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Book Review: Drummer Boy – Author Scott Nicholson

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DRUMMER BOY

Written by Scott Nicholson
Published by: CreateSpace
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 360 pages
Price: $13.95

Drummer Boy, by Scott Nicholson, is a supernatural novel set deep in the North Carolina Mountains. The town of Titusville readies for the annual reenactment of the area’s most famous Civil War battle; Stoneman’s Raid. During the actual battle, years before, a rag tag band of deserters from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eden Fell – Author by Lily

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EDEN FELL

Written by Lily
Published by Damnation Books

Publication Date: 2009
Format: B/W
Price: $4.50 or ?

“Although my shrink is dubious and believes completely in my obliviousness, I am aware I’m always living in a perfect world in my mind. I know it’s not a perfect world. I know there aren’t such things as screaming snakes or weeping rhinoceroses, frost princes or winter sprites, or even unicorns … Continue reading

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Book Review: Feast – Author Scott McCoy

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FEAST (PAPERBACK)

Written by R. Scott McCoy
Published by Shroud Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 155 pages
Price: $7.99

I know what you thought when you saw the cover: Shriveled, dried up guy with empty, white eyes= yet another gawdamn zombie novel (or, if you are still excited about them: “Yay! Another Zombie Novel!”). However you may want to calm down a moment because … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everybody Dies Famous in a small Town – Author Wrath James White

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EVERYBODY DIES FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN

Written by Wrath James White
Published by: Thunderstorm Books
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White
Price: $13.95

After reading Wrath James White’s previous books I was ready for anything when I received my copy of Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town. I was expecting another intense and violent and sickly graphic tale of madness and murder. When I read this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Escape from Hell – Author Larry Niven / Jerry Pournelle

ESCAPE FROM HELL

Written by Larry Niven / Jerry Pournelle
Published by: Tor
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black / White – 368 pages
Price: $7.99

What if the nether-world popularly known as the Hell, as imagined by Dante Alighieri in his DIVINE COMEDY, actually existed? That was the premised presented by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle in their 1976 sci-fi classic novel, INFERNO. In INFERNO, a science-fiction author named Allen Carpentier … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire – A Zombie Novel – Author David Dunwoody

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EMPIRE: A ZOMBIE NOVEL

Written by David Dunwoody
Published by Permuted Press
Publication Date: 2008
Format: B&W – 296 pages
Price: $14.95

For as long as humans have been living we have been dying. If prostitution is called the “original sin” then I make the argument that the undead (in all it’s terrifying forms, from stumbling biting zombies to elegant biting vampires) should be called the “original horror”. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Girls and Corpses Magazine – Issue 8

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GIRLS AND CORPSES (MAGAZINE) – PRINT ISSUE 8 (VOL 2 – Summer)

Author Robert Steven Rhine
Published Author G&C Magazine
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 78 pages
Price: $8.95

So what’s hotter than a towering inferno?, how bout 2 fire babes hot and sweaty! Now before you can say turn and flip, check out that back cover, and we mean stunning on the “back end”….. Yes it’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Girls and Corpses Magazine – Issue 9

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GIRLS AND CORPSES (MAGAZINE) – PRINT ISSUE #9 (VOL 2 – Winter)

by Robert Steven Rhine
Published by G&C Magazine
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 78 pages
Price: $8.95

Hot damn in a pn, if that aint Bill Moseley getting his head chopped off by 2 hotties, I don’t know what is? Promoting the new upcoming film “The Graves” – why not do a erotic head chopping … Continue reading

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Book Review: Girls and Corpses Magazine – Issue 7

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GIRLS AND CORPSES (MAGAZINE) – PRINT ISSUE #7 (VOL 2 – Winter)

by Robert Steven Rhine
Published by G&C Magazine
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color – 78 pages
Price: $8.95

Well this wraps up the last of the batch of Girls and Corpses reads I have on hand. Though I still look forward to many more new issues to dive into. First a kudu’s to the editor who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Girls and Corpses Magazine – Issue 6

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GIRLS AND CORPSES (MAGAZINE) – PRINT ISSUE #6 (VOL 2 – Fall)

by Robert Steven Rhine
Published by G&C Magazine
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color – 78 pages
Price: $8.95

Rhine really knows how to win the hearts of the genre. Hot chicks combined with dead people. I guess it brings out the necrophilia in all of us, though I’m leaning heavily on the hot chicks side rather … Continue reading

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Book Review: Girls and Corpses Magazine – Issue 10

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GIRLS AND CORPSES (MAGAZINE) – PRINT ISSUE #10 (VOL 2 – Spring)

by Robert Steven Rhine
Published by G&C Magazine
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Color – 78 pages
Price: $8.95

