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- Reviewed by: Anton CancreReviewed by: Dave Gammon
Mask of Cybele, the new novel by Erik Greenman, published as an e-book for multiple platforms, is the kind of book that gives self-publishing and POD books a bad name.Â It is tedious, boring, lacks a narrative drive and conflict, and is nothing short of a self-indulgent mess.Â It is the type of book that traditional publishers would shun, as it lacks the elements need to make it either a commercial or critical … Continue reading
Merkabah Rider: Tales of a High Plains Drifter (Episodes 1-4)
Published By: Damnation Books, LLC
Published Date: December 1, 2009
Format: Oversized Paperback, Black /White â€“ 286 pages
Price: $21.65 ($5.95 on Kindle)
Stop wasting your time reading this review and read Ed Ederlac’s amazing episodic novel Merkabah Rider: Tales of a High Plains Drifter. Do so, and there is no doubt that you will quickly gobble … Continue reading
Flex Sheridan receives an eerie phone call of unusual proportion. His sister, Jamie Leighton reaches out and quickly unveils the plague that has consumed her. She complains of an infernal, insatiable hunger. Even her husband or two daughters Jesse and Trina couldnâ€™t subdue her carnal behavior. The call is abruptly concluded to disturbing, blood curdling screams.
Distraught, he bolts off like a bat out of hell from his Atlanta … Continue reading
Itâ€™s tempting to start off with a trite rant about how defanged and bloodless vampire stories have become, but Blood Society isnâ€™t really about vampires. I donâ€™t just mean in the sense that we never truly know what protagonist Dragna and his ilk are; the monsters simply are not the focus. This is more of a traditional gangster story with the … Continue reading
And the zombie fiction juggernaut thunders on with another addition to the genre. This time it’s by Timothy Long, and has the potential to be a better book than many of your run-of-the-mill zombie yarns. Once again we’re stuck with the damn first person narrative though, which is getting more annoying as time goes on.
That aside, Beyond The Barriers has a … Continue reading
A companion piece for season 6 of the television show Supernatural that includes an overview of the season, a detailed episode guide for each episode of the season, character and crew profiles, and some other cool stuff related to the show (including a photo gallery and a look at some of the creatures that the Winchester brothers have faced off against).
Eloise J. Knapp
I don’t know about you, but I’m really getting tired of genre novels written in the first person. Genre novels, for the most part, work best when the story unfolds via an unaffected third person narrative. The first person narrative is great for getting a sense of character across, but not so great for moving the story along. This is the case here … Continue reading
A dark, sinister, sexy and clever take on the origins of The Brides of Dracula. Think cross between an old school horror book and the TV show Dexter (yes, the one about the serial killer). A new, original twist on the classic vampire tale, set in present-day Las Vegas.
The thing about the world today is that there are too many damn vampires in … Continue reading
â€śMankindâ€™s rise and fall in space begins here! Two thousand years from now, the Earth is nearly dead. A bold group of explorers led by philanthropist Thomm Coney pushes forward to take the first tentative steps out of … Continue reading
â€śIn this explosive new volume of never-before-collected comic strip, Charley comes face to face with a young corporal who will eventually change the face of the world as leader of the Nazi party: Adolf Hitler. The eighth action-packed volume of Charleyâ€™s War … Continue reading
Sixteen-year-old Goth girl Pandora Zwieback has a major problem: sheâ€™s just discovered that her New York City hometown is the stalking ground for every monster and ghoul out to raise a little hell (literally!) . . . BUT sheâ€™s apparently the only one who can see them. That means she canâ€™t tell her friends or family about the dangers around … Continue reading
It’s not everyday you get a book sent to you exclusive from A&E, and exclusive to the Stephen King film “Bag of Bones” (TV 2 part mini series). Though it is worth mentioning when the product is beautifully written and photographed. The book itself is simpl;y titled “Dark Score Stories”. It contains 64 pages which mainly include the photography of Joachim Ladefoged. The foreword is written by the film’s director Mick Garris … Continue reading
In this tale of creeping horror, down-on-his-luck novelist Tyler Beckman returns to his old hometown of Darkness Falls, New Hampshire, hoping to resurrect his career. Tyler fled the town of his youth nearly two decades earlier following the brutal triple murder of his parents and sister, landing in New York and eventually writing six bestselling gothic … Continue reading
Time traveling zombies in New Jersey amounts to a b-movie version remake of the worst ever made SyFy Channel original of Doctor Who visits the Jersey Shore. Yea – it’s THAT bad. The best part is that the author knows it and embraces it in all of its absurdities.
There are small glimmers of hope no matter how minute they be. The characters aren’t one dimensional which is a plus. Some are … Continue reading
It’s nice to finally read something… original. Most things I get are glittering homoerotic vampires knocking up EMO girls. I also get a bunch of zombies that are very atypical. Blah. In any case there is no mistaking its originality as Tainted Blood is about demons! This scourge comes through their world to our own to feed on us. To these demons we are happy meals with feet.
The children are well … Continue reading
Dark Opus Press Presents: “In Poe’s Shadow” a collection of short stories inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited by A. W. Gifford and Jennifer L. Gifford.
The Resurrectionist – AP Diggs
Merryl – James S. Dorr
De’Atherton House – Sorrel Wood
Visions – Neil Kloster
The Final Sculpture – Ian Shoebridge
… Continue reading
Today in the vintage zone, were going to explore some very tasty monster book&record sets. So, let’s not waste any time, and get right into it! Imagine you are holding what appears to be a comicbook. It is, and yet so much more. . .
Peter Pan Records, had been producing childrens records since the 1950’s. Their division, called Power Records, had gotten licensing to make comicbook stories. Both Marvel, and DC … Continue reading
Every town holds its share of secrets.
Some more than others…
Halloween is coming soon to Haverville, and two best friends have decided to test their courage against the local haunted house, Graver’s Farm. With the brashness and wildness of youth behind them, Chris and Kyle begin an October adventure which takes … Continue reading
Jokers Club has made me proud to be a horror fan again. No longer is there a need to endure sneers, snickering and low brow comments at social gatherings. Granted an interest in the macabre comes along quickly in tow with the stereotype of being unabashedly disturbed. Make no mistake about it even the disturbed do have integrity.
In an era where weâ€™re force fed contrived remakes such as Piranha, Friday the … Continue reading
The exciting conclusion of The Vampire Hunters
After being hidden away for centuries, the Vampyrnomicon, the Book of the Undead, is finally unearthed, and with it the terrible secret of the vampiresâ€™ origins. The discovery of the Vampyrnomicon gives Drake Matthews the means to defeat … Continue reading
Gallery of Horror is a very good short story collection that is wonderfully designed not only as a homage to the groundbreaking imagination of Rod Serling but as an interactive litmus for your tastes and concepts of horror in art. Continue reading