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Book Review: The Brides – Author Raven c.s. McCracken


2011, ebook

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


Book Review: Critical Millennium Hardcover – Author Andrew E. C. Gaska


Issue: Critical Millennium Hardcover
Writer/Creative Director: Andrew E. C. Gaska
Artist: Daniel Dussault
Letters: Nina L. Kester
Proofs: Duncan Mc Lachlan
Publisher: Archaia
Pages: 176
Price: $24.95

“Mankind’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

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Book Review: Charley’s War – Author Pat Mills


Issue: Charley’s War (Vol. 8): Hitler’s Youth
Writer: Pat Mills
Artist: Joe Colquhoun
Publisher: Titan Publishing
Release Date: Oct. 2011
Pages: 112
Price: $19.95

“In 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 Charley’s War … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Feud – The Saga of Pandora Zwieback Book 1 – Author Steven A. Roman


Published by Starwarp Concepts
2011, $14.94
310 pages

Sixteen-year-old Goth girl Pandora Zwieback has a major problem: she’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 she’s apparently the only one who can see them. That means she can’t tell her friends or family about the dangers around … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Score Stories – Author Joachim Ladefoged


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

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Book Review: Darkness Falls – Author Allan Leverone


Darkness Falls

by Allan Leverone

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

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Book Review: Z=MC2: Time Travelin’ Zombies vs. The Garden State – Author Kelly Jamesons


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

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Book Review: Tainted Blood – Author Nina Hobson


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

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Book Review: In Poe’s Shadow- Editors A.W. Gifford | Jennifer L. Gifford


In Poe’s Shadow
(Dark Opus Press)

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
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Book Review: Monster Book and Record Sets (Power Records)


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

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Book Review: When The Leaves Fall – Author Paul Melniczek


When The Leaves Fall by Paul Melniczek
(Bad Moon Books)

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

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Book Review: Joker’s Club – Author Gregory Bastianelli


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 we’re force fed contrived remakes such as Piranha, Friday the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dominion – Author Scott M. Baker


Dominion (Book Three of the Vampire Hunters Trilogy) by Scott M. Baker
Print Edition
Kindle Edition

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 vampires’ origins. The discovery of the Vampyrnomicon gives Drake Matthews the means to defeat … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gallery of Horror – Author Thomas M. Malafarina, Artist Nunzio Barbera

Book Review: Gallery of Horror – Author Thomas M. Malafarina, Artist Nunzio Barbera

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

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Book Review: Normalcy – Author Kim Cooney



Disclaimer: I do reveal some details of the novelette’s plot. If you would prefer to remain spoiler-free, please skip this review.

Is there no monster scarier than the serial killer? Even though werewolves, zombies, and other creatures of yore possess supernatural tricks and abilities, you can merely brush them off as figments of the imagination. You can’t do the same when serial killers are concerned. Perhaps the most frightening aspect of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night Shivers – Author Ed Pessalano


Night Shivers

Night Shivers by Ed Pessalano is like walking down a well-worn path through an ancient forest. As a child the tall trees with their withered branches scared us like long skeleton arms reaching out to grab us, but as an adult there just old trees. The book itself is a compilation of short (sometimes very short) stories.

Night Shivers is very reminiscent of Scary Stories told in the Dark but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ghosts of Coronado Bay – Author JG Faherty



Our harrowing tale commences off the Atlantic coast in 1908. The Black Lady a vessel slicing through the unforgiving seas swiftly encounters a hellacious storm. The captain, Gavin Hamlin and (no not Gavin McLeod of Love Boat fame, although at times I fought not to envision him this way) crew struggle against the merciless peril but ultimately find an untimely demise. The ship … Continue reading

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Book Review: City of Hell Chronicles Vol.1 – Editor Colin F.Barnes

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City of Hell Chronicles Vol.1

The Ant-Headed Old One ‘The Great Maurr’ has risen and brought hell to earth. The land is scorched and the human race decimated, eaten or tortured. Only three cities remain, a crumbled, dying version of their former selves: London, Moscow and Hong Kong. The Great Maurr’s own City of Hell dominates most of North America. Its diabolical influence has turned ordinary citizens into torturers, debased slaves, lunatics … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightwalkers Chloe of the Night – Author Keith Kekic


Nightwalkers: Chloe of the Night

Nightwalkers: Chloe of the Night by Keith Kekic is the second novel in the “Nightwalkers” series. This novel is narrated by the main character from the first novel. In this book, however, our main character is an adult and is reflecting, into his notebook, visions he is having about the lives of Chloe as well as Sarah (both of whom were in the first novel). These visions … Continue reading

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Book Review: How to Survive The End of the World as We Know it – Author James Wesley Rawles


While it probably might seem like an odd choice to include a review of a survival book on horror site, the purpose here is to directly support our 2012 articles and efforts.

This in fact happens to be my first book read on the subject of survival, so of course everything included is new, innovative and essential. The book is authored under James Wesley, Rawles who happens to also run the web … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aberrations – Editor Jeremy C.Shipp



If you take an interest in horror books (which it’s probably safe to assume you do, as you’re reading a horror book review), then chances are you’ll have read, or have heard of, Jeremy Shipp. If you haven’t, then seek him out. Maybe start here. This is an anthology of creepy shorts that he’s edited and contributed to, all themed loosely with a monstrous subject matter. Here’s your non-spoiler guide to … Continue reading

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