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Book Review: Get Kilt – Author Raymund Hensley

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GET KILT

The basic premise behind Raymund Hensley’s Get Kilt is not an unfamiliar one: Scientist tries to improve upon natural processes of life, “improvement” backfires and creates zombies, gory chaos ensues. Before your “been there, done that” reflex kicks in, though, let me assure you that you’ve certainly never been anywhere quite like the place where Hensley’s weird wild ride of a short novel will take you.

This take on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The God Machine HC

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Issue: The God Machine HC
Writer: Chandra Free
Artist: Chandra Free
Publisher: Archaia Entertainment
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 160
Price: $24.95

“Stricken with grief from the death of his girlfriend, Sith, Guy Salvatore struggles to make sense of his world. He’s plagued with hallucinations of monsters that torment him with outrageous requests. Enter Satan: a strange, old man who implores Guy to call upon his latent … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Order of the Blood – Authors Nicole Vlachos and Lane Morris

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THE ORDER OF THE BLOOD

Published by: Black Bed Sheet, April 2011
458pgs, $17.98

Synopsis:
Once, vampires of the Order of the Blood were revered and respected, but a change in political tides and waves of genocide forced them into hiding. Now, split into two factions with very different means to the end of regaining their freedoms, the brothers of the Order face a resurgence of public fear and hatred. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gore Noir Magazine – Issue 1

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Gore Noir Magazine – Issue 1

We were recently contacted by a new magazine on the scene by the name of Gore Noir Magazine. It’s in its infancy with a clear direction focused on horror culture without the film coverage aspect. I’ve seen a couple of like mags pop up with this intention, but only time will tell if its able to stick with it’s focus.

Usually the trend is to arrive, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Installing Linux on a dead badger and other oddities – Author Lucy A. Snyder

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INSTALLING LINUX ON A DEAD BADGER AND OTHER ODDITIES

Written by Lucy A. Snyder
Published by Creative Guy Publishing
Publication Date: 2007
Format: B&W – 110 pages
Price: $10.95

“LET’S FACE IT: any script kiddie with a pair of pliers can put a red hat on a Compaq, his mom’s toaster, or even the family dog. But nothing earns you geek points like installing Linux … Continue reading

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Book Review: Morpheus Tales Magazine – Issue XIII

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Morpheus Tales XIII

I always get excited when I open my mailbox and see that the latest issue of Morpheus Tales is sitting in there waiting to be read. I have come to expect great things from each issue; riveting, well written stories and accompanying artwork that adds so much to the tales.

Issue #13 is no exception. I thought every story was strong and I particularly loved this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grande Illusions 1 – Author Tom Savini

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GRANDE ILLUSIONS – A LEARN-BY-EXAMPLE GUIDE TO THE ART AND TECHNIQUE OF SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS FROM THE FILMS OF TOM SAVINI

Written by Tom Savini
Published by Imagine

Publication Date: 1983
Format: B&W / color – 135 pages
Price: various – OOP

Hell-o, gore hounds, Horror Fanatics, information sucking maggots and most of all, fellow Special Effects Artists. This is a Special, Double Creature Feature Grind House type of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret of Vampires – Author Claude Lecouteux

THE SECRET HISTORY OF VAMPIRES:
THEIR MULTIPLE FORMS AND HIDDEN PURPOSES

Author Claude Lecouteux
Published by Inner Traditions
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 200 pages
Price: $16.95

Alot is misunderstood about the origins and legacy of the vampire creature. So much that over the years the interpretations have blended together based on legend, myth and cinema so much that we are at current state … Continue reading

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Book Review: A View From the Lake – Author Greg F. Gifune

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A VIEW FROM THE LAKE

by Greg F. Gifune
(Bad Moon Books)

Hell freezes over…

The modest lakeside resort in the small town of Blissful Point, Massachusetts once offered an alternative to the crowded beaches of Cape Cod. Tourists rented cabins, swam, relaxed, and enjoyed the miles of surrounding forest in a peaceful and safe environment. Katherine lived there for years with … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Handbook of Angels and Fallen Angels – Author Robert Curran

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The Handbook of Angels and Fallen Angels: An Essential Guide to Angels and Demons and, More Importantly, How to Spot Them

As a new entry into the Barron’s Educational Series, author Dr. Robert Curran has taken on probably my favorite subject of the bunch. Namely angels, demons and everything in between. This small but mighty little book packs a punch with some pretty inquiring info. As we all know in some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Burn Phone – Author Thomas M. Malafarina

What if you possessed the ultimate technological weapon?

In “Burn Phone”, Thomas Malafarina has a visual artist’s eye for detail and exuberance for the minutiae of his deceptively simple scenes. He writes with the same flourish for violence and tableaus of flesh as Clive Barker and yet he shares the same cosmic vision and torment of inner and outer space of H. P. Lovecraft, all the while working the clichĂ©s and conventions of the genre bravely and unabashedly. All in all, “Burn Phone” is one hell of a rollicking horror house ride. Continue reading

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Book Review: Hunting The Moon Tribe – Author David Agranoff

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HUNTING THE MOON TRIBE

by David Agranoff

For a thousand generations, the Dragon Slayers Society has hunted the most vile monsters across China. Thirty years ago Yuen Wong sacrificed his wife Elsa to save his new born son, Chen. They escaped China to America, and Yuen continued his search for the warrior foretold to confront the master vampire, Huwan-Tun.

Erich is a student at the Wong’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unearthed – Author Gina Ranalli

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UNEARTHED

by Gina Ranalli
(Delirium Books)

The Pacific Northwest is known for its near-constant rainy season. But on New Years Day, the sun emerges and one woman, alone with her dog, ventures out to discover that something else has arrived with the new year: vast sinkholes, large enough to swallow entire cities, claim the lives of millions and unearth nightmare creatures that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eden: Crusade – Author Tony Monchinski

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Eden: Crusade is the follow up to Tony Monchinski’s first popular Eden novel. It features several important and well known characters (big bad Bear, pregnant Julie, feisty Gwen, movie-loving Mickey, and the once proud and strong Buddy) from the first installment as well as the same flesh hungry hordes of ravenous undead. Like the first it is told in a jumbled up sequence that seems a little disorienting until the entire story … Continue reading

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Book Review: Guilty Pleasures – Author Laurell K. Hamilton

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GUILTY PLEASURES

Written by Laurell K. Hamilton
Published by Jove
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 272 pages
Price: $4.99

well I don’t know about you folks but I just adore the sh*t out of her books, I even have the comic book. Vampires have always been something I am interested in but Guilty Pleasures offers you a lot more than most tales of vampires. You aren’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trinity Secret: Hidden in Plain Sight

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THE TRINITY SECRET

In this latest release from the team of Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman, we look at the mysteries of the number 3. More importantly, its seemingly metaphysical characteristics that bridge over into religion, historical data and our past which has this certain affinity with the idea of tri and its many related classifications.

The book takes a hard look “rightly so” in its first chapter at Christianity and … Continue reading

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