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Book Review: Black Butterflies – Author Kurt Newton


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 ...

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


Kincaid-A Paranormal Casebook Synopsis 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 ...

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Book Review: The Skull Ring – Author Scott Nicholson


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 ...

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Book Review: Asian Horror – Author Andy Richards


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 ...

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Book Review: Keep Out! – Author Nick Redfern


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 ...

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


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 ...

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Book Review: The Hammer Vault – Author Marcus Hearn


“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 ...

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Book Review: Vampires Today – The Truth about modern Vampires – Author Joseph Layc**k


VAMPIRES TODAY: THE TRUTH ABOUT MODERN VAMPIRISM Written by Joseph Layc**k 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 ...

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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.

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


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 ...

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Book Review: Loose Ends – Author WD Jackson


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 ...

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Book Review: Haftmann’s Rules – Author Robert White


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 ...

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


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 ...

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


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. ...

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Book Review: Cemetary Club – Author JG Faherty


CEMETERY CLUB By JG Faherty Faherty’s latest effort is spell binding terror with a paranormal slant with tons of twists and turns. Often thought provoking and spine tingling several prominent themes are introduced simultaneously. Who wouldn’t love a good ghost, ancestry, paranormal, zombie tale right? Toss in a few skeletons in the closet and it seems we have ourselves a ...

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