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Book Review: Suicide Note – Author Jamison Kasian


SUICIDE NOTE (COMIC) Writer: Jamison Kasian Pencils: Dwayne Biddix Inks: Rob Lansley Letters: Brant Fowler Colors: Anthony Lee Publisher: Hard Way Studios Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 72 Price: $16.95 “Cassie receives a strange anonymous suicide note and after reading it she begins a downward slide from a sane and controlled world into a world of twisted nightmarish ...

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Book Review: The Wrong Night in Texas – Author Joshua Boulet


THE WRONG NIGHT IN TEXAS Written & Illustrated by Joshua Boulet Published by Soldier of Fortune Printing Publication Date: 2010 Format: Color Price: $12.95 John and Sarah are about to be engaged. John is also about to head out to see his mother who he hasn’t spoken with for 7 years due to family complications. Off to Texas…Woodsville to be ...

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Book Review: Werewolves – A Field Guide – Author Bob Curran


WEREWOLVES: A FIELD GUIDE TO SHAPESHIFTERS, LYCANTHROPES, AND MAN-BEASTS (PAPERBACK) by Bob Curran, Ian Daniels (Illustrator) Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 223 pages Price: $14.99 Is it just me or does it seem like there has been a renewed interest in the way of the lycans this year. Well if anyone is going ...

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Book Review: VideoDrome – Studies in the Horror Film – Author Tim Lucas


VIDEODROME: STUDIES IN THE HORROR FILM (PAPERBACK) Author Tim Lucas (Author) Published by Centipede Press Publication Date: 2008 Format: Black and white (with some color photos) – 144 pages Retail $25 When I received the book titled: Studies in the Horror film – “Videodrome” I was half expecting one of those books that belabor over the philosophical meanings behind the ...

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Book Review: World War of the Dead – Author Eric S. Brown


WORLD WAR OF THE DEAD Written by Eric S. Brown Published by Coscom Entertainment Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 144 Pages Price: $13.99 I first became a fan of Eric Brown’s work while reading Season of Rot. The action was so vivid, the violence so graphic, and the sweet despair almost palatable, how could a horror fiend such as ...

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Book Review: What Giants were Saying – Author David Rix


WHAT THE GIANTS WERE SAYING Author David Rix Published by Eibonvale Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 216 pages Price: $12.75 “When pain doesn’t matter, do we cease to fear it? Does it just become another sensation? I wonder. Can you experience pain that goes somehow completely beyond pain – beyond a world where pain has meaning? It ...

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Book Review: Supernatural – The Official Companion Season 3 – Author Nicholas Knight


SUPERNATURAL: THE OFFICIAL COMPANION SEASON 3 by Nicholas Knight Published by Titan Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color / B&W- 160 pages Price: $14.95 Well I suppose I’m starting backwards as I’m reviewing Season 3 before the first 2, but as all you Supernatural fans know each season is its own beast and season 3 is no exception. We are ...

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Book Review: Still – Author Charlee Jacob


STILL Author Charlee Jacob Published by Necro Publications Publication Date: 2007 Format: Black /White – 342 pages Price: $19.95 “Photograph. Snapshot (Shot). Still. Still. Silent. Dead. Still. Still Life. Still Death. He did know that the dictionary definition of ‘still life’ referred to a portrait of inanimate objects- flowers, fruit, furniture. Nothing alive, that is. And it cut him to ...

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Book Review: The Choice – Using Conscious Thought and Physics of the Mind to Reshape the World – Author Mike Bara


The Choice: Using Conscious Thought and Physics of the Mind to Reshape the World By now if you have been keeping up with the literary reads on current events, subjections, projections, and new age concern, you have most likely been thru a dozen or more books that try and break down the metaphysical change that is just beyond the horizon. ...

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Book Review: Spooksville – The Bone Jangels Cases – Issue 1


SPOOKSVILLE: THE BONE JANGLES CASES #1 (COMIC) Writer: Justin Fox Artist: John C. Narcomey Jr. Editor: Daryl Auclair Publisher:High Tower Comics Publication Date: 2008 Format: B&w- 32 pages Price: $5.00 “Welcome to Spooksville. A demented city full of ghouls and ghosts. One particular ghoul is the skeleton detective, Bone Jangles. In this premiere issue, Bone Jangles must protect the Eyeball ...

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Book Review: Stay Dead – The Stranger and Tunnel Rats – Author Steve Wands


STAY DEAD: THE STRANGER AND TUNNEL RATS Author Steve Wands Published by Apparatus Revolution Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White – 46 pages Price: $4.99 for hard copy, free for download “They had the sickness. At least that’s what some people were calling it, as if a bottle of cough syrup would set you right again. Jennifer—unsure of how ...

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Book Review: Frank Frazettas Swamp Demon – Issue 1


FRANK FRAZETTA’S SWAMP DEMON #1 (ONE-SHOT) (Comics) Writer: Joshua Ortega Art & Cover art by: Josh Medors & Jay Fotos Variant covers by: Frank Frazetta & Nat Jones From Image Comics Publication Date: 2008 Format: Full Color, 32 pages Price: $3.99 SYNOPSIS: Another one of Frank Frazetta’s classic paintings comes to life with the “Frank Frazetta’s Swamp Demon” one-shot. This ...

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Book Review: Witch Craft – Compiled by Margaret McGuire & Alicia Kachmar


WITCH CRAFT: WICKED ACCESSORIES, CREEPY-CUTE TOYS, MAGICAL TREATS, & MORE! (HARD COVER) Compiled by Margaret McGuire & Alicia Kachmar Published by Quirk Classics Publication Date: 2010 Format: Color – 96 pages Price: $14.95 “Double, double, toil and trouble! The instructions in Witch Craft will help you conjure up 25 totally wicked treasures – everything from vampire bite necklaces to graveyard ...

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Book Review: Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie – Author Mark Millar


Well hopefully when you pick up this sharp little read, you’d have already seen the movie it’s referring to. The book in a sense is an overview and tribute. Chock full of color photos, production stills, set designs, drawings, comic rendering, actor profiles, script breakdowns and a whole lot more….it’s easy to say that the book like the movie “kicks ...

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Book Review: Biblio Vampiro – Author Robert Curran


Biblio Vampiro: An Essential Guide to Vampires and, More Importantly, How to Avoid Them In my opinion one of the coolest things that I’ve seen with the increase in vampire visibility the last few years is the emergence of even cooler looking books published. Content aside, the publishers really go all out with all the visual treats and this edition titled ...

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Book Review: Autobiography of a Werewolf Hunter – Author Brain P. Easton


The werewolf. Simply put a monster of legend that has been, for the most part, ignored in modern horror. Vampires are all the rage in current pop culture leaving a void where the lycanthrope should be right along side them. Brain P. Easton remedies the lack of werewolves in new dark fiction with a vengeance in his amazing new novel ...

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Book Review: Johnny Halloween – Author Norman Partridge


Johnny Halloween: Norman Partridge “Norman Partridge’s Halloween novel, Dark Harvest, was chosen as one of Publishers Weekly’s 100 Best Books of 2006. A Bram Stoker Award winner and World Fantasy nominee, Partridge’s rapid-fire tale of a small town trapped by its own shadows welcomed a wholly original creation, the October Boy, earning the author comparisons to Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, ...

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