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Book Review: Dark Faith – Editors: Maurice Broaddus | Jerry Gordon

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DARK FAITH
Edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon
Published by: Apex Publications
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black / White – 360 pages
Price: $19.95

Many people believe that faith and horror do not mix, but I would be among the first to argue that point. The experience of terror is an intensely spiritual one and spiritual experiences can often be quite terrifying.

Dark Faith is an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead of Night (featuring Manthing) – Issues 1-4

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DEAD OF NIGHT #1-4 (Comics)
Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artist: ‘Kano’ #1, Brian Denham #2, Javier Saltares #3
From Max Comics (Marvel Comics adult line)
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Full Color, 22 pages
Price: $3.99

Ted Sallis lives in Citrusville Florida. Or at least he lived there when he was human. Ted is a renown Biologist/Chemist working to create something called ‘Operation Rebirth’ formula … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Haunted Halloween – Author Paul Melniczek

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A Haunted Halloween by Paul Melniczek

Introduction
Wicked Treats
By The Light…Of The Sinister Moon
Effortless
Celebrate With Us
Reunion
The Last Ride (A Halloween Treat)
October Haze
Within These Bindings
The Invited
Tricks
The Attic Door
Publishers Afterword

Artwork by Frank Walls
Wicked Treats
Reunion
October Haze
The Attic Door

Halloween. The name itself conjures up … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dead Walk – Author Andy Black, Steve Earles

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THE DEAD WALK (PAPERBACK)
by Andy Black, Steve Earles
Published by Noir Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White with color photos – 288 pages
Price: $28.95

Before even reading a single word I’m sure any horror fan would be impressed with this book. with 288 pages, color photos on almost every page and printed on great stock nicely bound this is a fine addition to horror … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Hollow – Author Brian Keene

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DARK HOLLOW
Written by Brian Keene
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color – 305 pages
Price: $7.99

I’d resisted reading any book by Bram Stoker Award winner Brian Keene since I happened across one of his short stories on the internet back in 2002 and vowed never to repeat the error. Then this book review assignment hit my desk and finally, after much ethical … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crystal Bay – Author Brandon Ford

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CRYSTAL BAY
Author Brandon Ford
Published by Arctic Wolf Publishing
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 308 pages
Price: $13.95

What one would do for immortality?
Gage is an aspiring novelist, he’s stuck in a dead end job grading senior English papers and is married to someone he loves more than anything. As the summer finally arrived, Gage had made plans to go out to … Continue reading

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Book Review: J-Horror – Author David Kalat

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J-HORROR: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE RING, THE GRUDGE AND BEYOND (PAPERBACK)
Author David Kalat
Published by Vertical
Publication Date: 2007
Format: B&W – 320 pages
Price: $14.95

At long last an Asian horror book written for the consumers. Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of great Asians horror books on the market. However most of them are pretty heavy in the philosophical academic approaches which … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thing’s Undone – Author Shane White

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THING’S UNDONE
Written and Illustrated by Shane White
Published by NBM Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: 2 Color, 80 pages
Price: $12.95

Rick Is frustrated with the drudgery of the day to day. He can’t seem to get along with his co-workers, he can’t seem to fit in the way he’s expected and he has grown weary of the corporate buddy system. While these things are isolated … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Sea – Author Briane Keene

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DEAD SEA
Author Briane Keene
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Black /White – 337 pages
Price: $7.99

Unlike the previous two zombie books Author Brian Keene, Dead Sea is written a little bit differently than The Rising and City of the Dead. The terror is still there; this book focuses on a different character named Lamar Reed. The pacing in this novel is good, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tortured Skin – Author James C. Gillen

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TORTURED SKIN
Author James C. Gillen
Published by Kerlak Enterprises
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black & White – 304 Pages
Price: $14.95

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately you know that vampires have become a very hot commodity. Thanks to the Twilight series and The Vampire Diaries the entire world has gone nuts for the bloodsuckers (OK, I’ve been patient. First zombies were the “in” … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deathmask – Author Graham Masterton

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DEATHMASK
Author Graham Masterton
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W- 323 pages
Price: $7.99

I’ve never read any of Graham Masterton’s books before. When I picked up Death Mask at Barnes and Noble, I was definitely in for a treat. The story was very well written and the idea of it was something fresh, something that we have never read before. The story itself … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead America – Author Luke Keioskie

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DEAD AMERICA
Author Luke Keioskie
Published by Severed Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 209 pages
Price: $13.95

“I charge gray Gary J, Slam him against the wall, start kicking the crap out of him, beating him for all the sh*t I’ve seen, all the calls I’ve come to where girls are killed for their undead ass, where dead men have been set alight … Continue reading

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Book Review: Japanese Horror Cinema – Author Jay McRoy

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JAPANESE HORROR CINEMA (PAPERBACK)
Author Jay McRoy
Published by University of Hawaii Press
Publication Date: 2005
Format: Black /White – 240 pages
Price: $28.00

Author Jay Mcroy is a pretty smart guy. In “Japanese Horror Cinema” his latest book, he looks at the Asian culture (Japanese specifically) with a careful eye of detail, tight analogies and perspectives of what it all means. For casual shoppers this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Trashfiend – Author Scott Stine

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TRASHFIEND
Written by Scott Stine
Published by Headpress
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W with color insert – 224 pages
Price: $19.95

Headpress and author Scott Stine did the work for us. When I say “us” I’m referring to older generation that grow up in the 60′s and 70′s. At age 42, I still have fond memories of the materials that were produced and made available. Many films … Continue reading

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Book Review: Day by Day Armegeddon – Author J.L. Bourne

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DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON
Author J.L. Bourne
Published by Permuted Press
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Black /White – 260 pages
Price: $14.95

I’m starting to think that I should hop off the bandwagon and stop talking so much sh*t about zombie fiction. I’ll admit that on the movie front, it has been killed completely… head shot and all. But I’ve got this friend that dropped a huge … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tucker’s Monster – Author S.S Wilson

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TUCKER’S MONSTER

I admit that when I hear the term “young adult fiction” I am forced to assume the worst. I think sparkly vampires with an addiction to Dido music sitting around stalking teenagers. Tucker’s Monster by S.S. Wilson is, thankfully, not that kind of book. It is, at its heart, an adventure story that reminds me of things I would read as a child. I hold Harold Tucker up there with … Continue reading

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