Author Archives: Dave Gammon

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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Book Review: Twice Shy – Author Patrick Freivald

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TWICE SHY By: Patrick Freivald JournalStone Publishing JournalStone Publishing strikes again with hot commodity, Patrick Freivald and Twice Shy. In Ohneka Falls, Ani Romero is a teenage zombie, a carrier of the Z virus struggling to cope with a forbidden secret and survive within human civilization. Twice Shy is an expose of teen angst, cliques and struggles against alienation and isolation. Our tale is endearing and alluring unto an audience that has ever experienced peer … Continue reading

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Film Review: FDR: American Badass! (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: While chin wagging and carousing in a remote Americana forest on a hunting trip Franklin Roosevelt is attacked and bitten by a werewolf. Surviving the horrific ordeal FDR is afflicted with paralyzing polio. Confined to a wheelchair he over comes the odds getting elected into the oval office defeating all adversaries and non-believers in his relentless path.

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Film Review: The Colour Out of Space (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: After a private detective deems Jonathan Davis’s father officially missing he decides to embark upon a journey to find the estranged. He ventures into Germany where he was last seen stationed in the Second World War. In a nearby village he asks the local patrons of a pub if he’d seen his father. One gentleman at last divulges how he’d known the man’s father along with a very sinister tale that is simply out … Continue reading

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Interview: Tim Doiron | April Mullen (Dead Before Dawn 3D)

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THREE SIDES….AND DIMENSIONS TO EVERY STORY: An interview with Tim Doiron and April Mullen DAVE GAMMON: It’s with great intrigue and anticipation in welcoming my guests at this time co-creators of the film Dead Before Dawn 3D Tim Doiron and April Mullen. What are your impressions on the wildly popular zombie phenomenon? Is it here to stay or is it a passing trend in contemporary horror? TIM DOIRON; You know what’s funny is when April … Continue reading

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Film Review: Truth or Die (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After teen misfit Felix (Tom Kane) is humiliated and tormented at a house party he extends a welcome to his perpetrators to his birthday party to demonstrate there are no hard feelings. Once the weekend warriors arrive to his family’s secluded estate they realize perhaps there were ulterior motives at play. Will his peers have opportunity to express genuine remorse and embrace their ultimate truth or dare? REVIEW: Directed By: Robert Heath Starring: Liam … Continue reading

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Film Review: From Beneath (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Jason and girlfriend Sam travel deep into rural, any town, USA for a new lease on life and to help Sam’s sister renovate their newly acquired culinary home. When the young couple arrives something is terribly amiss. To kill time the two take a dip in a local swimming hole. Taking the plunge may turn out to be their most grave decision they’ve made yet as their collective world begins to crumble From Beneath. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Seance The Summoning (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When wanna-be punk singer Joey (Bobby Campo) and Eva (Nazneen Contractor) have a bet to validate if spirits beyond are a thing of fact or fiction they set out to video document a sĂ©ance held within the local city morgue. Together with Marcus (Chris Olivero) the mortuary’s security guard and Christian friend Sara (Devon Ogden), the teens soon get far more than what they’d bargained for opening a porthole for pure evil to lurk … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Night in the Woods (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: After Brody, his girlfriend Kerry and her estranged cousin Leo go camping in the dense forest in the United Kingdom bizarre occurrences begin to unfold tearing at the very fabric of their questionable cohesion and sanity. REVIEW: Directed by: Richard Parry Starring: Scoot McNairy, Anna Skellern, Andrew Hawley Arguably A Night In The Woods is a rip off of another blockbuster; low budget franchise many horror aficionados recall titled The Blair Witch Project. Shot … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deadly Renovations (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: When a group of DINKS (double income, no kids) turn over a huge profit on their hobby of purchasing, renovating and selling houses, they go for the big kill and buy a local, abandoned hotel. Legend has it the inn has over a million dollars stashed somewhere from a bank robbery gone awry thirty years prior. Will our clan of go-to fixer uppers prevail in their toughest challenge to date or is there … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apocalypse – Author Xavier Cecil

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APOCALYPSE DOLL By Xavier Cecil Futuristic earth is plagued by a zombie infestation caused by an undetermined virus. Seemingly all mankind survivors are at the mercy of the ravenous undead hunger. Will the reanimated wipe out human civilization as we know it? Or will a formidable invention be the key to thwart the multitude of ravenous flesh eating society? Xavier Cecil’s efforts are without question innovative, ambitious and provide a creative slant on a genre … Continue reading

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Film Review: The 6th Extinction (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The end of days has spawned a vampire apocalypse as four strangers struggle to stay alive within the confines of a desolate home. REVIEW: Directed by: John Vincent Starring: Eric Maurer, Mahssa Rashidy, Michael Bugard Every now and again a film comes along that is so completely inspiring it moves aspiring artists to jump in with both feet and engage in every artistic nuance one can possibly fathom. The Sixth Extinction or in some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombie Attack – Rise of the Horde – Author Devan Sagliani

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ZOMBIE ATTACK: RISE OF THE HORDE By: Devan Sagliani Smashwords A plague of the undead has consumed the majority of society. Xander, a youth trained in martial arts armed only with a katana sword vows to reunite with his brother stationed at a US military base. Against all odds, will our hero conquer all adversity and the infected or will he succumb to Rise of The Horde? Our tale is slightly reminiscent of other popular … Continue reading

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Film Review: Arbitrage (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A high finance broker struggles to conceal a dastardly secret while in midst of making the largest trade of his financial career. Could his efforts to hide his dark deeds prove too much for his endeavors or will success come at a cost even he cannot fathom? REVIEW: Directed By: Nicolas Jarecki Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling Arbitrage certainly has all the right elements to be a blockbuster of a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Craving – Author Kristina Meister

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CRAVING THE APOCALYPTIC SERIES By Kristina Meister JournalStone Publishing The publishing house becoming increasingly known for fresh, imaginative and inspiring contemporary horror JournalStone strikes once again with Kristina Meister’s Craving. Lily Pierce boards a plane across the country to settle the affairs of her estranged, deceased sister Eva. Strange circumstances begin to unfold while talking with investigating officer Unger. Ever the cynic, Lily soon learns foul play was involved with respect to her sister’s alleged … Continue reading

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