Author Archives: Dave Gammon

Film Review: A Cry From Within (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Overcoming the heartache and tragic loss of a child a family relocates from New York City to the country. The house they’ve chosen soon begins to reveal a most ominous presence. Will the apparition get their new cohabitants to hear their Cry From Within? REVIEW: Aka Sebastien Directed by: Zach Miller, Deborah Twiss Starring: Eric Roberts, Deborah Twiss, Cathy Moriarty, James McCaffrey, Sydney McCann, Matthew McCann A special commendation should be given to Ms. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Huff (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When a mother realizes her sleaze bag, bible thumping husband has been abusing her daughters she goes to extremes to ensure their safety. On the run the three girls must manage to stay one step ahead of their maniacal step father, Huff will revenge in his eyes.

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Book Review: Castle By The Sea – Author JG Faherty

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Castle By The Sea By: JG Faherty (From What Waits in The Shadows) Samhain Publishing 93 Pages Jason and Erika are enjoying a wonderful date at the carnival. Taking in the midway, rides and games they finally give in to a little romance and charter a swan ride into the tunnel of love. Their cozy rendezvous soon turns awry as the swan boat capsizes sending the youth couple into the grungy, murky water below. They … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pendle Curse – Author Catherine Cavendish

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The Pendle Curse By: Catherine Cavendish Samhain Publishing 202 Pages While Laura Phillips is grieving over her late husband Rich her world is coming completely undone. She questions if the things she hears and sees are truly there, an episode of the supernatural or her exhausted imagination. At the encouragement of her dearest friend she takes a trip as form of a distraction. The bed and breakfast she stays in and the small village for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Hunger 8 – Author Eric A. Shelman

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Dead Hunger VIII: Peace, Love and Zombies The Nelson Moore Chronicle By Eric A. Shelman 417 Pages Dolphin Moon Publishing An exploration into the zombie apocalypse from character staple Nelson Moore’s point of view beginning in 2011 prior to when he’d met Flex, Gem, Charlie, Hemp among others. This latest edition also goes into elaborate detail on how the civilization of Kingman, Kansas was created set in the year 2028. Author Eric A. Shelman does … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nightmare Girl – Author Jonathan Janz (R2)

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The Nightmare Girl By: Jonathan Janz Samhain Publishing 247 Pages After a Good Samaritan intervenes in a public episode of child abuse he soon realizes he’s bitten off more than he can chew. The perpetrators have a relentless intent on seeking revenge in the most unholiest of fashions. The Nightmare Girl marks the inaugural reading endeavor I’ve undertaken for author Jonathan Janz. Countless novels are assigned for review on a monthly let alone annual basis. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Realm (The Ouija Experiment) (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends unite to experiment with the ill-fated Ouija Board for one of the youth’s internet blog. Within no time the friends each realize they’d gotten far more than they’d bargained for as the spirits unleashed begin their unholy descent in terrorizing each of their individual lives.

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Book Review: Gone Feral – Author Ted Nulty

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Gone Feral By: Ted Nulty 358 Pages After a chemical outbreak has wreaked havoc on society it doesn’t take long to realize the aftermath has affected humans as well as mammals. Turning creatures into bloodthirsty corpses hell-bent on ravaging all within site, a group of Marine personnel and everyday civilians strive to survive. Following the chronicles of several characters in San Diego, Bemidji, Minnesota and Atlanta we find out what it takes to stay alive … Continue reading

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Film Review: In the House of Flies (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple vacationing in Niagara Falls, Ontario is abducted. Imprisoned within a concrete, underground chamber Steven and Heather are given clues via telephone from their unseen assailant on how to open any one of four suitcases left to their devices or perhaps their very survival. REVIEW: Directed by: Gabriel Carrier Starring: Lindsay Smith, Ryan Kotack, Henry Rollins, Ry Barrett June 1998 Summer Was Never The Same In The House of Flies epitomises claustrophobic, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abram’s Bridge – Author Glenn Rolfe

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Abram’s Bridge By: Glenn Rolfe Samhain Publishing 74 Pages L’il Ron Sawyer isn’t your ordinary, everyday adolescent boy. With few friends, the new kid in town and forced to live with his estranged alcoholic father and grandmother he has very little in terms of sanctuary. One day while riding by Abram’s Bridge he spots a vision so angelic he’s rendered awestruck. Climbing down the embankment he soon finds out the apparition is very real, a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Tide – Author Stephen A. North

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Dead Tide By: Stephen A. North Permuted Press Publishing 237 Pages An onslaught of a virus outbreak has devoured civilization in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Residents strive to stay alive while government officials responsible for the disaster attempt to flee abandoning all social responsibility and liability. As a novel critic one may only imagine the extent in sheer volume of books sent my way. On average I can estimate anywhere from two hundred to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Still The Shadows – Author Elizabeth Fields

