Author Archives: Alex DiVincenzo

TV Review: A Haunting (TV Series) Season 5 (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: These chilling tales of the supernatural take you inside real-life horror stories, with each one-hour episode featuring eyewitness accounts and cinematic re-enactments of some of the most spine tingling and inexplicable stories ever recorded. You’ll meet Chris Gibbons, a Michigan attorney driven to the point of insanity by a ghost that has infiltrated his dreams; a stay-at-home-mom who enjoys taking walks with her children through her historic neighborhood, until something dark and sinister follows … Continue reading

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Boston Comic Con 2013 Preview

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The sixth annual 2013 Boston Comic Con will take place on April 20th and 21st at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. I’ll be in attendance, and I’m quite looking forward to it, as it’s shaping up to be a great time. Two of the biggest names attached to the event are “The Walking Dead” stars Lauren Cohan (who plays Maggie) and Jon Bernthal (who plays Shane). They’ll be meeting fans all weekend and … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Everybody Loves Tank Girl – Authors Alan Martin | Jim Mahfood

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SYNOPSIS: Everyone’s favorite outback anarchist is back to blow things up, swear profusely and offend the elderly in your household! This time, Monsieur Alan Martin teams up with wunderkind Jim Mahfood to bring you Tank Girl as you’ve never seen her: wild, raw, foul-mouthed and forever rockin’ but rendered in a style that will bring pleasure to thine eyes. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Zombie Lake (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: In a small lakeside town, young women are disappearing without a trace. The superstitious locals blame ”The Lake of Ghosts”, because of the lake’s haunting past, but the town’s mayor seems reluctant, or powerless to take any action. When another woman is found dead near the lake, with her throat ripped out, a reporter comes to town and soon discovers that the lake harbors a terrible secret dating back to World War II. It … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloodlust: Subspecies III (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: Still in the thrall of the evil vampire Radu, Michelle yearns to be taught the skills of the vampire. Meanwhile, her sister Becky tries to free her from his evil clutches, and this time, she has brought some help. REVIEW: 1994′s Bloodlust: Subspecies III was shot back-to-back with its predecessor, Bloodstone: Subspecies II, so the two films share the majority of the same cast, crew, technical aspects, etc. However, the end result an entirely … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloodstone: Subspecies II (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: Continuing after the events of the first film, a woman who has just become a vampire tries to escape the evil vampire, Radu, who seeks her as his love interest. But she has taken the vampire family’s bloodstone, and now Radu must find her to get it back. Her sister comes to Romania to save her soul, but it might be too late. REVIEW: For my money, 1991′s Subspecies is the best title ever … Continue reading

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Book Review: Video Night – Author Adam Cesare

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SYNOPSIS: Billy Rile is smart, adept at Nintendo and has a killer Hi-Fi setup. Life is good. But he has no idea that an alien life form has infected his town, a creature that overtakes and transforms its host. It could be inside anyone: a classmate, a pizza delivery man, even the girl next door. When Billy’s weekly movie night is crashed by this otherworldly menace, he and his best friend and their dates will … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Dead Space – Author Martin Robinson

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Since its initial launch in 2008, Dead Space has sold over 4.5 million units. It’s one of the most successful and highly-rated modern video game franchises, paving the way for rather lucrative merchandising opportunities. In addition to three acclaimed first-person shooter/survival horror games, the series also spawned spin-off games, films, novels, comic books, soundtracks, action figures, T-shirts and more. To coincide with the highly-anticipated release of Dead Space 3, Titan Books has published The Art … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Tyrant of Mongo

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SYNOPSIS: Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this gorgeous collection of library editions feature all-new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. Featuring strips from world-famous writer-artist Alex Raymond, restored in their original format, complete and uncut! This volume continues the seminal adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon, an ordinary man trapped on an alien world, and his ongoing battles with the deadly and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Baron Blood (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: In director Mario Bava’s sumptuous Technicolor Gothic horror classic, an American student Peter Kleist travels to Austria on summer holiday to learn more about his family roots. By reciting an incantation on a piece of ancient parchment, he succeeds in scaring up a genuine ancestor – Baron Otto von Kleist, a 16th century sadistic nobleman whose appetite for cruelty earned him the nickname ”Baron Blood’.’ Before Peter can reverse the incantation, the parchment burns. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Die Screaming, Marianne (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: Marianne, following the sudden death of her mother, stands to inherit the family fortune, along with several documents that could incriminate her corrupt judge of a father. Now, her sister and her father both want their hands on Marianne’s inheritance and they’ll stop at nothing, even murder, to get it! REVIEW: After a successful stint in the sexploitation genre, Pete Walker made his first foray into the horror realm with 1971′s Die Screaming, Marianne. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Comeback (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: Seeking a little peace and quiet to write some new songs, a washed-up American singer moves into a secluded English house. But his mind isn’t on a new romance when he’s contacted by his ex-wife’s ghost, whose clues about her murder lead Jones to a confrontation with the killer. REVIEW: Unlike the more exploitative work for which Pete Walker is known, 1978′s The Comeback shows a great deal of restraint. The death scenes, while … Continue reading

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Film Review: Schizo (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: A little girl watches helplessly as she is the sole witness to her mother’s murder. Years later, that little girl has grown into the beautiful skating star Samantha Gray (Lynne Frederick). But after her wedding announcement is published in the local newspaper, a man who becomes more and more obsessed with her begins turning up everywhere she goes. Samantha’s fear mounts as one by one her friends are murdered, and she becomes convinced that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alien: The Illustrated Story – Author Archie Goodwin | Walter Simonson

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Alien has to be one of the most merchandised genre movies. From books to toys to video games, the sci-fi classic has been spun off into countless forms. Its profitability is no surprise; I’m not alone in considering it among the greatest films of all time. Shortly after the movie’s release in 1979, the story was adapted into comic form under the name Alien: The Illustrated Story. After being out of print since the original … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Beary Scary Movie (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Featuring the musical stylings and acting debut of iwrestledabearonce, the horror-comedy A Beary Scary Movie follows the tale of Shreddy – the deranged guitarist from legendary 80′s hair metal band White Vulture – who comes straight from hell murdering bands one by one by hacking them to pieces. Now it’s up to Steven, Mikey, John, Krysta and Ricky to make it out alive. REVIEW: The transition from musician to actor is not an easy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After foiling a plot to blow up an American arms plant, Danny Coogan and his girlfriend, Beth, quickly find that their troubles have just begun. One of Toulon’s mysterious Puppets has been kidnapped by the Nazis, and under the wicked, watchful eye of the occultist Commandant Moebius, the Puppets’ life-giving serum is synthesized to create a master race of unstoppable soldiers. Moebius plots to assassinate the highly-decorated General Porterto deliver a crippling blow to … Continue reading

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