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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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Book Review: Shadows in Flight – Author Orson Scott Card

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Shadows in Flight
By Orson Scott Card

Lost in space with nothing to do. That was what was running through my head as I listened to disc after disc of this audio book. Shadows in flight just does not go anywhere. The story starts out in a ship hurtling through space at light speed with three children Ender, Carlotta, Sergeant, and their father Bean. Now these children and their father have a genetic … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nursing Home – Author James J Murphy III

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THE NURSING HOME
By James J Murphy III

Any fan or critic of commercial, conventional or literary horror can attest to reading through a wide variety of different themes, genres and styles. Each can be as unique as the author itself. Few writers in the horror business can disagree that the ultimate achievement will be to craft a tale that terrifies a universal audience.

Fears can vary on a wide spectrum both rational … Continue reading

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Book Review: Teeth And Talons Anthology – Author Samantha Combs

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TEETH AND TALONS ANTHOLOGY
Author Samantha Combs

There have been less than a handful of stories that, upon finishing reading them, I look up from the page and think to myself “The author had better continue this!” The Ink Man is such a story.

The Ink Man is the first of four short stories in Samantha Combs’ new book entitled “Teeth And Talons Anthology” and it is by far the best of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haftmann’s Rules – Author Robert White

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HAFTMANN’S RULES
By Robert White
Grand Mal Press

“Blood is like a rainbow, like red violet when it first flows, black in the moon light.”

Every now and again a volume of literature is so gritty, so enthralling, so psychologically spell binding we tend to forget what particular genre it slides most neatly into. Robert White’s story of private d*ck Thomas Haftmann and his obsession with solving an increasingly complex case is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Don’t Let Them In: Six Tales Of – Author Elizabeth Fields

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DON’T LET THEM IN: SIX TALES OF TERROR
Author: Elizabeth Fields

It took me about two hours to finish reading Don’t Let Me In: Six Tales Of Terror and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the individual stories in this collection. If cannibalism, campground horror stories come to life, selling your soul to the devil, and genetically engineered soldiers is your cup of tea, have I got a story (or … Continue reading

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Book Review: D.O.A.: Extreme Horror Collection – Editors: David B. Hayes and Jack Burton

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Full disclosure: I submitted to this anthology and was rejected. On the other hand, my wife, who allows me access to all her soft and naughty bits, has a story on display within its pages. My hope is that the two cancel each other out and leave a relative sense of objectivity to my review. Just wanted to warn you.

Any time you call something “extreme” or “shocking” or any of those … Continue reading

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