Author Archives: Dave Gammon

Interview: David and Daniela Tully​ (Writers 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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Film Review: Shame the Devil (2013) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: When a London detective finds his murder investigation becomes a little too personal he travels to New York for answers in this Truth or Die chiller. REVIEW: Directed By: Paul Tarter Starring: Simon Phillips, Juliette Bennett, Will de Meo, Doug Bradley The subgenre of satanic based horror has been prevalent since the dawn of scary films. There’s something about the religion based conflict of ancient good versus evil that resonates with a vast audience … Continue reading

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Haunt Manor Delivers in Bone Chilling Spades

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Sunday October 26, 2014 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Campark Resorts Haunt Manor Why horror? Who in their right mind would dish out hard earned money to have the holy hell scared out of them? These are merely two of the pressing questions horror enthusiasts are faced with on a regular basis from the others. Just as with any complex, abstract question there is no simple answer. The reason we gravitate towards terror is as unique … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Red House (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When Shelby (Kate French) inherits a house from her grandfather she rallies her closest friends to check things out. It doesn’t take long after arriving in the remote home to realize something terribly is awry. Strange noises in the attic and the disappearance of her friends forecloses her dream of settling in. Will she unravel the sinister secret that lurks in the shadows or will she be forever imprisoned within The Red House? REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After an author gets so submersed in his research on Victorian serial killers he starts to believe someone is lurking around every corner. A chance meeting with his agent reveals a Hollywood film producer is interested in his work. Will he be able to subdue his paranoid fears or will Jack be rendered paralyzed with A Fantastic Fear of Everything? REVIEW: Directed By: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell Starring: Simon Pegg, Clare Higgins, Paul Freeman, … Continue reading

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Horror Rama – October 21 2014

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MINIONS OF THE MACABRE AND DAMSELS OF THE DEPRAVED REJOICE AS TORONTO UNLEASHES ITS INAUGURAL ALL HORROR CONVENTION Tuesday October 21 2014 A very rare circumstance transpires this year as Halloween falls on a Friday. Many of us horror aficionados who celebrate Samhain year round are exhilarated to the point of ecstasy with an additional two days to pay homage to all things horror.  Fangoria and Suspect Video and Culture proudly presents Horror-Rama, Toronto’s only … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crime Seen – Author Michaelbrent Collings

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CRIME SEEN By Michaelbrent Collings 231 Pages A police detective Evan White is haunted by the murder of his wife Val. As the body count rises a relentless killer is hell bent and determined to show Evan his wife’s murder was only the beginning to all the carnage around them. Author Michaelbrent Collings delivers in spectacular suspense fuelled action in Crime Seen. His infectious style and prose lures the reader instantly into the fray of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Legacy – Author JG Faherty

LEGACY By JG Faherty Samhain Publishing 71 Pages Sean Black is not your ordinary, regular, everyday teen growing up in a small town of New Hope, Massachusetts. As ominous, debilitating nightmares of a Lovecraftian type creature devour his rest each night, he struggles to cope within the day light hours. As an impending storm threatens to descend upon the sleepy town he begins to sense his nightmares have begun to eclipse into reality. Legacy is … Continue reading

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Book Review: 14 – Author Peter Clines

14 By Peter Clines 345 Pages Permuted Press Publishing Nate Tucker is a man simmering in his own juices of mediocrity. While his peers are married, having kids and excelling in their respective careers, he feels trapped within his own under achievement. Working as a data entry clerk he realizes his limited income can no longer pay the rent. At an office get together a co-worker tells him of a real steal of a place … Continue reading

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Film Review: Soulmate (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Struggling to cope with the loss of her husband, Audrey attempts suicide. Within the confines of a remote Welsh cabin she searches for answers until an ominous presence appears that changes everything. REVIEW: Directed By: Axelle Carolyn Starring: Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers, Nick Brimble Inside the horror genre one does not have to look far to find a good old fashioned ghost tale. Arguably the theme is just about as saturated as … Continue reading

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2014 Niagara Falls Debut Zombie Mud Run

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Saturday September 13, 2014 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada They’ve been referred to as Rotters, Hungerers, Reanimated, The Walking Dead or most commonly zombies. Call them what you will; a ghoulish horde ran ravenously amok in the grounds of the famous war of 1812 hell bent for life lines. The life lines are a symbol of the aspiring survivors’ intestines, brains and other vital organs. The insatiable zombies vowed to devour each and every flag, rendering … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Canal (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: David Williams wants nothing more than to give his wife Alice the perfect life. Working as a film archivist, the young, pregnant couple finally save enough to buy their first home. Residing on the picturesque, Irish Canal it seems as though their prayers have finally been answered. An eerie coincidence unfolds at David’s office one day to threaten it all. In the screening room, he views a silent film from 1902 documenting an unsolved … Continue reading

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Film Review: Inner Demons (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Carson is your typical Catholic teenaged girl, straight A student. When her family notices a gradual decline in grades, social activity and demeanor they enlist in the help of Step Inside Recovery, an addictions counselling facility. A documentary film crew shoots the entire process from intervention to counselling and recovery. Carson’s parents, friends, fellow patients and film crew are in for an awful shock when they realize her behaviour originates from something much darker … Continue reading

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Film Review: Antisocial Behavior (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man realizes he cannot deny his traumatized past any longer and copes with his world crumbling around him. REVIEW: Directed By: Kenneth Guertin Starring: Jackson Kuehn, Mary Elizabeth Boylan, Chad Bishop Antisocial Behavior boasts a premise of considerable proportion. One man’s inner emotional and psychological struggles begin to eclipse into his daily life. While mental illness is a relatively common social issue, one cannot deny its potentially horrific ramifications. Director Kenneth Guertin … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fatal Consequences – Author JG Faherty

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FATAL CONSEQUENCES By JG Faherty Samhain Publishing 78 Pages After narrowly escaping a vicious bear attack Alec Winter flees the scene only to return and find his children brutally slain while his wife is holding on by a thread. While everyone perceives him to be a hero, he must grapple with the reality of their tragic deaths. Will his remorse and sorrow be the ultimate fate for Alec Winter or will an unworldly force hold … Continue reading

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Film Review: 3 Tunnels 2 Hell (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When down and out guitar player Jack (Richard Gabai) is dumped by his girlfriend, it seems that life couldn’t get any worse. Sifting through some mail he discovers he’s the beneficiary of an estate from a relative he’d never known. Packing up to the Pacific Northwest he accepts the island and estate that’s been left to him under the condition that he can manage a fully functional equestrian camp for children. A large, ominous … Continue reading

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Book Review: DEAD HUNGER VII: The Reign of Isis – Author Eric A. Shelman

DEAD HUNGER VII: THE REIGN OF ISIS By: Eric A. Shelman Dolphin Moon Publishing 432 Pages Set twelve years into the future The Reign of Isis finds our harrowing group of heroes set up civilization in the small town of Kingman, Kansas. All in all life is pretty good for the likes of Flex, Gem, their son Flex Jr., Hemp, Charlie, their son Max and all the other characters we’ve come to know and love … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: Four teens share an ominous pact one fateful July 4th evening. After accidentally colliding with a mysterious stranger crossing a barren, secluded portion of highway, they dispose of the body rather than face their responsibilities and report the tragic incident. Now on the anniversary of wicked indiscretion a mysterious force has returned with redemption in mind and terrifying taunts of I Know What You Did Last Summer. REVIEW: Directed By: Jim Gillespie Starring: Jennifer … Continue reading

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