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Book Review: Channel Evil – Issue 1


CHANNEL EVIL – ISSUE#1 COMIC) Written by: Alan Grant Artist: Shane Oakley Letters: Jamie Grant Ink Assist: Suzanne O’Brien Editor: Alexander Finbow From: Beserker Comics Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 24 pages Price: $3.99 “A slick and sleazy chat show host gets more than he bargained for when he channels an ancient source of evil, unleashing terror and ...

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Book Review: Criminal Macabre – Cell Block 666


CRIMINAL MACABRE: CELL BLOCK 666 – Comics Written by Steve Niles, Artwork by Nick Stakal, Tim Bradstreet Published by Dark Horse Publication Date: 2009 Format: color with 104 pages Price: $2.99 Cal Mcdonald is back with his trusty sidekick Mo’Lock. This time it’s a bit more on the crime drama side with zombies to boot. This issues I’m reviewing actually ...

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Book Review: Abe Sapien – The Drowning – Issues 1-5


ABE SAPIEN: THE DROWNING #1-5 (Comics) Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Jason Shawn Alexander From Dark Horse Comics Publication Date: 2008 Format: Full Color, 32 pages Price: $2.99 SYNOPSIS: Abe Sapien is on a new mission to recover from the depths of a Spanish island, an ancient dagger originally created to eliminate evil spirits and demons. “The Drowning” mini series brings ...

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Book Review: Cold Blooded Chillers – Issues 2-3

COLD BLOODED CHILLERS #2-#3 (COMIC) Written by Robert Heske Cover and inside cover art by Mark Chilcott Published by Studio 407 Publication Date: 2008 Format: Color Price: $2.99 Straight off the shelves of Heske Horror comes the indy produced “Cold Blooded Chillers” under the writing of author R.M Heske with artwork contributions varying each issue. The series is laid out ...

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Book Review: Night of the Living Dead – Author Joe Kane


With this book (hyperbolicly subtitled Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever) , Joe “Phantom of the Movies” Kane gives us a thorough and comprehensive look behind the scenes that, while heavily peppered with opinion and conjecture, makes an interesting and edifying read for anyone obsessed or even interested in Romero’s gut munching classic. Plus, they throw in John Russo’s original screen play as a gift for completists, as well as testimonials from some of films great names like Frank Hennenlotter and Peter Jackson.

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Book Review: Arlene’s Heart – Author Victoria Frances


ARLENE’S HEART Written and Illustrated by Victoria Frances Published by NBM Publishing Publication Date: 2007 Format: Full Color, 80 pages Price: $24.95 Arlene’s’ Heart is just more than a visual treat. It’s a treat for the eyes, the soul and the mind. Victoria Frances is an artist who received acclaim for here Goth series “Favole”. Her latest release comes in ...

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Book Review: Aladin: Legacy of the Lost – Issue 2


ALADIN: LEGACY OF THE LOST #2 (COMIC) Writer: Ian Edginton Cover Art: Arthur Suydam Series Artists: Patrick Reilly & Stjepan Sejic Publisher: Radical Publishing Publication Date: 2010 Format: Color – 48 pages Price: $4.99 Fans of monsters, mystery, old world and the fantastical will love this series. I’m actually reviewing midway per issue #2 of 3 in this release from ...

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Book Review: American Conspiracies – Author Jesse Ventura


AMERICAN CONSPIRACIES Written by: Jesse Ventura Published by Skyhorse Publishing Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 256 pages Price: $24.95 Jesse Ventura, probably one of the boldest politicians within the system tells all in a intriguingly shocking overview of his knowledge on conspiracies and plots within. Those who know of his TV show “Conspiracy Theory” already know of his ...

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Book Review: A Wizard’s Bestiary, A Menagerie of Myth – Author Oberon Zell-Ravenheart


A WIZARD’S BESTIARY: A MENAGERIE OF MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY (PAPERBACK) by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2007 Format: Black /White – 357 pages Price: $19.99 “A Wizards Bestiary” is hands down one of the more fascinating collections on the market. The author Oberon Zell-Ravenheart reveals that he has spent almost 30 years collecting and updating ...

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Book Review: The Cinema of John Carpenter – Author Ian Conrich & David Woods


THE CINEMA OF JOHN CARPENTER: THE TECHNIQUE OF TERROR Written by Ian Conrich & David Woods Published by Wallflower Press Publication Date: 2005 Format: Black /White – 224 pages Price: $25 John Carpenter is well known for his horror film contributions that have influenced an entire generation. As mentioned in the book, it appears that Carpenter’s greatest contributions reside in ...

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Book Review: Cluck- Murder Most Foul – Author Eric D. Knapp


CLUCK: MURDER MOST FOUL Written by Eric D. Knapp Published by BookSurge Publishing Publication Date: 2007 Format: Black & White with Illustrations- 340 pages Price: $15.99 Cluck is a novel about a topic that one generally does not come across every day: ghost chickens. While there is a small somewhat cult following of the topic (re: Lloyd Kaufman’s Poultrygeist: Night ...

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Book Review: Choices in the afterlife, what we can do and where we can go after death – Author Gretchen Vogel


CHOICES IN THE AFTERLIFE, WHAT WE CAN DO AND WHERE WE CAN GO AFTER DEATH (PAPERBACK) Written by Gretchen Vogel Edited by Ray David Published by Choices Publishing Publication Date: 2007 Format: Black /White – 256 pages Price: $14.95 Gretchen Vogel provides a light hearted approach to the telling of details in the after life. She explains that she has ...

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Book Review: Children of The Grave TPB – Author Tom Waltz


CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE – TPB Written by Tom Waltz Artwork by Casey Maloney, Jon Alderink Published by IDW Publishing & Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment Publication Date: 2008 Format: Color – 128 pages Price: $15.99 Revenge, retribution and renewal. Children of the Grave is all those things in this TPB reissued release from IDW Publishing. While most horror driven reads focus ...

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Book Review: Castaways – Author Brian Keene


CASTAWAYS Written by Brian Keene Published by Leisure Fiction Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 285 pages Price: $7.99 CASTAWAYS-a reality show of pure terror Once again, Brian Keene has made a name for himself. There’s a reason why he’s a master of the horror genre. His latest novel Castaways is that reason. After just finished reading his latest ...

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Book Review: Bite Marks, A Vampire Testament – Author Terrence Taylor


BITE MARKS: A VAMPIRE TESTAMENT (PAPERBACK) Written by Terrence Taylor Published by St. Martin’s Griffin Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 400 pages Price: $14.99 “‘Everybody loves vampires!’ Lori didn’t. She didn’t see the mystery and glamour everyone else did, just thinly veiled sadomasochism, fake fangs, and mechanical bats.” Blame Anne Rice. Blame Anita Blake. Blame Stephanie Meyer. Blame ...

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Book Review: Audition – Author Ryu Murakami


AUDITION (HARD COVER) Written by Ryu Murakami Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 208 pages Price: $6.00 ‘His first reaction on realising she was going to murder him was not, strangely enough, terror but the sort of feelingn of closure one gets upon finally solving a puzzle.’ Audition? That’s that infamous cult film from Japanese director ...

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Book Review: Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z – Author Jim Willis


ARMAGEDDON NOW: THE END OF THE WORLD A TO Z (PAPERBACK) Written by Jim Willis, Barbara Willis Published by Visible Ink Press Publication Date: 2006 Format: Black /White – 464 pages Price: $24.95 “Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z” is a 464 page book set up encyclopedia style with the focus of Armageddon as the overview ...

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