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Book Review: Asia Shock – Author Patrick Galloway


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: Cthulhu Unbound – Author Thomas Brannan | John Sunseri


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


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


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


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


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 Nightmare Never Ends – Author Jim Spenser


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


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


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: Marvel Zombies 2 (HC) – Author Robert Kirkman


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


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


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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Book Review: Hell Beasts: How to Draw Grotesque Fantasy Creatures – Author Jim Pavelec


by Jim Pavelec Published by Impact Publication Date: 2007 Format: Color – 128 pages Price: $19.99 Jim Pavelec is an amazing talent. And lucky for us, he has been kind enough to share with us his great techniques broken down step by step. You’ve seen these kind of books before but in most cases they are merely showcase illustration books ...

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Book Review: Pride and Predjudice and Zombies – Author Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith


Written by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith Published by Quirk Classics Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black & White- 320 pages Price: $12.95 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a very amusing parody novel, which gives Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice a new horrific zombie apocalypse (and ninja filled) twist. I have not read the original Pride and Prejudice. As ...

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Book Review: Growing up with Monsters – Author Carla Laemmle and Daniel Kinske


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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