Author Archives: Dave Gammon

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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Film Review: Detour (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After a catastrophic mudslide traps Jackson Alder inside his SUV several feet beneath the earth he grapples for survival while the sands of time are swiftly running out against any chance in possible rescue. REVIEW: Directed By: William Dickerson Starring: Neil Hopkins, Brea Grant, John Forest Detour is a claustrophobic expose that will grind on your nerves, suffocating your senses into terrifying oblivion. Audiences with phobias of confined places be forewarned. Dickerson’s production is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steel Breeze – Author Douglas Wynne

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STEEL BREEZE By: Douglas Wynne Journalstone Publishing 256 Pages Desmond Carmichael is an ordinary everyday single father struggling to make ends meet and bring up his young son in a happy, healthy, safe environment. Tortured by the pain of his wife Sandy’s untimely demise, it seems as though her memory exudes through everything. Now a very real, and undeniable threat has presented itself in the form of a mysterious stalker with cryptic clues suggesting their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightmare Ballad – Author Benjamin Kane Ethridge

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NIGHTMARE BALLAD By: Benjamin Kane Ethridge JournalStone Publishing 260 Pages When part time swim instructor Luke Rhodes witnesses the inconceivable, a drowning within his pool, his life slowly becomes unravelled. Haunted by the chords and melodies of a vague recollection in song, he becomes possessed in unravelling its meaning. Cognitive snippets of recollection burst within his memory as the body count begins to rise. Together with his wives Dara and Maribel along with his lifelong … Continue reading

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Film Review: Way Down in ChinaTown (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A writer and director couple aspire to produce a play despite the world slowly coming to an end around them. REVIEW: Directed By: Eric Michael Kochmer Starring: Stephanie Sanditz, Justin Dray, Maria Olsen, Ashli Haynes Way Down in Chinatown is a rare film that isn’t easily categorized into one specific genre. Surreal, impressionistic, and irrevocably bizarre, Kochmer’s artistic approach to the eccentric is reminiscent of a David Lynch expose. Shot in black and white, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Exhibitionists (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Walter Todd has an eye for controversy and an appetite for carnage. On New Year’s Eve he invites his closest friends over for a get together and videotapes their dysfunctional expose. Will Todd finally get his money shot or will he simply be labelled just another Exhibitionist? Sometimes desire has a mind of its own. REVIEW: Directed By: Michael Melamedoff Starring: Richard Short, Pepper Binkley, Ella Rae Peck, Mike Doyle The Exhibitionists isn’t … Continue reading

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Interview: Maurizio Guarini

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WHAT LURKS WITHIN: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MAURIZIO GUARINI DAVE GAMMON: It is a thrill to welcome my guest at this time Mr. Maurizio Guarini. Horror fans will perhaps be most familiar with your iconic contributions to various musical scores in terror cinema such as, Dario Argento’s Suspiria, Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond and City of The Living Dead among many others. Throughout your storied career as a composer what single film has been the most … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dollhouse (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: a group of street teens break into a lavish home on the coast in Ireland. As they commence their onslaught of anarchy, partying and destruction it is revealed one of the pack has a secret that will dramatically change the course of not only their evening but perhaps the rest of their lives. REVIEW: Directed By: Kristen Sheridan Starring: Seana Kerslake, Johnny Ward, Kate Stanley Brennan, Shane Curry, Ciaran McCabe, Jack Reynor Dollhouse written … Continue reading

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Book Review: Only the Thunder Knows / East End Girls – Authors Gord Rollo | Rena Mason

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ONLY THE THUNDER KNOWS/EAST END GIRLS: Double Down Series: Authors Gord Rollo and Rena Mason JournalStone Publications 154 & 113 Pages JournalStone continues to exercise its creativity and innovation, thinking outside the box with its Double Down series. Although far from a new concept, the two books in one method has fallen from fashionable trends in recent years. Now horror enthusiasts get double the chills, double the thrills and double the terror in one. Designed … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Evolutionist – Author Rena Mason

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THE EVOLUTIONIST By: Rena Mason Nightscape Press 256 Pages Stacy Troy is just your ordinary everyday upper middle class suburbia housewife. While Jon her physician husband is busy tending to his practice and an abundance of fundraisers and her teenaged son becomes emotionally distant she succumbs to a series of hauntingly realistic nightmares. As her frightful visions begin to eclipse into her ability to cope in regular life she agrees to see a therapist with … Continue reading

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