Author Archives: Dave Gammon

Film Review: House III (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Detective Lucas McCarthy is plagued with a troublesome past. Relieved of active duty pending a psychological evaluation Lucas suffers from insomnia, hellacious nightmares and a gradual loosening grip on reality. After apprehending mass murderer Max Jenke in an epic showdown the dedicated officer was unable to save his final victim, a young girl beheaded before him. Seeking justice, relief and redemption McCarthy attends Jenke’s execution. It takes an unholy volume of juice to fry … Continue reading

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Film Review: Citadel (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The unlikely duo of an agoraphobic single father and depraved priest team up to destroy a group of demonic children that rule with carnage and mayhem the streets a destitute European city. REVIEW: Directed By: Ciaran Foy Starring: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku, Jake Wilson, Amy Shiels Citadel, a low budget import from the Ireland plays heavily on the dramatic side yet as is equally horrific and suspenseful in many ways. We follow the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Ghostmaker (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: After Kyle, a flunking college student finds a fifteenth century coffin with the ability to create the death experience; he attains a new lease on life. Will Kyle be inspired to get his life in order or will his obsession with the box consume his very existence? REVIEW: Directed By: Mauro Borrelli Starring: Aaron Dean Eisenberg, Liz Fenning, J. Walter Holland, Jared Grey “There is a price to pay when you cheat death.”  The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Priestess of The Eggstone – Author Jaleta Clegg

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PRIESTESS OF THE EGGSTONE By: Jaleta Clegg JournalStone Publishing Dace is an interplanetary pilot, captain of the newly acquired vessel, titled the Twinkle. Hiring Jerimon, a noteworthy cosmic aviator in his own right, the two plan to engage in aspirations of lucrative import/export space business. Before long they realize something is dreadfully amiss aboard the ship. A valuable religious artifact stolen from the Sessimoniss civilization, a legendary lizard, humanoid culture that is ruthless and hell … Continue reading

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Film Review: Acedia (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of priests have been commissioned by the Vatican to perform an exorcism on a girl seemingly possessed. The ritual unravels at the seams as the priests soon realize the village locals have been wishing upon an unholy box allegedly constructed from actual wood from Noah’s Ark. The wishes come at a hellacious cost as he who casts the wish must exchange their eternal soul. REVIEW: Directed By: Joseph Ciminera Starring: Matthew Burns, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rising Dead – Author Devan Sagliani

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THE RISING DEAD By: Devan Sagliani A virus has been unleashed unto the citizens and tourists of Las Vegas making one and all insatiable. Will their unholy hunger for flesh be quenched or will society succumb to The Rising Dead? The second novel from author Devan Sagliani promises all of the blood, guts and gore of its predecessor Rise of the Horde. Although they are not sequels or in any way linked to one another … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Cadaver Christmas (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: After a bloodied and distraught janitor trudges through a local pub on Christmas Eve, the unlikely pact of the bartender, patron and policeman join forces with him to stop the reanimated army of Cadavers wandering the halls of a nearby university. REVIEW: “Never Leave A Mess Unclean” Directed By: Joel Zerull Starring: Daniel Rairdin-Hale, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, Yosh Hayashi, Ben Hopkins, Jessica Denney, Edward O’Ryan Kudos must be given to director Zerull’s holiday themed vision. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Attack of the Herbals (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: After a Nazi war experiment goes horribly out of control, several soldiers pack the remains of their formidable weapon into a wooden craft and dispose of the harmful substance into the ocean. Years later the crate washes ashore on the banks of the sleepy Scottish town of Lobster Cove. Bennett Campbell, a ruthless real estate mogul threatens to bulldoze the town for his own profit. Seemingly the only redemption is Jackson McGregor’s herbal tea … Continue reading

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Book Review: Swan Song – Robert R. McCammon

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SWAN SONG 1987 By: Robert R. McCammon Pocket Books The president of the United States makes a dire decision to engage in full blown nuclear warfare with the Soviets. With most of society obliterated the few survivors clamber to discover any grasp of hope. Sister Creep, a homeless lady from the streets of New York City discovers a majestic glass ring with glowing jewels and the ability to illuminate clairvoyance circumstances. Josh Hutchins a professional … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killing Brooke (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: On the heels of their wedding, lovers Brooke and Chloe meet a mysterious stranger that coerces them into one debaucherous deed after another. REVIEW: Directed By: David Zagorski Starring: Alex Fandel, Dina Baker, Colin Allen, Kt Baldassaro, Johnny Donaldson, Hryb Killing Brooke certainly had a lot of potential. I’m sure it looked like the next big thing, on paper anyway. I particularly like how the opening credits begins in the midst of action. A … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killer Joe (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: “A totally twisted deep-fried Texas redneck trailer park murder story.”Synopsis: When an inopportune debt presents itself to one Chris Smith he brainstorms on ideas to come up with some considerable cash, fast. Seeing as it was his mother that created this predicament he obtains the services of Joe Cooper, professional hit man for hire. Will his mother’s insurance policy be enough to redeem his arrangements with his debtors or will something entirely more diabolical … Continue reading

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Film Review: Below Zero (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Jack, (Furlong) is a screen writer pressured from his agent to produce his next big hit for the anxiously awaiting studios. After numerous extensions and delays his representation makes arrangements to have him locked up in a meat locker within the confines of a remote, abandoned slaughterhouse. He’s picked up in a rustic pickup truck in rural, anywhere USA by Penny (Booth) a mutual contact of his agent who drops not so subtle hints … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A young girl’s struggle in coping with poverty, a quick tempered father and torrential storm conditions in a Louisiana bayou community known as The Bathtub. REVIEW: Directed By: Benh Zeitlin Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Gina Montana Beasts of The Southern Wildisn’t typically what I’d considered something that would slide neatly into the genre of horror. In fact there is very little about this low budget wonder that resembles anything from our ordinary bone … Continue reading

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Book Review: From the Corner of His Eye – Author Dean Koontz

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FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE By: Dean Koontz Bantam Publishing From The Corner Of His Eye is a collection of three tales and how each intertwines. Barty Lampion is a young boy who has lost his sight but acquired an unexplainable gift. Junior Cain is a ruthless serial killer, relentless in his insatiable need for blood. Angel is a young girl who is conceived out of rape. Dean Koontz’s epic 768 page novel is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Full Dark Stars – Author Stephen King

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FULL DARK NO STARS (2010) By: Stephen King Scribner Publishing -A collection of four novellas with a central theme of dark redemption. 1922: 1st person point of view through the eyes of Wilfred James, a confession of diabolical murder of his nagging wife. Big Driver: Tess, a mystery writer encounters a sinister hand when her car breaks down. Fair Extension: Dave Streeter beats terminal illness at an unholy cost from an airport concession. A Good … Continue reading

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Film Review: Arlington Road (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: A college professor teaching a course on terrorists in America grows increasingly paranoid with whom the neighbors really are just down the street.

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