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Book Review: The Rage Plague – Author Anthony Giangregorio

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THE RAGE PLAGUE
Written by Anthony Giangregorio
Published by Permuted Press,
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 252 Pages
Price: $14.95

Horror fiction tends to come and go in cycles. One month or year vampires will be all that show up on store shelves, and once the fad wanes the subject du jour may well slide into ghosts or witches or evil houses that swallow entire families. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Impossible David Lynch – Author Todd McGowan

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THE IMPOSSIBLE DAVID LYNCH
Author Todd McGowan
Published by Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2007
Format: B/W – 280 pages
Price: $26.50

Author Todd McGowan takes a bold move. For anyone, deconstructing David Lynch’s films into analysis, reason and philosophy is quite an undertaking. Though as we quickly find it’d todd’s love for his work that fuels his deep analysis. Lynch is well known for his complex … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Resonance Key – Authors Marie D. Jones, Larry Flaxman

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THE RESONANCE KEY: EXPLORING THE LINKS BETWEEN VIBRATION, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND THE ZERO POINT GRID (PAPERBACK)
by Marie D. Jones, Larry Flaxman
Published by New Page Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 256 pages
Price: $15.99

As we dig deeper into the collected universe of science versus fiction, we uncover several other means to an end. Such ideas and concepts form upon others and blossom into … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lenore Wedgies – Author Roman Dirge

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ElecLENORE: WEDGIES (COLOR EDITION) (HARDCOVER)
Written by Roman Dirge
Published by Titan Books
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Color – 128 pages
Price: $17.95

Lenore, Lenore….call it a guilty pleasure. Or maybe a childish Goth in us all. Or maybe it’s just the morbid fascination of this little cute but deadly cartoon. I think she echoes a certain sense in us all. Call it dark, funny, sick, twisted, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lenore Noogies – Author Roman Dirge

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Lenore Noogies
Written by Roman Dirge
Published by Titan Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 128 pages (Hardcover)
Price: $17.95

Lenore is a fine guilty pleasure. Let’s forget that this comic / book collection would make every goth practitioner drool. Let’s forget that it’s wonderfully morbid and tastefully sick. Let’s forget that it’s simple, artsy and to the point. Let’s also forget that is just plain … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unabridged, Unabashed and Undead – Author Eric S. Brown

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UNABRIDGED, UNABASHED AND UNDEAD
Written by Eric S. Brown
Published by Library of the Living Dead Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 240 Pages
Price: $14.95

Since I have begun reviewing books for this killer horrornews.net monster I have been exposed to all kinds of killer authors and their wonderfully brutal stories. As I am human I picked my favorites from the stumbling and moaning masses … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Werewolf’s Guide to Life – Author Rio Youers

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THE WEREWOLF’S GUIDE TO LIFE: A MANUAL FOR THE NEWLY BITTEN (PAPERBACK)
Author Ritch Duncan, Bob Powers
Published by Broadway
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 256 pages
Price: $13.99

If any a time for Werewolf books, I suppose now is the time with a fresh re-release of “An American Werewolf in London” out on shelves. Which I’m sure you’ll find a few factual inclusions … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics – Author David Kendall

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF ZOMBIE COMICS (PAPERBACK)
by David Kendall
Published by Running Press
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black / White – 480 pages
Price: $17.95

Wow… what can you say about zombie comics that hasn’t been said already? Well this edition in fact is a bit different of a format. Black and white through-out and bound into a fat novel type edition, this is one hellavua … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Living Dread – Author T. L. Fletcher

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THE LIVING DREAD
Author T. L. Fletcher
Published by: Self published
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White
Price: $NA

Remember the scary stories you used to tell when you were a kid? Around the campfire, at slumber parties, when you stayed up much too late and gave yourself the shivers? T.L. Fletcher’s The Living Dread is what those stories wanted to be when they grew up.

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Book Review: Cold Hand in Mine Author: Robert Aickman

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Robert Aickman (1914-1981) described his stories as ‘strange.’ Probably because no other word quite does them justice. Interestingly, he came from a rich horror heritage, his grandfather Richard Marsh having been a rival in popularity to Bram Stoker with his occult novel, The Beetle. But, during his life, Aickman was known as much for his conservation work on British waterways as he was for his writing. A man ahead … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Visual Effects Arsenal: VFX solutions – Author Bill Byrne

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THE VISUAL EFFECTS ARSENAL: VFX SOLUTIONS FOR THE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER (PAPERBACK)
Author Bill Byrne
Published by Focal Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black / White / color images – 288 pages
Price: $49.95

As the interest in movie making and film creation projects increase in the market, there becomes a demand for more books focused on training folks to accomplish alot with a little. The recent flux … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pines – Author Robert Dunbar

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THE PINES
Author Robert Dunbar
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 333 pages
Price: $7.99

STAY OUT OF THE PINES!

There are many legends that are told around certain parts of the world, some of these legends are unbelievable. When we hear about the Pine Barrens in New Jersey, a thought comes to our mind. Well a couple of thoughts, the first … Continue reading

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Book Review: Roman Hell – Author Mark Mellon

Toward the end of Titus's brief reign, terrible portents were reported throughout the city. - Tacitus, "Histories", Book VII

The story is nothing that experienced readers of horror will not recognize and it is nothing that those who enjoy the reading of mythology will be shocked by – it’s pretty straightforward in this regard. However, what is fascinating is the almost anthropological approach with which Mellon has chosen to tell his story. The book is meticulously researched and beautifully rendered with arresting images and insights into the ever day and commonplace as well as the pageantry and circus-like atmosphere that could have drenched that ancient city. Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombie Dictionary – The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive – Author Dr. Dale Seslick

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Dr Dale’s Zombie Dictionary: The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive [Paperback]

Dr. Dale loves the zombies…and if I must say, has picked a pretty good time to write about them in the present day gaggle of zombie films, books and walking dead infatuations. This isn’t the first I’ve seen books in this same theme but each brings to the table a new perspective of comedic survivor tips. This book takes a deeper … Continue reading

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Book Review: An A to Z of the Occut – Author Simon Cox

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AN A TO Z OF THE OCCULT (SIMON COX’S A TO Z)
by Simon Cox (Author), Mark Foster (Author)
Published by Mainstream Publishing
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White (with some color inserts) 240 pages
Price: $24.95

How about some occult training in shorter doses? The latest book by author Simon Cox & Mark Foster offers just that . A crash course in a bit of everything … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nightmare Factory

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THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY (PAPERBACK)
Written by Joe Harris, Stuart Moore, Thomas Ligotti
Art by Colleen Doran, Ben Templesmith. Ted McKeever, & Michael Gaydos
Published by Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Color – 112 pages
Price: $17.99

“The Nightmare Factory” as it is so called. A collection of 4 short stories based on the work of Thomas Ligotti . In fact he stopped by to include … Continue reading

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