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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. ...

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

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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 ...

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Book Review: The Traiteurs Ring – Author Jeffrey Wilson

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THE TRAITEUR’S RING In all honesty I’d initially approached The Traiteur’s Ring with the same enthusiasm as a hippy in the late sixties regarded the Vietnam War. We’re faced with so many every day real horrors in 21st century living one may argue such grisly turmoil has no place within our fictional escapes. Wilson captures this statue of realism exploiting ...

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Book Review: Night Terror – Author John Passarella

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NIGHT TERROR SYNOPSIS: Strange things are happening in the small town of Clayton Falls. A man is attacked by a giant Gila monster, a group of local teenagers are terrorized by a headless horseman, raptors are running rampant in the streets attacking the citizens, and Nazi zombies are prowling the streets. Are these things just hallucinations or is there something ...

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Book Review: The Creeping Kelp – Author William Meikle

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The Creeping Kelp by William Meikle (Dark Regions Press) Some seaweed, a jellyfish and some material brought back from the Peabodie expedition to Antarctica. An innoccuous enough blend you might think. But when a storm in the North Atlantic frees a sample that has been dormant inside an old wreck, the new creature finds that it is hungry. Our plastics-oriented ...

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Book Review: Duncan’s Diary – Birth of a Serial Killer – Author Christopher C Payne

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DUNCAN’S DIARY: BIRTH OF A SERIAL KILLER I was forewarned of the atrocities found within Duncan’s Diary. Allow me to be bold enough to state I entirely disagree. Some may attempt to steer you off the slashing, beaten path and suggest Payne’s efforts are a carbon copy of Jeff Lindsay’s lovable anti-hero Dexter Morgan. This is a naïve assessment at ...

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Book Review: Soul Survivors Hometown Tales: Volume 1 – Editors Shawn M. Riddle | David Naughton-Shires

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Soul Survivors Hometown Tales: Volume 1 Isaac Newton, working from dates prophesied in the books of Revelation and Daniel, proclaimed the world in its current state would end in 2060. If Harold Camping were right, the end times would have already happened by now and we wouldn’t be here reading (or writing) about a doomsday-themed anthology. Let’s not forget the ...

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Book Review: Warped Words for Twisted Minds – Author Christopher C Payne

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WARPED WORDS FOR TWISTED MINDS Short Stories compiled by JournalStone’s Christopher C Payne Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, after all we’re all humanery stew if we don’t pledge allegiance to… ….I love the dead before they rise. No farewells no good-byes, I never even knew your now rotting face. Cadaver eyes upon me see….nothing. Ah, nothing says Halloween better than ...

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Book Review: That Which Should Not Be – Author Brett J Talley

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THAT WHICH SHOULD NOT BE Something lurks within the darkness. A spell binding, crippling fear taunts the very hairs upon the nape of your neck. Your stomach lurches as your pulse quickens; prayers for salvation or at least a fast and painless death.  Talley’s odyssey into the unknown makes this tale a heart stammering page turner from beginning to end. ...

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