Author Archives: Anton Cancre

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

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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

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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

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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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Book Review: Swamp Baby – Author Adra Steia

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SWAMP BABY Author Adra Steia Published by Tease Publications Publication Date: 2007 Format: Black /White – 204 pages Price: $12.99 “Its not the swamp you should fear. What comes out of it is much worse… It’s not the physical pain- It’s the agony of loss.” Dear, dear Suwannee may very well be a bit of an idiot. Her recent ex-husband, Michael is not getting the point that their relationship is over and she doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Book Review: Still – Author Charlee Jacob

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STILL Author Charlee Jacob Published by Necro Publications Publication Date: 2007 Format: Black /White – 342 pages Price: $19.95 “Photograph. Snapshot (Shot). Still. Still. Silent. Dead. Still. Still Life. Still Death. He did know that the dictionary definition of ‘still life’ referred to a portrait of inanimate objects- flowers, fruit, furniture. Nothing alive, that is. And it cut him to think that this was what the person in the picture had been reduced to: and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stay Dead – The Stranger and Tunnel Rats – Author Steve Wands

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STAY DEAD: THE STRANGER AND TUNNEL RATS Author Steve Wands Published by Apparatus Revolution Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 46 pages Price: $4.99 for hard copy, free for download “They had the sickness. At least that’s what some people were calling it, as if a bottle of cough syrup would set you right again. Jennifer—unsure of how she had the strength to do it—managed to restrain her family. Her father was heavily … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night of the Living Dead – Author Joe Kane

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With this book (hyperbolicly subtitled Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever) , Joe “Phantom of the Movies” Kane gives us a thorough and comprehensive look behind the scenes that, while heavily peppered with opinion and conjecture, makes an interesting and edifying read for anyone obsessed or even interested in Romero’s gut munching classic. Plus, they throw in John Russo’s original screen play as a gift for completists, as well as testimonials from some of films great names like Frank Hennenlotter and Peter Jackson. Continue reading

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Book Review: Chimeric Machines – Author Lucy A. Snyder

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CHIMERIC MACHINES Written by Lucy A. Snyder Published by Creative Guy Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 92 pages Price: $10.95 “You sigh, suffer mutely, stare at the tube, pray for the weather and ponder the razor.” Sometimes, as someone with a varied taste in my word soups, I find myself in a bit of a quagmire as a reviewer. After all, this is a horror site and you, the fine readership of said … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boneshaker – Author Cherie Priest

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BONESHAKER Written by Cherie Priest Published by: TOR Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 416 pages Price: $15.99 “The Naamah Darling drifted past the station’s clock tower a little too close for comfort. The blank face of a clock as big as a bedroom stared dully back at them, no mechanisms to make it keep the time and no hands to display it. I t was a ghost of something that had never … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bite Marks, A Vampire Testament – Author Terrence Taylor

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BITE MARKS: A VAMPIRE TESTAMENT (PAPERBACK) Written by Terrence Taylor Published by St. Martin’s Griffin Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 400 pages Price: $14.99 “‘Everybody loves vampires!’ Lori didn’t. She didn’t see the mystery and glamour everyone else did, just thinly veiled sadomasochism, fake fangs, and mechanical bats.” Blame Anne Rice. Blame Anita Blake. Blame Stephanie Meyer. Blame whatever cheap, over-romanticized franchise you wish, but damn do I hate vampires. I was honestly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eleven Twenty-Three – Author Jason Hornsby

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“Lily’s End, which before this morning had not seen a murder in two years, suddenly embodies the tyranny of third world countries. A post-war wasteland. A curfew at sundown. The silent hillside following a suicidal battle where the victors lie in fly-covered heaps not far from the carcasses of the armies they’ve defeated. Less than an hour ago, it was simply a dull beach-town, a Norman Rockwell painting. It was a nice place to live. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abominations – Author Tim Deal

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17 SPINE-TINGLING TALES OF MURDEROUS MONSTERS AND HORRIFIC CREATURES (PAPERBACK) Edited by Tim Deal Published by Shroud Publications Publication Date: 2008 Format: Black /White – 238 pages Price: $14.95 I miss monsters in horror. Not evil people doing screwed up meany-guy or -girl stuff, but gigantic goopy masses of sludge slouching their way into my safe little town. Yes, realistic horror is more frightening and certainly more disturbing but I also like to escape via … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dead Letters – Author Tom Piccirillli

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Written by Tom Piccirillli Published by Medallion Press Publication Date: 2006 Format: Black /White – 350 pages Price: $5.99 So Eddie Whitt was just this guy, you know. An average schlub with the wife and kid and cozy little house in the suburbs, growing a tad chubby and living a life of that calm happiness that is completely overlooked by everyone who has it. Then a madman, some piece of sh*t came and smothered the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist – Author Robert Davies

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Robert Davies’s writing is more than just prose, more than words strung into sentences woven into ideas. More akin to poetry, his words ooze into one another, vibrating with beauty and horror in the dank pits of excavated body cavities. Continue reading

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Book Review: Hiram Grange and the 12 Little Hitlers – Author Scott Christian Carr

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Scott Christian Carr has balls. Big, hairy, hyper-inflated balls that he doesn’t mind showing off at every opportunity. Anyone who is willing to throw the attack on the Twin Towers and baby tentacle-rape at the reader in the friggin prologue has to. He doesn’t hold back anything and the effect is tremendous. By 7 pages in, you know that nothing and noone is safe from this man and his horrific dreams where laughter is mixed with blood-tainted vomit.
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Magazine Review: Necrotic Tissue – Issue 11

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Some of the pieces could have been better than they turned out, too much of the best work was crammed into the back and I don’t completely agree with the editor’s pick. But I was introduced some new people I want to keep an eye on and got some more from author’s I’ve liked in the past. That’s what I buy these magazines for. 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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