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Book Review: Cannibal Serial Killers – Author Diane Law

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Written by Diane Law Published by Ulysses Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: B/W- 336 pages Price: $14.95 Far removed from the cinema and its fictitious tales of axe wielding, chainsaw hacking and iconic slasher fare are the true horrors of present day realities. Author Diane Law knows too well that monsters do exist and can be as close as next ...

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Book Review: The Gorehounds Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980’s – Author Scott Aaron Stine

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by Scott Aaron Stine Published by McFarland & Company Publication Date: 2003 Format: Black /White – 398 pages Price: $35 If you were around to enjoy the 80’s you know it was a great time for horror. Alot of classics were born and alot of strange products came out of that era. What better way to celebrate a productive horror ...

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Book Review: The Nightmare Never Ends – Author Jim Spenser

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THE NIGHTMARE NEVER ENDS: THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF FREDDY KRUEGER AND THE NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET FILMS (PAPERBACK) 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 ...

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Book Review: Zombiemania – Author Dr Arnold T Blumberg

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ZOMBIEMANIA (80 MOVIES TO DIE FOR) 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 ...

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Book Review: The Unanswered Question – Author Kurt Leland

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THE UNANSWERED QUESTION: DEATH, NEAR-DEATH, AND THE AFTERLIFE (PAPERBACK) 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 ...

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Book Review: Demons and Other Inconveniences – Author Dan Dillard

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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, ...

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

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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 ...

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Book Review: The Zombie Handbook – Author Rob Sacchetto

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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Book Review: Johnny Gruesome – Author Gregory Lamberson

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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 ...

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