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Book Review: Revenge – Authors Gabrielle Faust and Solomon Schneider

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REVENGE By: Gabrielle Faust and Solomon Schneider Barking Rain Press “Unfortunately there is no place in Hell for insurgents.” Marcus is a prisoner of the mundane. Long lost is his passion for anything aside from consuming countless bourbon after bourbon in his tattered, withered upholstered chair. Submitting to reclusiveness and withdrawn even his live in partner Brenda becomes steadily estranged. One evening he receives a text she’d sent indicating she wouldn’t be home for the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hills Have Eyes II (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of dirt bike racers set off on a bus trip to enter a race across the notorious desert of all the legendary folklore murders. The bus breaks down off the beaten path. While searching for help they split up and end up in the clutches of the desert mutants’ traps. REVIEW: Directed by: Wes Craven Starring: Tamara Stafford, Kevin Spirtas, John Bloom, Colleen Riley, Michael Berryman, Penny Johnson, Janus Blythe Wes Craven … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Beyond (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: The cellar of an old hotel is built on top of the door to the beyond. Bloody zombies roam there. A young woman who is heir of the hotel wants to restaurate it. She is confronted with strange events. A painter has a lethal fall, the plumber vanishes and her friend breaks his neck. When she escapes to the hospital of a friendly doctor she doesn’t know what a nightmare is waiting there… REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Book Review: Malcontents – Authors Wilbanks, Thomas, Norris, Chandler

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MALCONTENTS-Four Novellas By: Randy Chandler, Gregory L. Norris, Ryan C. Thomas, David T. Wilbanks “I think what I love most about her, is her in born need to dominate possess.” Vincent Price The Black Widow 1975 HOWLER By Randy Chandler: A Bonnie and Clyde incarnation get more then what they bargain for when they rob Mama Rose’s brothel. A freak of nature: part wolf, part girl aptly nick named Wolfgirl and fellow whore extraordinaire Zelda … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pentacle Pendant – Author Stephen M DeBock

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THE PENTACLE PENDANT By: Stephen M DeBock Claire Delaney, a stunning blonde vixen that can best be envisioned as a sort of Charlize Theron type is vacationing in the Caribbean. A tourist approaches her in standard tropical manner and the two volley back and forth witty and whimsical flirts. They agree to meet later for a midnight swim and hopefully in Johnny come lately’s mind something more. The seducer gets more than what he bargains … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Hunger – Author Eric A. Shelman

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DEAD HUNGER Flex Sheridan receives an eerie phone call of unusual proportion. His sister, Jamie Leighton reaches out and quickly unveils the plague that has consumed her. She complains of an infernal, insatiable hunger. Even her husband or two daughters Jesse and Trina couldn’t subdue her carnal behavior. The call is abruptly concluded to disturbing, blood curdling screams. Distraught, he bolts off like a bat out of hell from his Atlanta home on the highway … Continue reading

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Book Review: Joker’s Club – Author Gregory Bastianelli

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Jokers Club has made me proud to be a horror fan again. No longer is there a need to endure sneers, snickering and low brow comments at social gatherings. Granted an interest in the macabre comes along quickly in tow with the stereotype of being unabashedly disturbed. Make no mistake about it even the disturbed do have integrity. In an era where we’re force fed contrived remakes such as Piranha, Friday the 13th and The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ghosts of Coronado Bay – Author JG Faherty

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GHOSTS OF CORONADO BAY – A MAYA BLAIR MYSTERY Our harrowing tale commences off the Atlantic coast in 1908. The Black Lady a vessel slicing through the unforgiving seas swiftly encounters a hellacious storm. The captain, Gavin Hamlin and (no not Gavin McLeod of Love Boat fame, although at times I fought not to envision him this way) crew struggle against the merciless peril but ultimately find an untimely demise. The ship crashes into a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Traiteurs Ring – Author Jeffrey Wilson

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THE TRAITEUR’S RING In all honesty I’d initially approached The Traiteur’s Ring with the same enthusiasm as a hippy in the late sixties regarded the Vietnam War. We’re faced with so many every day real horrors in 21st century living one may argue such grisly turmoil has no place within our fictional escapes. Wilson captures this statue of realism exploiting a very close to home mentality as our protagonists the U.S. Navy SEALS are stationed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Duncan’s Diary – Birth of a Serial Killer – Author Christopher C Payne

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DUNCAN’S DIARY: BIRTH OF A SERIAL KILLER I was forewarned of the atrocities found within Duncan’s Diary. Allow me to be bold enough to state I entirely disagree. Some may attempt to steer you off the slashing, beaten path and suggest Payne’s efforts are a carbon copy of Jeff Lindsay’s lovable anti-hero Dexter Morgan. This is a naĂŻve assessment at best. Comparing the two would be like putting Jaws against Piranha, two completely different kettles … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warped Words for Twisted Minds – Author Christopher C Payne

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WARPED WORDS FOR TWISTED MINDS Short Stories compiled by JournalStone’s Christopher C Payne Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, after all we’re all humanery stew if we don’t pledge allegiance to… ….I love the dead before they rise. No farewells no good-byes, I never even knew your now rotting face. Cadaver eyes upon me see….nothing. Ah, nothing says Halloween better than a good, solid blood curdling, spooky, banshee wailing collection of short stories. Carefully and personally … Continue reading

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Book Review: That Which Should Not Be – Author Brett J Talley

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THAT WHICH SHOULD NOT BE Something lurks within the darkness. A spell binding, crippling fear taunts the very hairs upon the nape of your neck. Your stomach lurches as your pulse quickens; prayers for salvation or at least a fast and painless death.  Talley’s odyssey into the unknown makes this tale a heart stammering page turner from beginning to end. From the onset we’re introduced to eccentric college professor Dr. Atley Thayerson.  A self consuming … Continue reading

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