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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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Book Review: Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile – Author J.L. Bourne

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I feel before I get right to the meat of this review for Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile I should confess a few things. Firstly, the ‘diary format’ is not one of my favorites. I think daily diary entries limit the amount of action, suspense, and character a writer can give you. Typically I avoid ‘dairy’ books like I would an actual zombie bite. So that leads me to my next … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Painted Darkness – Author Brian James Freeman

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The Painted Darkness by Brian James Freeman

When Henry was a child, something terrible happened in the woods behind his home, something so shocking he could only express his terror by drawing pictures of what he had witnessed. Eventually, Henry’s mind blocked out the bad memories, but he continued to draw, often at night by the light of the moon.

Twenty years later, Henry makes his living by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nostradamus, Bibiliomancer – Author Peter Lemesurier

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Nostradamus, Bibliomancer: The Man, The Myth, The Truth

The name is probably one of the most commonly associated names in history when it comes to the future. In fact, so many books and shows have entertained the masses for so long that the original myths and prophecies have been twisted, turned and edited to the point of suiting whatever agenda of media it fits at the time. Author Peter Lemesurier has created … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abominations – Author Tim Deal

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17 SPINE-TINGLING TALES OF MURDEROUS MONSTERS AND HORRIFIC CREATURES (PAPERBACK)
Edited by Tim Deal
Published by Shroud Publications
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 238 pages
Price: $14.95

I miss monsters in horror. Not evil people doing screwed up meany-guy or -girl stuff, but gigantic goopy masses of sludge slouching their way into my safe little town. Yes, realistic horror is more frightening and certainly more … Continue reading

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Book Review: 2012 and the Galactic Center – Author Christine R. Page M.D.

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2012 AND THE GALACTIC CENTER: THE RETURN OF THE GREAT MOTHER
by Christine R. Page M.D.
Published by Bear & Company
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 240 pages
Price: $16.00

The time for books on the 2012 phenomena are increasing by the day. With each comes a slightly different take and approach to embracing, understanding and contemplating our future that is drawing near by the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hellbound Hearts – Author Paul Kane

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Written by by Paul Kane (Author), Marie O’Regan (Author), Clive Barker (Contributor), Neil Gaiman (Contributor), Dave McKean (Contributor), Mike Mignola (Contributor), Kelley Armstrong (Contributor), Barbie Wilde (Contributor)
Cover art: Clive Barker
Published by Pocket
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 352 pages
Price: $16.00

Hellbound Hearts comes as a collection of Hellraiser influenced stories that’s dear to my heart. Being a fan of Barker and all things … Continue reading

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Book Review: 23 Minutes in Hell – Author Bill Wiese

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by Bill Wiese
Published by Charisma House
Publication Date: 2006
Format: Color – 169 pages
Price: $12.99

I read an amazing book today. You could easily call it a work of fiction and a horror novel. Though the intention was not that at all. Bill Wiese the author of “23 minutes in Hell” had the rare experience of going to hell and back and living to tell about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hosts – Author Dylan J Morgan

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Dylan J Morgan’s Hosts is the novel that, once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. It’s an exciting, brutal, gory, and an even somewhat romantic story. I know that all of these adjectives don’t normally go together to describe one singular thing but this book is different. I was gripped with curiosity and intrigue as I plowed through the pages of this thriller/sci-fi-esque novel.

This novel is set in … Continue reading

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