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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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Book Review: Day Terrors – Editors Kfir Luzzato and Dru Pagliassotti


DAY TERRORS “I yanked her head back by her hair and sank my teeth in her neck, crunching through her esophagus, and again, and again, chewing, swallowing, her blood washing hot over my face, my neck, feeling her spasm and die, sacrificed to the new race she had created. I dropped her corpse, a gravestone over what humanity had been. ...

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Book Review: Zombie Bitches from Hell – Author Zoot Campbell


Let’s try an experiment. “So I was reading Zoot Campbell’s Zombie Bitches from Hell the other day.” What kind of reaction do those words evoke in you? Are you offended by the book’s title or by any of the words contained therein? If so, you should, without question, pass on this one, ‘cause it doesn’t exactly increase in political correctness ...

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Book Review: The Horribles – Author Nathaniel Lambert


THE HORRIBLES Nathaniel Lambert Grindhouse Press Trade Paperback, 124 pages ISBN-13: 978-0-9826281-5-7  When Sheldon Delaney and his parents moved from Minneapolis to small-town Poe’s Creek, Minnesota, they already stood out a bit more than most. The only black family in a predominantly towheaded community, what could have been an uncomfortable or alienating situation was nullified entirely by the warm welcome ...

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Book Review: The House of Fallen Trees – Author Gina Ranalli


HOUSE OF FALLEN TREES Gina Ranalli Grindhouse Press Trade Paperback, 264 pages ISBN: 978-0-9826281-1-9 I must admit, when I read this Grindhouse Press novel several months ago, I was expecting something very different. I’d seen Ranalli’s work before in The Bizarro Starter Kit, and she’s known as a very inventive and off-the-wall kind of alt-lit writer. For someone with a ...

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Book Review: Nursery Rhymes 4 Dead Children – Author Lee Thompson


NURSERY RHYMES 4 DEAD CHILDREN by Lee Thompson Delirium Books In the hills of Pennsylvania, phantoms from the past mingle with those of the present, all swirling in a dark maelstrom over Division. Haunted by the part he played in his brother Mark’s death, John McDonnell takes a midnight hike and stumbles across four dead girls upon the forest floor. ...

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Book Review: Unspeakable – A New Breed of Terror – Edited by Theresa Dillon


UNSPEAKABLE –  A NEW BREED OF TERROR Publisher: Blood Bound Books, January 2011 247pgs, $14.95 Until now, these were the creatures that only crawled through the darkest corners of your mind. The ones you refused to name for fear they’d become real. And now, thanks to this book, they are. Unspeakable is twenty four stories filled with things that should ...

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Book Review: Slay Bells Ringing – Edited by Jeff Chitty


SLAY BELLS RINGING Slay Bells Ringing is an anthology of Christmas-themed horror stories, most of which were written by first-time published authors. This is definitely not an anthology for children to read; quite a few of the stories were extremely violent or contained explicit sexual situations. Although some of the stories were good, the editing of this anthology needed a ...

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Book Review: Famous Monsters Magazine – Issue 254


Famous Monsters Magazine – Issue 254 Hey all, Welcome to a new review of another familiar face on the print scene arena. This article we review the latest release of Famous Monsters #254. First off, ….and I imagine I’ll be saying this alot, it features an amazing cover per Jason Edmiston. Yep it’s that cartoonish elongated face of our natural ...

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Book Review: The Chocolate Man – Author Waide Aaron Riddle


THE CHOCOLATE MAN by Waide Aaron Riddle Enter into night in this house of dark and no light Where Evil lives and ghouls and specters remember… and never forgive. This house known as Blackraven, haunted by death, where there is no God…there is no heaven. “The Chocolate Man” by Waide Aaron Riddle is something that comes along only once in ...

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Book Review: iDrakula – Author Bekka Black


iDRAKULA Book Author: Bekka Black Publisher: SourceBooks Fire, 2010 150 pages, $9.99 The story of Dracula isn’t new. It isn’t even kind of new. There have been dozens of film, literary, graphic novel, and even musical adaptations and interpretations of the story. Dracula has been to the past, he has been brought forward into present day, he has been to ...

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Book Review: Brain Cheese Buffet – Author Edward Lee


BRAIN CHEESE BUFFET “Their philosophy was societal and rather militant in its feministic design. Never mind that they were f*cked up in the head: abused, malnurished and locked in closets as children, maladapted via unbridled drug and alcoholuse and hence damaged certain critical brain receptors, and, in general, rife with a plethora of environmentally causated personality disorders and biogenic amine ...

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Book Review: Defense Against the Dark – Author Emily Carlin


DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK As we grow into a more conscious metaphysical society and the number of related tv shows grow, it becomes a necessity to start preparing for things that we only associated with fairy tales. Now that might sound absurd, and it certainly does saying it, however…there is always the “what if” that lies beyond the truth to ...

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Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Author Shirley Jackson


WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE The best works of fiction are those that absorb you to such an extent that they become a work of non-fiction, in that the world you’re drawn into is real and utterly absorbing. This is one of those memorable literary experiences. It’s a particular treat if you like your fiction dark and bewitching. ...

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Book Review: The Poltergeist Phenomenon – Author Michael Clarkson


The Poltergeist Phenomenon: An In-depth Investigation Into Floating Beds, Smashing Glass, and Other Unexplained Disturbances Have you heard a good ghost story lately? Afraid of things that go bump in the night? Have trouble seperating fiction from reality? Well you might be just the kind of reader that Clarkson has created this very piece for. The Poltergeist Phenomenon is no read ...

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