Author Archives: Dave Gammon

Film Review: Leviathan (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. In a story owing a lot to”Alien” and “The Thing”,  the crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one. REVIEW: Directed by: George P. Cosmatos Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson, Michael Carmine Leviathan … Continue reading

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Book Review: SPLATTERLANDS | Editors Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson

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SPLATTERLANDS Reawakening The Splatterpunk Revolution Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson Grey Matter Press 283 Pages A collection of thirteen tales with a common theme surrounding graphic, gory and often violent depiction of terror that knows no boundaries: Heirloom By Michael Laimo-A woman’s obsession with firearms is handed down from generation to generation. Violence for Fun and Profit By Gregory L. Norris-Revenge may spawn unto the vulnerable in the unlikeliest of places. Amputations in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Child (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Simon Sachs is not your ordinary ten year old boy. Afflicted with a terminal illness he tenaciously seeks out the services of defense attorney Robert Stack. The barrister grapples with the inconceivable as the boy claims to be the incarnation of a murderer and proceeds to lead him to the bodies of missing persons over fifteen years ago.

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Book Review: Zombie Attack: Army of the Dead – Author Devan Sagliani

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ZOMBIE ATTACK BOOK 2: ARMY OF THE DEAD By Devan Sagliani Permuted Press Publishing 218 Pages Just when a glimmer of hope seems to illuminate in restoring some normal society, Xander MacNamara finds himself engulfed in turmoil once again. Happily married to the love of his life Felicity Jane and adapting to his newfound military rank in Freedom Town life is good. Little does he know his new found comfort is merely the calm before … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Hunger 6: The Gathering Storm – Author Eric A. Shelman

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DEAD HUNGER VI: THE GATHERING STORM By: Eric A. Shelman Dolphin Moon Publishing 428 Pages “You never think of that crap do you? Civilization man. We take a lot of things for granted,” Punch. Life goes on for the small society that has come to know one another as family after the zombie apocalypse. While Flex, Gem, Hemp, Charlie, Trina and Taylor cope living in a world surrounded by rotters a very real diabolical threat … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dirties (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After being tormented daily within the confines of their high school two teen aged boys vie to make a documentary depicting the angst suffered at the hands of the bullies they refer to as The Dirties. REVIEW: Directed By: Matthew Johnson Starring: Matthew Johnson, Owen Williams, Krista Madison The Dirties is a heart breaking tale of alienation and social isolation and one man’s steady descent into madness. A tale many have heard of or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ominous Realities – Editors Anthony Rivera | Sharon Lawson

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OMINOUS REALITIES Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson Grey Matter Press 317 Pages A collection of sixteen tales with a common theme surrounding the twisted, macabre and often sinister tendencies in post-apocalyptic times: How To Make A Human By Martin Rose-A robot named Romeo Dyer learns there are consequences to playing God even after Armageddon. Angie By John F.D. Taff-A bickering, estranged couple Dennis and Angie make a ghastly decision in survival. On The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellbenders (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Following the exploits of a band of misfit, fallen ministers known as The Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints as they gallantly throw the very forces of evil back to hell. REVIEW: Directed By: J.T. Petty Starring: Clifton Collins Jr, Clancy Brown, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon Hellbenders is based upon a graphic novel of the same title directed by the author that delivered this gem from its initial print conception. Original, thought provoking and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead of Nite (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When an investigative team arrives on the scene of the ill-fated Jericho Manor to record an episode for their internet show Seeing is Believing they soon realize there is something more sinister on hand than any of them could have bargained for. REVIEW: “It’s not just ghosts that go bump in the night…” Directed By: SJ Evans Starring: Tony Todd, Joseph Millson, Cicely Tennant, Claudio Pacifico, Suzi Lorraine, Simone Kaye Tony Todd’s ominous presence … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Road to Nowhere – Author Lee Argus

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THE ROAD TO NOWHERE By: Lee Argus Permuted Press Publishing 113 Pages A man awakens within the confines of a desolate, abandoned hospital only to realize he has amnesia. Struggling to stay alive he flees the institution while desperately trying to unravel the mystery of his past while thwarting the clutches of the walking dead infesting civilization. Will he unveil the answers he needs or will he be infinitely be lost on The Road To … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fear the Forest (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: After a group of youths going missing in the northeastern valley mountains they fear something ungodly is in the air. Are they alone in the dense underbrush? Resisting the folklore of a walking spirit or sasquatch of epic proportion they vie to stay alive. Meanwhile the governor and his team of staff work around the clock searching for the missing campers, one of which is his teenage daughter Barbara. Will they make their way … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tankbread – Author Paul E Mannering

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TANKBREAD By: Paul E Mannering Permuted Press Publishing 236 Pages Society has certainly changed since the apocalypse. The few remaining humans in civilization have become either slaves or prey unto the reanimated corpses known as Evols. At the mercy of the undead one has the choice of either succumbing to the hands of zombies or becoming food. Small town leader evol leader Soo-Yang strikes up a bargain with a messenger to go to the Australian … Continue reading

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Book Review: Strangers – Author Michaelbrent Collings

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STRANGERS By Michaelbrent Collings 372 Pages An eerie silence has enveloped the Hughes family home. Grieving on the one year anniversary of their eldest boy’s tragic death, father, mother, sister and brother struggle to cope. While his absence affects each in their own way, they drift apart emotionally and physically growing further estranged with each passing day. Retiring that evening, each with a heavy heart, they next awaken to a terror beyond their worst nightmares. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Art of Darkness (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Hard times have fallen upon the Richards, Liz and Ben. A miscarriage, dwindling bank accounts topped off with financial and emotional insecurity threaten to drive a wedge in marital bliss. Liz (Emily Baxter) reluctantly agrees to take a questionable modelling job. Once in the confines of a late night photo session on the outskirts of any rural town she fears for her life. Trapped in the basement of her photographer she struggles to stay … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil’s Pass (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of student filmmakers from the U.S. set off to Russia to unravel the mystery of several missing mountain climbers over fifty years prior. REVIEW: Directed By: Renny Harlin Starring: Gemma Atkinson, Matt Stokoe, Richard Reid, Holly Goss, Luke Albright Upon the opening credits Dyatlov Pass possesses all of the crucial components of a spine tingling chiller. The viewer is susceptible to a borage of grisly images of decayed corpses frozen in time … Continue reading

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Film Review: Junkie (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When Danny wakes up one day to realize his world has hit rock bottom he makes a vow to come clean of his addictive lifestyle. One obstacle presents itself after another, namely his brother Nicky who will stop at nothing to ensure they get their next fix. REVIEW: Directed By: Adam Mason Starring: Robert LaSardo, Daniel Louis Rivas, Tess Panzer, Tomas Boykin Director Adam Mason’s Junkie is a dark, gritty, foreboding atmosphere consumed with … Continue reading

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