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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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Book Review: Diary Of A Gentleman Diabolist – Author Robin Spriggs

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Diary Of A Gentleman Diabolist by Robin Spriggs

This collection of interconnected prose poems by acclaimed fabulist Robin Spriggs defies easy classification. Equal parts grimoire, dream journal, adversaria, metafictional scripture, oracular revelation, and astral travelogue, Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist is a darkly seductive journey through the demon-haunted nether regions of magic, myth, and the poetic imagination.

I had no idea what to expect when Managing Editor … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cosmic Conversation – Author Stephan Martin

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COSMIC CONVERSATIONS: DIALOGUES ON THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE SEARCH FOR REALITY

by Stephan Martin (Author), Brian Swimme (Contributor), Fred Alan Wolf (Contributor), Peter Russell (Contributor), Bernard Haisch (Contributor), Richard Tarnas (Contributor), Barbara Marx Hubbard (Contributor)
Published by New Page Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 287 pages
Price: $21.99

There’s nothing better than a book that makes you think. Too much today is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Heavy Metal – Author Carl Macek

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THE ART OF HEAVY METAL, THE MOVIE (PAPERBACK)

Written by Carl Macek
Published by New York Zoetrope,U.S
Publication Date: 1981
Format: Color – 128 pages
Price: out of print

1981 was a great year. The world had no idea what was in store for them in the fantastical animated film based on the magazine of the same name “Heavy Metal”. I had just seen the movie and came … Continue reading

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Book Review: Asia Shock – Author Patrick Galloway

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ASIA SHOCK: HORROR AND DARK CINEMA FROM JAPAN, KOREA, HONG KONG, AND THAILAND (PAPERBACK)

Written by Patrick Galloway
Published by Stone Bridge Press
Publication Date: 2006
Format: Black /White – 211 pages
Price: $19.95

There’s one thing that author Patrick Galloway knows alot about, and that’s asian films. The book “Asian Shock” is only one of many publications he has authored on the subject including Stray Dogs & … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dario Argento – Author James Gracey

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Written by James Gracey
Published by Kamera Books / Oldcastle Books
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Color & Black /White (color insert pages included) – 160 pages
Price: $19.95

Dario Argento is one of those obscure but influential directors who has not only contributed greatly to the genre but has inspired countless others in his works. It’s funny because with his volume of work, sometimes I still get the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cthulhu Unbound – Author Thomas Brannan | John Sunseri

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Edited by Thomas Brannan and John Sunseri
Published by Permuted Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 280 PAGES
Price: $14.95

I was told once that every fan of Horror Literature has to have a Lovecraft faze, like a rite of passage. You stumble across his work, usually some time in your teens, become obsessed for a little while and then move on to brighter stars. Well, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monsters – A Bestiary – Author Christopher Dell

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Monsters: A Bestiary of Devils, Demons, Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Magical Creatures [Paperback]

Being a fan of the classic early century art, I was pleasantly surprised when a book arrived primarily focusing on the monsters, demons, dragons and ghouls of the early centuries. Author Christopher Dell who holds a passion for art history set out to collect and narrate some of the finest examples of early monster art ever created. From all … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Lynch – Authors Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc

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Written by Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc
Published by KameraBooks
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Color & Black /White – 192 pages
Price: $16.95

Much is the wonder of the works of enigmatic director/ artist David Lynch. So much that even for hard pressed fans, it sometimes takes news ideas, and opinions to get the essence of his movies into consumable form. Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc … Continue reading

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Book Review: Book of the Dead – Author Jamie Russell

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BOOK OF THE DEAD:
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF ZOMBIE CINEMA (PAPERBACK)
Written by Jamie Russell
Published by FAB Press
Publication Date: 2005
Format: Black /White & color – 352 pages
Price: $29.95

A scant five years ago, I would have beaten you upside the head for considering the idea of allowing the possibility to start to think about crossing your mind that I could get tired … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cannibal Serial Killers – Author Diane Law

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Written by Diane Law
Published by Ulysses Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B/W- 336 pages
Price: $14.95

Far removed from the cinema and its fictitious tales of axe wielding, chainsaw hacking and iconic slasher fare are the true horrors of present day realities. Author Diane Law knows too well that monsters do exist and can be as close as next door or someone you know. Whether fiction was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gorehounds Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980’s – Author Scott Aaron Stine

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by Scott Aaron Stine
Published by McFarland & Company
Publication Date: 2003
Format: Black /White – 398 pages
Price: $35

If you were around to enjoy the 80’s you know it was a great time for horror. Alot of classics were born and alot of strange products came out of that era. What better way to celebrate a productive horror era than with a Gorehound guide! Scott Aaron … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nightmare Never Ends – Author Jim Spenser

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THE NIGHTMARE NEVER ENDS: THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF FREDDY KRUEGER AND THE NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET FILMS (PAPERBACK)
Written by Jim Spenser
Published by Citadel

Publication Date: 1992
Format: Color – 212 pages
Price: various – OOP

Not a recent release, but none-the-less a great release. Any fan of Freddy or Nightmare on Elm street will seriously dig into this book. I believe I purchased this when it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombiemania – Author Dr Arnold T Blumberg

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ZOMBIEMANIA (80 MOVIES TO DIE FOR)

Written by Dr Arnold T Blumberg and Andrew Hershberger
Published by Telos Publishing

Publication Date: 2006
Format: B&W – 400 pages
Price: $22.95

Easily one of the largest book of Zombies I’ve run across, one thing is clear…. these authors love there work! With the book totaling over 400 pages Zombiemania is the bible de force for zombie enthusiasts. Authors Dr Arnold T … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Unanswered Question – Author Kurt Leland

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THE UNANSWERED QUESTION: DEATH, NEAR-DEATH, AND THE AFTERLIFE (PAPERBACK)

Written by Kurt Leland
Published by Hampton Roads Publishing

Publication Date: 2002
Format: Black /White – 520 pages
Price: $16.95

While I must admit that “The Unanswered Question” is actually my first book read on the subject of afterlife,…. it’s my opinion even without reading the others that it has to be one of the better ones. I say this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of The Nasty – Author Nigel Wingrove

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Written by Nigel Wingrove, Marc Morris
Published by FAB Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 160 pages
Price: $34.95

Today I received a rather impressive collection book in the mail from the fine folks at FAB press. Now while it’s true that alot of cool books comes across our hands so that we can give em look and inform the world, it’s pretty safe to say that … Continue reading

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