be challenged by the purest of mortal souls. Father Michael, believed to be spiritually blessed, is appointed to the ungodly Parish. His ultimate test is a confrontation with the demon in a battle to the death. REVIEW: “The Unholy” (1988) might quite possibly ...

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Film Review: Rise of The Animals (2011)


SYNOPSIS: In a suburb of anywhere, U.S.A. local teens discover that world as gone horribly awry as all creatures great and small begin to ruthlessly attack people unprovoked. REVIEW: Directed by: Chris Wojcik Whacked-out Entertainment Starring: Greg Hoople, Stephanie Motta, Adam Schonberg, Nikki Preston Pizza delivery boy Wolf (Greg Hoople) and his pal Jake (Adam Schonberg) realize they’re going to ...

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TV Review: Terra Nova (TV Series) (Season 1) (2011)


SYNOPSIS: Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization. REVIEW: “Terra Nova” is a Fox entry into scifi meets Jurassic Park style TV series. Airing on Monday ...

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Film Review: Shocker (1989)


SYNOPSIS: When a vicious serial killer named Horace (really guys? Horace?!? Were all the good names taken?) is sentenced to die in the electric chair he instead becomes a supernatural being capable of controlling electricity and possessing the bodies of others. He uses his newfound powers to continue his killing spree and becomes obsessed with trying to kill Jonathan, the ...

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Book Review: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave – Issue 1


Issue: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave #1 Writers: Kerry Gammill, Sam F. Park, James Farr, Rob Brown, Derek McCaw, John Cassaday, Joe Freire, Martin Powell, Gary D. Rhodes Artists: Kerry Gammill, Chris Moreno, John Cassaday, Rafael Navarro, Joe Freire, Terry Beatty, Tom Smith, Brian Denham, Kez Wilson, Jeff Preston, Frank Dietz, Paul Garner, Kim Loh Editors: Kerry Gammill, Kez ...

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Film Review: June (2015)


A childless couple adopt a young girl who has some baggage of the supernatural sort to deal with. Horror films with demonic children in the spotlight are some of the most popular in the genre. I can go back as far as 1956 (although I’m sure there are earlier ones), and find evil children films like The Bad Seed. Other ...

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Film Review: I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (2014)


SYNOPSIS: A young runner, on a Zombie film set, has the first day from hell when real Zombies overrun the set. REVIEW: I want to drop some truth bombs on you, dear readers of I’m going to blow your mind wide open. Sit yourself down, and witness the strength of street knowledge. Fact: New Zealand has some of the ...

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Dracula FAQ – All That’s Left to Know About the Count from Transylvania Coming Soon!


In the 15th century, warlord Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula (son of the Dragon), became a legendary figure in his native Wallachia. Four hundred years later, Irish author Bram Stoker appropriated Dracula’s name for a vampire novel he spent seven years researching and writing.  Considered one of the classics of Gothic literatures, Dracula went on to ...

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Film Review: Wendigo (2001)


SYNOPSIS: A blue Volvo makes its way through the fading light this chilly winter evening in upstate New York. Kim (Patricia Clarkson), George (Jake Weber) and their 8-year-old son, Miles (Erik Per Sullivan), are city dwellers stealing a weekend away at a friend’s country farmhouse. But a fluke accident sets off a chain of events that alters their lives forever ...

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Film Review: The Toolbox Murders 2 (2013)


SYNOPSIS: A serial killer kidnaps a young woman and forces her to witness his crimes. REVIEW: A gruelling bloodbath, The Toolbox Murders 2 has some interesting ideas but they are swamped by a tidal wave of sadism, brutality and gore. On top of that there are numerous signs of a troubled production leading to a jumbled mess of a story. ...

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Horror Art: SpineStealer


Once my traditional training in art had ended, I no longer practiced the arts which I was taught, and spent several years not knowing what to do with myself. But in 2006 I fell ill with a rare (and under-studied) condition. With encouragement from the artist Rob Lebeau, I looked to art as an outlet for my physical and emotional ...

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