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Book Review: The Green Kangaroos – Author Jessica McHugh

My first encounter with the writing of Jessica McHugh showed me an inventive horror short story called Food For Thought. Turns out, that’s just a tiny part of the McHughniverse. There’s also Pins, a suspenseful dark thriller involving strip clubs and bowling alleys. There’s the young adult mystery/thriller, Rabbits in the Garden. There’s her trip into the world of steampunk, The Maiden Voyage. And in August, she’ll be dropping a sci-fi mind-melting experience of Philip … Continue reading

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Film Review: Auschwitz (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Controversial director Uwe Boll depicts the harsh reality of the process inside one of the most infamous Nazi death camps by using brutally realistic imagery. Book-ended by documentary footage as well as interviews with German teenagers about what they know about the Holocaust, Boll effectively shows us just how depraved and sadistic life in the camp could be. REVIEW: Uwe Boll is known as that guy who directs video game movies. You’ve seen them, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Green Elephant (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: The Green Elephant is a 1999 Russian art-house and slasher gore film directed by Svetlana Baskova. REVIEW: If you are looking for a movie that will leave you disturbed and confused, and may just haunt your dreams for a few days, let me tell you about The Green Elephant. Here we have a shot on video, bizarro classic that ran the art-film circuits back when it was first released in 1999. It is a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spaceship Terror (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Marooned on a deserted planet, and picked up by an old, derelict spaceship, six unwitting travelers find themselves enslaved by a madman. Picking them off one by one, they quickly learn there are some things worse than death. REVIEW: There’s a lesson to be learned from Harry Tchinski’s 2011 film, Spaceship Terror. If, at any point in time, your small spacecraft has to make an emergency landing, and your pilot is injured and unable … Continue reading

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Book Review: Muerte Con Carne – Author Shane McKenzie

When you’re a horror writer, and blurbs for your book are being written by Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee, you know you’re doing something right. This is definitely the case with Shane McKenzie, a writer who is absolutely tearing up the extreme horror landscape. The guy has written twelve books (at least, maybe more by the time I finish writing this review), not to mention at least two collaborations with other authors (Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron … Continue reading

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Book Review: Splatterpunk – Issue 4

The spirit of D.I.Y. is alive and well within the pages of Jack Bantry’s Splatterpunk, but just because it has the look of an old cut and paste style, made in your basement, punk zine doesn’t mean it’s lacking in quality. The complete opposite, actually; these forty pages are packed with great in your face, extreme horror fiction. Not only that, but we also get some interviews, some book reviews, and a little bit of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ultimo Mondo Cannibale (1977)

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SYNOPSIS An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home. REVIEW: You already know Cannibal Holocaust, director Ruggero Deodato’s most (in)famous film to date, but did you know that he actually had a “cannibal trilogy,” Cannibal Holocaust (1980) being the middle film? It’s true, I wouldn’t lie to you. Part three of the trilogy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Love Me Deadly (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: A coven of devil-worshipping necrophiliacs moves to Los Angeles and sets up their base of operations out of a funeral home. REVIEW: If you’re looking for an out-there introduction to a movie, there aren’t many better options than the first ten minutes of director Jacques Lacerte’s 1973 (and apparently only) movie, Love Me Deadly. It opens with a funeral, friends and relatives shedding tears over the loss of their loved one. Each member of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Klischee (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Klischee is a Crime, Horror, Mystery and Thriller movie directed by Marcel Walz with Sabrina Brencher, Marcel Walz, Birte Hanusrichte REVIEW:

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Book Review: Toxicity – Author Max Booth III

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With his newest release, Toxicity, Max Booth III has taken a break from the wild western zombies of Black as well as the flash fiction of They Might Be Demons and thrown us into the complex, nasty world of the suburbs of Chicago. Having grown up there, I can vouch for this; they are truly frightening, indeed. The world he shows us is one full of trashy scumbags and bad criminals, down on their luck … Continue reading

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Film Review: Der Todesengel (Angel of Death) (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: Story about a raped model who takes bloody revenge. German Extreme horror film -  mixture of amateur-gore, bad but entertaining acting, some semi-hardcore scenes, much blood and extremely bad taste. REVIEW: Der Todesengel translates into English as “Angel of Death,” but I guess that wasn’t an accurate enough title for Andreas Bethmann (director of Rossa Venezia, Exitus Interruptus, and many others). So he added some words, giving the final product the title Angel of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sick-O-Pathics (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: 40 Minute short anthology featuring cameos from Lucio Fulci to Joe D’ Amato, in this wacky horror comedy who also is a love letter to the Italian Horror sub-genre REVIEW: One of my favorite things about horror is, for the most part, there is a general sense of humor (albeit sometimes a gross one) throughout the genre, and all of us can share a good laugh about what we are into. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Film Review: Abnormis (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: German Splatter Gore film directed by Maik Ude REVIEW:

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Book Review: The Remnant: Into the Collision – Author P. A. Douglas

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The thing I really like about the stories of author P.A. Douglas, whether it be his Lovecraftian The Old One or his anti-establishment, bizarro novel Cucumber Punk, is that he knows how to hook you from the start and then keep your interest levels high all the way through to the final page. With The Remnant: Into the Collision, Douglas shows he’s only getting better with his sharp hooks and tension building devices. In the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road – Author Various

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First things first, Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road is bigger than your average horror novel. When fellow author Tom Piccirilli (four time Bram Stoker award winner, author of The Last Kind Words, A Choir of Ill Children, etc…) ran into health problems and subsequent medical bills, some friends decided to lend a hand. And what better way to raise money than write a book and donate the profits to the cause? So, what we have here … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mutation 2 – Generation Dead (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: The toxic chemical rediscovered in the original film causes more death and destruction across Germany, leading to a new mutation unlike anything the world has ever seen…

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About seanofthedead

In 1987, after hearing Poison’s “Look What the Cat Dragged In” for the first time, Sean decided he wanted to play drums. After realizing all rock stars wore leather pants, he traded in his dreams of fortune and fame for 80’s sitcoms, horror movies, and punk rock. Sean has spent his recent years trying to recover from Catholic guilt while searching for an idea worth writing.