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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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Book Review: Into the Dark – Author Patrick D’Orazio

INTO THE DARK By Patrick D’Orazio Into the Dark is Book 2 in author Patrick D’Orazio’s Dark trilogy. It picks up exactly were the terrific first installment ends on a cliff hanger note asserting itself as a worthy sequel right away. The main character, Jeff Blaine, and his small rag tag band of survivors (including a woman from Jeff’s former ...

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Book Review: The Bone Tree – Author Christopher Fulbright


THE BONE TREE by Christopher Fulbright (Bad Moon Books) Above a Civil War graveyard in the backwoods of Texas, Kevin and Bobby’s treehouse was their haven against the world. But the day Tom Plecker comes screaming through the creek below, terrified of a shadow man, that all changes. Walking Tom home they see it — the tree, its branches twisted ...

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Book Review: Visitants – Editor Stephen Jones


VISITANTS Editor: Stephen Jones Published By: Ulysses Press Published Date: November 1, 2010 Format: Black /White – 400 pages Price: $14.95 ($9.99 on Kindle) It pains me to imagine the amount of time, effort, thought and research that went into putting together this anthology of stories of “Fallen Angels and Heavenly Hosts,” but I am absolutely thrilled that it happened. ...

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Book Review: Under the Bed – Author Josiah Miles Pitchforth


Published by:  n/a – self published Publication Date: November 2010 Price: n/a It’s where you sleep. It’s where you dream. And beneath it all is a destination you will never forget! For Dan and Theresa, what starts out as a troubling encounter with the supernatural turns into a journey that will unlock the secrets of sex, love, and humanity . ...

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Book Review: Dark Stars Rising – Author Shade Rupe


From out of the artistic well of well-designed books comes a new edition titled “Dark Stars Rising”. The title is authored by Shade Rupe and is marvelously designed by David Kerekes. In fact, without even getting to the content on first open, this really is a interestingly-vivid design of a book that combines both retro and modern into an almost ...

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Book Review: The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror – Edited by Stephen Jones

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This tome features horror luminaries such as Stephen King (and son), Ramsey Campbell and Brian Lumley. A fairly safe bet then, for some classic tales to darken the corners of the room. The introduction is worth a mention, as it appears to catalogue every single horror story penned in 2009. How anyone goes about compiling such encyclopaedic reference material is ...

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Book Review: As I Embrace My Jagged Edges – Author Lee Thompson

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AS I EMBRACE MY JAGGED EDGES by Lee Thompson Sideshow Press – 2011 Entrusted with a bronze shard of Solomon’s Temple, Boaz’s family has lived in constant danger. Moving from place to place, they have protected the relic from people who wanted to use its magick to procure wisdom and power over demons. It’s a demanding and dangerous responsibility; one ...

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Book Review: Regret – Author Gabrielle Faust

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REGRET by Gabrielle Faust (Dark Regions Press) Humanity is renowned for placing the blame for their most unspeakable actions in the palms of their “demons.”  It would seem that for every crime, every indecency there is a minion of the Underworld assigned to it. The lucky ones balance precariously on the edge of damnation, always managing at the last minute ...

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Book Review: Crimson – Author Gord Rollo


CRIMSON Written by Gord Rollo Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 326 pages Price: $7.99 CRIMSON: A childhood evil unlike any other… After just finished reading the latest horror novel Crimson, written by the extremely talented Gord Rollo, I was simply amazed by how well written the novel turned out to be. It’s reminiscent of Stephen ...

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Book Review: Demon Legacy – Author Kelly Brigham


DEMON LEGACY Written by Kelly Brigham Published by Damnation Books, Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 346 pages Price: $24.25 Demons, evil, betrayal and taboo subject matter are just a few of the interesting aspects you will find in Kelly Brigham’s Demon Legacy. I went into this novel, after reading the synopsis on the back, thinking that this story ...

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Book Review: Infernal Device – Author Erik Ruhling


INFERNAL DEVICE: Beautiful Machines of Agony By Erik Ruhling Publication Date: 2007 Format: Full Color 96 pages Price: $14.95 Pear of Anguish is one terrifying-looking torture device. Imagine sticking an umbrella up someone’s ass- and then opening it. The Pear is inserted into any orifice- vagina, anus, mouth, etc. Once inside, the torturer pulls a switch and the pear begins ...

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Book Review: The Fallen (Vol2) Cold Religion – Author David Rankin


THE FALLEN – VOL. 2 “COLD RELIGION” Artwork by David Rankin Story by David Aaron Clark Published by NBM Publishing Publication Date: 2004 Format: Full Color, 48 pages (9×12) Price: $10.95 When I first learned that Miran Kim wouldn’t be doing the follow up book on the “Fallen” I was disappointed. However, once seeing the new direction and cover, that ...

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Book Review: DTOX Magazine


DTOX (MAG/COMIC) Written by Frank Forte Artwork by Nenad Gucunja Published by Asylum Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color Price: $2.95 Vivid, imaginative and jumps off the pages with deadly force! The name of the publication “DTOX”, a special edition “biohazard comic/magazine that’s short but sweet. This issue numbered #0 comes to you from Asylum Press by the team of ...

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Book Review: Oliver Stone (Pocket Essentials) – Author Michael Carlson


OLIVER STONE (POCKET ESSENTIAL SERIES) (PAPERBACK) Written by Michael Carlson Published by Pocket Essentials Publication Date: 2002 Format: Black /White – 96 pages Price: $6.99 Another releases from the cute little pocket essential reads. This one gives tribute to the director Oliver Stone and his great collection of film work. While on the most part I do enjoy these books, ...

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