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Book Review: Speak of the Dead – Author Chris Wade

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Speak of the Dead Exploring George A. Romero’s Original Dead Trilogy

Have an insatiable appetite for flesh? Craving an epidermis entre? Find yourself beckoning Romero, Romero, where art thou Romero? Okay, perhaps that last one is only me but look no further zombie fans.

“Speak” is an intriguing glare into celebrating Romero’s visionary zombie flicks from Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead enough to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Midnight Solitaire – Author Greg F. Gifune

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Midnight Solitaire

by Greg F. Gifune
(Kindle Edition)

The Devil is in the details. But then, so is God.

As a massive blizzard descends on New England, four troubled strangers find themselves stranded at an old roadside motel on a desolate highway in the middle of nowhere. But there’s a killer on the road. Something is stalking them, a maniac within the storm. Known as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beautiful Hell – Author Jeffrey Thomas

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Beautiful Hell

by Jeffrey Thomas
(Dark Regions Press)

Hades is in upheaval. The Damned are rebelling, and worse, the more human-like breeds of Demons are beginning to sympathize with their plight. The Creator Himself decides to venture into Hades to address this conflict, a conflict which may test His very sanity…and make him a target of assassination. Against this tense background, a Damned … Continue reading

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Book Review: Into Hell – Author William Ollie

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Into Hell by William Ollie
(Delirium Books)

Miller’s lost, cloaked in a darkness that refuses to release him. He can’t run and he can’t hide, nor can he sidestep whatever’s tracking him.

He’s cursed, duty bound to walk these cracked and broken streets, to do what he’s told, go where he’s sent and push himself forward, to follow this bloody path no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Long Lankin – Author Lindsey Barraclough

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Said my lord to my lady, as he mounted his horse:

‘Beware of Long Lankin that lives in the moss.’

Said my lord to my lady, as he rode away”

‘Beware of Long Lankin that lives in the hay.’

‘Let all the doors be bolted and the windows all pinned,

And leave not a hole for a mouse to creep in.’

If this sounds like something Fairport Convention might sing, that’s because … Continue reading

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Book Review: Getting Off – Author Lawrence Block

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Katherine Tolliver is a beautiful young lady who enjoys sex, especially one-night stands with complete strangers. She also enjoys brutally murdering the person after she has had sex with him as well. You see, something happened to Katherine when she was a child that made her look at sex differently than most people, and as a result she has a mission in life: She has to kill every man … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Crow Special Edition – Author James O’Barr

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Many of us became familiar with “The Crow” thru the glory of Hollywood. That controversial Brandon Lee incident and that wonderful gothy movie. However, it was the early graphic novels of James O’Barr that captured the original essence of the Crow legacy introducing to us a rather haunted, tortured soul who was bent on vengeance for being wronged by the cruel world he and his girlfriend lived in. On one side of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Iron Butterflies Rust – Author Lee Thompson

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Iron Butterflies Rust

by Lee Thompson
(Delirium Books)
Hardcover
Digital Edition

Three years after Frank Gunn’s wife pulled his service pistol at the local carnival and set events in motion that stained everyone involved with an eight-year-old boy’s blood, Frank’s life has fallen apart around him—he is on voluntary leave from the police department, the media has … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sasha Strange Chronicles – Author K.H. Koehler

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Planet Of The Dinosaurs

Victorian teen and intrepid inventor Sasha Strange found the doorway…to danger!

Just days before she’s to be married to the odious Lord Quinn, Sasha’s latest experimental device backfires and opens a dimensional gateway between our world and a prehistoric planet. What’s worse, it transports not just Sasha, but Sasha’s childhood friend Toby and the unforgivably arrogant Lord Quinn himself to a primeval jungle.

