Author Archives: Dave Gammon

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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Film Review: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Clary is your typical rebellious teenager struggling to fit in and understand her single mother Isabelle. After a reasonably trivial quarrel one day she flees their humble apartment only to find out she’s disappeared. One bizarre event begins to unfold after the next as Clary realizes there is most definitely something her mother has concealed about their history. In a race against time will Clary be able to find her mother seemingly trapped within … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brew – Author Bill Braddock

BREW By: Bill Braddock Permuted Press Publishing 164 Pages Something has gone dreadfully awry in a college town ordinarily consumed in frat parties, football, cheerleaders and more parties. The carnage unleashed seems to pour from the very microbrewery the youths have known to come and love. Will there be any stopping the blood lust and mayhem unleashed or will everyone eventually succumb to Brew? Bill Braddock’s novella, Brew is an apocalyptic cavalcade of carnage meets … Continue reading

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Book Review: Summer’s End – Author Lisa Morton

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A celebrated author and historian on Halloween rituals is contacted to assist in interpreting an ancient Celtic manuscript. While an Irish archaeologist exhumed the rare find and is working around the clock to translate it, something seems dreadfully awry. Could the passages and pages contain a conjuring to unleash the malevolent Sidh to rain hellfire and brimstone on its unsuspecting readers? Perhaps only an authority on the roots of Samhain and Halloween will have the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Watcher of the Dark – Author Joseph Nassise

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WATCHER OF THE DARK By: Joseph Nassise Tor Books 301 Pages Jeremiah Hunt is consumed within the most precarious of dilemmas. While hiding out in a seedy Los Angeles motel he’s taken against his will by a band of misfit thugs. Taken to Carlos Fuentes he’s presented with a sinister ultimatum. Hunt can either work with his team in finding a lost, ancient artifact capable of opening the gates of hell or suffer at the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bullet to the Head (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The unlikely duo of a New Orleans contract killer and Washington D.C. cop band together to find the one that killed each of their respective partners. REVIEW: Directed By: Walter Hill Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater At age sixty seven Stallone shows he’s still got it and has no intention of letting up anytime soon. While most of us would sell our souls to the devil to look … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darkbound – Author Michaelbrent Collings

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DARKBOUND By: Michaelbrent Collings 287 Pages A group of unsuspecting passengers are trapped along a commuter train seemingly chartered toward the very depths of hell. Will the diverse mixture of individuals realize their common bond and rise against adversity posed before them or will they ultimately succumb to the evil that lurks in the shadows around them? Darkbound marks the fourth novel I’ve had the esteemed pleasure and honour of reading and reviewing for author … Continue reading

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Film Review: Country Cottage (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A long weekend getaway seems like the ideal atmosphere for Todd to propose to his long-time girlfriend Cammie. An unexpected distraction comes in the form of Todd’s brother Salinger crashing the romantic retreat with an agenda of his own. REVIEW: Directed by: Peter Wellington Starring: Malin Akerman, Tyler Labine, Lucy Punch, Dan Petronijevic Cottage Country has an ethereal, foreboding mood that descends instantly from the initial credits. The audience has the impression they’re in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Iceman (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Following the true life story of Richard Kuklinski a contract killer struggling to balance family life and his cold blooded vocation that made him a legend in 1970’s New Jersey organized crime world. REVIEW: Directed By: Ariel Vromen Starring: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer Ariel Vromen’s portrayal of the serial killer Richard Kuklinski is dark, gritty and at times an animalistic look at the sociopath’s struggle to balance his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Books of Blood Vol 1 – Author Clive Barker

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CLIVE BARKER’S BOOKS OF BLOOD: 1 (1984) By: Clive Barker 213 Pages Warner Books The Book of Blood: An imposter posing as a psychic medium learns the hard way that the dead don’t appreciate being taunted. The Midnight Meat Train: Leon’s new beginning in the city that never sleeps comes at a dyer price upon meeting the notorious butcher. The Yattering and Jack: Jack Polo’s indifference to life’s consequences has the very minions of hell … Continue reading

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Book Review: Undead L.A. – Author Devan Sagliani

UNDEAD L.A. By: Devan Sagliani Laughing Crow Media 152 Pages A series of short stories with a central theme surrounding post-apocalyptic Los Angeles each tale is presented for varying victims among the undead. LAX: A commercial pilot copes with the catastrophic aftermath of Armageddon and takes drastic measures into his own hands. No One Is Watching: After the world has come undone, Gary Wendell a police detective finds redemption in the unlikeliest of places. Camp … 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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