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Book Review: Boneshaker – Author Cherie Priest

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BONESHAKER
Written by Cherie Priest
Published by: TOR Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 416 pages
Price: $15.99

“The Naamah Darling drifted past the station’s clock tower a little too close for comfort. The blank face of a clock as big as a bedroom stared dully back at them, no mechanisms to make it keep the time and no hands to display it. I t … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bite Marks, A Vampire Testament – Author Terrence Taylor

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BITE MARKS: A VAMPIRE TESTAMENT (PAPERBACK)
Written by Terrence Taylor
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 400 pages
Price: $14.99

“‘Everybody loves vampires!’

Lori didn’t. She didn’t see the mystery and glamour everyone else did, just thinly veiled sadomasochism, fake fangs, and mechanical bats.”

Blame Anne Rice. Blame Anita Blake. Blame Stephanie Meyer. Blame whatever cheap, over-romanticized franchise you wish, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bad Kids go to Hell

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BAD KIDS GO TO HELL
Written by Matt Spradlin, Barry “Bazza” Wernick
Published by Antarctic Press
Artwork by Anthony Vargas. Chris Allen
Publication Date: 2010
Format: colo – 132 Pages
Price: $14.99

Go ahead, it’s ok to say it. How many folks started to instantly make comparisons to the film “Breakfast Club”. Maybe in spirit at least with a group of 6 teens being called into … Continue reading

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Book Review: Audition – Author Ryu Murakami

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AUDITION (HARD COVER)
Written by Ryu Murakami
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 208 pages
Price: $6.00

‘His first reaction on realising she was going to murder him was not, strangely enough, terror but the sort of feelingn of closure one gets upon finally solving a puzzle.’

Audition?

That’s that infamous cult film from Japanese director Takashi Miike, right? The really boring one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z – Author Jim Willis

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ARMAGEDDON NOW: THE END OF THE WORLD A TO Z (PAPERBACK)
Written by Jim Willis, Barbara Willis
Published by Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: 2006
Format: Black /White – 464 pages
Price: $24.95

“Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z” is a 464 page book set up encyclopedia style with the focus of Armageddon as the overview subject matter. It documents and details everything … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancestor – Author Scott Sigler

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ANCESTOR
Written by Scott Sigler
Published by: Crown Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 432 pages
Price: $24.99

Scott Sigler’s 2007 novel, ANCESTOR, was originally produced exclusively in audio format and, at that time, became the world’s most-popular “podcast novel”. A serialized audio book delivered in 20 weekly episodes played to an initial audience of more than 30,000 fans and has been ultimately downloaded by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Afraid – Author Jack Kilborn

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AFRAID
Written by Jack Kilborn
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 384 pages
Price: $6.99

If you’re looking for a good summer read and are in the mood for in your face horror, then look no further than Afraid a terrifying novel written by Jack Kilborn. I read the book and was very much impressed with the writing style, the author wastes … Continue reading

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Book Review: City of Dust: A Philip Khrome Story – Issue 4

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CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY #4 (COMIC)
Written by Steve Niles
Art by ZID, GARRIE GASTONNY and BRANDON CHNG
Published by Radical Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 28 pages
Price: $2.99

City of Dust: A Philip Khrome Story is set in a dystopian future, a cross between Blade Runner and Fahrenheit 451. Phillip Khrome is a cop who patrols the city on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Comedy-Horror Films – Author Bruce G. Hallenbeck

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COMEDY-HORROR FILMS: A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY, 1914-2008 (PAPERBACK)
Written by Bruce G. Hallenbeck
Published by Mcfarland
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 255 pages
Price: $39.95

If you’ve spent some time collecting, reading or purchasing the vast variety of horror film books, you already know that to some extent certain aspects have been oversaturated. Take for instance, zombie film books which seem to be available by a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Lust Revenge – Author Creep Creepersin

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BLOOD LUST REVENGE (PAPERBACK)
Written by Creep Creepersin
Published by Creepsville Press
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black & White- 134 pages
Price: $9.96

Blood Lust Revenge is the sequel to Blood Lust Romance. The novel follows Shooter, Bobby Jo, and Gilby through the aftermath of their horrific murdering spree. Also, the lingering question at the end of the first installment of the story is finally answered: What … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apartment 14F – Author Christian Saunders

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APARTMENT 14F
Written by Christian Saunders
Published by Damnation Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W
Price: $4.50

