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Book Review: Spirits and Death in Niagara – Author Marcy Italiano

Spirits and Death in Niagara By Marcy Italiano Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Niagara Falls and its surrounding area are full of history, dead and tales of ghostly encounters. Knowing the area well before reading “Spirits” I have been well aware of the history but am always interested in what new gems come up or how old stories are remembered. …

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Book Review: The Pocket Essential George A. Romero – Authors Tom Fallows and Curtis Owen

The Pocket Essential George A. Romero By Tom Fallows and Curtis Owen Published by Pocket Essentials in 2008. 160 Pages This book is a pocket guide to all things George A. Romero. The authors cover Romero’s movies from “Night of the Living Dead” to “Diary of the Dead”. Each movie is given a brief synopsis, behind the scenes information, reviews …

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Film Review: Under the Raven’s Wing (2007)

  SYNOPSIS: A young filmmaker documents the murder confessions of three young women who seduce him into their strange world of spiritual “dimensions” and “transcendence.” The ringleader, Raven, holds everyone in her psychological grip, until her secret is exposed and a power struggle ensues. REVIEW: “Transcendence is a gift” Often the signs of a low budget film are poor audio, …

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Film Review: Believers (2007)

SYNOPSIS: When paramedics David (Johnny Messner) and Victor (Jon Huertas) respond to a call from a girl who says her mother passed out, they find themselves thrust into a nightmare in this creepy spine-chiller helmed by The Blair Witch Project’s co-director Daniel Myrick. Held captive by members of a strange cult, the two try to decipher the secret symbols and …

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Book Review: Cheap Scares – Author Greg Lamberson

Cheap Scares: Low Budget Filmmakers Share Their Secrets By Greg Lamberson. Most low budget filmmakers have a well-thumbed copy of “Rebel Without a Crew”; it has been the bible for independent filmmakers to get inspiration and information. No book had successfully tackled low budget horror movies the way the Robert Rodriguez’s book had with the low budget action genre. Horror …

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Interview: John R. Renna

An interview with John R Renna, makeup man, writer, actor, director and horror movie fan. He is currently in preproduction for Slime City Massacre. How did you get interested in doing effects makeup? My mother made the greatest costumes when I was a kid and as i got older my tastes changed and I had my mother get the boxed …

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From the Nightshift: ‘House of Horrors’ – The movie

I recently had a chance to talk to Dan Monroe , the busy director/writer of the movie “House of Horrors”, which is currently in production in Buffalo, NY. One of the settings for the movie is the real House of Horrors which is one of Western New York’s Largest Haunted Houses. They state they are:”Western New York’s Largest and Most Terrifying Haunted House …

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