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Book Review: Triumph of the Walking Dead – Edited by James Lowder


By now, the term “The Walking Dead” is far from being an obscurity with a hit series just finishing its 2nd season prepping for more. Editor James Lowder has assembled an interesting cast of writers in effort to put together different viewpoints and thoughts in relation to this zombie-filled series. The book is titled “Triumph of the Walking Dead”. “Triumph” ...

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Book Review: Savage Beasts – Editors Anthony Rivera |Sharon Lawson


Savage Beasts Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson Grey Matter Press 288 Pages A collection of eleven musically inspired tales to orchestrate the macabre. To Soothe The Savage Beast by Edward Morris: A security guard has a ghostly encounter with a legendary musician. Going Home by Karen Runge: Inspired by the Nine Inch Nails song, Piggy, Hayden and his ...

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Book Review: The Void – Author Brett J Talley


The Void By Brett J Talley Journalstone Aboard the intergalactic ship the Chronos in the year 2169 the crew of Captain Caroline Gravely, Rebecca Kensington, Aidan Connor, Jack Crawford, Cyrus McDonnell and Malcolm Ridley engages in warp travel and encounter a deserted long lost ship The Singularity. On an undisclosed mission to the distant Riley the crew faces obstacle after ...

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Book Review: Feast – Author Scott McCoy


FEAST (PAPERBACK) Written by R. Scott McCoy Published by Shroud Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 155 pages Price: $7.99 I know what you thought when you saw the cover: Shriveled, dried up guy with empty, white eyes= yet another gawdamn zombie novel (or, if you are still excited about them: β€œYay! Another Zombie Novel!”). However you ...

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Book Review: We Are Monsters – Author Brian Kirk


We Are Monsters By: Brian Kirk Samhain Publishing 306 Pages β€œThat’s the worst part of his disease. The voices that he hears? They lie.” β€œEveryone’s got some vice to help compensate for the fact they have to pretend to be someone else.” Things are not quite right within the confines of the Sugar Hill mental asylum. Since a new patient ...

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Book Review: The Gorehounds Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980’s – Author Scott Aaron Stine


by Scott Aaron Stine Published by McFarland & Company Publication Date: 2003 Format: Black /White – 398 pages Price: $35 If you were around to enjoy the 80’s you know it was a great time for horror. Alot of classics were born and alot of strange products came out of that era. What better way to celebrate a productive horror ...

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Book Review: The Listeners – Author Harrison Demchick


Before the plague, and the quarantine, fourteen-year-old Daniel Raymond had only heard of the Listeners. They were a gang, or at least that’s what his best friend Katie’s police officer father had said. They were criminals, thieves, monsters–deadly men clearly identifiable by the removal of their right ears. That’s what Daniel had heard. But he didn’t know. He didn’t know ...

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Book Review: Terminator Salvation – The Offical Companion – Author Tara Bennett


TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE OFFICIAL COMPANION Written by Tara Bennett Published by Titan Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color – 144 pages Price: $29.95 The year is 2018 ……coming off the huge franchise undertaking, Terminator Salvation adds another chapter to the already in place trilogy. This time we see the effect of skynet on the world after the end of days. ...

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Book Review: Demons and Other Inconveniences – Author Dan Dillard


I thought that Dan Dillard’s Demons and Other Inconveniences had grabbed me from the very title. After all, who wouldn’t want to read a collection of short stories by a man who has the stones to reduce the minions of Hell itself to mere inconveniences with a tongue-in-cheek swipe of the pen? But I hadn’t really been grabbed yet, just ...

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Book Review: Boneyard vol 7 – Author Richard Moore


BONEYARD #7 – (PAPERBACK) Written by Richard Moore Published by Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing Publication Date: 2010 Format: B / W – 96 Pages Price: $9.99 Richard Moore brings us volume seven in his ongoing epic titled Boneyard. This edition is extra special as it brings closure to a long fantastical journey. As its written in current a press release: ...

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Book Review: This Darkness Light – Author Michaelbrent Collings


This Darkness Light By Michaelbrent Collings 479 Pages When a man wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of how he’d gotten there he soon realizes his past is just as elusive as to the reasoning he’s there. Carnage and mayhem quickly ensue as a killer for hire is relentless to terminate the John Doe. A nurse swiftly intervenes ...

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Book Review: Girrrl – Author Devin Govaere


Girrrl By: Devin Govaere Samhain Publishing 91 Pages β€œSurrounded by fears. And all of them real.” Kelly Carter isn’t your typical ten year old girl. On the surface she may seem like your ordinary, everyday American youth. Yet some most prominent fears plague the girl’s mind. Fear of the dark, water, and monsters nearly cripple her for regular, healthy summer ...

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Book Review: VHS Video Cover Art – Author Thomas Hodge

As a movie lover for the better part of forty years, one of the most important aspects in my overall enjoyment of a film is my impression of it through the film’s advertising campaign, usually through the coming attractions trailer but mostly through the advertising artwork, also known as the movie poster. When I was growing up in the 1970’s, ...

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Book Review: The Ghoul – Issue 1


THE GHOUL – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Writer: Steve Niles Artist: Bernie Wrightson Colors: Tom Smith Letters: Robbie Robbins Editor: Tom Waltz Published by: IDW Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 32 pages Price: $3.99 β€œWhen Los Angeles Detective Lieutenant Lloyd Klimpt finds himself in the middle of a Hollywood mystery that falls way outside the norm, he knows he’s ...

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Book Review: Breaking News – Author N.J. Hallard


Zombies. Dirty, filthy, rotting corpses lumbering around feasting our brains. They have become pop icons and have spawned countless movies, comic books and novels. It is difficult to find anything on the subject that is unique. Breaking news by N.J. Hallard is one of those few exceptions. For starters the novel takes place in the United Kingdom and follows a ...

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