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Book Review: Woman Scorned – Author Angela Alsaleem

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Woman Scorned – Angela Alsaleem

Camilla is raped and brutally murdered at the hands of a corrupt police officer. She wakes up dead, oblivious to the fact she’s crossed over into another realm of existence. As she collects herself, consumed in despair and distraught she begins to walk along the road side, hauntingly closer to her ultimate fate.

Libitina is an aspiring mortician in training and steals Camilla’s body from a nearby hospital morgue. … Continue reading

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Book Review: 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die – Editor Steven Jay Schneider

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While its shockingly gleaming cover sporting a demonic Linda Blair screams out of the shelves with an almost haunting curiosity, it’s the contents that make this edition a rich little friend to accompany you on outings. Another from the “Barron’s” 101 Movies collection, this tiny fat boy edition offers some great suggestive reading and influential recommendations to fill your evening with plenty of horrific cinematics. It begins so humbly with it’s early … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night Terrors II – Editors Theresa Dillon | Marc Ciccarone

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Blood Bound Books
2011, 235 pages, 28 stories

Synopsis:
Just when you thought it was safe to crawl back into bed … we’ve got a new set of terrors! If Night Terrors made you pray for dawn, Volume II will send you into total madness. Step inside the secret chambers of the Vatican and experience the dark side of the papal elections. Meet people only a mother could love, … Continue reading

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Book Review: By Wizard Oak – Author Peter Crowther

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It is October and for those of us who like to read Horror Fiction this is a time of year we look forward to. Why, you ask? Not only is this our favorite time of the year but this is also when Paul Miller of Earthling Publications gets ready to release his latest book in his critically acclaimed and much loved Halloween Series. This is the seventh book in the series which … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Butterflies – Author Kurt Newton

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BLACK BUTTERFLIES
Written by Kurt Newton
Published by Sideshow Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 60 pages
Price: $12.00

I’ll admit this before I get going … I’m a bit of a Kurt Newton fan boy. I published his truly gut-wrenching mind-altering short story “Butter Red and Diamond Eyes” in my (now defunkt) online venue Horror Quarterly – (I republished it in the “Best … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kincaid – A Paranormal Casebook – Author William F. Nolan

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Kincaid-A Paranormal Casebook

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A collection of three stories chronicling the adventures of David Kindcaid, a paranormal investigator who is very similar to Carl Kolchak from the old television series “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.” The book follows Kincaid as he investigates cases that have supernatural and horror related elements, and he finds himself up against some truly odd things during his adventures. The first story sees him looking into a series … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Skull Ring – Author Scott Nicholson

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Written by Scott Nicholson
Published by: Ghostwriter Publications/Haunted Computer Books
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black / White – 328 pages
Price: $14.95

If you like your reading material dark with atmosphere as thick as Appalachian forests and with as many twists and tilts as Appalachian mountain roads then I recommend the Skull Ring by Scott Nicholson. The Skull Ring is horror/thriller of fine caliber that does a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Doguhn – Author Jason Barthelemy

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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved fantasy and stories about other worlds and beings/creatures that were not of our realm. So when the first book I was to review was of the fantasy genre, I was more than happy to have the chance to read and review it.

Jason Barthelemy’s “Doguhn” tells the story of a young man by the name of Guy Kruspe who moves to a small town in an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Asian Horror – Author Andy Richards

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I’m always happy to find another book focused on the theme of Asian horror. Mainly because with each published offering, I learn a bit more about the underlying theme of Asian films. Asian horror has so many variations that surpass American styles of filmmaking, that the inventiveness is often mesmerizing at times. Then again, it can also be heavily redundant when a particular trend is in motion such as the wet haired … Continue reading

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Book Review: Keep Out! – Author Nick Redfern

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KEEP OUT!

At the center of many conspiracy theories is the constant concern over the Government and the world’s interest with underground bases. We are on the cusp of entering into year 2012 of which its rumored that “many” of these facilities have been created exactly for. Whether it’s a worldwide crisis, nuclear event, epidemic, viral outbreak or other…there has long been a concern that elitist find shelter to hide away … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Amazing, Incredible, Shrinking, Colossal, Bikini-Crazed Creature from Public Domain – Author E. Mitchell

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THE AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, SHRINKING, COLOSSAL, BIKINI-CRAZED CREATURE FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
Author E. Mitchell
Published by Outskirts Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 124 pages
Price: $10.95

”I am a man of science. To bore you with the tales of hedonism I have witnessed firsthand, the besotted days amidst the worlds most pulsating pleasure pastorals would be a precious waste of CO2, or, in layman’s terms: … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hammer Vault – Author Marcus Hearn

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“This remarkable journey through the Hammer vault includes props, annotated script pages, unused poster artwork, production designs, rare promotional material and private correspondence. Hundreds of rare and previously unseen stills help to create a rich souvenir of Hammer’s legacy, from the X certificate classics of the 1950s to the studio’s latest productions.

Written and compiled by the official Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn, and featuring exclusive contributions from the actors and filmmakers associated with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vampires Today – The Truth about modern Vampires – Author Joseph Laycock

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VAMPIRES TODAY: THE TRUTH ABOUT MODERN VAMPIRISM
Written by Joseph Laycock
Published by Praeger
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 200Pages
Price: $31.96

When one thinks of “vampires,” the mythological blood-craving undead being comes to mind. Bram Stoker’s story of Dracula, as well as Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire are two of the main stories that have helped to shape the fictional character of the vampire … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eye Contact – Author Thomas M. Malafarina

"The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake" - Leonardo da Vinci

“Eye Contact” is an absorbing, terrifying story of the personal nature of reality and a poignant, nerve-wracking exploration into whom or what is our most defining voice amidst the suspension of all sensory input. It reminded me in plan (but not in execution – more on that later) of the non-linear Aronofsky film “The Fountain”, wherein recurring visual motifs and similitude of action grounded us amidst the jump cuts of time, space and character though in “Eye Contact” we also have the singular “voice” of protagonist David Matson as a through line and the husband and wife team of David and Gina Matson maintain their present day relationship as well. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Flesh of Fallen Angels – Authors Roy C. Booth | R. Thomas Riley

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I remember, back in the idealized olden days of yore long forgotten (hence the idealization) by aging brain cells, when you new exactly what you were getting when you picked up a western. Men being men while hunting down the other men who done took their wife or town hostage. Outlaws. Gun slinging sheriffs. Whore houses in trouble. It was a simpler time. Then came these new fangled weird westerns, with their space ships … Continue reading

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Book Review: Loose Ends – Author WD Jackson

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Loose Ends
By WD Jackson

When perpetual under achiever Jake Harper purchases a computer for a new office job it appears as though life is finally turning around. Encountering his next obstacle, he grapples with assembling and installing the PC so landlady/best friend Anna intervenes giving him a crash course in computer use 101. Getting online seemed to be the mandate of the hour as she sets him up with an email account … Continue reading

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