Author Archives: Anton Cancre

Book Review: Ashton Memorial – Author Robert R. Best

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Have any of you heard that there might be some kind of glut in the zombie market? It’s like a plague has been released, infecting us all and overrunning the streets. As can be the problem in any flooded market, individuals damn well better have something to make them stand out if they are going to be worth dropping our hard earned money on: Max Brooks had scope, Mira Grant has emotional honesty and political … Continue reading

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Book Review: Installing Linux on a dead badger and other oddities – Author Lucy A. Snyder

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INSTALLING LINUX ON A DEAD BADGER AND OTHER ODDITIES Written by Lucy A. Snyder Published by Creative Guy Publishing Publication Date: 2007 Format: B&W – 110 pages Price: $10.95 “LET’S FACE IT: any script kiddie with a pair of pliers can put a red hat on a Compaq, his mom’s toaster, or even the family dog. But nothing earns you geek points like installing Linux on a dead badger.” One of the first things you … Continue reading

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Film Review: Perkins 14 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Ronald Perkins builds an army of 14 people brainwashed through cult-like methods to protect him from his parents’ killers. When Perkins is imprisoned, the police unwittingly unleash his followers on a small town and they’ve only got one thing on their mind: “Kill for Mr. Perkins.” REVIEW: “Do you miss anything?” Right off the bat, I want to warn you all that the synopsis I have seen in other places is extremely off from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned – Author Jake Burrows

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Come the bright, unwavering light of dawn, H.G. and the VotD made for a damn fine and totally entertaining read that moved me in unexpected ways. I can’t wait to find out what lies in store for our intrepid anti-hero once he washes the puke out of his hair. Continue reading

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Submit yourself to King Paul!

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I’m sure you’ve noticed that the hero has become neutered in popular culture. There are too many sparkly vampires, self reflective, whiney turds and people besmirching the good name of pirate by gallivanting around, gesticulating dramatically, and generally acting like a drunken diva. Even the latest run of “superhero” movies are populated by men who are essentially worthless on their own, until some outside source grants them the ability to piss and moan about all … Continue reading

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New Public Ooozings From HNN Staffer

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Long time staff book reviewer and he of the floppy man-breasts, Anton Cancre has two new stories that are currently available for your perusal and enjoyment. If nothing else, it stands as an opportunity to critique the critic, if he has talked a little sh*t about you in the past. “Beautiful Things”, a touching little tale of the straining relationship between a father and son in a world where the much lauded zombie apocalypse has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tales from the Crossroad – Editors David Niall Wilson, David Dodd

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TALES FROM THE CROSSROAD The world of publishing has changed, but while many companies are either trying to desperately to cope with these changes or coming up with new and exciting ways to exploit them, Crossroad Press is doing a damn fine job of showing how it can be done right. They’ve got a fairly extensive and consistently growing catalog of new and out of print ebooks available in all of the standard formats and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rotters – Author Daniel Kraus

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ROTTERS “My father spoke, and still I tried to listen, but my ears buzzed with the low hum of disease. He told me, and I tried to understand, that what we had done was something ancient and possibly noble, but also vilified and to be undertaken with the utmost solemnity; and that, most importantly, it was a craft passed down through generations, teacher to student, and as of tonight this group included not just my … Continue reading

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Film Review: From Within (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When a rash of mysterious suicides strikes the idyllic burg of Grovetown, it galvanizes the faith of the largely Christian community, which staunchly clings to its evangelical beliefs. Convinced that the deaths are the work of something far more sinister than sheer fate, teenagers Lindsay (Elizabeth Rice) and Aidan (Thomas Dekker) band together to unearth the real culprits … and uncover a shocking revelation. REVIEW: “You’re not gonna like this.” I want to make … Continue reading

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Book Review: Day Terrors – Editors Kfir Luzzato and Dru Pagliassotti

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DAY TERRORS “I yanked her head back by her hair and sank my teeth in her neck, crunching through her esophagus, and again, and again, chewing, swallowing, her blood washing hot over my face, my neck, feeling her spasm and die, sacrificed to the new race she had created. I dropped her corpse, a gravestone over what humanity had been. I raised my bloody fists to the sky, to the future, and roared.” -John Jasper … Continue reading

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Sucker Punch: a response to reviewers and critics.

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Right from the get go, I’ll just say: Fuck you moronic motherf*ckers. In the ass. With a candle rolled in broken glass. Now that I feel better, I can begin to speak with a modicum of civility and intelligence.  Sucker Punch has been getting beat around by critics. The overall gist seems to be that it’s real pretty, but without substance and story, to which I can only respond by asking if we saw the … Continue reading

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and that’s when I reach for my revolver.

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Warning: a rant is forthcomming.  Peter Schotwzer already provided a link to Brian Keene’s blog about the grand fall into douchedom of Dorchester publishing, but I felt the need to speak on the matter as a fan. There was a time, in the late 90′s, that Dorchester’s Leisure Horror mark meant the world to me. Any time I saw the stylized LP, I knew that I’d get at least some enjoyment. They are the ones … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brain Cheese Buffet – Author Edward Lee

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BRAIN CHEESE BUFFET “Their philosophy was societal and rather militant in its feministic design. Never mind that they were f*cked up in the head: abused, malnurished and locked in closets as children, maladapted via unbridled drug and alcoholuse and hence damaged certain critical brain receptors, and, in general, rife with a plethora of environmentally causated personality disorders and biogenic amine imbalances. They aw themselves instead as philosophers of the new dark age of sexual terror, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Every Shallow Cut (Chizine) – Author Tom Piccirilli

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EVERY SHALLOW  CUT Shit. You think you know a guy, then he has to go flip the script on you and leave you flailing out in the cold, mumbling something about your favorite thermos through frostbitten lips. Yep, T-Pic the mighty has come back around with a quick shot to the solar plexus in the form of this new novella, but if you think you know what to expect from this extremely prolific man then … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eden Fell – Author by Lily

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EDEN FELL Written by Lily Published by Damnation Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: B/W Price: $4.50 or ? “Although my shrink is dubious and believes completely in my obliviousness, I am aware I’m always living in a perfect world in my mind. I know it’s not a perfect world. I know there aren’t such things as screaming snakes or weeping rhinoceroses, frost princes or winter sprites, or even unicorns in black leather. They aren’t real … Continue reading

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Book Review: Feast – Author Scott McCoy

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FEAST (PAPERBACK) Written by R. Scott McCoy Published by Shroud Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 155 pages Price: $7.99 I know what you thought when you saw the cover: Shriveled, dried up guy with empty, white eyes= yet another gawdamn zombie novel (or, if you are still excited about them: “Yay! Another Zombie Novel!”). However you may want to calm down a moment because this is as much of a zombie … Continue reading

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About Anton Cancre

Anton Cancre is one of those rotting, pus-filled thingies on the underside of humanity that your mother always warned you about. He has oozed symbolic word-farms onto the pages of DEAD SOULS, THE GHOST IS THE MACHINE and D.O.A. II as well as continuing to vomit his oh-so-astute literary opinions, random thoughts and nonsense at antoncancre.blogspot.com. No, he will most definitely not watch your pet shoggoth this weekend, but he is interested in taking that new brain case for a spin through the cosmos.
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