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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.

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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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Book Review: 28 Days Later – Issue 4

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Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Declan Shalvey
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

“Selena and her new comrades have faced the Infected, but how will they fare against all the firepower used to enforce the U.K. quarantine? The … Continue reading

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Book Review: 28 Days Later – Issue 3

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Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Declan Shalvey
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

“The film that changed horror forever continues here! It doesn’t matter who you are or what you did; if you are infected, Selena will give … Continue reading

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Book Review: 28 Days Later – Issue 2

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Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Declan Shalvey
Cover Artists: Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips
Publisher: Boom Studios
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $3.99

“A new ongoing series! 28 DAYS LATER comes to comics as an ongoing series, connecting the film 28 DAYS LATER to its sequel 28 WEEKS LATER! Focusing on Selena, one of the three survivors of the first film, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Drew Struzan – Author Drew Struzan, David Schow

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I’ve seen alot of art books come around in my time, though this one is extra special. As the theme of the book suggests, this is an overview of one man’s work from an era when poster art was still something of value, respect and artistry. We all know what is being discussed as several of us have wondered the same thing. Maybe it’s us older generation, I’m not sure…but one thing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Morpheus Tales Magazine – Undead Issue

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Morpheus Tales – Undead Special (pdf preview)

Morpheus Tales was kind enough to send me a copy of their Undead Special Issue and I am glad they did.

If you, like me enjoy the undead in all their forms you will love the Undead Special.

The cover art is simply beautiful, as is the other artwork interspersed throughout the magazine.

But it is the quality of the fiction that makes this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead – Author J. Gordon Melton

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“Wow” and “impressive” were the first 2 words that came out of my mouth when the huge oversized “The Vampire Book” arrived. This edition which was compiled and written by author J. Gordon Melton, PHD is now in its 3rd edition and is quite a collection to behold for any vampire fan. It actually is quite overwhelming but it geared towards readers focusing on selective subjects through out to get the authors … Continue reading

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Book Review: Snow – Author Ronald Malfi

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Snow by Ronald Malfi

When a brutal snowstorm shut down all the flights in and out of Chicago, Todd Curry and a few other stranded passengers rented a Jeep to drive the rest of the way to their destinations. But along a forested, isolated road, they picked up a disoriented man wandering through the snow. His car wouldn’t start and his daughter had vanished. Strangest of all were … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eleven Twenty-Three – Author Jason Hornsby

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“Lily’s End, which before this morning had not seen a murder in two years, suddenly embodies the tyranny of third world countries. A post-war wasteland. A curfew at sundown. The silent hillside following a suicidal battle where the victors lie in fly-covered heaps not far from the carcasses of the armies they’ve defeated. Less than an hour ago, it was simply a dull beach-town, a Norman Rockwell painting. It was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cheap Scares – Author Greg Lamberson

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Cheap Scares: Low Budget Filmmakers Share Their Secrets
By Greg Lamberson.

Most low budget filmmakers have a well-thumbed copy of “Rebel Without a Crew”; it has been the bible for independent filmmakers to get inspiration and information. No book had successfully tackled low budget horror movies the way the Robert Rodriguez’s book had with the low budget action genre. Horror moviemakers had to make do with magazine articles and film commentaries … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Werewolves Attack – Author Del Howison

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When Werewolves Attack: A Field Guide to Dispatching Ravenous Flesh-Ripping Beasts

Are werewolves a problem in your neighborhood? Ever wonder what to do if you are attacked by a lycanthrope? Interested in a career in hunting werewolves? Maybe you are just curious about the history of werewolves and want to know more about them, or maybe you just wanted to read about werewolf attacks on humans. If you are into werewolves at … Continue reading

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