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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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Book Review: The Ritual – Author Adam Nevill

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THE RITUAL

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Four old college friends reunite for a fun-filled trip to the woods. Unfortunately, people change and the group realizes that they aren’t as close as they were when they were all still in college. Worse yet, they have seen to have taken a wrong turn and soon find themselves hopelessly lost in the vast wilderness. The fun-filled trip that the group hoped for soon becomes a living nightmare as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Among the Living – Author Timothy W. Long

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AMONG THE LIVING
Written by Timothy W. Long
Published by Library of the Living Dead
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 252 Pages
Price: $14.95

Among The Living, brought to you from the zombified staff at Library of the Living Dead Press, is the debut novel from Timothy W. Long. Mr. Long lives in Seattle and he uses his town as the setting for the zombie mayhem … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned – Author Jake Burrows

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Come the bright, unwavering light of dawn, H.G. and the VotD made for a damn fine and totally entertaining read that moved me in unexpected ways. I can’t wait to find out what lies in store for our intrepid anti-hero once he washes the puke out of his hair. Continue reading

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Book Review: Horror Films – Author Colin Odell, Michelle Le Blanc

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HORROR FILMS

Written by Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc
Published by KameraBooks

Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color & Black /White – 204 pages
Price: $16.95

With the subject of horror being so enormous, there are alot of ways in which to author a book with directions to take. I’m always happy to see when books such as this go different routes to stand out from other such books. … Continue reading

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