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Book Review: Monster Gallery Coloring Book


THE MONSTER GALLERY COLORING BOOK Copyright 1973,Trubadour Press. Reprinted in1980 by Starstream Products with permission. Text by Leah Waskey Illustrated by Mark Savee Well, Maniacs! Let me welcome you to the Vintage Zone at horrornews.net. I’m sure that some of you are wondering “Monstermatt, a coloring book? Come on,you can’t be serious?!” Of Corpse , I am! It’s true.I’m going to share ...

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Book Review: Tales from the Crossroad – Editors David Niall Wilson, David Dodd


TALES FROM THE CROSSROAD The world of publishing has changed, but while many companies are either trying to desperately to cope with these changes or coming up with new and exciting ways to exploit them, Crossroad Press is doing a damn fine job of showing how it can be done right. They’ve got a fairly extensive and consistently growing catalog ...

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Book Review: Zombies and Power Tools – Author Alan Spencer


ZOMBIE AND POWER TOOLS I sit now, typing this review with smug satisfaction curling my lips into a smile. I’ve just finished reading Alan Spencer’s gore streaked zombie novel, Zombies and Power Tools, and I gotta say I’m impressed with his take on the walking dead. Mr. Spencer introduces us to a quiet little town and many of its inhabitants ...

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Book Review: Wondrous Strange – Author Robin Spriggs


WONDROUS STRANGE I’m ashamed to admit that I wasn’t aware of this author until perusing this year’s Bram Stoker nominations. It was an Alice in Wonderland moment. I say this because a short while later, I found myself immersed in the wondrously strange land of Robin Sprigg’s writing. And I’m kicking myself for not having discovered him sooner. As a ...

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Book Review: The Gaki and Other Hungry Spirits – Author Stephen Mark Rainey

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THE GAKI AND OTHER HUNGRY SPIRITS by Stephen Mark Rainey (Dark Regions Press) Strange Shapes hiding in the shadows cast by the moonlight. Eerie noises drifting out of the forest and rising into the night. The sound of inhuman footsteps approaching from somewhere in the darkness. A pair of gleaming eyes peering in through your window at midnight. This is ...

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Book Review: Visions of the Multiverse – Author Steven Manly


VISIONS OF THE MULTIVERSE Multiverses, quantum physics, worm holes, time-space…these are no light matter (pun intended). In fact you may have some familiarity with these thru recent films and tv shows that spout out bits and pieces to engage viewers. Well look no further than Steven Manly’s new book by the title of “Visions of the MultIverse.” I love the ...

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Book Review: Dreams The Ragman – Author Greg F. Gifune


DREAMS THE RAGMAN (Delirium Books) by Greg F. Gifune As a young boy Derrick listened to his grandfather’s spooky tales of “The Ragman,” an old junk dealer and boogieman of sorts to the children in the neighborhood who he claimed had followed him throughout his entire life and stalked him from the depths of his own worst nightmares. But as ...

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Book Review: The Pumpkin Man – Author John Everson


THE PUMPKIN MAN by John Everson (Delirium Books – June 2011) After her father’s gruesome murder, Jenn needed a place to get away from it all with some friends, to take her mind off her grief. The empty seaside cottage she inherited seemed perfect. Jenn didn’t know that the cottage held arcane secrets, mysteries long hidden and best left alone. ...

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Book Review: Willy – Author Robert Dunbar


WILLY (Uninvited Books) by Robert Dunbar In a school for boys with emotional problems, a disturbed adolescent struggles against a mire of superstition and oppression. Then he meets Willy … and the other boy – charismatic and strange – saves him. Or damns him. Robert Dunbar’s new book “Willy” is one of the most powerful and compelling books I have ...

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Book Review: Horror Library Vol 3 – Edited by R.J. Cavender


HORROR-LIBRARY VOLUME 3 Seated in the dark confines of my bedroom which serves as my office space, I’ve just finished reading Horror-Library Volume 3. The third installment of the Horror-Library series edited by R.J. Cavender. This time around, the thirty twisted and disturbing tales written by the minds of people who are just as ordinary as we are…or are they? ...

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Book Review: Pop Goes Frankenstein – Author Sam Ita


Frankenstein – A Pop Up Book  With its riveting blend of horror and science fiction, Frankenstein has gripped the public’s imagination since its publication in 1818. Now Sam Ita, the genius of paper engineering and art, transforms Mary Shelley’s tragic masterpiece into an unforgettable, stunning, and accessible pop-up book. For the third time, Ita—who created the magnificent Moby Dick and ...

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Book Review: Real Aliens, Space Beings – Authors Brad and Sherry Steiger


REAL ALIENS, SPACE BEINGS, AND CREATURES FROM OTHER WORLDS(PAPERBACK) Written by Brad and Sherry Steiger Published by Visible Ink Press Publication Date: 2011 Format: Black /White – 350 pages Price: $19.95 You’ve read the stories, seen the tv shows and heard the rumors, though it never seems to be enough. Are aliens invading, have they already or is our historical ...

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