Author Archives: Dave Gammon

Film Review: Airborne (2012)

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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

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Book Review: Fiend The Manifestation – Author Phil Bolos

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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

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Film Review: Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)

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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

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Film Review: Detention (2011)

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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

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Niagara Falls Comic Con/Macabre Con Event Coverage – Final

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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

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Interview: Michael Hoffman – Director (Girls Gone Dead)

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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

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

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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

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Film Review: Lost Woods (2012)

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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

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Film Review: Nailbiter (2012)

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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

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Film Review: After the Dawn (2012)

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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

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

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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

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Book Review: The Haunted – Author Michael Brent Collings

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The Haunted By: Michael Brent Collings The lives of Sarah and Cap seem perfect. United in matrimonial bliss and devoted to their eternal love for one another they purchase a new house. As a starter home to raise their family, the expectant parents to be soon realize they’d gotten themselves into something for more than what they’d bargained for. Collings’s supernatural tale is gritty, compelling and will leave you on the edge of your seat. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Contrition – Author Robert E. Hirsch

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CONTRITION By: Robert E. Hirsch Journalstone Publishing When a mysterious drifter is saved in a small town off the gulf coast of the Mississippi, strange things begin to transpire. Brother Joseph of The Holy Cross had saved the stranger, Tristan from certain drowning. He’s acquired a certain sense of amnesia knowing little about his past, how he’d gotten into his predicament or how he was stark naked. As The Holy Cross finds a murdered child … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls Comic Con/Macabre Con Event Coverage – Part 1

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NIAGARA FALLS COMIC CON/MACABRE CON: Where Dreams Come True And The Occasional Nightmare Too Friday June 8th: What better way to spark the electric energy in the air, than a launch party of epic proportion Heavy Pickle style? Counting down the hours to the forth coming Niagara Falls Comic Con/Macabre Con spectators clambered to bash to get the festivities rolling. Hosted at the rustic Seneca Queen Theatre at 4630 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, entertainment from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rift (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Campbell an aspiring journalist works around the clock to exhume the horrific details of the infamous 2001 Town Creek Apartment murders. Allegedly based on actual events; a group of college kids were slaughtered under mysterious circumstances yet the killer was never caught and the case rendered by local police department as cold. Will Jennifer find the ultimate clues in solving this bizarre tale or will circumstances present the epiphany that some things are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creepozoids (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: In a post-apocalyptic setting billed as World War III a group of military deserters are on the lamb from the line of duty, the enemy as well as climactic conditions such as fatal acid rain. They encounter a deserted government research facility in the guise of a bomb shelter. Together they vie to survive the elements, regroup and investigate the quadrant’s contents. Oddities soon arise as they realize they’re far from alone. REVIEW: Directed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Funeral Home (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: When a teenaged girl named Heather (Lesley Donaldson) goes to live and work in her Grandmother Maude’s (Kay Hawtry) newly opened bed and breakfast strange things begin to transpire. People disappear, seemingly vanishing off of the face of the earth. Continuous reassurance is offered to the youth. After all what could go wrong in a dwelling that used to reside as the town’s local funeral home? REVIEW: Directed By: William Fruet Starring: Barry Morse, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cellar Dweller (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In spirit of the Tales from The Crypt, Terror Tales and The Beyond vintage comic books Colin Childress engages in some most macabre tales of horror. His most inspired illustrations are conceived within the remote bowels of a desolate rural home, aptly enough in his studio basement. As the artist delves into the occult to liven up his work, the drawings develop a life of their own, delivering their maker unto his ultimate demise. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Collapsed (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The end of days has arrived in apocalyptic splendor. As cities lie in ruin and bodies scatter among ashes and blood stained streets the Weaver family clutches to hope and survival. While rioters and looters among scavengers scour the urban rubble Scott (John Fantasia) and Emily (Lise Moule) make the decision to flee across the dense brush with their teenaged children Aaron (Steve Vieira) and Rebecca (Anna Ross).With destination Dover’s Bend in mind the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Monitor (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A newly single mother Anna grapples with her own sanity while protecting her son Andrew in a new start on life separated from her abused husband. Turmoil and deceit run amuck after she purchases a baby monitor and over hears another frequency of inevitable volatile circumstance. REVIEW: Directed By: Pal Sletaune Starring: Noomi Rapace, Kristoffer Joner, Vetle Ovenild Referred to in certain circles as Baby Call, The Monitor is a disturbing account of child … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rise of The Animals (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In a suburb of anywhere, U.S.A. local teens discover that world as gone horribly awry as all creatures great and small begin to ruthlessly attack people unprovoked. REVIEW: Directed by: Chris Wojcik Whacked-out Entertainment Starring: Greg Hoople, Stephanie Motta, Adam Schonberg, Nikki Preston Pizza delivery boy Wolf (Greg Hoople) and his pal Jake (Adam Schonberg) realize they’re going to miss the opening night of their favorite horror series they decide to crash the party … Continue reading

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