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

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THE BOMB (TPB)
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

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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. QuĂ©rĂ©

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

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Book Review: Monsters Who’s Who – Author Dulan Barber

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MONSTERS WHO’S WHO: FROM A-Z ALL THE BLOOD CURDLING HORRORS YOU LOVE TO FEAR (HARDCOVER)
Written by Dulan Barber
Published by Crescent Books
Publication Date: 1974
Format: Color / B&w- 120 pages
Price: out of print – various

I’m gonna take ya back with this one, way back. In fact I recently dug this out of my garage which was in storage for awhile. Published in 1974, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marvel Zombies 3 – Issue 1

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MARVEL ZOMBIE’S 3 #1 (Comics)

Writer: Fred Van Lente

Art: Kev Walker

From: Marvel Comics

Publication Date: 2008

Format: Full Color

Price: $2.99 

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On the heels of three consecutive hot series (“Marvel Zombies”, “Marvel Zombies 2”, and “Marvel Zombies vs Army Of Darkness”) the ravenous hordes of Marvel Zombies returns again.

This time they are invading the Marvel Universe! That’s right, the next chapter of the Marvel Zombies saga is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Handy Philosophy Answer Book – Author Naomi Zack PhD

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THE HANDY PHILOSOPHY ANSWER BOOK (THE HANDY ANSWER BOOK SERIES) (PAPERBACK)
Written by Naomi Zack PhD
Published by Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 450 pages
Price: $21.95

A book of philosophy the how, when and where’s. Philosophy has crossed over into every culture and every time period with full force that originates back to the days when thinking men were held in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Lists Horror – Authors Amy Wallace, Del Howison, Scott Bradley

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THE BOOK OF LISTS: HORROR
Written by Amy Wallace (Author), Del Howison (Author), Scott Bradley
Published by Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2008
Format: B&W – 432 pages
Price: $14.95

For those who perused the site, know that we here at horrornews.net love the “lists” with a section ourselves focused on all kinds of cool horror listings and compilations. So of course I was excited when Harper Collins … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hellraiser Chronicles – Edited by Stephen Jones

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THE HELLRAISER CHRONICLES (PAPERBACK)
Written by Stephen (ed) – Clive Barker (Intro) Jones (Author)
Published by Titan Books
Publication Date: 1992
Format: Color – 96 pages
Price: $?

This happens to be one of those books I’ve known about for many years and kept putting off buying either to them being out of stock or asking too much on Ebay. Being a pretty hardcore Hellraiser fan, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lenore – Cooties – Author Roman Dirge

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Well, after having the pleasure of reviewing his first 2 volume releases, what more can you say about Roman Dirge’s creation that defies logic and living? I mean when your a cartoon character I suppose there are no rules and should be treated as such. Though even in the cartoon world of the non-living, the sickened, the stuffed, the deformed, the inanimate there must be some kind of order?

I think not, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Hammer – Author Marcus Hearn

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It probably goes without saying, to those who know me, but poster art books easily rank among my favorite style art books. It is just something about the marriage of history, retrospectives and …..well horror that really are exceptional when presented in the right way. Titan Books is behind the latest one that I’m fortunate to hold on to and it’s everything a film movie buff or horror poster fanatic could imagine. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Encylopedia of The Undead – Author Bob Curran

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE UNDEAD:
A FIELD GUIDE TO CREATURES THAT CANNOT REST IN PEACE
Written by Bob Curran
Ian Daniels (Illustrator)
Published by New Page Books
Publication Date: 2006
Format: Black /White – 311 pages
Price: $18.99

With so many variations of creatures, monsters and living dead monstrosities throughout history, it’s always a pleasure to find books that condense and summarize this information into easy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shocking Cinema of the Seventies – Author Xavier Mendik

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SHOCKING CINEMA OF THE SEVENTIES (HARDCOVER)
by Xavier Mendik (Editor)
Published by Noir Publishing
Publication Date: 2001
Format: Black /White – 252 pages
Price: $26.99

The Seventies were a cherished time for movie watchers and film makers. Alot o important pieces came out that not only drove new directions in cinema but also suggested the politics and mind set of the people at that time. Famous for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slasher Films – Author Kent Byron Armstrong

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SLASHER FILMS
AN INTERNATIONAL FILMOGRAPHY, 1960 THROUGH 2001 (Paperback)
Written by Kent Byron Armstrong
Published by McFarland & Company
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 376 pages
Price: $45

First let me point out that if you decide to pick this up you’ll definitely want to get it directly from the Mcfarland site as Amazon lists this title for $75.

Slasher Films is a film … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horror Library – Vol 1

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When I decided to check out the short story scene, I stumbled upon a publisher called Cutting Block Press who published a series of short story anthologies called The Horror Library. The first book contains over thirty short stories written by extremely talented writers who all deserve Bram Stoker Awards in the future.

When I discovered they had published these anthologies I could not pass up the opportunity to read and review … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Monstrumologist – Author Rick Yancey

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I know the stigma a YA stamp carries among the horror community, but we, as a community, need to get over that crap. Rick Yancey put together a fine, chilling and emotionally affecting tale in the process. With monsters that will eat your face and enjoy every moment of it. Continue reading

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Book Review: Mischief Night – Author Paul Melniczek

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Mischief Night by Paul Melniczek

“When Rusty and his friends decide to visit the local neighborhood haunted house on Halloween night, they get much more than they bargained for, becoming embroiled in a hair-raising escapade which threatens to drag them into a living nightmare. There are more tricks than treats to be found in this old fashioned Halloween romp, and the plot continues to grow deeper and darker … Continue reading

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