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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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Book Review: The Fall – Author Guillermo Del Toro

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Vampires have become the hot commodity on the market but what they’ve been turned into is a far cry from those of the past. They are now hunky and sparkly and everything that the horrifying Nosferatu was not. In this vampire dominated artistic culture it is hard to ferret out the good from the lousy. Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to read the second novel in an apocalyptic vampire trilogy, The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole – Author Kristi Petersen Schoonover

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Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole – Kristi Petersen Schoonover

In these chilling ghost stories set in Disney Parks, a thief is haunted by her sticky-fingered past. A woman wants an angry spirit to stop torturing her. A teenager demands her parents expel her wicked sibling. And a pilot wishes to unload his eerie cargo. But each will discover exorcism isn’t as easy as going to Disney World.

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Book Review: Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters – Author Brad Steiger

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Steiger’s passion for his subject matter is evident throughout the book, which makes for a pleasurable tour through the shadow-filled underworld that so many of his beloved creatures inhabit. Continue reading

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Book Review: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave – Issue 1

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Issue: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave #1
Writers: Kerry Gammill, Sam F. Park, James Farr, Rob Brown, Derek McCaw, John Cassaday, Joe Freire, Martin Powell, Gary D. Rhodes
Artists: Kerry Gammill, Chris Moreno, John Cassaday, Rafael Navarro, Joe Freire, Terry Beatty, Tom Smith, Brian Denham, Kez Wilson, Jeff Preston, Frank Dietz, Paul Garner, Kim Loh
Editors: Kerry Gammill, Kez Wilson, Sam F. Park
Publisher: Monsterverse Entertainment
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Book Review: Ninety-Nine Souls – Author Thomas M. Malafarina

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Ninety-Nine Souls is a terrific first novel, though, and a promising debut; it’s about small town conspiracies and the sins of our fathers, greed and corruption, supply and demand and the angst that accompanies them … and eventual comeuppance. It just so happens to be a very sinister horror novel as well. Continue reading

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Book Review: Screem Magazine – Issue 21

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SCREEM #21 is now available!

Our cover by artist Daniel Horne celebrates the 50 year milestone of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. We then take a look at two under appreciated cult films, Slthis and Horror High, which have recently been unearthed on DVD in new special editions.

Next, Tom Weaver interviews Mr. B.I.G. himself, Bert I. Gordon. They discuss 1957′s The Cyclops, which has just seen the light … Continue reading

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Book Review: HotWire – Deep Cut – Issue 2

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Get ready for issue 2 as the world of Hotwire spins further into astral obscurity with a ghost filled word gone wild. Alice Hotwire is finally making a connection with the local police, after saving them from a nasty spectral cop killer. Things though are about to get much more interesting as we find out that a device exists called the “soul eater” can obliterate souls from existence. Yep ghost or no … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Flock – Author James Robert Smith

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The Flock by James Robert Smith

“A remote Florida pine forest has been targeted for theme-park development by the Berg Brothers Studio who would like to make the area into “the perfect American township.” Unfortunately for them, some of the forest’s inhabitants are none too happy. It doesn’t help that those residents are a colony of ten-foot-tall Titanis walleri—intelligent, prehistoric, bird-like carnivorous dinosaurs. This flock of beasts, having escaped … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Black Book of Horror

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This compendium of chills aims to satisfy the twisted desires of those who like their horror in short, scary bursts. Harking back to the glory years for short horror stories, when the Pan Books proved demand was high for both the genre and the format, the Black Books of Horror are now up to number seven in the series – though having never read one before, it made sense … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abattoir – Issue 1

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Radical Publishing has really stepped up to the plate with bringing us cool, well illustrated comics that are clearly meant for an adult audience pushing the envelope for graphics novels. Abattoir is one such of the new lines htat I’ve been anticipating for quite some time. This issue is the first of a 6 series edition, so you can bet there is alot of carnage that lies ahead. Bonus points come in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wulf and Batsy – Issue 2

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WULF AND BATSY vol #2 – LUSTMORD NIGHTMARES (COMIC)
Writer / Creator / Artist: Bryan Baugh
Release Date: February 2010
Publisher: Crypt Logic Comics
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Full Color – 268 pages
Price: $25.00

“The second Wulf and Batsy trade paperback features a brand new, never before published, epic-length story called Lustmord Nightmares. In this story Wulf and Batsy take up residence at an all-girls’ … Continue reading

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