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Book Review: Terminator Salvation – The Offical Companion – Author Tara Bennett

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TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE OFFICIAL COMPANION
Written by Tara Bennett
Published by Titan Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 144 pages
Price: $29.95

The year is 2018 ……coming off the huge franchise undertaking, Terminator Salvation adds another chapter to the already in place trilogy. This time we see the effect of skynet on the world after the end of days. We meet the 30-ish John Connor and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ghoul – Issue 1

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THE GHOUL – ISSUE#1 (COMIC)
Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Bernie Wrightson
Colors: Tom Smith
Letters: Robbie Robbins
Editor: Tom Waltz
Published by: IDW Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 32 pages
Price: $3.99

“When Los Angeles Detective Lieutenant Lloyd Klimpt finds himself in the middle of a Hollywood mystery that falls way outside the norm, he knows he’s going to need … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Asylum of Horrors (TPB)

THE ASYLUM OF HORRORS (PERFECT PAPERBACK)
Written / Artwork by Frank Forte by Frank Forte (Editor, Illustrator), Szymon Kudranski (Illustrator), Robert S. Rhine (Author), Marcin Ponomarew (Illustrator), Aaron Rintoul (Illustrator), Riste Sekuloski (Illustrator), Nenad Gucunja (Illustrator), David Paleo (Illustrator), Billy George (Illustrator), Kevin Colden (Illustrator)
Published by Asylum Press
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color – 96 pages
Price: $4.95

Now this is my idea of quality horror comic entertainment. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil’s Own – Issue 0

THE DEVIL’S OWN – ISSUE#0 (COMIC)
Writer: Pete Mesling
Artwork: Brian Beardsley
Publisher: Night Rail Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 12 pages
Price: $1.50

“Left with little choice after a ferocious female demon burns down his home as a demonstration of her abilities, Pedro Felsenstein agrees to take on the strangest clients of his career. Claudia and Dominic Hechs have called forth the demoness to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Golden Labyrinth: The Unique Films of Guillermo Del Toro – Author Andy Steve Earles

THE GOLDEN LABYRINTH: THE UNIQUE FILMS OF GUILLERMO DEL TORO (PAPERBACK)
by Steve Earles
Published by Noir Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: color – 192 pages
Price: $29.96

If you’ve been paying attention in the past few years you of course have heard the name Guillermo Del Toro becoming a main stay in the film industry. Much like Peter Jackson, Guillermo has worked is way up thru the chains … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Estuary – Author Derek Gunn

THE ESTUARY
Written by Derek Gunn
Published by Permuted Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 280 pages
Price: $14.95

Dublin, Irelands’ Derek Gunn is best known for his Vampire Apocalypse novels of which the third will be released in October. I myself am more a fan of stumbling biting zombies rather than vampires, so I was very excited to see how his first zombie novel would turn out. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Terminator Salvation – Author Tara Bennett

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THE ART OF TERMINATOR SALVATION
Written by Tara Bennett
Published by Titan Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 256 pages
Price: $35

Art books are always a little harder to review due to the content being based more on a visual aspect. A recent book I received is titled “The Art of Terminator Salvation”. Hardbound, full color and chock full of eye popping pages this is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Apocalypse Shift – Author Derek J. Goodman

THE APOCALYPSE SHIFT
Author Derek J. Goodman
Published by Library of Horror Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W- 272 pages
Price: $15.95

It is exceedingly difficult to blend horror and humor together in a way that appeases fans of both. The genres themselves are starkly different, catering to two completely separate tastes that often don’t mix well together at all. Successfully combining them takes a bit of skill, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Spellbent – Author Lucy Snyder

SPELLBENT (PAPERBACK)
Written by Lucy Snyder
Published by Del Rey
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 97 pages
Price: $7.99

I imagined the people below sitting on their front porches, enjoying the evening breeze, sipping sweet lemonade or perhaps frothy cold beer. And then they’d look up to see a woman with a flame arm flying through the air on a giant spider monster. Would they point … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sheep and Wolves – Author Jeremy C. Shipp

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Sheep and Wolves
By Jeremy C. Shipp
Published by Raw Dog Screaming Press
Cover design by Jennifer Barnes
Book design by M. Garrow Bourke
164 Pages

How often does a book give you the creeps or the willies? How often do you find yourself at a loss for words after reading story after story? “Sheep And Wolves” takes my words away from me and brings them back … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Alaskan Adventure…with Zombies – Author J. Kevin Burchfield

THE GREAT ALASKAN ADVENTURE…WITH ZOMBIES
Author J. Kevin Burchfield
Published by CreateSpace
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 138 pages
Price: $9.95

There are so many books about zombies out there right now that it is nearly impossible to keep up with all of them. Some feature fast zombies that run like track stars. Some have zombies that slowly shamble along like the ones from Romero’s films. Some of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hills have Eyes: The Beginning (TPB) – Author Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

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THE HILLS HAVE EYES: THE BEGINNING (PAPERBACK)
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art by John Higgins
Published by Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Color – 112 pages
Price: $17.99

Most likely you have seen the films, past and present. With those you have come to know the horrifying details of families who go astray and get stranded out in the desert only to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Golem – Author Edward Lee

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THE GOLEM
Author Edward Lee
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: color – 323 pages
Price: $7.99

As a reader of intense horror fiction I look for the very best that will have that one of a kind impact to gross me out, which is rare to do. If there’s an author out there that’s capable of grossing out his readers then its Edward Lee. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Taste of Tenderloin – Author Gene O’Neill

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TASTE OF TENDERLOIN
Written by Gene O’Neill
Published by Apex Publications
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 144 pages
Price: $13.95

“The ‘Loin was without a doubt the armpit of the city. Because of the full moon, he knew that every panhandler, homeless person, hooker, junkie, and crazy would be hyped up and crowding the street…”

Anyone that lives in San Francisco knows the Tenderloin … Continue reading

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Book Review: Spirits and Death in Niagara – Author Marcy Italiano

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Spirits and Death in Niagara
By Marcy Italiano
Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Niagara Falls and its surrounding area are full of history, dead and tales of ghostly encounters. Knowing the area well before reading “Spirits” I have been well aware of the history but am always interested in what new gems come up or how old stories are remembered. Not that long ago Ghost Hunters from the SCI FI … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girl Next Door – Author Jack Ketchum

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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
by Jack Ketchum
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2005
Format: Black /White – 370 pages
Price: $7.99

“We were juveniles-not criminals but delinquents.
So that under the law we were innocent by definition, not to be held accountable for our acts exactly, as though everybody under eighteen were legally insane and unable to tell right from wrong.”

Fuck me Freddy!!! Seriously… … Continue reading

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