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Book Review: Hiram Grange and the 12 Little Hitlers – Author Scott Christian Carr


Scott Christian Carr has balls. Big, hairy, hyper-inflated balls that he doesn't mind showing off at every opportunity. Anyone who is willing to throw the attack on the Twin Towers and baby tentacle-rape at the reader in the friggin prologue has to. He doesn't hold back anything and the effect is tremendous. By 7 pages in, you know that nothing and noone is safe from this man and his horrific dreams where laughter is mixed with blood-tainted vomit.

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Book Review: Movie Monsters – Author Alan Orms


MOVIE MONSTERS Writtenby Alan Ormsby Published byScholastic Publication Date: 1975 Format: B&W – 166 Pages Price: out of print Hello Maniacs! In the Horror entertainment field, you are always looking ahead. You’ve got to keep a finger on the pulse of things to come.But, here in the Vintage Zone, we pause, and look back at treasures that will tickle your ...

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Book Review: Green Shadows, White Whale – Author Ray Bradbury

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Writing about Ray Bradbury is a little like writing about the ocean – the entity is so vast you hardly know where to begin. Consider there are six billion humans on this planet, yet there is only one man, one name, that readers associate emotionally with one of the great explorations into the unknown. Back in 1987 a syndicated newspaper ...

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Book Review: Dario Argento – Author James Gracey


Written by James Gracey Published by Kamera Books / Oldcastle Books Publication Date: 2010 Format: Color & Black /White (color insert pages included) – 160 pages Price: $19.95 Dario Argento is one of those obscure but influential directors who has not only contributed greatly to the genre but has inspired countless others in his works. It’s funny because with his ...

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Book Review: Zombie – Author J.R. Angelella

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Zombie By J.R. Angelella Soho Press This is not your typical  run of the mill zombie book, and it is something totally unexpected.  Zombie by J.R. Angelella is the perfect combination of horror and comedy, and the ending is something that you would never guess.  Also, the ending is so terrifying it won’t be something you will easily forget. Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker is a zombie ...

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Book Review: Valley of the Dead – Author Kim Paffenroth


VALLEY OF THE DEAD Author Kim Paffenroth Published by: Permuted Press Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 258 pages Price: $14.95 The Divine Comedy by Italian poet Dante Alighieri is, arguably, one of the most studied and celebrated poems of all time. Religious scholars have spent centuries analyzing it for its theological content. Students of literature have sung praises ...

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Book Review: Japanese Horror Cinema – Author Jay McRoy


JAPANESE HORROR CINEMA (PAPERBACK) Author Jay McRoy Published by University of Hawaii Press Publication Date: 2005 Format: Black /White – 240 pages Price: $28.00 Author Jay Mcroy is a pretty smart guy. In “Japanese Horror Cinema” his latest book, he looks at the Asian culture (Japanese specifically) with a careful eye of detail, tight analogies and perspectives of what it ...

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Book Review: The Nightmare Factory


THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY (PAPERBACK) Written by Joe Harris, Stuart Moore, Thomas Ligotti Art by Colleen Doran, Ben Templesmith. Ted McKeever, & Michael Gaydos Published by Harper Paperbacks Publication Date: 2007 Format: Color – 112 pages Price: $17.99 “The Nightmare Factory” as it is so called. A collection of 4 short stories based on the work of Thomas Ligotti . In ...

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Book Review: Nocturnal Emissions – Author Jeffrey Thomas


Nocturnal Emissions by Jeffrey Thomas Supernatural “Black Dogs,” UFOs, a vampire shark, parasite-infested children, and a foul-mouthed marionette from another dimension. These are just some of the dark delights to be found in the forthcoming collection  set for release by Dark Regions Press in September, 2010. NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS, from Jeffrey Thomas – the fertile imagination behind the Punktown and Letters ...

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Book Review: After Dark – Issue 1


Issue: After Dark #1 Creators: Antoine Fuqua, Wesley Snipes Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Jeff Nentrup, Sara Biddle Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles Cover Artist: Francesco “Matt” Mattina Editor: Renae Geerlings Publisher: Radical Publishing Release Date: August 2010 Pages: 56 Price: $4.99 “From celebrated director Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Training Day), acclaimed actor Wesley Snipes (Blade) and award-winning writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, ...

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Book Review: He Who Walks in Shadow – Author Brett J. Talley


He Who Walks In Shadow By: Brett J. Talley JournalStone Publishing 179 Pages “Well, that’s quite the story, isn’t it? Not exactly what one wants to hear on the eve of an expedition,” He laughed, but it was no more honest than his smile. After the ominous book, The Incendium Maleficarum has disappeared from the personal safe of Carter Weston, ...

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Book Review: Darkness Rising – Author Brian Moreland


Darkness Rising By: Brian Moreland Samhain Publishing 98 Pages Marty Weaver is a dreamer that expresses his romantic nature through poetry. Often going to a nearby lake for inspiration he ventures forth to ponder over his unrequited love Jennifer. On this ill-fated evening Marty is not alone. Three ruthless killers have occupied his sanctuary. As the killers commence a hellacious ...

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Book Review: The Secret of Vampires – Author Claude Lecouteux


THE SECRET HISTORY OF VAMPIRES: THEIR MULTIPLE FORMS AND HIDDEN PURPOSES Author Claude Lecouteux Published by Inner Traditions Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 200 pages Price: $16.95 Alot is misunderstood about the origins and legacy of the vampire creature. So much that over the years the interpretations have blended together based on legend, myth and cinema so much ...

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Book Review: The Devil’s Own – Issue 0


THE DEVIL’S OWN – ISSUE#0 (COMIC) Writer: Pete Mesling Artwork: Brian Beardsley Publisher: Night Rail Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 12 pages Price: $1.50 “Left with little choice after a ferocious female demon burns down his home as a demonstration of her abilities, Pedro Felsenstein agrees to take on the strangest clients of his career. Claudia and ...

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Book Review: Shaman’s Blood – Author Anne C. Petty


SHAMAN’S BLOOD By Anne C. Petty Something is terribly awry for Alice Waterston. Her emotionally estranged mother Suzanne has passed. While her own daughter Margaret, uncle Hal and even significant other Nik mourn her loss, she feels detached and numb. A sense of guilt eclipses the bereavement process. Sinister turmoil begins to shine just beyond leaving many questions unanswered. A ...

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Book Review: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave – Issue 1


Issue: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave #1 Writers: Kerry Gammill, Sam F. Park, James Farr, Rob Brown, Derek McCaw, John Cassaday, Joe Freire, Martin Powell, Gary D. Rhodes Artists: Kerry Gammill, Chris Moreno, John Cassaday, Rafael Navarro, Joe Freire, Terry Beatty, Tom Smith, Brian Denham, Kez Wilson, Jeff Preston, Frank Dietz, Paul Garner, Kim Loh Editors: Kerry Gammill, Kez ...

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