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Book Review: Parasite – Author Mira Grant

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If Dr. Cale was telling the truth about what she’d been able to do –and I had no reason to doubt her, even if Nathan wasn’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.

 There is no doubt I’m a fan … Continue reading

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Book Review: Storm Demon (The Jake Helman Files #5) – Author Gregory Lamberson

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With the release of the fifth book in The Jake Helman Files, Storm Demon proves to be Gregory Lamberson’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 Gregory’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

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Book Review: Brew – Author Bill Braddock

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By: Bill Braddock
Permuted Press Publishing
164 Pages

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 Braddock’s novella, Brew is an apocalyptic cavalcade … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Summer Job – Author Adam Cesare

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Adam Cesare is the horror author that fans of horror movies should love. He’s already got a Deodato-style cannibal novel (Tribesmen), an homage to 1980’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

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Book Review: Cain’s Blood – Author Geoffrey Girard

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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

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Book Review: Things Slip Through – Author Kevin Lucia

I’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 Friel’s frankly ass … Continue reading

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Book Review: Notes From the Guts of a Hippo – Author Grant Wamack

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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

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Book Review: Black – Author Max Booth III

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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 I’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

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Book Review: Summer’s End – Author Lisa Morton

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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

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Book Review: Watcher of the Dark – Author Joseph Nassise

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WATCHER OF THE DARK
By: Joseph Nassise
Tor Books
301 Pages

Jeremiah Hunt is consumed within the most precarious of dilemmas. While hiding out in a seedy Los Angeles motel he’s taken against his will by a band of misfit thugs. Taken to Carlos Fuentes he’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

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Book Review: Darkbound – Author Michaelbrent Collings

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DARKBOUND
By: Michaelbrent Collings
287 Pages

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 I’ve had the esteemed pleasure and honour of reading and reviewing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elysium: The Art of the Film – Author Mark Salisbury

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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

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Book Review: Books of Blood Vol 1 – Author Clive Barker

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CLIVE BARKER’S BOOKS OF BLOOD: 1 (1984)
By: Clive Barker
213 Pages
Warner Books

The Book of Blood: An imposter posing as a psychic medium learns the hard way that the dead don’t appreciate being taunted.

The Midnight Meat Train: Leon’s new beginning in the city that never sleeps comes at a dyer price upon meeting the notorious butcher.

The Yattering and Jack: Jack Polo’s indifference to life’s consequences has the very … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cradle Lake – Author Ronald Malfi

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Cradle Lake, a novel by Ronald Malfi is a haunting and terrifying novel of madness and despair. The characters come to life in ways that readers will never forget.

Readers will relate to the situations that happen within the pages of Cradle Lake. Ronald’s ability to create horrific situations is what makes the novel stand out from the rest of the fiction books that are out there. The setting of the story is real, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alternate Movie Posters – Author Matthew Chojnacki

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As an avid movie fan myself, it sure puts a smile on my face when I hear of news book releases that pay homage to the artistry of the craft. I have spent many the years dealing with marketers who have grown accustomed to quick turnaround photoshop poster designs, so much… that the art of the craft itself has become almost extinct.

Though for every “upper quadrant floating heads” poster or movie monster production … Continue reading

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Book Review: The After-Life Story of Pork Knuckles Malone – Author M. P. Johnson

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The After-Life Story of Pork Knuckles Malone by M. P. Johnson

It’s no secret that I have found myself fascinated by the releases that Bizarro Pulp Press has been dishing out over the past year or so. Not only are they bringing around new authors I haven’t read before, but every book hits me with something completely different. From serial killers to art criticism fairy tales to reality-bending and time detectives, every story hits … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gravity Comics Massacre – Author Vincenzo Bilof

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Vincenzo Bilof has given us zombies (the Zombie Ascension series,Under A Red Sun, and Nightmare of the Dead), he’s given us werewolves (Japanese Werewolf Apocalypse series), and he’s even given us a horror poetry-novel (The Horror Show). In Gravity Comics Massacre, he manages to combine some familiar horror elements with his own vision for a new and original tale. Think Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Nightmare on Elm Street with a pinch of Buffalo Bill … Continue reading

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Book Review: Undead L.A. – Author Devan Sagliani

UNDEAD L.A.
By: Devan Sagliani
Laughing Crow Media
152 Pages

A series of short stories with a central theme surrounding post-apocalyptic Los Angeles each tale is presented for varying victims among the undead.

LAX: A commercial pilot copes with the catastrophic aftermath of Armageddon and takes drastic measures into his own hands.

No One Is Watching: After the world has come undone, Gary Wendell a police detective finds redemption in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Can Transform You – Author Maurice Broaddus

A phlegmatic gentleman by nature, some mistook Sleepy’s somnambulant Demeanor for muddle-mindedness. Given nuanced consideration, this was rather true after a fashion.

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 I’ve made my distrust and general dislike of sci-fi and steampunk known in the past. I’m not into the fine details of your gew-gaws and widgets so much as I am into people. I want to see unusual situations and how they affect individuals, not argue … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nightmare Project – Author Jo-Anne Russell

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THE NIGHTMARE PROJECT
DANGEROUS MINDS TRILOGY
By Jo-Anne Russell
Muse It Up Publishing
200 Pages

Julia Montgomery has been committed to a psychiatric facility for the murder of her husband. Haunted by illicit nightmares eclipsing into waking reality, her carnal deed was result of protecting her children. Once imprisoned to the four walls of her crumbling sanity the body count begins to rise within the ward. Something sinister has transpired … Continue reading

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Book Review: All Art is Junk – Author R.A. Harris

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All Art is Junk – by R.A. Harris

Once upon a time, in the future, there lived a young girl named Lana who painted beautiful pictures with her paintbrush hair. Lana’s mother saw great potential in her, and so arranged a bodyguard to watch over her at all times and keep her safe. One day, Lana’s father, Mansell Rivers, a sensitive and unsuccessful artist, decides that he wants her dead. It is up to … Continue reading

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