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Book Review: Unholy Embrace – Author Neil Benson

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UNHOLY EMBRACE

Author Neil Benson
Published by Night to Dawn
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 204 pages
Price: $13.50

Unholy Embrace by Neil Benson is the story of a romantic and dangerous love affair between a beautiful, ages-old vampire and a mortal man. This story is enchanting and sexy with an edge of excitement. Not only do we read about vampires but of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rough Guide to Horror Movies – Author Alan Jones

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Author ALAN JONES
Published by Rough Guides
Publication Date: 2005
Format: 2 Color – 277 pages
Price: $14.99

Jam packed full of Horror of every kind, if your a horror fan like I am, you’ll really enjoy this comprehensive overview by Alan Jones. This book is not the kind of book you read all in one sitting. It is better served to take in on separate readings so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Undead Evil – Issue 0

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UNDEAD EVIL #0 (COMIC)
Written by Frank Forte
Artwork by Nenad Gucunja
Cover art by Ben Olsen
Published by Asylum Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color / B&w
Price: $2.95

This first edition debut from Asylum Press goes by the title of “Undead Evil” and is appropriately numbered #0. It’s beautifully morbid cover stands out enough to draw you into the world of the undead … Continue reading

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Book Review: There is life After Death – Author Roy Abraham Varghese

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THERE IS LIFE AFTER DEATH: COMPELLING REPORTS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE GLIMPSED THE AFTERLIFE (PAPERBACK)
by Roy Abraham Varghese
Raymond A. Moody (Foreword)
Published by New Page Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 288 pages
Price: $15.99

“There is Life after Death”, a bold statement that is backed up by a comprehensive analysis of the facts versus fiction. Roy Abraham Varghese states that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Witches Almanac – Issue 28 – Author OTheitic

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THE WITCHES ALMANAC: SPRING 2009-SPRING 2010 (ISSUE 28) (PAPERBACK)
by OTheitic (Author, Editor)
Published by Hampton Roads Pub Co
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 152 pages
Price: $11.95

These things have been around for quite some time, though it wasn’t till recently I had the pleasure to look one over. This volume which is actually issue #28 spans the Spring 2009 to spring 2010 collection. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trouble with Being God – Author William F. Aicher

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THE TROUBLE WITH BEING GOD: A PHILOSOPHICAL THRILLER (PAPERBACK)
Written by William F. Aicher
Published by www.beinggod.com
Publication Date: 2008
Format: B/W – 258 pages
Price: $15.25

Before I started reading The Trouble with Being God, I did a little research on the book and its author. The information really got me pumped to read the book, as the author seemed to be after my own heart. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Unknown Universe – Author Richard Hammond

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THE UNKNOWN UNIVERSE: THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE, QUANTUM GRAVITY, WORMHOLES, AND OTHER THINGS SCIENCE STILL CAN’T EXPLAIN (HARDCOVER)
by Richard Hammond
Published by New Page Books
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 272 pages
Price: $21.99

The Unknown Universe is a well packed edition of magic, mystery and unfathomable theories for scientific minds, curious readers and fans of the unknown and unspoken. For introductory sake, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Charnel Wine – Author Richard Gavin

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Charnel Wine by: Richard Gavin

“Richard Gavin’s debut collection was one of Horror’s sleeper hits of 2004. The rapid sell-out of its entire print run resulted in Charnel Wine becoming a highly sought-after title among connoisseurs of weird fiction.

Dark Regions Press is proud to present Charnel Wine: Memento Mori Edition, which contains the original collection in its entirety as well as four previously unpublished tales, a new … Continue reading

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Book Review: Three Zombies and a Demon – Author Roy C. Booth

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Nobody goes to plays anymore. They’re boring, lifeless things only enjoyed by the rich and snobby as a way to pretend that they are better than the rest of us. Well, Mr. Naysayer in my head, I beg to disagree. Maybe it would change your mind if we threw in some rotting, flesh hungry ghouls and horned minions of darkness in adaptations of stories from one of the premier purveyors of literary horror out there, Necrotic Tissue. By the guy that brought Brian Keene’s soul searing exploration of fiscal depression and a dead boy Jesus, Terminal, to the stage. I got your attention now, don’t I, Sparky? Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Man Holiday – Issue 2-3

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DEAD MAN HOLIDAY #2-3 (COMIC)
Written by Colin Panetta
Art by Colin Panetta, Chris Fillhart, Brandon Dawley, Jeremy Gregory
Published by DEAD MAN HOLIDAY
Publication Date: 2008
Format: B/W
Price: $3.99

Dead Man Holiday is a comic that never wants to stray from the words weird and subversive. The artist and writer, Colin Panetta, states that he hates exposition and wants the reader to figure out … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead of Night – Devil Slayer – Issue 1-4

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DEAD OF NIGHT: DEVIL-SLAYER #1-4 (TPB)
Author Briane Keen
Published by Marvel Comics
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 96 pages
Price: $14.00

In the interest of full disclosure, I should start this off by admitting that I have never read any of the original Devil-Slayer books or any of the ones in which the character was featured. Truth be told, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Author Steve Hockensmith

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DAWN OF THE DREADFULS
Written by Steve Hockensmith
Published by Quirk Classics
Publication Date: 2010
Format: B&W – 288 Pages
Price: $12.95

The zombies have returned to wreak havoc on the Bennet Family! Or, let me rephrase: the zombies have returned for Mr. Bennet, leaving the father more than eager to ready his daughters for their first bloody battle with the undead. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deadworld – Frozen Over (mini series) – Issue 1-4

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DEADWORLD: FROZEN OVER MINI SERIES 1-4 (COMIC)
Writer: Mike Raicht
Artists: Federico Dallocchio, Rafael Ortiz
Letters: Nate Pride, Bernie Lee
Covers: Dalibor Talajic, Sebastian Camagajevac
Editor: Joe Pruett
Publisher: Desperado Publishing
Publication Date: 2007-2010
Format: Full Color – 24
Price: $3.99

“With the streets of New York still snowed in, our survivors attempt to find a way out of the city before the … Continue reading

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Book Review: CSI: Crime scene Investigation – Brass in Pocket – Author Jeff Mariotte

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CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION: BRASS IN POCKET (MASS MARKET PAPERBACK)
Author Jeff Mariotte
Published by Pocket Star
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 336 pages
Price: $7.99

As you may or may have not known, the hit television series, CSI Crime Scene Investigation has become the basis for a series of novels. The latest being, Brass in Pocket (323 pages), by Jeff Mariotte. Now I do want … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Future – Issue 2

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DEAD FUTURE #2 (COMIC)
Writers: Sebastian Piccione, Candy Hart, Daniel Palmer
Artists: Martinho Abreu, Julio Falkenhagen, Juha Veltti
Letters: Martin Brandt II, Juha Veltti
Publisher: Grim Crew
Publication Date: 2009
Format: 40 pages
Price: $3.99

” The stories of undeath continue in anthology two. These tales of the undead, arisen to devour the living, leaving nothing but a wasteland behind them. Yes, that is what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Delicacies – Issue 1

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DARK DELICACIES ISSUE #1 (COMIC)
written by F. Paul Wilson, Steve Niles, Joe R. Lansdale and Neal Barrett Jr.,
Published by IDW
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color
Price: $3.99

Dark Delicacies is the first edition from the IDW line of comics to come our way. Set up like “Tales from he Crypt” each edition is designed to feature 2 horror tales by noted authors to be released … Continue reading

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