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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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Book Review: Skullkickers – Issue 1

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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 ...

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Book Review: Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders – Issue 1

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Issue: Zombies vs. Cheerleaders #1 Writer: Steven L. Frank Artists: Ben Glendenning, Jessica Hickman, Frankie B. Washington Colors: Anthony Hochrein Letters: Josh Aitken Cover Artists: Justin Ridge, Jessica Hickman, Jason Worthington, Andy Black, Mark Bloodworth Editor: Steven L. Frank Publisher: Moonstone Release Date: 2010 Pages: 32 Price: $3.99 “Morbid or funny, and sometimes morbidly funny, top talent bring eclectic tales ...

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Book Review: Ginger-Stein premier edition

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Issue: Ginger-Stein: SAC Horror Con Preview Ed. Creator/Writer/Illustrator: Dennis M. Willman Publisher: Comic Book Divas Release Date: 2010 Pages: 14 Price: $8.00 “Two months after the outbreak of an ancient necromonic disease in Detroit, Michigan, the US Government is longer able to maintain control of contagion. Panic has slowly gripped the unwitting populace. The politicians are unable to decide an ...

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