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Sometimes I forget that there are big-time, majors in the world of book publishing, because it seems like everything good is coming out of the indies. Between the titles coming out of established indies like Lazy Fascist Press, Sinister Grin Press, and Samhain Publishing (just to name a few), and the high-quality work coming from â€śnew guysâ€ť like Broken River Books, … Continue reading
So many books and films have been made about high school reunions that it is hard to minimize their importance in the general culture of the United States. Itâ€™s almost an adult coming of age ritual, a time to face the joys and agonies … Continue reading
This is a wondrous book which needs to be purchased with the utmost urgency. An expansive, comprehensive and utterly engrossing work of cult film perfection, this is a definitive work on one of genre cinema’s greatest – and most debated – characters.
Covering the creation of the fabled Empire Studios, their own films and their pickup … Continue reading
When it comes to Carlton Mellick III, I have difficulty deciding where to start. Clusterf*ck is one of five books released in 2013 by one of the most prolific authors of our time (including the highly praised Quicksand House), alongside five additional re-releases. Mellick has now released over forty books and shows no signs of slowing. He is often considered the real world Kilgore Trout (revisit Kurt Vonnegutâ€™s works for that reference). The only thing … Continue reading
By: Paul E Mannering
Permuted Press Publishing
Society has certainly changed since the apocalypse. The few remaining humans in civilization have become either slaves or prey unto the reanimated corpses known as Evols. At the mercy of the undead one has the choice of either succumbing to the hands of zombies or becoming food.
Small town leader evol leader Soo-Yang strikes up a bargain with a messenger to go … Continue reading
Ronald Malfiâ€™s December Park is one of those books you canâ€™t put down. It is filled with more chilling moments than anything that has come as of late. The book is well written and the characters of Angie and his friends are full of life. Ronaldâ€™s work delivers one of those blows to the horror industry. Though, December Park is a thriller, it is considered to be one of the best I have read. There … Continue reading
By Michaelbrent Collings
An eerie silence has enveloped the Hughes family home. Grieving on the one year anniversary of their eldest boyâ€™s tragic death, father, mother, sister and brother struggle to cope. While his absence affects each in their own way, they drift apart emotionally and physically growing further estranged with each passing day.
Retiring that evening, each with a heavy heart, they next awaken to a terror beyond their … Continue reading
It only makes sense that such a mesmerizing movie be represented with such an equally memorizing book. “Sucker Punch – The Art of the Film by Zack Snyder”, a release by Titan Books follows in the footsteps of their other great art book releases such as “The Art of Terminator” and “Continue reading
If Dr. Cale was telling the truth about what sheâ€™d been able to do â€“and I had no reason to doubt her, even if Nathan wasnâ€™t quite so sure- I was talking to a tapeworm that had been given full control of its very own human body. And that same tapeworm had been watching me sleep, just in case I had bad dreams.
Â There is no doubt Iâ€™m a fan … Continue reading
With the release of the fifth book in The Jake Helman Files, Storm Demon proves to be Gregory Lambersonâ€™s next bestseller. The novel focuses on a new adventure that private eye, Jake Helman finds himself going on so that he can find a close friend of his who has gone missing. Like Gregoryâ€™s previous novels, Storm Demon focuses on the supernatural where Jake Helman is up against his most formidable foe. The relationships Jake has … Continue reading
By: Bill Braddock
Permuted Press Publishing
Something has gone dreadfully awry in a college town ordinarily consumed in frat parties, football, cheerleaders and more parties. The carnage unleashed seems to pour from the very microbrewery the youths have known to come and love. Will there be any stopping the blood lust and mayhem unleashed or will everyone eventually succumb to Brew?
Bill Braddockâ€™s novella, Brew is an apocalyptic cavalcade … Continue reading
Adam Cesare is the horror author that fans of horror movies should love. Heâ€™s already got a Deodato-style cannibal novel (Tribesmen), an homage to 1980â€™s horror (Video Night), and even a Creepshow-esque collaboration with Matt Serafini (author of the werewolf novel Feral) called All-Night Terror. He has also written for Fangoria, a little horror magazine that may be familiar to some folks. And in January, 2014, Cesare will be unleashing upon the world of … Continue reading
We, as a people, carry a bizarre obsession with serial and spree killers. My wife has a rather large section of our library dedicated to the subject and she is, by no means, alone in her focus. They seem to be a part of the American mythic collective, where we tend to view them as something significantly more, or less, than human. In our minds, they are monstrous, gigantic beings of … Continue reading
Iâ€™m starting to wonder what will happen if I keep staring at these words, what will happen if I keep reading them, what will happen to them, to me? Will they slide down onto the scuffed Formica tabletop, slither over to my hand, melt into my skin, ride my blood to my brain and burn themselves forever there?
Gary Braunbeck, in the intro to Fran Frielâ€™s frankly ass … Continue reading
Notes From the Guts of a Hippo starts out in the tradition of any good action movie; fast, loud, and in your face. Jay Robbins, our protagonist, gets a call to drop everything and go to Brazil in search of a journalist who has disappeared while researching the Lastiz, a rare breed of hippopotamus. He jumps in a cab to head for the airport, but it is immediately smashed by a runaway truck. So he … Continue reading
Horror (in all its forms) has been a huge part of my life for the better part of thirty seven years now, going back to the ghost story books Iâ€™d get through Scholastic Books and the episodes of Amazing Stories and Unsolved Mysteries I would watch with my parents (sometimes through the cracks between the fingers covering my eyes). Early on, I decided Dawn of the Dead was one of my all time favorite movies … Continue reading
A celebrated author and historian on Halloween rituals is contacted to assist in interpreting an ancient Celtic manuscript. While an Irish archaeologist exhumed the rare find and is working around the clock to translate it, something seems dreadfully awry. Could the passages and pages contain a conjuring to unleash the malevolent Sidh to rain hellfire and brimstone on its unsuspecting readers? Perhaps only an authority on the roots of Samhain and Halloween will have the … Continue reading
WATCHER OF THE DARK
By: Joseph Nassise
Jeremiah Hunt is consumed within the most precarious of dilemmas. While hiding out in a seedy Los Angeles motel heâ€™s taken against his will by a band of misfit thugs. Taken to Carlos Fuentes heâ€™s presented with a sinister ultimatum. Hunt can either work with his team in finding a lost, ancient artifact capable of opening the gates of hell or … Continue reading
By: Michaelbrent Collings
A group of unsuspecting passengers are trapped along a commuter train seemingly chartered toward the very depths of hell. Will the diverse mixture of individuals realize their common bond and rise against adversity posed before them or will they ultimately succumb to the evil that lurks in the shadows around them?
Darkbound marks the fourth novel Iâ€™ve had the esteemed pleasure and honour of reading and reviewing … Continue reading
Authored by Mark Salisbury, the book “Elysium: The Art of the Film” is a perfect souvenir to accompany the film. I’m often reminded when I receive these film-production art books how much “actual” work goes into the creation of a movie experience.
I can’t think of a better way to illustrate that, than this fine hard cover release. While the book itself takes you thru the countless hours of planning and creation that goes on … Continue reading
CLIVE BARKERâ€™S BOOKS OF BLOOD: 1 (1984)
By: Clive Barker
The Book of Blood: An imposter posing as a psychic medium learns the hard way that the dead donâ€™t appreciate being taunted.
The Midnight Meat Train: Leonâ€™s new beginning in the city that never sleeps comes at a dyer price upon meeting the notorious butcher.
The Yattering and Jack: Jack Poloâ€™s indifference to lifeâ€™s consequences has the very … Continue reading