Author Archives: Jessica Brown

Book Review: Nevermore – Author Harold Schechter


NEVERMORE Written by Harold Schechter Published by Atria Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 336 Pages Price: $20.99 Few American writers are as famous (or infamous) as Edgar Allan Poe. Short story pioneer, literary critic and master of the macabre, Poe is often credited with the introduction of both horror and detective fiction to the American public at a time when literature was often imported from Britain. He is also well known for his personal shortcomings, most … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Horribles – Author Nathaniel Lambert


THE HORRIBLES Nathaniel Lambert Grindhouse Press Trade Paperback, 124 pages ISBN-13: 978-0-9826281-5-7  When Sheldon Delaney and his parents moved from Minneapolis to small-town Poe’s Creek, Minnesota, they already stood out a bit more than most. The only black family in a predominantly towheaded community, what could have been an uncomfortable or alienating situation was nullified entirely by the warm welcome the Delaneys received from their neighbors and their immediate immersion in local activities. With good … Continue reading

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Book Review: The House of Fallen Trees – Author Gina Ranalli


HOUSE OF FALLEN TREES Gina Ranalli Grindhouse Press Trade Paperback, 264 pages ISBN: 978-0-9826281-1-9 I must admit, when I read this Grindhouse Press novel several months ago, I was expecting something very different. I’d seen Ranalli’s work before in The Bizarro Starter Kit, and she’s known as a very inventive and off-the-wall kind of alt-lit writer. For someone with a bibliography including Suicide Girls in the Afterlife and Still Life With Vibrator (god, I love … Continue reading

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Film Review: Daybreakers (2009)


SYNOPSIS: After an outbreak of vampirism has washed over the planet and its inhabitants have been infected for nearly ten years, supplies of human blood have diminished while demand remains steady. Few humans remain in the wild, having been rounded up by the military for use in blood supply and breeding, and the large holding facilities, where they are stored unconscious like honey in the cells of honeycombs, are not producing blood in quantities matching … Continue reading


Book Review: The Apocalypse Shift – Author Derek J. Goodman

THE APOCALYPSE SHIFT Author Derek J. Goodman Published by Library of Horror Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W- 272 pages Price: $15.95 It is exceedingly difficult to blend horror and humor together in a way that appeases fans of both. The genres themselves are starkly different, catering to two completely separate tastes that often don’t mix well together at all. Successfully combining them takes a bit of skill, as well as the ability to know … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rage Plague – Author Anthony Giangregorio


THE RAGE PLAGUE Written by Anthony Giangregorio Published by Permuted Press, Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 252 Pages Price: $14.95 Horror fiction tends to come and go in cycles. One month or year vampires will be all that show up on store shelves, and once the fad wanes the subject du jour may well slide into ghosts or witches or evil houses that swallow entire families. Publishers go with what will sell, and if … Continue reading

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001636458cd482ae47048dd47412 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Just for clarification, am I to begin posting my reviews directly as of now? 2010/8/14 WordPress <> Username: Jessica Brown Password: horrornewsstaff

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Book Review: Morning is Dead – Author Andersen Prunty


Written by Andersen Prunty Published by: Grindhouse Press Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black / White – 150 pages Price: $12.95 Rarely are readers of horror given the opportunity to laugh while wanting to throw up in their mouths a little bit. “Zombie” fiction (and the term should be used lightly here, as the lumbering corpses are never referred to as capital Zs) tends to lean more towards the horrific and generally contains little, if any, … Continue reading

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