Author Archives: Dave Gammon

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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Film Review: Jarring (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: After dialing a wrong phone number, callers are perplexed by the bizarre messages left and then haunting harasses them after their dates go missing. The caller taunts them with eccentric, disturbing prophesies leading them into a man hunt into the rural areas of southern Florida. REVIEW: Directed By: Ivo Raza Starring: Geovanni Gopradi, Thomas Dunn, Lynda Lurei, Leif Lynch, Tamara Rutter, Holly Warren Somewhere deep within the annals of cult classics in horror cinematic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exoskeleton – Author Shane Stadler

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EXOSKELETON By: Shane Stadler Dark Hall Press When wrongfully accused William Thompson is presented an alternative measure to serving his ten year sentence in prison he agrees with a blind enthusiasm. Upon learning the details of the three hundred sixty five days of experimental rehabilitation the prisoner soon regrets his decision and questions if he’s been exonerated into the very gates of hell. Exoskeleton marks the debut novel of physics professor Shane Stadler. Our tale … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sushi Girl (2012)

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SYN0PSIS: Six years after a jewellery heist had gone awry the band of would be wealthy thieves reunite. Will their union be strictly for nostalgia purposes or is there something more sinister in the air? REVIEW: Directed By: Kern Saxton Starring: Tony Todd, James Duval, Noah Hathaway, Andy Mackenzie, Mark Hamill, Cortney Palm Gritty, violent and unapologetically exploitive, Sushi Girl embarks upon an all new level of torturous unease. From scene one the audience senses … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pusher (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Frank (Richard Coyle) is a medium sized dope dealer looking for a huge score. When a friend of a friend approaches him to get their hands on a kilo of cocaine Frank jumps at the chance of easy, big time money. Complications soon arise after he’s had the product fronted and cannot pay back Milo (Zlatko Buric), a mob boss who’d loaned him the merchandise. Tensions are at an all time high as Frank … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Barrens (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The Vineyard Family strives to rekindle cohesion and unity by taking a camping trip in the remote New Jersey forest otherwise known as The Barrens. They soon find they have far more to contend with than mere dysfunction as something sinister lurks in the shadows. REVIEW: Directed By: Darren Lynn Bousman Starring: Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirschner, Allie MacDonald, Peter DeCunha All in all The Barrens is a formidable concept that I’m positive looked nothing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil of Echo Lake – Author Douglas Wynne

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THE DEVIL OF ECHO LAKE By Douglas Wynne JournalStone Publishing A heavy metal/gothic rock star named Billy Moon begins to soon realize his fame and fortune has come at a rather unholy cost. Signing to record his third album in the famed, secluded Echo Lake Studios, a converted church with a macabre past, Moon begins to come apart at the seams, dangling by the frayed ends of sanity. Will Moon unveil the dark secrets of … Continue reading

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