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Book Review: Malpractice – Editor Nathaniel Lambert

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MALPRACTICE

Edited by Nathaniel Lambert
Published by Stygian Publications
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White
Price: $15.99

Let me see them hands if you love yerself a good, old-fashioned trip to the hospital? That’s what I thought. There is something about those sterile environments filled with stoic, mask covered faces, reeking of antiseptic and a mild undercurrent of something much uglier that sets the skin to full out … Continue reading

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Book Review: Netherworld – Issue 1 Author Chad Jones

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NETHERWORLD

Written by Chad Jones
Art by Brazilian and RB Silva.
Published Author Studio 407
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color
Price: $2.99

“Netherworld” has alien zombies. Most people will probably make up their mind about this comic after that statement alone, but let me continue. Netherworld is about two reluctant scientists, Emily Hark and Ernst Voss, drafted into a mission to retrieve enemy alien technology from a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mama Fish – Author Rio Youers

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MAMA FISH

Written by Rio Youers
Published by Shroud Publishing
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black & White – 92 pages
Price: $7.99

“You know, the technology is more advanced than it used to be. The world has turned into a machine, and its axis is made of binary codes and microprocessors and integrated circuits. Everybody is wired in these days. Everybody. Technology is a 21st century god. It’s a monster.”

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Book Review: Act Three, Scene Four – Author Inanna Gabriel

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ACT THREE, SCENE FOUR

published: 2010
publisher: Misanthrope Press
price: $13.95

“The Blow landed on Finch’s chest but it didn’t slide through the flesh like Brandon had expected… Brandon lifted the heavy tool back up and inspected it. The head was heavy and solid, but the blade was dull to the extent that it was flattened. He cocked his head to one side then the other trying … Continue reading

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Book Review: Peckinpah – an ultraviolent romance – Author Harlan D. Wilson

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PECKINPAH: AN ULTRAVIOLENT ROMANCE

Written by Harlan D. Wilson
Published by Shroud Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 116 pages
Price: $7.99

Picture this: you spend an entire weekend of this year’s Context hearing repeated glowing praise of a certain book after a month or so of prior buildup. Over the preceding year, you’ve come to trust Shroud Publishing as a solid … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightwalkers – Author Keith Kekic

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NIGHTWALKERS

Author Keith Kekic
Published by Damnation Books
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 386 pages
Price: $21.85

Today I finished reading a story about a boy with a depressing life who develops a fondness for the night. This night that calls out to him and begs him to walk in its darkness and drink in its beauty. The power of the night envelops … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Darkness and Light – Author Paul Kane

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OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT

Written by Paul Kane
Published by Thunderstorm Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White
Price: $16.95

“Light can penetrate the dark, but the dark is powerless in light.”

What a pleasant surprise this book ended up being.

Initially, I was requested to review a PDF version, which has grown to be a huge red flag for me. Say what you will … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Monster Within – Author R. Thomas Riley

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THE MONSTER WITHIN IDEA (PAPERBACK)

Author R. Thomas Riley
Published by Apex Publications
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White- 224 pages
Price: $15.95

Death comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s in-your-face, “holy sh*t!” realization. Other times it sidles up to you in red lipstick and a pink thong.”

How’s that sh*t for the start of a story, eh? And that is precisely how R.Thomas Riley kicks the door … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moral Horror – Author Solomohn Ennis

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MORAL HORROR

Author Solomohn Ennis
Elise Hammersburg,  Jason Hughes (Editor)
Published by Black Freighter Productions

Publication Date: 2009
Format: color – 116 pages
Price: $15.00

I’m a sucker for short horror stories. Having just checked out the new horror anthology titled Moral Horror, I wasn’t at all disappointed with the contents that were contained in this thin book. The stories themselves were dark in every sense of the word. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Devil Engine – Author Chad Michael Ward

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DEVIL ENGINE

Artwork by Chad Michael Ward
Design by Justin Erickson
Published Author NBM Publishing
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Full Color, 80 pages
Price: $18.95

Under the release of NMB Publishing, I had the pleasure of reviewing Chad Michael Ward’s latest art book release titled “Devil Engine” (The 3rd in his series) This 9 x 12 – 80 page book is beautifully … Continue reading

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Book Review: Muse – Author Adra Steia

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MUSE

Author Adra Steia
Published by Tease Publishing LLC
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 285 pages
Price: $3.99

A Psychic Obsession…

Ash Roland does not hold back from the message she wants to convey to us. The story Muse had a very profound impact on me when I read it. The story is centered upon an artist who once again reconnects to his long time sweetheart. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just Like Hell – Author Nate Southard

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JUST LIKE HELL

Author Nate Southard
Published by Thunderstorm Books
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 98 pages
Price: $10.95

“There would be no going to the police afterward. What he wanted to do could not be considered self-defense. He would not be a hero.

