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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.

-“Pimp My Airship”

 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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Book Review: A Demon in Dallas Huntress Chronicles – Author Amy Armstrong

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A DEMON IN DALLAS
HUNTRESS CHRONICLES
By: Amy Armstrong
Total E Bound Books
98 Pages

Raven a vampire huntress has just seventy two hours to find her abducted partner Matt. The only key to finding her missing bounty may lie in the hands of her estranged lover, a shape shifter Connor. With fairies, angels, wolves, vampires and witches lurking around every corner the odds are stacked against her as the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Demon’s Wife – Author Rick Hautala

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THE DEMON’S WIFE
By: Rick Hautala
JournalStone Publishing
318 Pages

When Claire McMullen has succumbed to the mediocre misgivings in life her defenses ultimately come down. Despising her job, putting up with a questionable roommate and realizing Mr. Right may be just romantic dream, she embarks upon the bar scene with her friend Sally. A mysterious stranger named Samael enters the fray and Claire’s world is suddenly turned upside down. While … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nothing is Impossible – Author Dynamo

Nothing Is Impossible: The Real-Life Adventures of a Street Magician

Ever since I caught wind of this remarkable talent, I was determined to seek out as much info about him and his approach to magic as possible. Certainly we have been amazed by magicians of the past, whether it started with David Copperfield, or the stunning street magic of David Blaine, there have been many moments where we just scratch our heads in disbelief … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Old One – Author P. A. Douglas

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The first thing I noticed about The Old One by P. A. Douglas is the cover, an eye-catching, nightmare inducing painting by Alan Clark. His artwork may be familiar to the horror and bizarre reader, having graced the covers of books by Edward Lee, Cameron Pierce, and Stephen King, among others. It is a fascinating picture of a truly fear-inducing monster, a giant with more mouths than one might prefer. Take a look at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Hunger V: The Road to California – Author Eric A. Shelman

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DEAD HUNGER V: THE ROAD TO CALIFORNIA
By: Eric A. Shelman
Dolphin Moon Publishing
450 Pages

While Zombie Apocalypse survivors Flex, Gem, Hemp and Charlie continue to restore civilization and co-exist in a world gone mad, Dave and Serena become restless and cannot shake the undeniable feeling of venturing off into the open road. As tribute to his late sister Lisa they decide to embark upon a journey to find his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Special Dead – Author Patrick Freivald

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SPECIAL DEAD
By: Patrick Freivald
JournalStone Publishing
260 Pages

As the dust settles from the ill-fated high school prom Ani Romero and seven additional survivors have been held in a quarantine type environment to resume their studies. Far from the conventional curriculum the students have to cope with trigger itchy soldiers wielding flame throwers, outside radical protestors and continuous poking and prodding from Dr. Banerjee’s relentless experiments. Will the children rise … Continue reading

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