Apartment 14F was quite the change of pace from most the horror I read. Typically I prefer my reading full of gore and monsters. This tidy novelette is a well written ghost story that merges ancient Chinese culture with the modern day Internet addicted world. Damnation books brings you this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Autopsyrotica: Artwork – Author Chad Michael Ward

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AUTOPSYROTICA
Artwork by Chad Michael Ward
Written by Chad Michael Ward
Edited by Travis Anderson & Jenn Stetson
Published by NBM Publishing

Publication Date: 2006
Format: Full Color / Duotone, 80 pages
Price: $17.95

The 2nd art visual offering from artists/ photographer Chad Michael Ward is an intriguing collection indeed. First the odd name which I translate into Erotic photography with a mix of death and … Continue reading

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Book Review: City of The Dead – Author Briane Keene

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CITY OF THE DEAD
Written by Briane Keene
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2005
Format: Black /White – 357 pages
Price: $7.99

There are rarely any horror novel sequels that live up to the original masterpiece written by a man who knows the genre he’s writing about. The sequel I’m referring to is, City of the Dead, a follow-up to the original hit horror novel, The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Church of Hell – Issue 3

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CHURCH OF HELL – ISSUE#3 (COMIC)
Writer: Alan Grant
Pencils & Inks: Glen Fabry
Covers: Clint Langley, Rich Buckler
Letters & Colors: Ryan Brown
From: Beserker Comics
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $3.99

“Dom Ragnar hoped that his troubles were almost over, that his horrific nightmare was at last coming to an end. But Satan takes a personal interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Lust Romance – Author Creep Creepersin

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BLOOD LUST ROMANCE (PAPERBACK)
Written by Creep Creepersin
Published by Dark Myth Publications
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black & White- 122 pages
Price: $10.96

Blood Lust Romance is a fairly short book about five criminals and what happens to them on one given day as they decide to rob a house. Hint: things do not go exactly as planned, to say the least. The novel basically begins … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Rust: Artwork – Author Chad Michael Ward

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BLACK RUST
Artwork by Chad Michael Ward
Written by Chad Michael Ward
Published by NBM Publishing
Publication Date: 2003
Format: Full Color 96 pages
Price: $19.95

A fine collection of dark visual tales, experimentation and continuity. Chad Michael Ward’s first book and my particular favorite of his 3. As each release slightly differs in themes and approaches, it was this one that was closest to my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Driver for the Dead – Issue 2

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Issue: Driver for the Dead #2
Created, Written: John Heffernan
Pencils, Inks: Leonardo Manco
Paints: Kinsun Loh, Jerry Choo
Letters: Todd Klein
Editor: Renae Geerlings
Publisher: Radical Publishing
Release Date: September 2010
Pages: 56
Price: $4.99

“After successfully retrieving the body of Mose Freeman, Alabaster Graves and Mose’s great-grandaughter Marissa Freeman are headed back to New Orleans to give the renowned witch doctor … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Changed – Author B.J. Burrow

Written by B.J. Burrow
Published by Apex Publications
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black/White — 248 pages
Price: $15.95 print/$4.99 digital

The basic synopsis of the book “The Changed” by B.J. Burrow? A zombie runs for US Senate. My first reaction? Worst. Idea. Ever.

Could this book, a darkly comic equal rights allegory about self aware-undead, actually not be the worst idea ever? I had to know.

The story starts … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Divine Revelation of Hell – Author Mary K. Baxter

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Written by Mary K. Baxter
Published by Whitaker House
Publication Date: 1997
Format: Black /White – 216 pages
Price: $12.99

In my quest to research and review books based on hell both fiction and nonfiction, the latest effort comes in the way of the book titled “A Divine Revelation of Hell” by Mary K. Baxter.

Much like “23 minutes in Hell”, This novel was written under the reality … Continue reading

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Book Review: 2013: The End of Days or New Beginning – Author Marie D. Jones

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2013: THE END OF DAYS OR A NEW BEGINNING: ENVISIONING THE WORLD AFTER THE EVENTS OF 2012 (PAPERBACK)
by Marie D. Jones
Published by New Page Books
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 256 pages
Price: $15.99

“A book that might very well scare the living piss out of you!”

Perhaps the greatest horror/mystery/fear of all – the coming of the year 2012. For those who … Continue reading

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Book Review: 28 Days Later – Issue 5

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Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Marek Oleksicki
Colors: Nick Filardi
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Editors: Ian Brill, Matt Gagnon
Cover Artists: Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips
Publisher: Boom Studios
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $3.99

“They are trapped among The Infected. They have no supplies. Most of their crew has been killed. Selena, Clint and Derrick must get to London, … Continue reading

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