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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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Book Review: Monsters – A Bestiary – Author Christopher Dell

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Monsters: A Bestiary of Devils, Demons, Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Magical Creatures [Paperback] Being a fan of the classic early century art, I was pleasantly surprised when a book arrived primarily focusing on the monsters, demons, dragons and ghouls of the early centuries. Author Christopher Dell who holds a passion for art history set out to collect and narrate some ...

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Book Review: David Lynch – Authors Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc

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Written by Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc Published by KameraBooks Publication Date: 2007 Format: Color & Black /White – 192 pages Price: $16.95 Much is the wonder of the works of enigmatic director/ artist David Lynch. So much that even for hard pressed fans, it sometimes takes news ideas, and opinions to get the essence of his movies into ...

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Book Review: Book of the Dead – Author Jamie Russell

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BOOK OF THE DEAD: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF ZOMBIE CINEMA (PAPERBACK) Written by Jamie Russell Published by FAB Press Publication Date: 2005 Format: Black /White & color – 352 pages Price: $29.95 A scant five years ago, I would have beaten you upside the head for considering the idea of allowing the possibility to start to think about crossing your ...

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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 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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