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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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Book Review: The Curse of the Wendigo – Author Rick Yancey

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It is called Atcen…Djenu…Outiko…Vindiko. It has dozen of names in a dozen lands, and it is older than the hills, Will Henry. It feeds, the hugrier it becomes. It starves even as it gorges. It is the hunger that cannot be satisfied in the Algonquin tongue its name literally means ‘the one who devours all mankind.’”Will and Dr. Warthrop must traverse the desolate wastelands of Canada…and in the process, may discover a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Vampire Hunters – Author Scott M. Baker

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The Vampire Hunters – Book 1 by Scott M. Baker

“Modern day vampire hunters wage a brutal battle against the undead in the nation’s capital.

As former Boston cops, Drake Matthews and Alison Monroe thought they had experienced it all… until they found themselves tracking down a serial killer who turned out to be one of the undead. Stopping him cost them their careers and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gardens Of Night – Author Greg F. Gifune

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“Recovering from a violent trauma, Marcus Banyon comes to perceive a different reality. Has he suffered a psychotic break as his doctors suggest? Or have his eyes been opened to forces long hidden from the rest of humanity? As he and his wife retreat to an isolated cabin, Marc’s visions lead them to an ancient mythology steeped in mystery and deception … and to a trio of sinister beings who hold the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hagar the Horrible – The Epic Chronicles – Author Dik Browne

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HAGAR THE HORRIBLE: THE EPIC CHRONICLES: THE DAILIES 1973-1974 (HARDCOVER)

Written by Dik Browne
Published by Titan Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 320 pages (Hardcover)
Price: $19.95

Long before the Sammy Hagar and the Van Halen clan, came the Viking norseman cartoon strip that caught on almost overnight by one frustrated cartoonist. That cartoonist was Dik Browne. A talented fellow who had spent the better portion … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heinous – Author Jonathan Moon

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HEINOUS

Written by Jonathan Moon
Published by Xlibris Corporation
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 134 Pages
Price: $19.95

Are you tired of going to your local bookstore to find a great horror novel only to return home empty handed? Looking for a book that features excellent writing, graphic violence, and realistic characters that you actually care about? Want to read something that is entertaining, original, and actually … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Haunted Caves – Adapted by Sammy Montana

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THE HAUNTED CAVES

Based on a Screenplay By: Michael Stevens
Adapted By: Sammy Montana
Published by Devils Due Publishing
Publication Date: 2008
Format: color – 48 pages
Price: $5.95

Take a trip through the real Haunted Caves…

I just got my monthly comic order in and within the batch of comics that I had ordered was the graphic novel, The Haunted Caves. The graphic novel was published … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hell – Separate Truth from Fiction – Author Bill Wiese

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HELL:
SEPARATE TRUTH FROM FICTION AND GET YOUR TOUGHEST QUESTIONS ANSWERED (PAPERBACK)

by Bill Wiese
Published by Charisma House
Publication Date: 2008
Format:B&W – 368 pages
Price: $15.99

A very striking cover with a very striking name. The book I’m speaking of is the recent release from Charisma Books titled. “Hell” by Author Bill Wiese. To bring you up to speed, “Hell” is the follow up book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Vegan Revolution…with Zombies – Author David Agranoff

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THE VEGAN REVOLUTION..WITH ZOMBIES

by David Agranoff

Deadite Press

“Presenting Stress Free Food! Animal suffering is a thing of the past. Hipsters can now enjoy bacon without guilt. Thanks to a new miracle drug the cute little pig no longer feels a thing as she is led to the slaughter. The only problem? Once the drug enters the food supply anyone who eats it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Church – Author John McCuaig

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THE CHURCH

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After a virus starts wiping people out and turning them into flesh-eating zombies the streets are overrun by an always growing horde of the undead. Sam, just a regular guy who was forced to kill him wife who became a zombie due to the virus, seeks refuge at a local church where a group of survivors have taken shelter. Unfortunately it is anything but a safe haven as the … Continue reading

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Book Review: While the Savage Sleeps – Author Andrew E. Kaufman

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WHILE THE SAVAGE SLEEPS

Author: Andrew E. Kaufman
Published by Straightline Press
Publication Date: August, 2010
Format: Black /White – 360 pages
Price: $13.50 ($2.99 on Kindle)

Andrew E. Kaufman’s debut novel takes us to the town of Faith, New Mexico, where something is amiss. A few hours away from New Mexico’s big city of Albuquerque, Faith is a quiet town with very little crime. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Intruder – Author Cindy Little

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INTRUDER

Written by Cindy Little
Published by Shroud Publishing

Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black & White – 68 pages
Price: $7.99

“I could feel a smirk pull at the corner of my mouth as I came closer to Jennie. It was one of those odd, inappropriate responses that came at the most unexpected times- like at church or when I had to take Jennie to the doctor for her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dungeon The Early Years 2 – Innocence Lost – Author Lewis Trondheim

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DUNGEON THE EARLY YEARS 2: INNOCENCE LOST (DUNGEON: THE EARLY YEARS) (PAPERBACK)

Written by Lewis Trondheim
Lewis Trondheim (Author), Joann Sfar (Author), Christophe Blain (Illustrator)
Published by Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 96 Pages
Price: $12.95

Dungeon – the Early years, Vol 2. Innocence Lost continues the long lasting Dungeon series cartoon epic. Well I can tell you I’ve spent considerable time … Continue reading

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Book Review: Institutional Memory – Written by Gary Frank

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INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY

Written by Gary Frank
Published by Medallion Press
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 350 pages
Price: $7.95

Work is torture. We all say it and to a certain, albeit hyperbolic, degree we mean what we say. Day in- day out, clock in-clock out, stumbling into a cubicle or in front of a machine or, horror of horrors, behind a counter as our life leaks … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Legend of Red – Issue 1

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THE LEGEND OF RED #1 (COMIC)

Writer : Victor Carungi
Artist: Antonio Brandao
Colors and Gray Tones: Marc Lewis
Letters: Brant Fowler
Publisher: James Warren
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 32 pages
Price: $2.50

A fast paced, well written first issue that had me hooked by the time I was on page 3. The Legend of Red begins with a very nice first issue … Continue reading

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Book Review: Let the Right One In – Author John Ajvide Lindqvist

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

Written by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Author), Ebba Segerberg (Translator)
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 480 pages
Price: $15.95

Patience is a virtue I don’t have. For months now I have been hearing about how great this Swedish film “Let the right on in” is. Normally I don’t buy into hype as my movie taste tends to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Malefic Luis Royo – Author Luis Royo

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MALEFIC LUIS ROYO

Written by Luis Royo
Published by NBM Publishing, Inc.
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Color – 96 pages
Price: $32.99

Luis Royo is a rare talent that not “only” creates pretty pictures but creates worlds within pictures. The level of detail and commitment is evident in every work he creates. This book titled Malefic collects some of these pieces into a beautiful hardcover collection that combines … Continue reading

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