Author Archives: Anton Cancre

Book Review: Ultimate Guide to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse – Author F. Kim O’Neill


The problem this book faces is its competition. There’s a sea of similar books out there, including the hulking beast rampaging through the city that is Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide. At more than twice the price, TUGtSaZA doesn’t present any solid reason to purchase it over what is considered by many to be the definitive guide of its type. Continue reading


Film Review: Butterfly Effect: Revelation (2009)


SYNOPSIS: When he discovers that he has the ability to travel through time, teenager Sam Reed (Chris Carmack) uses his newfound power to unravel the mystery surrounding his girlfriend’s (Rachel Miner) untimely death. Despite his noble intentions, Chris inadvertently disrupts the space-time continuum and unleashes the wrath of a psychopathic serial killer. Directed by Seth Grossman, this sci-fi thriller also stars Daniel Spink and Richard Wilkinson REVIEW: “Sometimes you can’t fix things. Sometimes they’re just … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: Shroud Magazine – Issue 7


SHROUD ISSUE #7 Managing Editor: Tim Deal Published by Shroud Publications Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 152 Pages Price: $6.99 Before we get into the review proper, I owe you a bit of a warning: This issue contains a story from yours truly as well as one written by a dear friend of mine, Laura Langford. Of course, it goes without saying that both of these works stand among the greatest pieces … Continue reading

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Book Review: Robin Hood and the Friar Tuck – Zombie Killers – Author Paul A. Freeman


ROBIN HOOD AND FRIAR TUCK: ZOMBIE KILLERS – A CANTERBURY TALE (PAPERBACK) Written by Paul A. Freeman Published by Coscom Entertainment Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 97 pages Price: $12.99 “The spell upon the guards was broken when The first of them was slaughtered like a hen Whose neck upon the chopping block gets thwacked. On either side a shambling maid attacked And plunged her chomping teeth into his throat, Ere worrying … Continue reading


Book Review: The Fourth Black Book of Horror – Author Charles Black


THE FOURTH BLACK BOOK OF HORROR Author Charles Black Published by Mortbury Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 232 pages Price: $15.00 “People Who liked horror were f*ckwits. He’d lived with horror all his life. Real Horror. Well, tonight he’d spread it around.” -”All Hallow’s Even” In the interest of total honesty and with full respect to the fine people at Mortbury Press, I had no interest whatsoever in reading this book when I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Spellbent – Author Lucy Snyder

SPELLBENT (PAPERBACK) Written by Lucy Snyder Published by Del Rey Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 97 pages Price: $7.99 I imagined the people below sitting on their front porches, enjoying the evening breeze, sipping sweet lemonade or perhaps frothy cold beer. And then they’d look up to see a woman with a flame arm flying through the air on a giant spider monster. Would they point and scream? Dial the cops and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Taste of Tenderloin – Author Gene O’Neill


TASTE OF TENDERLOIN Written by Gene O’Neill Published by Apex Publications Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 144 pages Price: $13.95 “The ‘Loin was without a doubt the armpit of the city. Because of the full moon, he knew that every panhandler, homeless person, hooker, junkie, and crazy would be hyped up and crowding the street…” Anyone that lives in San Francisco knows the Tenderloin district. Heck, there’s someplace like it in every … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girl Next Door – Author Jack Ketchum


THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jack Ketchum Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2005 Format: Black /White – 370 pages Price: $7.99 “We were juveniles-not criminals but delinquents. So that under the law we were innocent by definition, not to be held accountable for our acts exactly, as though everybody under eighteen were legally insane and unable to tell right from wrong.” Fuck me Freddy!!! Seriously… sh*t f*ck damn aaaaaaruuuuugaaahhhlaaahhhh! This book was recommended to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Monstrumologist – Author Rick Yancey


I know the stigma a YA stamp carries among the horror community, but we, as a community, need to get over that crap. Rick Yancey put together a fine, chilling and emotionally affecting tale in the process. With monsters that will eat your face and enjoy every moment of it. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kult – Author Shaun Jeffrey


THE KULT Author Shaun Jeffrey Published by Lecrota Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 328 pages Price: $9.95 Not wasting any time, he pressed his knee into her scrawny chest and started work with the hacksaw, drawing it back and forwards across her shoulder, and the screaming increased in pitch. H felt the blade bite through flesh, sinew and muscle before gnawing through bone, the reverberations juddering along his arm. Blood sprayed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twilight of the Dead – Author Travis Adkins


