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Book Review: Shocking Cinema of the Seventies – Author Xavier Mendik

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SHOCKING CINEMA OF THE SEVENTIES (HARDCOVER)
by Xavier Mendik (Editor)
Published by Noir Publishing
Publication Date: 2001
Format: Black /White – 252 pages
Price: $26.99

The Seventies were a cherished time for movie watchers and film makers. Alot o important pieces came out that not only drove new directions in cinema but also suggested the politics and mind set of the people at that time. Famous for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slasher Films – Author Kent Byron Armstrong

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SLASHER FILMS
AN INTERNATIONAL FILMOGRAPHY, 1960 THROUGH 2001 (Paperback)
Written by Kent Byron Armstrong
Published by McFarland & Company
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 376 pages
Price: $45

First let me point out that if you decide to pick this up you’ll definitely want to get it directly from the Mcfarland site as Amazon lists this title for $75.

Slasher Films is a film … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horror Library – Vol 1

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When I decided to check out the short story scene, I stumbled upon a publisher called Cutting Block Press who published a series of short story anthologies called The Horror Library. The first book contains over thirty short stories written by extremely talented writers who all deserve Bram Stoker Awards in the future.

When I discovered they had published these anthologies I could not pass up the opportunity to read and review … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Monstrumologist – Author Rick Yancey

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I know the stigma a YA stamp carries among the horror community, but we, as a community, need to get over that crap. Rick Yancey put together a fine, chilling and emotionally affecting tale in the process. With monsters that will eat your face and enjoy every moment of it. Continue reading

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Book Review: Mischief Night – Author Paul Melniczek

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Mischief Night by Paul Melniczek

“When Rusty and his friends decide to visit the local neighborhood haunted house on Halloween night, they get much more than they bargained for, becoming embroiled in a hair-raising escapade which threatens to drag them into a living nightmare. There are more tricks than treats to be found in this old fashioned Halloween romp, and the plot continues to grow deeper and darker … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Samhanach – Author Lisa Morton

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The Samhanach by Lisa Morton

“On a Halloween night 300 years ago, something rose out of a Scottish bog to curse the McCafferty clan. Now, in 2010, single mother Merran McCafferty finds her suburban Halloween celebrations torn apart by the arrival of the Samhanach, an ancient trickster demon. When the Samhanach tries to steal Merran’s young daughter, Merran is forced to put aside reason and accept that magic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hard Boiled Vampire Killers – Author Jim Gavin

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Hard Boiled Vampire Killers by Jim Gavin

“Most people would call Ty Trotter a loser. He lives off his vampire girlfriend, can’t hold a job, drinks and smokes the cheapest stuff on the shelves, and is Chairman for Life of his own Pity Committee, spending all his free time getting drunk, watching late-night TV and feeling sorry for himself.

Most people would call Ed Ma a nerd. He lives with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twisted Tales of Terror – Issue 1

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TWISTED TALES OF TERROR – ISSUE#1 (COMIC)
Writer: Terence Muncy, Scott Guffey, Grant Gutzmer, Chris Bailey, Jeremiah Buckel, Master Legion
Artist: Terence Muncy, Grant Gutzmer, Chris Bailey, Jeremiah Buckel, Master Legion
Letters: Lucy Van Horne
Editor: Spider C. Guffey
Publisher: Legion Studios
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 56 pages
Price: 5.99

“A huge 56 pages of four separate terrifying stories brought to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Molting – Author Terrance Zdunich

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THE MOLTING
Written by Terrance Zdunich
Published by (self published)
Publication Date: 2009
Format: color – 34 pages
Price: $7.99

In chapter one of THE MOLTING, we follow Suzie and Tony Deveraux as they’re custody is given to their not so savory Uncle and his equally as disgusting wife after what seems to be the death of their parents. The pair doesn’t seem too happy as they … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Resurrectionist – Author Wrath James White

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THE RESURRECTIONIST
Author Wrath James White
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 324 pages
Price: $7.99

When I found out that Wrath James White was coming out with another book, I knew I had to pick this one up and give it a read. Having read Succulent Prey, I became a fan of Wrath’s writing. He is considered to be the most sick, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kult – Author Shaun Jeffrey

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THE KULT
Author Shaun Jeffrey
Published by Lecrota Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 328 pages
Price: $9.95

Not wasting any time, he pressed his knee into her scrawny chest and started work with the hacksaw, drawing it back and forwards across her shoulder, and the screaming increased in pitch. H felt the blade bite through flesh, sinew and muscle before gnawing through bone, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pocket Essential George A. Romero – Authors Tom Fallows and Curtis Owen

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The Pocket Essential George A. Romero
By Tom Fallows and Curtis Owen
Published by Pocket Essentials in 2008.
160 Pages

This book is a pocket guide to all things George A. Romero. The authors cover Romero’s movies from “Night of the Living Dead” to “Diary of the Dead”. Each movie is given a brief synopsis, behind the scenes information, reviews of the time and the social climate. They clearly … Continue reading

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Book Review: How to Survive a Horror Movie – Author Seth Grahame-Smith

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HOW TO SURVIVE A HORROR MOVIE: ALL THE SKILLS TO DODGE THE KILLS (PAPERBACK)
Written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Author), Wes Craven (Foreword)
Illustrations by Nathan Fox
Published by Quirk Books
Publication Date: 2007
Format: 2 color – 176 pages
Price: $14.95 

So your not only reading about horror movies, but now you are in one! What do you do? Do you even know the first thing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Real Zombies – Author Brad Steiger

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REAL ZOMBIES, THE LIVING DEAD, AND CREATURES OF THE APOCALYPSE (PAPERBACK)
Written by Brad Steiger
Published by Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 300 pages
Price: $19.95

Brad Stieger is a historian and enthusiast. His books have ranged the gamut of all things dark, disturbing and of legend. In his latest release “Real Zombies” he provides a comprehensive overview of exactly that. Done … Continue reading

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Book Review: Encylopedia of Haunted Places – Author Jeff Belanger

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HAUNTED PLACES:
GHOSTLY LOCALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Written by Jeff Belanger
Published by New Page Books
Publication Date: 2005
Format: Black /White – 357 pages
Price: $19.99

So you a ghost hunter you say? or maybe just interested in the local haunts, tales and legends? Maybe your none of those and just curious with the supernatural and what kinds of sites have been … Continue reading

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