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Still The Shadows By Elizabeth Fields 117 Pages A collection of four short stories with a common theme of the macabre. Flypaper: A young couple’s car breaks down and they seek help in the most precarious of circumstances. The Apartment: A first person account of one woman’s experience with malicious spirits. Cinnamon: First person point of view in how one young woman’s obsession with exterminating a spider goes awry. The Change: Ezra copes with a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Zero Theorem (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in a futuristic society Qohen, an entities programmer has been commissioned to decipher the meaning of life. REVIEW: Directed by: Terry Gilliam Starring: Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Melanie Thierry, Matt Damon, Lucas Hedges, Tilda Swinton “Zero must equal one hundred percent” From the opening credits the audience bears witness to an infinite black hole, forever spiralling and engulfing every molecule of existence. A string quartet, orchestra type soundtrack enhances a most somber mood … Continue reading

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Film Review: Snowpiercer (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The world has gone to ruin thanks to the second coming of the ice age. In the year 2031 those fated to have survived board the Snow Piercer a train designed to house society as it exists. A sociological hierarchy is set in place with the lower class citizens with mutiny in mind. Led by Curtis, anarchy explodes car by car until they receive the necessary redemption in the engine to live once again. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Before Dawn (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After Casper Galloway reluctantly agrees to watch his grandfather Horus’s infamous occult shop he makes a drastic error in judgment, ignoring senior Galloway’s instructions. While attempting to impress the object of his desire and a group of unlikely bystanders, he accidentally unleashes an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into zombie demons aka Zemons. Will the youths be able to rise above a seemingly doomed town or will they ultimately … Continue reading

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Book Review: The End In All Beginnings – Author John F.D. Taff

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The End In All Beginnings By: John F.D. Taff Grey Matter Press 330 Pages A collection of five short story/novellas with a central theme of loss of love, innocence and youth. What Becomes God-A young boy will do anything to save his best friend of a terminal illness regardless of the consequences. Object Permanence-Chris Stadler is institutionalized in a psychiatric facility and struggles to break free to return to a family filled with secrets, eccentricities … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dorm (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When Vivian, a college a social introvert begins to come out of her shell she realizes supernatural forces may be at play. REVIEW: Directed by: Rachel Talalay Starring: Cassie Steele, Jake Croker, Rami Kahlon, Alexis Knapp From the opening credits, The Dorm shows tremendous potential in unnerving a most unsuspecting audience. The imagery is gritty, claustrophobic and accentuates a substantial degree of disturbance. Ancient artifacts appear in subtle symbolism as we witness a barrage … Continue reading

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Interview: David and Daniela Tully​ (Writer and Producer for Dario Argento’s The Sandman)

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​DARIO ​ARGENTO’S ​CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN ZEROS IN ON TARGET An exclusive Horrornews interview with The Sandman writer and producer team, David and Daniela Tully​ As the clock ticks towards the final toll ​on ​the ​I​ndiegogo campaign launched ​for​ legendary director Dario Argento​,​ ​it ​has​ ​​reached ​over ​9​5​% of its​ target​ at press time​​. The Sandman ​screenplay was ​written by David Tully​,​​ and​ is ​set​ to be a​n​ ​unequivocal​ chiller to whet the appetite for fans … Continue reading

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Book Review: Axes of Evil – Edited by Alex S. Johnson

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AXES OF EVIL A Heavy Metal Horror Anthology Edited by Alex S. Johnson Chupa Cabra House Publishing 576 Pages A mammoth collection of thirty-three tales with a common theme surrounding heavy metal folklore, legends and horror that will exhilarate even the blackest of souls. Mourningstar By Del James-Destruction likes on the horizon for Rhain, Wraith, Revile and Ruin collectively known as Mouringstar at their last gig. All The Rage By Lindsey Beth Goddard-Triston Seever a … Continue reading

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Film Review: White Rabbit (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: After a tormented youth is bullied in school he begins to have hallucinations and reflections about the rabbit his father forced him to kill on a hunting expedition. Will Harlon be able to cope with the prophetic voices in his head or will he succumb to his inner demons? REVIEW: Directed By: Tim McCann Starring: Britt Robertson, Sam Trammell, Ryan Lee, Nick Krause From the opening sequence White Rabbit begins with a very ominous, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Equilibrium Overturned – Authors Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson

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EQUILIBRIUM OVERTURNED Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson Grey Matter Press 322 Pages A collection of fourteen tales with a sense of unbalance challenging perception as we know it The Final Testimony of Molly Ryder By Jeff Hemenway-Kristoff a murderer is used as a test subject in a psylink to unveil the true darkness that lies within. Amnion By John Everson-A researcher may have discovered the fountain of youth comes at a very terminal … Continue reading

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