Is that a dead Romero on the cover? Yep you betcha….must mean Girls & Corpses have arrived in the mail. Though I’m gonna turn your attention real quick to page 76 and 77, to a young lady who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flowers from Hell – The Modern Japanese Horror film – Author Jim Harper

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FLOWERS FROM HELL: THE MODERN JAPANESE HORROR FILM (PAPERBACK)

by Jim Harper
Published by Noir Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White with mid section color pages – 192 pages
Price: $24.95

“Flowers from Hell” is a great overview of Asian horror films! Jim Harper has set out to really engage his readers by not only simply giving us a film by film description but running through them … Continue reading

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Book Review: Diablero – Author Toby Tate

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DIABLERO

by Toby Tate
Publisher: Nightbird Publishing, Norcross, GA
Category: Adult Fiction, Horror
Format: 6 X 9 Deluxe Trade Paperback, 252 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-9819572-4-1
ISBN-10: 0-9819572-4-2
Pub Date: October 26, 2010

Available from Amazon.com and from your local independent book dealer.

Description: Diablero, Obeah, the Nightmare Walker…the demon had many names and had taken many souls before inhabiting the body of Edward Teach, the infamous Blackbeard … Continue reading

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Book Review: Firefly – Still Flying – Author Joss Wheldon

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FIREFLY: STILL FLYING: A CELEBRATION OF JOSS WHEDON’S ACCLAIMED TV SERIES (PAPERBACK)

Written by Joss Wheldon
Published by Titan Books

Publication Date: 2010
Format: Color – 160 pages
Price: $19.95

I’ll admit to never getting a chance to check out the series when it was live though I did see the film “Serenity” that this series went on to for a full featured film. For the record, the film … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ghoul – Author Brian Keene

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GHOUL

Written by Brian Keene
Published by Dorchester Publishing Company

Publication Date: 2008
Format: color – 341 pages
Price: $7.99

GHOUL: A Summer of Pure Terror

Earlier in the day, I’d just finished reading a book titled Ghoul, written by the two time Bram Stoker award winning author, Brian Keene. I’ve been a fan of his ever since reading Dark Hollow and his other later books. When I’ve found … Continue reading

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Book Review: Film is Hell – Author Matthew Howe

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FILM IS HELL:
HOW I SOLD MY SOUL TO MAKE THE CRAPPIEST MOVIES IN HISTORY

Written by Matthew Howe
Published by Laurelton Media
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W- 266 pages
Price: $14.95

A great writing style loaded with sarcasm and humor always make for a more interesting read. The latest book I’ve come across is titled “Film is Hell” by Matthew Howe

What we get in a … Continue reading

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Book Review: GZ Gorezone Magazine – Issue 64

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Hey folks, we are proud to present a new entry to our ongoing reviews of newly released horror magazines. We do this as a service to both announce these new editions and inform the readers a bit about the content covered. So this review might be a little more introductory than future reviews with this being a first for Gorezone’s GZ line.

For one, GZ, if you didn’t know comes out of … Continue reading

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Book Revew: Comes the Dark – Author Patrick D’Orazio

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COMES THE DARK

By Patrick D’Orazio

Comes the Dark is the first novel in a planned trilogy from talented zombie author Patrick D’Orazio. Fans of zombie and horror may recognize Mr. D’Oraizio’s unique last name from one of the many critically acclaimed stories he has placed in independent anthologies over the course of the past two years. In that time he has had stories from zombie, horror, bizarro, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lord Of The Mountain – Author William Ollie

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LORD OF THE MOUNTAIN

By William Ollie

“October 1929

Times are hard in Whitley, West Virginia, and harder times are just around the corner. But not for William Pitch, as long as he returns to Ward Rock Mountain and gives that creature what he wants. And not for the Mayor or the Judge, or the young country doctor as long as they play … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horror Films of the 1970s – Author John Kenneth Muir

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HORROR FILMS OF THE 1970S
(2 VOLUME SET) (PAPERBACK)

Author John Kenneth Muir
Published by McFarland & Company
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 684 pages
Price: $49.95

If you’ve perused our book reviews you’ll find the inclusion of several books dedicated to covering the horror films of the 70’s. This is not surprising as many consider the 70’s as the high point of horror film culture. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shrine – Author James Herbert

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James Herbert O.B.E (see, even Her Majesty likes horror) is the UK’s Stephen King. He’s a man who almost single-handedly dragged the genre screaming and kicking back into the mainstream from the dark cupboard under the publishing stairs where it had been hiding – in the UK at least.

His novels have sold millions across the world and have been translated into 33 languages. Small and wiry, and always attired in black, … Continue reading

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