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Book Review: The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead – Author J. Gordon Melton

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“Wow” and “impressive” were the first 2 words that came out of my mouth when the huge oversized “The Vampire Book” arrived. This edition which was compiled and written by author J. Gordon Melton, PHD is now in its 3rd edition and is quite a collection to behold for any vampire fan. It actually is quite overwhelming but it geared ...

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Book Review: Eleven Twenty-Three – Author Jason Hornsby

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β€œLily’s End, which before this morning had not seen a murder in two years, suddenly embodies the tyranny of third world countries. A post-war wasteland. A curfew at sundown. The silent hillside following a suicidal battle where the victors lie in fly-covered heaps not far from the carcasses of the armies they’ve defeated. Less than an hour ago, it was ...

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Book Review: Cheap Scares – Author Greg Lamberson

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Cheap Scares: Low Budget Filmmakers Share Their Secrets By Greg Lamberson. Most low budget filmmakers have a well-thumbed copy of “Rebel Without a Crew”; it has been the bible for independent filmmakers to get inspiration and information. No book had successfully tackled low budget horror movies the way the Robert Rodriguez’s book had with the low budget action genre. Horror ...

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Book Review: When Werewolves Attack – Author Del Howison

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When Werewolves Attack: A Field Guide to Dispatching Ravenous Flesh-Ripping Beasts Are werewolves a problem in your neighborhood? Ever wonder what to do if you are attacked by a lycanthrope? Interested in a career in hunting werewolves? Maybe you are just curious about the history of werewolves and want to know more about them, or maybe you just wanted to ...

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Book Review: Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile – Author J.L. Bourne

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I feel before I get right to the meat of this review for Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile I should confess a few things. Firstly, the β€˜diary format’ is not one of my favorites. I think daily diary entries limit the amount of action, suspense, and character a writer can give you. Typically I avoid β€˜dairy’ books like I ...

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Book Review: The Painted Darkness – Author Brian James Freeman

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The Painted Darkness by Brian James Freeman When Henry was a child, something terrible happened in the woods behind his home, something so shocking he could only express his terror by drawing pictures of what he had witnessed. Eventually, Henry’s mind blocked out the bad memories, but he continued to draw, often at night by the light of the moon. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Book Review: Hellbound Hearts – Author Paul Kane

Hellbound-Hearts

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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