Author Archives: Dave Gammon

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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Book Review: The Cornerstone – Author Anne C. Petty

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THE CORNERSTONE By: Anne C. Petty JournalStone Publishing 240 Pages While a small theatrical company, Janus Theater is in production of Christopher Marlowe’s play Dr. Faustus strange, eerie things begin to transpire. Cast members disappear at random without a trace. Accidents occur without reason or explanation. An earthquake virtually shatters a busy downtown street while the producer seems beyond eccentric and erratic with his obsession with what lurks in the basement. Will Claire Porter be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lucky Bastard (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A xxx website by the name Lucky Bastard awards eager fans with the possibility of being in a sex scene with their favourite P*rn star. After Ashley Saint has performed in virtually every subgenre of smut her next step seems logical to make one of her adoring fan’s fantasy a reality. When Dave registers on the site he seems like an ordinary, normal everyday guy. Shy in nature and socially awkward it doesn’t take … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shifting Fears – Author Eric A. Shelman

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SHIFTING FEARS By: Eric A. Shelman Dolphin Moon Publishing 298 Pages Luke is a mild mannered auto mechanic with passions in life for the simple things. He loves his family, his girlfriend Terri, his business and his borderline obsession with restoring his 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special. Working on it since childhood he pours blood, sweat and tears into his project proud of the fact it contains all if its original parts. While taking it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hooked: A True Fairie Tale – Author Michael Brent Collings

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HOOKED: A TRUE FAIRIE TALE By: Michael Brent Collings Eve is not your ordinary high school student. Imprisoned by alienation, isolation, self-contempt and loathing she struggles to fit in amongst a concrete jungle. On the verge of despair and giving up a new boy is in town, Rocky. Virtually sweeping her off her feet, Eve wonders if Rocky is the real deal or a figment of her imagination. As her world is turned upside down … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jacob (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: As a developmentally teen Jacob Kell grapples with coping in a broken home, his abusive, drunken step-father and obstacles in his personal affliction. Can his adoring younger sister Sissy be the only key to keeping the unearthly voices that beckon his devotion? REVIEW: Directed By: Larry Wade Carell Starring: Grace Powell, Dylan Horne, Krystn Caldwell, Larry Wade Carell Jacob is director Larry Wade Carrell’s gripping expose of blood, brutality, bludgeoning and mayhem. His elusive … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secrets of Albion Falls – Author Sass Cadeaux

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Sophia, a young girl suffers many of the plights an adolescent girl sustains. With an emotionally distant mother, a step-father that rules with an iron fist and step brothers that think she’s invisible half the time, her only saving grace is her brother Raymond. It seems the only way to abandon the strife of a broken home and for a kid to be a kid is in her chosen sanctuary of Albion Falls. Unbeknownst to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sightseers (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After Chris learns his girlfriend Tina leads a sheltered life, he vows to take her on a road trip across the UK country side in an RV. Their vacation soon takes a dramatic twist as they see a monumental side of one another they hadn’t expected. REVIEW: Directed By: Ben Wheatley Starring: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies Sightseers can be best described as a highly original dark comedy reminiscent of a Monty Python/Coronation … Continue reading

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Film Review: Community (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:  young aspiring film student Isabelle sets off to interview several residents of an impoverished housing complex. One incident goes awry after another as she quickly realizes the inhabitants are addicted to a special kind of marijuana with sinister side effects. Will Isabelle be able to escape the relentless clutches of the depraved or will she become one with Community? REVIEW: Directed By: Jason Ford Starring: Jemma Dallender, Elliott Jordan, Paul McNeilly, Terry Bird There … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sorority Party Massacre (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Several applicants vie for the coveted title of sisterhood into a prestigious fraternity. On a remote island, Grizzly Bay the girls attend a rigorous weekend of interviews, competitions and initiation. En route to the island a police captain’s daughter has gone missing Detective Watt’s is assigned to watch over the estranged girl. One bizarre circumstance unfolds after another once arriving in the ill-fated Grizzly Falls. Will Detective Watts be able to unravel the insanity … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Reflections – Author Carol Weekes

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DEAD REFLECTIONS By: Carol Weekes Journalstone Publishing 256 Pages Journalstone Publishing continues to be your link to artistic talent, this time around showcasing the works of author Carol Weekes. Dead Reflections is a collection of diverse format and subject matter, yet each excerpt remains the same in ghoulishly delightfully dark tales of the unexplained. One novel, five short stories and two poems cap off this delectable ensemble. It’s refreshing to see an author illustrate a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Phoenix Girls: The Conjuring Glass – Author Brian Knight

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PHOENIX GIRLS: THE CONJURING GLASS Author: Brian Knight 203 Pages JournalStone Publishing Reviewed By Dave Gammon Newly orphaned Penny Sinclair is shipped off to move in with her new guardian Susan. Consumed with grief, uncertainty and sorrow Penny’s reluctance to pick up and start new in the small town of Dogwood is evident. After settling in, she soon meets a new friend in Zoe and the two embark upon a sisterhood of one adventure after … Continue reading

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Book Review: Limbus, Inc – Authors Various

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LIMBUS INC: Authors: Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Brett J. Talley, Joseph Nassise, Anne C. Petty, Jonathan Maberry When Matthew Sellers, a struggling bookstore owner receives an unusual visit from a rambling stranger, his world seems to come undone. Ichabod Templeton claims to have a message of life and death consequence. A book in his possession is allegedly meant to be passed along to Sellers with sole intent to publish and distribute. Within the books contents are … Continue reading

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Film Review: ThanksKilling 3 (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An evil Turkey referred to simply as Turkie slices and dices through an infomercial host, a rapping grandmother, a civil war enthusiast and a bi-sexual space worm along with his alien companion while on quest to retrieve every copy of the ill- fated ThanksKilling 2 on DVD.. REVIEW: Directed By: Jordan Downey Starring: Daniel Usaj, Joe Hartzler, Kevin Stewart, Jordan Downey I actually saw this film several weeks ago and have been rendered speechless … Continue reading

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