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Book Review: The Nightmare Never Ends – Author Jim Spenser


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



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



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


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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Book Review: Demons and Other Inconveniences – Author Dan Dillard


I thought that Dan Dillard’s Demons and Other Inconveniences had grabbed me from the very title. After all, who wouldn’t want to read a collection of short stories by a man who has the stones to reduce the minions of Hell itself to mere inconveniences with a tongue-in-cheek swipe of the pen? But I hadn’t really been grabbed yet, just beckoned; merely teased with a long, scaly claw.

I again thought the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Time Bomb – Issue 1


New series “Time Bomb” from Radical Publishing takes on quite a few genres. Science Fiction, horror, action and war. Add to that bunch a Nazi conspiracy looped within a government conspiracy and you have a taste of time bomb.

The military is doing what they do best…which is uncover secrets while they dabble in underground bunkers. When a team uncovers something they weren’t expecting such as a hidden underground … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marvel Zombies 3 (HC) – Author Fred Van Lente


Writer: Fred Van Lente
Art: Kev Walker
From: Marvel Comics
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 112 pages
Price: $19.99

Wow, think you’ve seen it all….. then hop on board for round #3 as I fill you in on the details of the Marvel Zombie world. What I love most about these releases is the art styling’s that change from one set of artist to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marvel Zombies 2 (HC) – Author Robert Kirkman


Written by Robert Kirkman (Author), Sean Phillips (Illustrator)
Cover Art – Arthur Suydam
Published by Marvel Comics
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color – 120 pages
Price: $19.95

The anticipation was killing me. I had long put off picking up a “Marvel Zombies” comic in the anticipation of purchasing the graphic novel collection. I wanted it to be fresh, to be complete and to be at the right … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stanley Kubrick (pocket essentials) – Author Paul Duncan


Written by Paul Duncan
Published by Pocket Essentials
Publication Date: 1999
Format: Black /White – 96pages
Price: $4.20

Kubrick, the genius, the recluse, the hermit, the mystery has and is highly regarded as one of the great auteur film makers of our time. Certainly his impressive body of work has proved that alone. In this latest edition from pocket essentials, we are given just enough to wet out … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil Onscreen – Author Charles P. Mitchell


by Charles P. Mitchell
Published by McFarland & Company
Publication Date: 2002
Format: Black /White – 344 pages
Price: $15.99

You don’t see hard cover releases as much these days. and that’s a shame. though with a film book dedicated to Mephistopheles a hard cover is well deserved. Unlike other horror books, this one concentrates solely on the inclusion of the “devil” on screen. So in retrospect that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zombie Handbook – Author Rob Sacchetto


Written by Rob Sacchetto
Artwork by Rob Sacchetto
Published by Ulysses Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 128 pages
Price: $16.95

It only takse but a quick glance to know this is a killer looking little read. Littered with top notch zombie illustrations, the author and artist Rob Sacchetto clearly knows his stuff. In fact memories of Evil Dead and book of Necronomicon were the first … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dead Letters – Author Tom Piccirillli


Written by Tom Piccirillli
Published by Medallion Press
Publication Date: 2006
Format: Black /White – 350 pages
Price: $5.99

So Eddie Whitt was just this guy, you know. An average schlub with the wife and kid and cozy little house in the suburbs, growing a tad chubby and living a life of that calm happiness that is completely overlooked by everyone who has it. Then a madman, some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hell Beasts: How to Draw Grotesque Fantasy Creatures – Author Jim Pavelec


by Jim Pavelec
Published by Impact
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Color – 128 pages
Price: $19.99

Jim Pavelec is an amazing talent. And lucky for us, he has been kind enough to share with us his great techniques broken down step by step. You’ve seen these kind of books before but in most cases they are merely showcase illustration books with no evidence on how the artist achieved … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pride and Predjudice and Zombies – Author Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith


Written by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Published by Quirk Classics
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White- 320 pages
Price: $12.95

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a very amusing parody novel, which gives Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice a new horrific zombie apocalypse (and ninja filled) twist. I have not read the original Pride and Prejudice. As such, I unfortunately cannot give you an account … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightmare Japan – Author Jay McRoy


Written by Jay McRoy
Published by Rodopi
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 232 pages
Price: $67.00

Well I’m sure your first thought is the same one I had. $67? Are you kidding me? While the book is a nicely bound 6.8.75 format, the price is way beyond what a B&W book with little images should run. From my view of books that have come across my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Killer Book of Serial Killers – Author Tom & Mike Philbin


by Tom & Mike Philbin
Published by Sourcebooks Trade
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 352 pages
Price: $14.95

If you dare call a book on serial killers a great read then this book is for you! Co-authored by the brothers Mike And Tom Philbin we have a greatest hits of the the most vilest men on the planet. A simple read though of 2 or 3 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Growing up with Monsters – Author Carla Laemmle and Daniel Kinske


Written by Carla Laemmle and Daniel Kinske, LCDR, USN
Illustrated by Jack Davis and Hermann Mejia
Foreword by Ray Bradbury
Published by BearManor Media

Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 48 pages
Price: $14.95

This book can be summed up pretty quickly. A labor of love, a memory book, short and sweet, and an appreciation for the old school horror films. With 37 pages and not alot … Continue reading

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Book Review: 28 Days Later: the Aftermath TPB – Author Steve Niles


Written by Steve Niles
Edited by Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Dennis Calero , Diego Olmos, Nat Jones, Ken Branch
Published by Harper Paperbacks

Publication Date: 2007
Format: Color – 112 pages
Price: $17.99

From Fox Atomic, comes a graphic novel based on the hugely popular film by the same name “28 Days”. This version titled: “After Math” follows the creation of the rage virus from laboratory to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Johnny Gruesome – Author Gregory Lamberson


Written by Gregory Lamberson
Published by Medallion Press

Publication Date: 2008
Format: B&W – 400 pages
Price: $15.95

Remember the good old days of popping your favorite 80’s splatter VHS into your VCR? Remember hanging out with your friends and watching really good 80’s horror films and having a good time? When I read Gregory Lamberson’s Johnny Gruesome, I felt a sense of nostalgia as I read each page … Continue reading

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Book Review: History is Wrong – Author Erich Von Daniken


Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black / White – 224 pages
Price: $17.99

What is it about secret texts that fascinate? Is it a clearer look into history, speculation on a world that existed before ours or just a means to an end about what it all means and the secret truth that scholars try and unveil while others cover up with speculation?

Erich Von Daniken original author of the famed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skullkickers – Issue 1


Issue: Skullkickers #1
Writer: Jim Zubkavich
Line Art: Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens
Colors: Misty Coats
Cover Artist: Chris Stevens
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: Sept. 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

“No one knows where these two warriors came from. The only thing that’s clear is that they’re two of most ornery, trouble-making $%@# that have ever lived. SKULLKICKERS is a fantasy action-comedy: Two mercenaries … Continue reading

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