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Book Review: The Devil’s Own – Issue 0

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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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Book Review: The Bomb (TPB) – Author Steve Mannion


Written by Steve Mannion
Artwork by Steve Mannion
Published by Asylum Press
Publication Date: 2008
Format: B&W with 16 page color – 176 pages
Price: $14.95

In full retro style, the creators from Asylum Press bring us a full volume TPB featuring the artwork and clever storytelling of AP frequenter Steve Mannion. Instantly your set in a vibe that brings you back to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twilight of the Gods – Author Erich von Daniken


Author Erich von Daniken is one special writer. He takes the time to look into subjects and legends that many will dismiss by default, by religion or by just an ignorance of understanding. It’s books like his, that do not rest on its laurels so that it brings us one step closer to understanding the “big picture”. In essence,where and why we came to be. At great risk, these discoveries also present … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grognard – Author Patrick J. F. Quéré

There is no getting around it; Grognard is a difficult novel to read in the extreme. It is a challenge not to dismiss it, put it down and perhaps even throw away. There are racial slurs, homophobic rants, obscene sexual cravings, disgusts and depravities, harsh and cruel social labeling and name-calling and general nihilistic inhumanity on a wholesale scale. But there are also moments of love and compassion (no matter how queer or alien to the “civilized” eye) and the search for worth amongst the self-loathing and blame. And there is pity to be felt. It is a well written novel of understated, psychological horror that gathers its power in an accumulating storm of words and ideas that beat you down like dark driving weather, and when the physical horror – the violence – finally arrives it is sudden and shocking, voyeuristic and ultimately (you realize) inevitable. Continue reading