TWILIGHT OF THE DEAD Author Travis Adkins Published by Permuted Press Publication Date: 2006 Format: B&W Price: $15.95 “She Brought up her own arm up to her face to study it under the sunlight. It was blue and cold. Frantically, she pressed her palms to her cheeks and felt that they, too, were cold. She looked down at herself to se her clothes ripped to shreds, maggoty decaying skin showing through. Finally she stopped everything … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Oz Suite – Author Gerard Houarner


THE OZ SUITE Author Gerard Houarner Published by Eibonvale Press Publication Date: 2008 Format: Black /White – 152 pages Price: $12.00 “I might have been on the Yellow Brick Road, only Dorothy and her gang had left me behind and I didn’t have a dog and it was getting dark and the Wicked Witch’s flying monkeys were in the clouds, getting ready to dive” I remember the special kind of joy that came once a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vicious Verses and Reanimated Ryhmes – Editor A.P. Fuchs


VICIOUS VERSES AND REANIMATED RYHMES Edited By A.P. Fuchs Published by Coscom Entertainment Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 144 pages Price: $13.95 “While most people plan For fire and flood, earthquakes Winters, acts of God You plot a course For the day Someone meddles- The day Some new Frankenstein Raises the dead.” -“Zombie Attack Escape Plan”, Claire Askew I really need to move on from Z-Lit for a little while, before my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under – Author Bradd Quinn


UNDER Author Bradd Quinn Published by / Frustrated Laboratory Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 220 pages Price: $15.40 “As he glanced from face to face and the silently stared back, he could sense that he was going to be the last to see what was by that garage. Like Jacob was the only one who hadn’t jumped down the rabbit hole yet. It was as if they envied him for a moment… … Continue reading

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Book Review: Three Zombies and a Demon – Author Roy C. Booth


Nobody goes to plays anymore. They’re boring, lifeless things only enjoyed by the rich and snobby as a way to pretend that they are better than the rest of us. Well, Mr. Naysayer in my head, I beg to disagree. Maybe it would change your mind if we threw in some rotting, flesh hungry ghouls and horned minions of darkness in adaptations of stories from one of the premier purveyors of literary horror out there, Necrotic Tissue. By the guy that brought Brian Keene’s soul searing exploration of fiscal depression and a dead boy Jesus, Terminal, to the stage. I got your attention now, don’t I, Sparky? Continue reading


Book Review: Dead of Night – Devil Slayer – Issue 1-4


DEAD OF NIGHT: DEVIL-SLAYER #1-4 (TPB) Author Briane Keen Published by Marvel Comics Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color – 96 pages Price: $14.00 In the interest of full disclosure, I should start this off by admitting that I have never read any of the original Devil-Slayer books or any of the ones in which the character was featured. Truth be told, I had no idea whatsoever that he had existed. While this makes me completely … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Faith – Editors: Maurice Broaddus | Jerry Gordon


DARK FAITH Edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon Published by: Apex Publications Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black / White – 360 pages Price: $19.95 Many people believe that faith and horror do not mix, but I would be among the first to argue that point. The experience of terror is an intensely spiritual one and spiritual experiences can often be quite terrifying. Dark Faith is an anthology that focuses on that experience of terror … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead America – Author Luke Keioskie


DEAD AMERICA Author Luke Keioskie Published by Severed Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 209 pages Price: $13.95 “I charge gray Gary J, Slam him against the wall, start kicking the crap out of him, beating him for all the sh*t I’ve seen, all the calls I’ve come to where girls are killed for their undead ass, where dead men have been set alight by religious lifists, where little boys have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Day by Day Armegeddon – Author J.L. Bourne


DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON Author J.L. Bourne Published by Permuted Press Publication Date: 2004 Format: Black /White – 260 pages Price: $14.95 I’m starting to think that I should hop off the bandwagon and stop talking so much sh*t about zombie fiction. I’ll admit that on the movie front, it has been killed completely… head shot and all. But I’ve got this friend that dropped a huge ass bag of zombie lit at my feet … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writer’s Workshop of Horror – Author Michael Knost


WRITER’S WORKSHOP OF HORROR Author Michael Knost Published by Woodland Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: color Price: $21.95 So, you want to be a horror writer or already consider yourself one. You’ve been a fan of horror literature for longer than you can remember, maybe starting off with King, maybe Barker, Bloch or Laymon. Maybe you’ve read enough that you’ve started to get some ideas of your own and even began to meet some of … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Giants were Saying – Author David Rix


WHAT THE GIANTS WERE SAYING Author David Rix Published by Eibonvale Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 216 pages Price: $12.75 “When pain doesn’t matter, do we cease to fear it? Does it just become another sensation? I wonder. Can you experience pain that goes somehow completely beyond pain – beyond a world where pain has meaning? It is almost impossible to describe. Pain as liquid? Pain as a flower?” What is art? … 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 and 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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