Author Archives: Dave Gammon

Film Review: Truth or Die (2012)

truth-or-die

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

Leave a comment

Film Review: From Beneath (2012)

From-Beneath-2012-Movie-9

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

Leave a comment

Film Review: Seance The Summoning (2011)

Seance-The-Summoning-2011-Movie-1

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

2 Comments

Film Review: A Night in the Woods (2011)

A-Night-In-The-woods-2011-Movie-7

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

2 Comments

Film Review: Deadly Renovations (2010)

Deadly-renovations-2010-1

  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

Leave a comment

Book Review: Apocalypse – Author Xavier Cecil

Apocalypse-Doll-book

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

Leave a comment

Film Review: The 6th Extinction (2012)

The-6th-Extinction-Vampireland-2012-Movie-6

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

Leave a comment

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

zombie-attack

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

Leave a comment

Film Review: Arbitrage (2012)

Arbitrage-2012-Movie-Poster-Richard-Gere-5

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

Leave a comment

Book Review: Craving – Author Kristina Meister

Craving-Meister

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

Leave a comment

Film Review: Airborne (2012)

Airborne-2012-banner

SYNOPSIS: A  flight en route to New York City goes awry from climactic conditions, crew and passenger mutiny and an unearthly force with evil intentions. REVIEW: Directed by: Dominic Burns Starring: Mark Hamill, Gemma Atkinson, Craig Conway, Julian Glover, Kimberly Jaraj, Alan Ford, Dominic Burns In my humble opinion Airborne sustained a lot of unjustified criticism and negative feedback. Let’s face it in the horror and thriller genre everything comes full circle is done, redone, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Book Review: Fiend The Manifestation – Author Phil Bolos

fiend-phil-bolos

FIEND-THE MANIFESTATION By Phil Bolos When Adam, sheriff of an unsuspecting, remote town of Larkin, Wisconsin is plagued with disturbing nightmares his grip on reality is gradually slipping. A sinister stranger named Barian dressed in dark with a trademark blue bow tie surfaces time and again not only with an absurd fashion taste but a prophetic sense of ultimate doom. To contribute to the Larkin’s finest episode of unease Adam is also visited by a … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)

Chopper-Chicks-in-zombie-Town-Movie-1

SYNOPSIS: An all-female bike gang called the cycle sluts ride into a remote desert town to discover a mine shaft confining half the residents has released all of the infected into civilization. REVIEW: Directed by: Dan Hoskins Starring: Jamie Rose, Catherine Carlen, Lycia Naff, Vicki Frederick, Kristina Loggia, Gretchen Palmer, Ed Gale, Don Calfa, Billy Bob Thornton In some circles known as Chrome Heart, Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town is unapologetically cheesy to the max. … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Detention (2011)

Detention-2011-movie-10

SYNOPSIS: A copycat killer of the teen slasher film Cinderhella is on the loose wreaking havoc amongst the student body at a local high school in Grizzly Lake. Will the clan of misfits be able to put aside their differences to thwart their untimely, ultimate demise? Or will the vulnerable co-eds be eternally condemned to Detention? REVIEW: Directed by: Joseph Kahn Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Spencer Locke, Shanley Caswell Joseph Kahn’s cinematic effort is … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Niagara Falls Comic Con/Macabre Con Event Coverage – Final

niagara-pics

NIAGARA FALLS COMIC CON/MACABRE CON: Where Dreams Come True And The Occasional Nightmare Too Conclusion Saturday June 9th: At last the Witching hour had descended. Only remnants and residue remained from the day’s crowd. I overheard someone allegedly report that over five thousand people had browsed the confines of the Scotiabank Convention Centre. The turn out was impressive to witness all that was macabre as I was yet to embrace the most paralyzing nightmare yet, … Continue reading

1 Comment

Interview: Michael Hoffman – Director (Girls Gone Dead)

Michael-Hoffman-Girls-gone-Dead-2

A very warm welcome to my special guest: producer and director Michael Hoffman to Horrornews.net. Many movie fans may take for granted how difficult a film like Girls Gone Dead was to make. Describe some of the obstacles and challenges while in production. MICHAEL HOFFMAN: Ah…the entire movie (laughs). I think just about everything was an obstacle. It was just put together very, very quickly. We were a low budget film. It was tricky to … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Book Review: Dead Hunger III – Author Eric A. Shelman

dead-hunger-3

DEAD HUNGER III The Chatsworth Chronicles By Eric A. Shelman It’s evident within entertainment circles the genre of zombie lore has no intention of easing up and continuously blazes like wildfire in terms of popularity. With regular television series, movies, animation, live stage productions, video games it’s only natural novels will continue to make leaps and bounds catering to mass audiences. At the head of the pack is one Eric Shelman who has attained certain … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Lost Woods (2012)

Lost-Woods-(2012)-movie-2

SYNOPSIS: A group of twenty something friends go on an impromptu camping trip to reprise old nostalgia. The clique soon realizes their glory days are far over as an unknown presence lurks nearby. Will the friends pull it together, mending their torn past or will evil prevail rendering them forever in lost woods? REVIEW: Directed By: Nathan Ellering and Phillip Ellering Starring: Joey Brown, Garrett Vander Leun, Nina Brissey, Phillip Ellering, Nathan Ellering I actually … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Nailbiter (2012)

Nailbiter-2012-movie-2

SYNOPSIS: The Maguire family is forced to take sudden refuge in a seemingly abandoned country home from of forthcoming tornado en route to a Kansas City airport. Their plans to pick up husband and father are quickly thwarted as the girls are held captive in the confines of the cellar by an unknown force. Will family unity prevail demonstrating blood is thicker than water? Or will the interpersonal infrastructure between the siblings and mother crumble … Continue reading

2 Comments

Film Review: After the Dawn (2012)

After-The-Dawn-2012-movie-1

SYNOPSIS: Cassie Becker is a young, restless vagabond in search of hope and civilization. A catastrophic chemical warfare had wiped out the majority of humanity. While roaming through the vast country sides and barren streets Cassie documents her observations, emotions and thoughts in a journal. As she clings onto the feigning thread of reuniting with her husband and family Ms. Becker has an epiphany that sheer terror may be the only surviving state in a … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Niagara Falls Comic Con/Macabre Con Event Coverage – Part 2

Niagara-Falls-Comic-Con-1

NFCC AND MACABRECON 2: Where Dreams Come True And The Occasional Nightmare Too Saturday June 9th: The entire golden horseshoe area and beyond was all a buzz about the forthcoming convention held at the new Scotiabank Convention Centre at 6815 Stanley Avenue just minutes from the world famous falls. No one could argue the event was highly promoted and hyped through all media one could fathom in newsprint, radio ads and websites. Fans, enthusiasts and … Continue reading

Leave a comment