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

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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)

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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

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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: Art of Darkness (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Hard times have fallen upon the Richards, Liz and Ben. A miscarriage, dwindling bank accounts topped off with financial and emotional insecurity threaten to drive a wedge in marital bliss. Liz (Emily Baxter) reluctantly agrees to take a questionable modelling job. Once in the confines of a late night photo session on the outskirts of any rural town she …

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Film Review: Junkie (2012)

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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)

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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

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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

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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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