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Book Review: Black – Author Max Booth III

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Horror (in all its forms) has been a huge part of my life for the better part of thirty seven years now, going back to the ghost story books I’d get through Scholastic Books and the episodes of Amazing Stories and Unsolved Mysteries I would watch with my parents (sometimes through the cracks between the fingers covering my eyes). Early on, I decided Dawn of the Dead was one of my all time favorite movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Die Insel der Damonen (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: Sport diver Mario and his two women friends sail out to a small island off the coast of Italy. There he discovers an old wooden chest at the bottom of the ocean. In it he finds a knife whose cut releases the seed of a demon REVIEW: This is classic gorehound fodder. We open with images of a castle overlooking a great body of water rotating on the screen as a deep, eerie German … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Red Nights of the Gestapo (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: An illustrious group of German industrialists plot to overthrow Hitler by negotiating a peace treaty with England. Disgraced, but dedicated Nazi officer Colonel Werner von Uhland is assigned by his superiors to ferret out these deceitful dissidents and stop them before it’s too late. von Uhland recruits a bunch of beautiful women to seduce these traitors and undermine their conspiracy.

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Film Review: Cannibal Mercenary (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: Wilson, a Thai veteran of the Vietnam War and all around master of combat, leads a group of men on a daring mission into the jungles of Vietnam to topple a dangerous drug lord and his cannibal army.  REVIEW: This is one of those movies that films like Death Proof or Planet Terror or even Hobo With a Shotgun strive to replicate. It was released as Cannibal Mercenary, but in English called The Mercenary … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Vincenzo Bilof (Confessions of the Impaler)

With his upcoming book, Confessions of the Impaler, getting a lot of buzz lately, I thought I’d take a couple minutes to pick the brain of the author, Vincenzo Bilof. HorrorNews: Let’s start with the basics. Tell us a little about Vincenzo Bilof. What should we know? Vincenzo Bilof: The Tale of Vincenzo begins in the in the colorful world of Michigan, a planet that’s not too far away, but you still need a spaceship … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Stand Alone (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: A horse meat butcher’s life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

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Film Review: The German Chainsaw Massacre (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Das Deutsche Kettensagen Massaker — We meet a butcher family. They recognize cheap meat in the East Germans passing over the old border into the West and begin turning them into sausage REVIEW: There are two ways to look at German director Christoph Schlingensief’s movie Das Deutsche Kettensagen Massaker (The German Chainsaw Massacre, or as it’s called with its American release, Blackest Heart). At one point, it is sharp social commentary on the reunification … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ostermontag (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: Heiko has fallen in love with his stepsister Fabiane who rejects him and lets her twin sister Nicole replace her. One day he plans to kill Nicole in order to end the recuring mix-ups. Unfortunately he catches Fabiane instead of Nicole and is sent to a mental hospital for the rest of his life. Years later he manages to escape his prison and seeks bloody revenge on Nicole who he blames for the loss … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trouble Every Day (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane”s mysterious and frequent visits to a medical clinic where cutting edge studies of the human libido are undertaken. When Shane seeks out a self-exiled expert in the field, he happens upon the doctor”s wife, another victim of the same malady. She has become so dangerous and emotionally paralyzed by … Continue reading

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Book Review: The After-Life Story of Pork Knuckles Malone – Author M. P. Johnson

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The After-Life Story of Pork Knuckles Malone by M. P. Johnson It’s no secret that I have found myself fascinated by the releases that Bizarro Pulp Press has been dishing out over the past year or so. Not only are they bringing around new authors I haven’t read before, but every book hits me with something completely different. From serial killers to art criticism fairy tales to reality-bending and time detectives, every story hits you … Continue reading

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Film Review: Arrombada – I Will Piss in Your Grave (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A convicted drug dealer (Vinnie Bressan) is required by a court of law senator twice elected by popular vote (Coffin Souza) to kidnap a girl (Ljana Carrion) to satisfy their lower instincts in the great company of his private physician masturbator (Gurcius Gewdner) and his father preferred sexy

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Film Review: Zombie 90 Extreme Pestilence (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: Two doctors are trying to stop a rampant epidemic of zombieism. They fend off zombies spilling many a gallon of blood in the process. REVIEW: The very first movie I reviewed for HorrorNews was Andreas Schnaas’ 1996 release, Goblet of Gore. I may have made some remarks hinting toward the movie not being very good, possibly mentioning poor acting, and lack of a cohesive plot as a couple of its many weak spots. Well, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gravity Comics Massacre – Author Vincenzo Bilof

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Vincenzo Bilof has given us zombies (the Zombie Ascension series,Under A Red Sun, and Nightmare of the Dead), he’s given us werewolves (Japanese Werewolf Apocalypse series), and he’s even given us a horror poetry-novel (The Horror Show). In Gravity Comics Massacre, he manages to combine some familiar horror elements with his own vision for a new and original tale. Think Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Nightmare on Elm Street with a pinch of Buffalo Bill and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts “medical experiments”. Ilsa’s goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines REVIEW: If you looked up “exploitation film” in a dictionary that has lots of pictures and pop-culture references, you might find a picture of the movie poster for Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ilsa, the Wicked Warden (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately “checks” in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there. Meanwhile Ilsa and one of the guards are forcing the inmates to have sex with male prisoners, filming them and selling it as p*rnoflicks

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Film Review: Gorgasm (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Tara, a psychotic call girl, has a strange obsession with giving men the ultimate climax. Chase is a detective out to stop her killing spree

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Book Review: All Art is Junk – Author R.A. Harris

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All Art is Junk – by R.A. Harris Once upon a time, in the future, there lived a young girl named Lana who painted beautiful pictures with her paintbrush hair. Lana’s mother saw great potential in her, and so arranged a bodyguard to watch over her at all times and keep her safe. One day, Lana’s father, Mansell Rivers, a sensitive and unsuccessful artist, decides that he wants her dead. It is up to her … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lord of The Undead (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: The story begins during the crucifixion of Jesus, but soon flashes forward to the present where some demons and a legion of zombies plan to wreak havoc on the Earth. Jesus himself reappears as a zombie as well. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Hell Hath No Fury (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Two men tell (sometimes nasty or over the top) stories to each other about wronged women who went for revenge. The stories are about a man whose latest one night stand may be his last, a girl who may or may not have murdered her brother, a strange suicide investigation, a man who goes back in time to warn himself not to cheat on his girlfriend, and a nurse who takes gruesome revenge on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rigor Mortis – The Final Colours (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: A new computer virus falls into the hands of Norman, a wheelchair bound mentally handicapped man, after a person covered in blood gives it to him. The group of men who are behind the development of the virus want it back, and will do anything to get it back. REVIEW: Rigor Mortis is not a horror movie about zombies or the otherwise undead, despite what the title may lead you to believe. Rather, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Old One – Author P. A. Douglas

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The first thing I noticed about The Old One by P. A. Douglas is the cover, an eye-catching, nightmare inducing painting by Alan Clark. His artwork may be familiar to the horror and bizarre reader, having graced the covers of books by Edward Lee, Cameron Pierce, and Stephen King, among others. It is a fascinating picture of a truly fear-inducing monster, a giant with more mouths than one might prefer. Take a look at the … Continue reading

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About seanofthedead

Sean has had a few short stories published and a few punk records recorded. If you watch a horror movie with him, he'll drive you crazy connecting the actors to their other movies and dropping useless bits of trivia. He thinks the Exorcist III is by far the superior film of the franchise, and believes Braindead was more deserving of an Oscar than Lord of the Rings.