Author Archives: Dave Gammon

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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Book Review: The Nightmare Project – Author Jo-Anne Russell

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THE NIGHTMARE PROJECT DANGEROUS MINDS TRILOGY By Jo-Anne Russell Muse It Up Publishing 200 Pages Julia Montgomery has been committed to a psychiatric facility for the murder of her husband. Haunted by illicit nightmares eclipsing into waking reality, her carnal deed was result of protecting her children. Once imprisoned to the four walls of her crumbling sanity the body count begins to rise within the ward. Something sinister has transpired behind the scenes. An unorthodox, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Realm (The Ouija Experiment) (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends unite to experiment with the ill-fated Ouija Board for one of the youth’s internet blog. Within no time the friends each realize they’d gotten far more than they’d bargained for as the spirits unleashed begin their unholy descent in terrorizing each of their individual lives.

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Book Review: A Demon in Dallas Huntress Chronicles – Author Amy Armstrong

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A DEMON IN DALLAS HUNTRESS CHRONICLES By: Amy Armstrong Total E Bound Books 98 Pages Raven a vampire huntress has just seventy two hours to find her abducted partner Matt. The only key to finding her missing bounty may lie in the hands of her estranged lover, a shape shifter Connor. With fairies, angels, wolves, vampires and witches lurking around every corner the odds are stacked against her as the clock is ticking in A … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Demon’s Wife – Author Rick Hautala

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THE DEMON’S WIFE By: Rick Hautala JournalStone Publishing 318 Pages When Claire McMullen has succumbed to the mediocre misgivings in life her defenses ultimately come down. Despising her job, putting up with a questionable roommate and realizing Mr. Right may be just romantic dream, she embarks upon the bar scene with her friend Sally. A mysterious stranger named Samael enters the fray and Claire’s world is suddenly turned upside down. While it seems they bring … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Hunger V: The Road to California – Author Eric A. Shelman

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DEAD HUNGER V: THE ROAD TO CALIFORNIA By: Eric A. Shelman Dolphin Moon Publishing 450 Pages While Zombie Apocalypse survivors Flex, Gem, Hemp and Charlie continue to restore civilization and co-exist in a world gone mad, Dave and Serena become restless and cannot shake the undeniable feeling of venturing off into the open road. As tribute to his late sister Lisa they decide to embark upon a journey to find his Uncle Brett in California. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Special Dead – Author Patrick Freivald

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SPECIAL DEAD By: Patrick Freivald JournalStone Publishing 260 Pages As the dust settles from the ill-fated high school prom Ani Romero and seven additional survivors have been held in a quarantine type environment to resume their studies. Far from the conventional curriculum the students have to cope with trigger itchy soldiers wielding flame throwers, outside radical protestors and continuous poking and prodding from Dr. Banerjee’s relentless experiments. Will the children rise above their infernal containment … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fade to Black – Author Jeffrey Wilson

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FADE TO BLACK By: Jeffrey Wilson JournalStone publications 254 Pages Jack is your typical, ordinary man. A loving husband and father, an admired school teacher with a seemingly perfect life, one day a harrowing vision creeps into his life. From a first person point of view he experiences the very real terror of a Marine Sergeant Casey Stillman in midst of battle in Iraq. As one vision begins to eclipse into another his grip on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killing Season (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Each Benjamin Ford, an American Colonel and Emil Kovac, a Serbian soldier is haunted with memories of the Bosnian war. Several years later an inability to cope with the terror brings the two sworn adversaries together for one epic final showdown. REVIEW: Directed By: Mark Steven Johnson Starring: Robert DeNiro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia I’ll be the first to go out on a limb and state that I think Killing Season was a highly … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Eugenist (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teens get locked inside an abandoned public school only to realize they’re not alone. Lurking in the shadows are countless flesh eating zombies relentless on devouring their prey. Will the youths be able to escape the clutches of the undead or will they succumb to the forces of yet another sinister mad man’s diabolical plot in The Eugenist? REVIEW: Directed By: Tariq Nasheed Starring: Abbey Kochman, Emily Brooks, Rachelle Neal, Alexander … Continue reading

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Book Review: Baal – Author Robert R. McCammon

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BAAL (1978) By: Robert R. McCammon Pocket Books 347 Pages A dark prophet has been exhumed from the bowels of hellfire and brimstone to walk among mankind. Spreading his unholy gospel unto a legion of followers the prince of demons seems unstoppable. Will a rebel rising be enough to thwart his evil tendencies or will society ultimately crumble unto the power of Baal? Readers familiar with McCammon’s works will find no surprise that the veteran … Continue reading

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Film Review: Compulsion (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The lives of two neighbours within an apartment complex couldn’t be more different than night and day. Once the ice is broken a common bond unites them in their obsessive compulsive disorders. Will their collective obsessions bring them closer together or tear their worlds apart in Compulsion? REVIEW: Directed By: Egidio Coccimiglio Starring: Heather Graham, Carrie-Ann Moss, Kevin Dillon, Joe Montegna From the opening credits Compulsion utilizes vivid cinematography highlighting an assortment of hues … Continue reading

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