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Book Review: Darkbound – Author Michaelbrent Collings

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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)

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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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Film Review: The Iceman (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Following the true life story of Richard Kuklinski a contract killer struggling to balance family life and his cold blooded vocation that made him a legend in 1970’s New Jersey organized crime world. REVIEW: Directed By: Ariel Vromen Starring: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer Ariel Vromen’s portrayal of the serial killer Richard Kuklinski is …

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Book Review: Undead L.A. – Author Devan Sagliani

UNDEAD L.A. By: Devan Sagliani Laughing Crow Media 152 Pages A series of short stories with a central theme surrounding post-apocalyptic Los Angeles each tale is presented for varying victims among the undead. LAX: A commercial pilot copes with the catastrophic aftermath of Armageddon and takes drastic measures into his own hands. No One Is Watching: After the world has …

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Book Review: The Nightmare Project – Author Jo-Anne Russell

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THE NIGHTMARE PROJECT DANGEROUS MINDS TRILOGY By Jo-Anne Russell Muse It Up Publishing 200 Pages Julia Montgomery has been committed to a psychiatric facility for the murder of her husband. Haunted by illicit nightmares eclipsing into waking reality, her carnal deed was result of protecting her children. Once imprisoned to the four walls of her crumbling sanity the body count …

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Book Review: A Demon in Dallas Huntress Chronicles – Author Amy Armstrong

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A DEMON IN DALLAS HUNTRESS CHRONICLES By: Amy Armstrong Total E Bound Books 98 Pages Raven a vampire huntress has just seventy two hours to find her abducted partner Matt. The only key to finding her missing bounty may lie in the hands of her estranged lover, a shape shifter Connor. With fairies, angels, wolves, vampires and witches lurking around …

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Book Review: The Demon’s Wife – Author Rick Hautala

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THE DEMON’S WIFE By: Rick Hautala JournalStone Publishing 318 Pages When Claire McMullen has succumbed to the mediocre misgivings in life her defenses ultimately come down. Despising her job, putting up with a questionable roommate and realizing Mr. Right may be just romantic dream, she embarks upon the bar scene with her friend Sally. A mysterious stranger named Samael enters …

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Book Review: Dead Hunger V: The Road to California – Author Eric A. Shelman

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DEAD HUNGER V: THE ROAD TO CALIFORNIA By: Eric A. Shelman Dolphin Moon Publishing 450 Pages While Zombie Apocalypse survivors Flex, Gem, Hemp and Charlie continue to restore civilization and co-exist in a world gone mad, Dave and Serena become restless and cannot shake the undeniable feeling of venturing off into the open road. As tribute to his late sister …

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Book Review: Special Dead – Author Patrick Freivald

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SPECIAL DEAD By: Patrick Freivald JournalStone Publishing 260 Pages As the dust settles from the ill-fated high school prom Ani Romero and seven additional survivors have been held in a quarantine type environment to resume their studies. Far from the conventional curriculum the students have to cope with trigger itchy soldiers wielding flame throwers, outside radical protestors and continuous poking …

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Film Review: Killing Season (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Each Benjamin Ford, an American Colonel and Emil Kovac, a Serbian soldier is haunted with memories of the Bosnian war. Several years later an inability to cope with the terror brings the two sworn adversaries together for one epic final showdown. REVIEW: Directed By: Mark Steven Johnson Starring: Robert DeNiro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia I’ll be the first to …

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Film Review: The Eugenist (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teens get locked inside an abandoned public school only to realize they’re not alone. Lurking in the shadows are countless flesh eating zombies relentless on devouring their prey. Will the youths be able to escape the clutches of the undead or will they succumb to the forces of yet another sinister mad man’s diabolical plot in …

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Film Review: Compulsion (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The lives of two neighbours within an apartment complex couldn’t be more different than night and day. Once the ice is broken a common bond unites them in their obsessive compulsive disorders. Will their collective obsessions bring them closer together or tear their worlds apart in Compulsion? REVIEW: Directed By: Egidio Coccimiglio Starring: Heather Graham, Carrie-Ann Moss, Kevin Dillon, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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