Author Archives: Dave Gammon

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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Book Review: Trespass – Author Jo-Anne Russell

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TRESPASS By: Jo-Anne Russell Ten short stories with a common theme of violation, sin or injustice. The Denturist: Bruce Jones makes a dark deal for a dazzling new smile Accidental Death: A writer’s dreams becomes a living nightmare as the story that tells itself goes horribly out of control Covenant of Flesh: Tyler realizes there is more to kinship than simply genes Fester: A band of teens pay the price for alienating one of their … Continue reading

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Film Review: Asylum (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When Jack, an aspiring young thug tangles with the wrong people he somehow gets an audition to work for the big time mob. After he botches one of his first jobs he goes on the lamb only to be captured, tortured and chained to a tree in a remote forest left to his own devices. Will he have the gusto to overcome his restraints or will he simply descend further down the spiral of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terovolas – Author Edward M. Erdelac

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Terovolas Author: Edward M. Erdelac Abraham Van Helsing has been commissioned to return the ashes of one Quincey Morris to his next of kin in Sorefoot Texas. In midst of his journey he stumbles across a bizarre sequence of events. Cadavers are turning up in frequency and intensity. He encounters an unusual ranch comprised of statuesque Norwegian ranchers that may hold the very key to the answers surrounding of brutally slain bodies. Journalstone strikes again … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apparition – Author Michaelbrent Collings

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APPARITION By Michaelbrent Collings The Wills family has a new lease on life. Having sustained certain trauma and tragedy that would surely devour most people they move from the scene of their terror into a cozy, rustic rural home. Father Shane with 13 year old daughter Ella and 6 year old Matthew struggle with pick up the pieces of their shattered lives after wife and mother Kari attempts to murder the children, turn to suicide … Continue reading

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Film Review: Recreator (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When estranged friends Craig, Tracy and Derek go on a remote camping trip they encounter another side of themselves they’d never imagined could be possible. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A behind the scenes look at the exploitation movement of cinema in the Philippines throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. REVIEW: Directed By: Mark Hartley Starring: Carmen Argenziano, Allan Arkush, John Ashley, Judith Brown, Steve Carver, Roger Corman, Gerardo De Leon, Eddie Garcia, Pam Grier, Sid Haig Ever secretly wondered about all of those campy, drive inn classics yet were too bashful to ask? Find yourself indulged in the guilty pleasure of monster movie madness, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boy’s Life – Author Robert R. McCammon

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BOY’S LIFE (1991) By: Robert R. McCammon Pocket Books Boy’s Life follows the adventures told through the eyes Cory Mackenson in the small town of Zephyr, Alabama in the 1960’s. His portrayal of adolescence focuses not so much on the loss of innocence but the loss of magical imagination and the inevitable of growing old. Robert McCammon’s Boy’s Life is a brilliant expose of first person persona from twelve year old Cory Mackenson and all … Continue reading

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Film Review: When the Lights Went Out (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1974 Yorkshire, the Maynard family moves into a new home with dreams of solidarity and rejuvenated unity. Before long the frequent power outages unveil a most dastardly, unholy presence. Will the Maynards’ be able to coexist within a crumbling circumstance and cope with the very terror before their eyes or will they succumb to the evil that lurks in the darkness When The Lights Went Out? REVIEW: Directed By: Pat Holden Starring: Kate … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Little Bit Zombie (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: While Steve, Tina his bride to be, best friend Craig and sister Sarah take a weekend cabin retreat in attempt to put friction aside, something goes awfully awry. Infected with a ravenous insatiable hunger for brains, Steve grapples with his affliction and the fireworks erupting between his finance, family and friends. REVIEW: Directed By: Casey Walker Starring: Kristopher Turner, Crystal Lowe, Shawn Roberts, Kristen Hager, Stephen McHattie, Emile Ullerup I first had an opportunity … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Moon – Author Dean Koontz

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WINTER MOON 1994 By: Dean Koontz Berkley Publishing When Jack a Los Angeles police officer is injured in the line of duty despair falls upon the McGarvey family. While temporarily paralyzed there is little wife Heather and son Toby have to hold onto aside from hope and faith. Salvation is unveiled in the darkest hour in the form of a mysterious inheritance. The McGarvey family is the sole beneficiary of a Montana ranch and a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fire With Fire (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After witnessing the murders of a convenience store clerk and his son, fire fighter Jeremy Coleman narrowly escapes with his life. Slated to testify against mafia assailant David Hagan, the police place Coleman in a witness protection program. Seems the mafia has other plans, threatening to take out each and every person Coleman has ever cared about. Will Jeremy make it to the witness stand or does he have his own individual brand of … Continue reading

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Embrace the Ethereal with Vampyr

Prepare to abandon inhibition, submit to your senses and embrace the ethereal unto enigmatic musical composer Steven Severin. A two evening enchantment happening on Friday November 9th at The Wolf Performance Hall in London, Ontario – 251 Dundas St., and Saturday November 10th at Nocturne – 550 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario is host to unleashing the hypnotic presence of a unique and haunting musical score to Carl Theodore Dreyer’s silent film Vampyr. With … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cell – Author Stephen King

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CELL (2006) By Stephen King Simon & Schuster Publishing Our story follows a New England artist, Clayton Riddell and his journey to find his family after an ominous broadcast signal has infected cell phone users turning them into ravenous, carnivorous animals. The master of terror telling, Stephen King is often criticized by horror fans in recent years for having lack luster releases. Many feel his best efforts are behind him. I tend to have to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Eschatrilogy (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Three vignettes intertwine a common theme of the undead are delivered along with the reanimation of a buried undertaker. The dark man has diabolical plans to bring his infectious deeds and tales thereof to the world beyond. One obstacle stands in his way, a visionary of all that represents light and opposition of pure evil. REVIEW: Directed By: Damian Morter Starring: Stuart Wolfenden, Sarah Jane Honeywell, Damian Morter, Sam Cullingworth, Tim McGill Grieveson The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Coalition of the Supernatural – Author Sass Cadeaux

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When Alexia Crandell is promoted from receptionist to enforcer within the Coalition of The Supernatural as the first human enforcer she cannot be more thrilled and honored. Her position of prestige quickly goes awry as she’s teamed up with two brash, arrogant vampires Ridge and Drew. There’s deception in the ranks as news comes in the form of a traitorous insider attempting to bring down the very foundations of all the coalition stands for. Alexia … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dracula Reborn (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After a real estate agent signs a multi-million dollar contract with a mysterious buyer his wife becomes enchanted with his client beyond belief. Will his wife remain in an unearthly trance or will true love prevail? REVIEW: Directed By: Patrick McManus Starring: Corey Landis, Victoria Summer, Stuart Rigby, Keith Reay, Ian Pfister I have to commend any film maker or novelist that is brash enough to create a new vampire tale these days. The … Continue reading

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