But he would be a survivor.

And he would feel some measure of justice.”

Just imagine you are Dillon, the all American dream, … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Visit to Hell – Author Paul Thigpen

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MY VISIT TO HELL (PAPERBACK)

Author Paul Thigpen
Published by Creation House
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 320 pages
Price: $12.99

I have long been a fan of “Dante’s Inferno” masterpiece. As confusing as it can get, the core story is an epic film in the making. I have to say I’ve just read another book which I feel the same way about. Although … Continue reading

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Book Review: Orc Stain – Issue 1

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ORC STAIN – ISSUE1

Creator, Writer, Artist & Colorist: James Stokoe
Published by: Image Comics
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Full Color – 36 pages
Price: $2.99

“A one-eyed orc with the ability to find the weak spot in any structure has started to notice cracks in the endless war and conquest of orc existence. JAMES STOKOE, who won over hearts and minds with his space … Continue reading

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Book Review: Phoenix and the Darkness of Wolves – Author Shane Jiraiya Cummings

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PHOENIX AND THE DARKNESS OF WOLVES

Author Shane Jiraiya Cummings
Published by Damnation Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 90 pages
Price: $9.90

What’s the deal with Australia as a post-Apocalyptic wasteland? I certainly wouldn’t figure them to be the first target for a full out nuclear barrage. Then again, if anyone could survive alongside the cockroaches and Little Debbie snack cakes, those crazy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Splatter Flicks – How to Make Low Budget Horror Films – Author Sara Caldwell

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HOW TO MAKE LOW-BUDGET HORROR FILMS

Written by Sara Caldwell
Published by Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2006
Format: Black /White – 224 pages
Price: $19.95

If only I read this book back when I was making films…. Splatter flicks is a smart comprehensive read about the art and business of film making. The fact that it’s geared towards horror films is almost a matter of fact, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tales From the Crypt – Collectives 1-4

TALES FROM THE CRYPT – GRAPHIC NOVELS – 2008
Published by Papercutz
Retail $7.97 each

I loved these as a child and I still love them now. My latest review is a collection of Tales from the Crypt graphic novels I received being released by Papercutz. The first thing you’ll notice before even reading them is the nice stock and perfect reading size of these gems at 5 x 7.5. Retail priced … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lowlife Underdogs – Author Dustin LaValley

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Lowlife Underdogs
Author Dustin LaValley
Published by Raw Dog Screaming Press
Cover design: Chris Williams
Book design: Jennifer Barnes
146 Pages

I grew up reading short stories as part of anthologies and reading them in magazines. I think I was used to seeing the classic formats for the way stories were developed. Fiction has changed over the last 30 years and often I think I am a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patient Zero – Author Jonathan Maberry

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PATIENT ZERO

Author Jonathan Maberry
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black / White – 421 pages
Price: $14.95

To label “Patient Zero” a mere zombie-novel is to do it terrible injustice. Multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry has deftly woven a fictional tale that is not bound just to the horror genre. With “Patient Zero” the reader is treated to a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nuclear Jellyfish – Author Tim Dorsey

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NUCLEAR JELLYFISH
Author Tim Dorsey
Published by Harper Collins
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 320 pages
Price: $24.99

“There are three-and only three- kinds of people in the world: Those who don’t know they’re damaged and blame others; those who realize they’re damaged and blame others; and then people like you and me, who wear damage like comfortable pajamas”

-Serge A. Storms

So you’ve seen the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eaten Alive! Italian Cannibal and Zombie Movies – Author Jay Slater

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Eaten Alive! Italian Cannibal and Zombie Movies
Edited/Co-written by Jay Slater
Published by Plexus Books, 2006
255 pages
US 19.95, UK 14.99

Think you know everything there is to know about the Italian zombie and Cannibal movies that made up such a fascinating chunk of horror history? Think again! This edition of this excellent book was originally released in 2006, and while the mentions of the modern era … Continue reading

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