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Book Review: Halloween Nation – Author Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

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HALLOWEEN NATION: BEHIND THE SCENES OF AMERICA’S FRIGHT NIGHT

A book made for the festive ghoul in all of us, “Halloween Nation” is a work of passion written by author Lesley Pratt Bannatyne. This new release which is subtitled “Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night” is actually that. It proudly boastthe symbol of “I love Halloween” which is apparent from the 2 years of research she did to bring us this … Continue reading

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Book Review: City of Dust – Issue 5

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CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY #5 (COMIC)
Written by Steve Niles
Art by ZID, GARRIE GASTONNY and BRANDON CHNG
Published by Radical Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 28 pages
Price: $2.99

City of Dust #5 is a logical rap up to a clever series by horror comic guru Steve Niles. If you didn’t read the last review City of Dust focuses on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eleven Twenty Three – Author Jason S. Hornsby

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I read a wide variety of independent fiction. I’m addicted to it. I have stacks and stacks of independent horror, zombie, and bizarro books that could really cause physical harm if they tip over. These books entertain me, they entrance me, they inspire me, and they are my escape. There is one thing that none of them have done yet though. As someone who reads dark and writes even darker, I don’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: Diabolique Magazine – Issue 3

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Diabolique Magazine – Issue 3

Thanx again for joining us for a look at Diabolique..this time issue #3. So far each issue has been rich in articles, design with a common theme of acknowledging the gothic culture of film, art and literature. This is a plus for readers who between online sites (like our own) and common print magazines have found more than their share of coverage in the mainstream of film releases. To prove … Continue reading

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Book Review: Midnight’s Angels – Author Tony Richards

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MIDNIGHT’S ANGELS

by Tony Richards
(Dark Regions Press)

It may look like a perfectly ordinary New England town, a little larger than most. But Raine’s Landing, Massachusetts, holds some very dark secrets. The real witches of Salem fled here just before the Trials of 1692, and the place has been full of magic — the good and the bad kind — ever … Continue reading

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Book Review: Possessed: Spine Tingling Tales from Ten Masters of Horror – Editor Nate Kenyon

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POSSESSED: SPINE TINGLING TALES

The great advantage of the short story is that you can do one in a single sitting. A little shot of pure horror, down in one. None of this laboriously wading through another chapter every night only to discover that the monster was killed and good prevailed. And if you don’t like one author, then like a good bus service, another one will be along … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unnatural Dead – Author Darren WJ Mills

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UNNATURAL DEAD

It’s begun! The unthinkable has happened! The dead are walking! Around the world something unthinkable is happening, something unnatural. In the British town of Hemel Hempstead many are still unaware of the horror they are about to have thrust upon them. Tom and Sarah are content with their quiet lives in the suburbs of London, but soon their ordinary life will end and they will be tested beyond imagination .In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twitch – Author Thomas Scopel

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TWITCH

In a dark and gloomy bar, T. Roberts McBaily, a carnival owner known to his employees as McB, waits for a man who will take his money in return for a new sideshow attraction for McB’s carnival. The attraction, a small, baby-like person with no limbs and a pure-white eye caught McB’s attention at a different carnival when he was eighteen. He hasn’t been able to get the poor creature, Twitch, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heart Of Glass – Author David Winnick

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HEART OF GLASS

by David Winnick
(Bad Moon Books)

Time has not been kind to Adam and Sonia’s marriage. They have drifted away from each other and barely speak anymore. On a trip to the local antiques mall, Adam finds a jigsaw puzzle made of clear glass. He believes that working on the puzzle together may help with their problems. However the puzzle has a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ursa Major – Author John R. Little

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URSA MAJOR

by John R. Little
(Bad Moon Books)

A peaceful camping trip turns ugly as a step-father and daughter come face to face with a blood thirsty, mindless force. What happens when you have to make decisions that have no pleasant options?

It has the same kind of scary as The Terminator. You know, like being chased by a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bullets ‘Til Midnight – Author Draven Ames

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BULLETS ‘TIL MIDNIGHT

Draven Ames chose an unconventional route, by allowing us to review his book before it even has an agent, knowing that we do not pull punches at Horror News Net. Bullets ‘Til Midnight is a strong debut novel. Judging from this first offering, he should be getting significant buzz in the near future.

Interesting, well-written characters abound, whether they be men, women, children or otherworldly. Michael … Continue reading

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Book Review: Icarus Rising – Author David N. Pauly

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ICARUS RISING

Published by: Black Rose Writing
publication date: 2011 February
length: 520pgs price: $20.95

In Nostraterra, the wars between the allied races of Elves, Men and Dwarves have ended; the Dark Lord Magnar has been overthrown. The Great Peace is suddenly shattered when Alfrahil, Crown Prince of Eldora is nearly assassinated. The King suspects his younger son Daerahil’s lust for the throne has taken a dark and deadly turn, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Real Men in Black – Author Nick Redfern

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THE REAL MEN IN BLACK

When I hear the term “men in black”, I am often reminded of film fare, paranoia and a simplified classification of government agencies who send out agents to investigate reports of interest. We certainly had our share of X-files, Millennium groups and tv show personnel who dressed in a similar manner that we knew what others were talking about when speaking of such characters.

However, I must … Continue reading

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Book Review: Arena Of The Wolf – Author Jim Gavin

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ARENA OF THE WOLF

by Jim Gavin
(Dark Regions Press)

Jerry is an over-the-road trucker with a couple of exes and a few late payments to make. Sometimes it seems like the least of his problems is that he’s a werewolf – until he wakes up in the middle of a rodeo where he’s the bull! Forced to compete in bizarre, brutal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bloodrush – Author Bryan Smith

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BLOODRUSH

by Bryan Smith
(Delirium Books – July 2011)

David Rucker wakes up to a scene of shocking violence. Blood and body parts are everywhere. At first, he has no memory of who he is or how he wound up unconscious in the midst of all this carnage. The mental fog engulfing him begins to clear and recognition dawns. The bodies of the dead belonged … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monster Gallery Coloring Book

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THE MONSTER GALLERY COLORING BOOK

Copyright 1973,Trubadour Press.
Reprinted in1980 by Starstream Products
with permission.

Text by Leah Waskey
Illustrated by Mark Savee

Well, Maniacs! Let me welcome you to the Vintage Zone at horrornews.net. I’m sure that some of you are wondering “Monstermatt, a coloring book? Come on,you can’t be serious?!”

Of Corpse , I am! It’s true.I’m going to share with you one of the ghoulest coloring books that there ever … Continue reading

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