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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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Book Review: Satans 3 Ring Circus TPB – Author Robert Steven Rhine

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Written by Robert Steven Rhine Artwork by WILLIAM STOUT, TIM VIGIL, JOHN CASSADAY, HILARY BARTA, JIM SMITH, FRANK FORTE, TONE RODRIGUEZ, FRANK DIETZ, VINCENT WALLER, ERIC PIGORS, STEVEN MANNION, SHANNON WHEELER, TOMMY CASTILLO, BRYAN BAUGH, JOHN HOWARD, DAVID HARTMAN, MIKE SOSNOWSKI, ALEX PARDEE, DAVID PALEO, JOHN WATKINS CHOW, STEPH DUMAIS, JEFF GAITHER, JAMES HELKOWSKI, CLAY HENSS, MATT HOWARTH and more. ...

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Book Review: Gene Simmons House of Horrors TPB

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written by “various” Art by “various” Published by IDW Publishing Publication Date: 2008 Format: Color – 192 pages Price: $27.99 A wonderful collection of haunting, macabre and eerie tales brought to you from the demon himself, Gene Simmons. Straight off the IDW production line we have the graphic novel “Gene Simmons – House of Horrors”. This packed edition contains all ...

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Book Review: Aleister Crowley and the Ouiga Board – Author J. Edward Cornelius

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by J. Edward Cornelius Published by Feral House Publication Date: 2005 Format: Black /White – 172 pages Price: $16.99 I was initially lured into wanting to review this book purely based in its tie-ins with Aleister Crowley. Though it actually turned into being alot more with its extensive history of the infamous Ouija board. Blanketed in sorrid tales, mystery and ...

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Book Review: Aleister Crowley and the 20th Century Synthesis of Magick – Author Dave Evans

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Written by Dave Evans Published by Hidden Publishing Publication Date: 2007 Format: Black /White – 112 pages Price: $22.50 Aleister Crowley has always been at the heart of controversy, mystery, misinterpretation and occultism. Author Dave Evans has managed to summarize a great deal of Crowley through the small edition of 112 pages. For those who have read or looked into ...

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Book Review: Ouroboros – Author Michael Kelly & Carol Weekes

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Ouroboros by Michael Kelly and Carol Weekes In a small coastal town, an ancient force stirs, drawn by the cumulative power of life and death, grief and sorrow, and ultimately, endless love. OUROBOROS – life out of death. Tom Christiansen’s wife of 35-years, Dolly, is dead. His world suddenly shattered, Tom takes refuge in his house to grieve and reflect. ...

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Book Review: The Forbidden (Books of Blood Volumes 4-6) – Author Clive Barker

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The Forbidden is one of the stand-out tales from Barker’s acclaimed Books of Blood series: a genre-redefining collection that prompted the horror high-priest Stephen King to proclaim breathlessly that ‘Clive Barker is so good I am almost literally tongue-tied.’ (For any horror fan not to have read these gory, otherworldly fables is a like a church-goer eschewing the New Testament.) It’s ...

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Book Review: The Passage – Author Justin Cronin

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Written by Justin Cronin Published by: Ballantine Books Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black / White – 784 pages Price: $27.00 The most anticipated novel of this summer — and possibly all of 2010 — is Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE. Following the current trend of ‘vampire fiction’ he has penned an epic novel in the tradition of Stephen King’s THE STAND and ...

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Book Review: Happiness Genes – Author James D. Baird

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Written by: James D. Baird (Author) (Author), Laurie Nadel (Author), Bruce Lipton (Foreword) Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 256 pages Price: $15.99 Happiness Genes explores the basic premise of us as human beings. What thoughts influence our makeup, the cells within and the influence from our environment on our genetic makeup. Authors James ...

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Book Review: The Sculptor – Author Gregory Funaro

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Written by Gregory Funaro Published by: Pinnacle Fiction Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black / White – 385 pages Price: $6.99 In 1981, Thomas Harris wrote a novel entitled “Red Dragon” and a monster was created. I’m not just referring to the character of Hannibal Lecter — who went on to star in three more Harris novels, most famously “The Silence Of ...

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