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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.

This … Continue reading

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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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Book Review: Unbound and Other Tales – Author David Dunwoody

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UNBOUND AND OTHER TALES
Author David Dunwoody
Published by Library of Horror Press
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 188 pages
Price: $14.95

David Dunwoody is the talented author of one of my favorite zombie novels, Empire. I can honestly say Unbound and Other Tales takes all the things I loved from Empire and spreads them out over a novel and a handful of short stories. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twilight of the Dead – Author Travis Adkins

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TWILIGHT OF THE DEAD
Author Travis Adkins
Published by Permuted Press
Publication Date: 2006
Format: B&W
Price: $15.95

“She Brought up her own arm up to her face to study it under the sunlight. It was blue and cold. Frantically, she pressed her palms to her cheeks and felt that they, too, were cold. She looked down at herself to se her clothes ripped to shreds, maggoty … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Undead Wedding – Author James H. Lucas

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AN UNDEAD WEDDING
Written by James H. Lucas
Published by PublishAmerica
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 166 Pages
Price: $19.95

An Undead Wedding is a totally unabashed zombie comedy. Now, don’t get me wrong there is piles and piles of gore and violence as is required in zombie fiction. The difference is even the gore and death is there to make you laugh. There is chuckles, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Oz Suite – Author Gerard Houarner

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THE OZ SUITE
Author Gerard Houarner
Published by Eibonvale Press
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 152 pages
Price: $12.00

“I might have been on the Yellow Brick Road, only Dorothy and her gang had left me behind and I didn’t have a dog and it was getting dark and the Wicked Witch’s flying monkeys were in the clouds, getting ready to dive”

I remember the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vicious Verses and Reanimated Ryhmes – Editor A.P. Fuchs

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VICIOUS VERSES AND REANIMATED RYHMES
Edited By A.P. Fuchs
Published by Coscom Entertainment
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 144 pages
Price: $13.95
“While most people plan
For fire and flood, earthquakes
Winters, acts of God

You plot a course
For the day
Someone meddles-

The day
Some new Frankenstein
Raises the dead.”
-“Zombie Attack Escape Plan”, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Victorian Undead – Issue 1

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VICTORIAN UNDEAD #1 (COMIC)
Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Davide Fabbri
Cover: Tony Moore
Publisher: Wildstorm
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $2.99

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. Those are the words of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, yet even he finds his skills tested to their limit as … Continue reading

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