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

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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

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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

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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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Book Review: Ancestor – Author Scott Sigler

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ANCESTOR Written by Scott Sigler Published by: Crown Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 432 pages Price: $24.99 Scott Sigler’s 2007 novel, ANCESTOR, was originally produced exclusively in audio format and, at that time, became the world’s most-popular β€œpodcast novel”. A serialized audio book delivered in 20 weekly episodes played to an initial audience of more than 30,000 ...

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Book Review: Comedy-Horror Films – Author Bruce G. Hallenbeck

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COMEDY-HORROR FILMS: A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY, 1914-2008 (PAPERBACK) Written by Bruce G. Hallenbeck Published by Mcfarland Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 255 pages Price: $39.95 If you’ve spent some time collecting, reading or purchasing the vast variety of horror film books, you already know that to some extent certain aspects have been oversaturated. Take for instance, zombie film books ...

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Book Review: Apartment 14F – Author Christian Saunders

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APARTMENT 14F Written by Christian Saunders Published by Damnation Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W Price: $4.50 Apartment 14F was quite the change of pace from most the horror I read. Typically I prefer my reading full of gore and monsters. This tidy novelette is a well written ghost story that merges ancient Chinese culture with the modern day Internet ...

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Book Review: Autopsyrotica: Artwork – Author Chad Michael Ward

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AUTOPSYROTICA Artwork by Chad Michael Ward Written by Chad Michael Ward Edited by Travis Anderson & Jenn Stetson Published by NBM Publishing Publication Date: 2006 Format: Full Color / Duotone, 80 pages Price: $17.95 The 2nd art visual offering from artists/ photographer Chad Michael Ward is an intriguing collection indeed. First the odd name which I translate into Erotic photography ...

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Book Review: Black Rust: Artwork – Author Chad Michael Ward

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BLACK RUST Artwork by Chad Michael Ward Written by Chad Michael Ward Published by NBM Publishing Publication Date: 2003 Format: Full Color 96 pages Price: $19.95 A fine collection of dark visual tales, experimentation and continuity. Chad Michael Ward’s first book and my particular favorite of his 3. As each release slightly differs in themes and approaches, it was this ...

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Book Review: Driver for the Dead – Issue 2

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Issue: Driver for the Dead #2 Created, Written: John Heffernan Pencils, Inks: Leonardo Manco Paints: Kinsun Loh, Jerry Choo Letters: Todd Klein Editor: Renae Geerlings Publisher: Radical Publishing Release Date: September 2010 Pages: 56 Price: $4.99 β€œAfter successfully retrieving the body of Mose Freeman, Alabaster Graves and Mose’s great-grandaughter Marissa Freeman are headed back to New Orleans to give the ...

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Book Review: The Changed – Author B.J. Burrow

Written by B.J. Burrow Published by Apex Publications Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black/White — 248 pages Price: $15.95 print/$4.99 digital The basic synopsis of the book “The Changed” by B.J. Burrow? A zombie runs for US Senate. My first reaction? Worst. Idea. Ever. Could this book, a darkly comic equal rights allegory about self aware-undead, actually not be the worst ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 β€œThey are trapped among The Infected. They have no supplies. Most of their crew has been killed. Selena, Clint and Derrick must ...

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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 β€œSelena and her new comrades have faced the Infected, but how will they fare against all the firepower used to enforce the ...

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