Author Archives: Dave Gammon

Film Review: The Collapsed (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The end of days has arrived in apocalyptic splendor. As cities lie in ruin and bodies scatter among ashes and blood stained streets the Weaver family clutches to hope and survival. While rioters and looters among scavengers scour the urban rubble Scott (John Fantasia) and Emily (Lise Moule) make the decision to flee across the dense brush with their teenaged children Aaron (Steve Vieira) and Rebecca (Anna Ross).With destination Dover’s Bend in mind the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Monitor (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A newly single mother Anna grapples with her own sanity while protecting her son Andrew in a new start on life separated from her abused husband. Turmoil and deceit run amuck after she purchases a baby monitor and over hears another frequency of inevitable volatile circumstance. REVIEW: Directed By: Pal Sletaune Starring: Noomi Rapace, Kristoffer Joner, Vetle Ovenild Referred to in certain circles as Baby Call, The Monitor is a disturbing account of child … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rise of The Animals (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In a suburb of anywhere, U.S.A. local teens discover that world as gone horribly awry as all creatures great and small begin to ruthlessly attack people unprovoked. REVIEW: Directed by: Chris Wojcik Whacked-out Entertainment Starring: Greg Hoople, Stephanie Motta, Adam Schonberg, Nikki Preston Pizza delivery boy Wolf (Greg Hoople) and his pal Jake (Adam Schonberg) realize they’re going to miss the opening night of their favorite horror series they decide to crash the party … Continue reading

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Book Review: Off the Rails and Other Tales – Author Jason L. Liquori

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OFF THE RAILS AND OTHER TALES By Jason L. Liquori A collection of delightfully depraved bone chilling terror is summarized by title as follows: BANKER’S HOURS: A band of retired bank robbers plot one last heist and tend not to lichen they get more than what they’d bargained for. NIGHT CRAWL: Walter, Harry and Rachel roam the dense brush in search of refugee in a remote cabin from the unearthly creepy crawly beetle like creatures … Continue reading

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Interview: Marilyn Burns (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

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TRAIL BLAZING WITH A TEXAS LEGEND An Interview with Marilyn Burns DAVE GAMMON: I’d first like to extend a very warm welcome to scream queen and legend Ms. Marilyn Burns to Horrornews.net. For oblivious fans of the terror genre of course you’d played the dashing lead in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sally. No stranger to Tobe Hooper productions compare and contrast in playing the lead role of Sally and the 1977’s Eaten Alive character … Continue reading

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Interview: Justin McConnell (The Collapsed, The Eternal)

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HORRORNEWS: Welcome my very special guest Mr. Justin McConnell to Horrornews.net. It’s been well documented your trials and tribulations while making The Collapsed. What gives an independent producer and director the intestinal fortitude to persevere when arguably many others would have simply given up? JUSTIN McCONNELL: Ah, ‘Intestinal Fortitude’. That also happens to be a good song by Nuclear Rabbit. In all honesty, I just think I’ve always had an attitude in which I just … Continue reading

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Interview: Teri Mcminn (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

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HOOKED ON AN ICON AN INTERVIEW WITH TERI MCMINN DAVE GAMMON: I just wanted to extend a very warm welcome in a much anticipated interview Ms. Teri McMinn with Horrornews.net. Director Tobe Hooper had first discovered you in Austin, Texas in 1973 after seeing a local news paper article. Reflecting back on that fateful evening then flash forward to a precarious predicament of in the clutches of one Leatherface, did you have any idea at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pazuzu’s Girl – Author Rachel Coles

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Pazuzu’s Girl By Rachel Coles Pazuzu and Lugal are human incarnates of Mesopotamia with unearthly powers. An ancient tablet of destiny is stolen from the goddess Lamashtu. As a result the two are exiled to exist among humans as their infinite sentencing. Gradually indication the two with supernatural powers can no longer keep up with their cleaver contemporary disguise. As nosey neighbours, meddlesome community members and the school system notice that something is dreadfully amiss … Continue reading

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Book Review: Woman Scorned – Author Angela Alsaleem

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Woman Scorned – Angela Alsaleem Camilla is raped and brutally murdered at the hands of a corrupt police officer. She wakes up dead, oblivious to the fact she’s crossed over into another realm of existence. As she collects herself, consumed in despair and distraught she begins to walk along the road side, hauntingly closer to her ultimate fate. Libitina is an aspiring mortician in training and steals Camilla’s body from a nearby hospital morgue. Her … Continue reading

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Interview: John Russo (Night of the Living Dead)

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MACABRECON RENANIMATED AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN RUSSO Generations of fright fiends have been struck with terror at the hands of conceptual genius John Russo. Co-Creator and collaborator of Night of The Living Dead, where our current zombie phenomenon had all began; Mr. Russo sheds some light on a dark genre that chills us to the bone yet captivates us, glued to our seats. I caught up with Mr. Russo recently while taking a break in … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide 2012 – ‘Niagara Falls Comic Can/MacabreCon’

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WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE 2012 NIAGARAFALLS COMIC CON/MACABRECON COMES TO NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO CANADA Reflecting back on my humble upbringing, it isn’t any mystery how my interests of today evolved. Life wasn’t easy growing up in the small rural town of Seagrave, Ontario. Our closest neighbour was over a kilometre away. With three older sisters, few friends and a bit of an eccentric misfit in school I was constantly in search of an escape. An imagination … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Unleashed (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When Madison Kennard (Trisha Echeverria) returns to her home town after an eight year hiatus, a certain sense of harrowing anxiety is in the air. Estranged from her family, her mother’s passing prompts the reluctant visit in order to sell the house and get her affairs in order. Memories of an unsettling upbringing are overwhelming making the appearance a challenge to cope. Lindsay, (Jessica Salgueiro) her childhood friend soon arrives on the scene offering … Continue reading

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Book Review: Loose Ends – Author WD Jackson

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Loose Ends By WD Jackson When perpetual under achiever Jake Harper purchases a computer for a new office job it appears as though life is finally turning around. Encountering his next obstacle, he grapples with assembling and installing the PC so landlady/best friend Anna intervenes giving him a crash course in computer use 101. Getting online seemed to be the mandate of the hour as she sets him up with an email account to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nursing Home – Author James J Murphy III

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THE NURSING HOME By James J Murphy III Any fan or critic of commercial, conventional or literary horror can attest to reading through a wide variety of different themes, genres and styles. Each can be as unique as the author itself. Few writers in the horror business can disagree that the ultimate achievement will be to craft a tale that terrifies a universal audience. Fears can vary on a wide spectrum both rational and irrational. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haftmann’s Rules – Author Robert White

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HAFTMANN’S RULES By Robert White Grand Mal Press “Blood is like a rainbow, like red violet when it first flows, black in the moon light.” Every now and again a volume of literature is so gritty, so enthralling, so psychologically spell binding we tend to forget what particular genre it slides most neatly into. Robert White’s story of private d*ck Thomas Haftmann and his obsession with solving an increasingly complex case is if nothing else … Continue reading

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Festival Storms Great White North with Chilling Fury

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada As an avid cinematic aficionado since early childhood I’d embraced the opportunity of attending the annual Canadian Film Fest with bedazzled awe. With mixed feelings of neurotic nervousness and preconceived notions the event would serve copious quantities of artsy, pretentious content that would require an interpreter for later translation I walked into the gala ready for anything and everything. My initial impressions could not be further from the truth. Kicking off the … Continue reading

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