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Film Review: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

SYNOPSIS: Four teens share an ominous pact one fateful July 4th evening. After accidentally colliding with a mysterious stranger crossing a barren, secluded portion of highway, they dispose of the body rather than face their responsibilities and report the tragic incident. Now on the anniversary of wicked indiscretion a mysterious force has returned with redemption in mind and terrifying taunts …

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Book Review: Dark Visions: A Collection of Modern Horror – Editors Anthony Rivera | Sharon Lawson

DARK VISIONS: A COLLECTION OF MODERN HORROR Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson Grey Matter Press 270 Pages A collection of thirteen tales with a common theme surrounding the depraved, demented fuelled with dread: Mister Pockets A Pine Deed Story By Jonathan Maberry-Lefty, a twelve year old boy suspects there is an ominous presence lurking within their sleepy town.

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Film Review: Girls Gone Dead (2012)

SYNOPSIS: When Rebecca (Katie Petersen) plans to get away from it all (mostly her fanatical religious household) and reunite with her high school cheerleader friends on spring break, it seems her mother does everything in her over protective power to thwart the impromptu vacation. Arriving on her friend’s beachside estate, the girls soon realize that the community of Manatee Creek …

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Film Review: Scalene (2011)

SYNOPSIS: A Midwestern single mother has vengeance in mind after her invalid son is institutionalized for sexual assault. REVIEW: Directed By: Zack Parker Starring: Margo Martindale, Hanna Hall, Adam Scarimbolo *Of a triangle having three different sides with different lengths. “The Truth Is Just A Point Of View” Scalene is an artistic endeavor that is conveyed with such obscure finesse …

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Film Review: Leviathan (1989)

SYNOPSIS: Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. In a story owing a lot to”Alien” and “The Thing”,  the crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one. REVIEW: Directed by: George P. …

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Book Review: SPLATTERLANDS | Editors Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson

SPLATTERLANDS Reawakening The Splatterpunk Revolution Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson Grey Matter Press 283 Pages A collection of thirteen tales with a common theme surrounding graphic, gory and often violent depiction of terror that knows no boundaries: Heirloom By Michael Laimo-A woman’s obsession with firearms is handed down from generation to generation. Violence for Fun and Profit By …

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Film Review: The Child (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Simon Sachs is not your ordinary ten year old boy. Afflicted with a terminal illness he tenaciously seeks out the services of defense attorney Robert Stack. The barrister grapples with the inconceivable as the boy claims to be the incarnation of a murderer and proceeds to lead him to the bodies of missing persons over fifteen years ago.

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Book Review: Zombie Attack: Army of the Dead – Author Devan Sagliani

ZOMBIE ATTACK BOOK 2: ARMY OF THE DEAD By Devan Sagliani Permuted Press Publishing 218 Pages Just when a glimmer of hope seems to illuminate in restoring some normal society, Xander MacNamara finds himself engulfed in turmoil once again. Happily married to the love of his life Felicity Jane and adapting to his newfound military rank in Freedom Town life …

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Film Review: The Dirties (2013)

SYNOPSIS: After being tormented daily within the confines of their high school two teen aged boys vie to make a documentary depicting the angst suffered at the hands of the bullies they refer to as The Dirties. REVIEW: Directed By: Matthew Johnson Starring: Matthew Johnson, Owen Williams, Krista Madison The Dirties is a heart breaking tale of alienation and social …

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Book Review: Ominous Realities – Editors Anthony Rivera | Sharon Lawson

OMINOUS REALITIES Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson Grey Matter Press 317 Pages A collection of sixteen tales with a common theme surrounding the twisted, macabre and often sinister tendencies in post-apocalyptic times: How To Make A Human By Martin Rose-A robot named Romeo Dyer learns there are consequences to playing God even after Armageddon. Angie By John F.D. …

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Film Review: Hellbenders (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Following the exploits of a band of misfit, fallen ministers known as The Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints as they gallantly throw the very forces of evil back to hell. REVIEW: Directed By: J.T. Petty Starring: Clifton Collins Jr, Clancy Brown, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon Hellbenders is based upon a graphic novel of the same title directed by …

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Book Review: Strangers – Author Michaelbrent Collings

STRANGERS By Michaelbrent Collings 372 Pages An eerie silence has enveloped the Hughes family home. Grieving on the one year anniversary of their eldest boy’s tragic death, father, mother, sister and brother struggle to cope. While his absence affects each in their own way, they drift apart emotionally and physically growing further estranged with each passing day. Retiring that evening, …

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Film Review: Junkie (2012)

SYNOPSIS: When Danny wakes up one day to realize his world has hit rock bottom he makes a vow to come clean of his addictive lifestyle. One obstacle presents itself after another, namely his brother Nicky who will stop at nothing to ensure they get their next fix. REVIEW: Directed By: Adam Mason Starring: Robert LaSardo, Daniel Louis Rivas, Tess …

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Film Review: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Clary is your typical rebellious teenager struggling to fit in and understand her single mother Isabelle. After a reasonably trivial quarrel one day she flees their humble apartment only to find out she’s disappeared. One bizarre event begins to unfold after the next as Clary realizes there is most definitely something her mother has concealed about their history. In …

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Book Review: Summer’s End – Author Lisa Morton

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 …

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Book Review: Darkbound – Author Michaelbrent Collings

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 …

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Film Review: Country Cottage (2013)

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 …

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