Before you … Continue reading

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Book Review: Filming the Undead – Author Rod Durick

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“Filming the Undead” is a new release written by Rod Durrick that arrives just in time to fuel the fascination with walking dead-themed films. Rod has divulged his most secretive information on all things zombies in the respect of teaching others on how to create a low budget movie. This well laid out book features a ton of photos, illustrations and fancy design work making it a very cool book to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rusting Chickens – Author Gene O’Neill

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Rusting Chickens

by Gene O’Neill
(Dark Regions Press)

Rob McKenna knew all about pain and suffering. As a member of a top secret black ops mission deep inside Pakistan, his Marine Force Recon Unit had a close up and personal tour of Hell on Earth and the horrors that men are capable of doing to one another. When he returned back stateside to Napa, California, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Desperate Souls – Author Gregory Lamberson

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Once again, Gregory Lamberson has written a page turner. Desperate Souls is a unique book that delves into supernatural thrills and chills and war against drug lords. I don’t want to spoil the story for those who are reading this review, but if you have read Gregory’s previous novels, you’ll have a pretty good idea what is in store. This is perhaps one of the most original stories about supernatural events that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Martyrs and Monsters – Author Rober Dunbar

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Martyrs & Monsters

by Robert Dunbar
(Uninvited Books)

Robert Dunbar’s writing never fails to impress me.  “The Pines”, “The Shore” and “Willey” are all examples of what dark literature can be in the hands of a writer who understands the darkness that lies within all of us and who understands that humanity is  frail, perplexing and unpredictable.

Robert’s short story collection “Martyr’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unpleasant Tales – Author Brendan Connell

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Unpleasant Tales

EibonVale, July 2010
321 pages

“From the comic to the shocking, from the refined to the visceral, and blurring the boundaries between all four – Unpleasant Tales is a remarkable new collection of some of Brendan Connell’s darkest stories. Drenched in gluttony and decadence and with a scope stretching from the depravity of rulers in ancient Greece and Renaissance Spain, to phantasmagorical body alteration in Zurich and New York, … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Buck Horror Volume 3 – Editors Chris and Kris Hawkins

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Another batch of pulp horror from the One Buck team. Another excellent collection of short stories to get your teeth into. If you’re wondering what to expect, it’s like an old horror comic without the pictures. It won’t take you long to get through, but as you’ve only paid a buck, you don’t begrudge its brevity. Non-spoiling taster to follow.

Helpers by David Steffen – Love this dark fairytale of a child-snatcher … Continue reading

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Book Review: SINema 2 – Author Rod Glenn

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Our lovable mass murderer has returned for a sequel written by Rod Glenn. If you have not read the first book yet then you might as well stop reading now. Spoilers, pet, spoilers…

Ok – if you are still with me here then I am going to assume you have read Sinema. Han Whitman returns to his normal life but something begins to nag at him. His dreams, once pleasant and uneventful, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Voyeurs of Death – Author Shaun Jeffrey

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Voyeurs Of Death by Shaun Jeffrey
(Dark Regions Press)

From monsters to ghosts, Shaun Jeffrey runs the gamut in this new and expanded collection. Herein are found a diverse mix of the sinister, erotic, strange and surreal. From the foreboding alleyways of Venice to a bleak Scottish island, the horror is never far away. A young boy fixes dead things. You can’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: Little Boy Lost – Author T.M. Wright

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Little Boy Lost

by T.M. Wright
(Uninvited Books)

WHY WOULD A DEMON WANT A CHILD?

When his six-year-old son vanishes, Miles Gale is suspected of having committed an unthinkable crime. He alone knows that the truth is even more unthinkable: his son has been taken by a creature out of time, a creature out of nightmare. The boy’s mother has returned to … Continue reading

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Book Review: SINema – Author Rod Glenn

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If you have ever watched a movie and thought to yourself “Wow, I think that could happen,” then you certainly are not alone. Author Rod Glenn effectively portrayed that thought in his book SINema but took an approach most of us would not: mass murder. Han Whitman (short for Hannibal) is not his real name but one he produced to use as a pen name while on holiday in the small village … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark World – Author Zak Bagans, Kelly Crigger

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Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew

By now if you haven’t seen a half dozen or more of the “Ghost Adventures” episodes, it’s quite possible you’ve been living under a rock or haven’t paid your cable bill for the last few years. This unique exploration of all things paranormal conducted by a dedicated team of 3 is a pretty constant factor when it comes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Roads Less Traveled – The Plan – Author C. Dulaney

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Roads Less Traveled: The Plan
By C. Dulaney
Permuted Press

Apocalyptic zombie fiction from a very promising author? Yes please. Roads Less Traveled: The Plan may be yet another genre novel told in the first person (this is really bugging me of late), but it’s one that has a superb balance of plot, character, fun and carnage.

Getting underway the day after a zombie apocalypse has kicked off, the story … Continue reading

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