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Book Review: The Pendle Curse – Author Catherine Cavendish

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The Pendle Curse By: Catherine Cavendish Samhain Publishing 202 Pages While Laura Phillips is grieving over her late husband Rich her world is coming completely undone. She questions if the things she hears and sees are truly there, an episode of the supernatural or her exhausted imagination. At the encouragement of her dearest friend she takes a trip as form ...

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Book Review: Fangoria Cover to Cover – Editor Anthony Timpone


Being a mainstay in horror is quite an accomplishment. Fangoria arrived onto shelves back in 1979 in an era when we had only “Starlog” and “Famous Monsters” (on the most part) to look forward to for our updates in horror. Now while we appreciated what these magazine could provide, there was also wide gap left open that lacked the more ...

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Book Review: Dead Hunger 8 – Author Eric A. Shelman


Dead Hunger VIII: Peace, Love and Zombies The Nelson Moore Chronicle By Eric A. Shelman 417 Pages Dolphin Moon Publishing An exploration into the zombie apocalypse from character staple Nelson Moore’s point of view beginning in 2011 prior to when he’d met Flex, Gem, Charlie, Hemp among others. This latest edition also goes into elaborate detail on how the civilization ...

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Book Review: The Nightmare Girl – Author Jonathan Janz (R2)


The Nightmare Girl By: Jonathan Janz Samhain Publishing 247 Pages After a Good Samaritan intervenes in a public episode of child abuse he soon realizes he’s bitten off more than he can chew. The perpetrators have a relentless intent on seeking revenge in the most unholiest of fashions. The Nightmare Girl marks the inaugural reading endeavor I’ve undertaken for author ...

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Book Review: Skullcrack City – Author Jeremy Robert Johnson

Skullcrack City – by Jeremy Robert Johnson Lazy Fascist Press, 2015 344 pages Let me start off by making something abundantly clear – I am a huge fan of Jeremy Robert Johnson’s writing. My first encounter with this three-named serial killer of words was within the pages of The Bizarro Starter Kit (Orange), where I read his novella Extinction Journals ...

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Book Review: Gone Feral – Author Ted Nulty


Gone Feral By: Ted Nulty 358 Pages After a chemical outbreak has wreaked havoc on society it doesn’t take long to realize the aftermath has affected humans as well as mammals. Turning creatures into bloodthirsty corpses hell-bent on ravaging all within site, a group of Marine personnel and everyday civilians strive to survive. Following the chronicles of several characters in ...

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Book Review: Abram’s Bridge – Author Glenn Rolfe


Abram’s Bridge By: Glenn Rolfe Samhain Publishing 74 Pages L’il Ron Sawyer isn’t your ordinary, everyday adolescent boy. With few friends, the new kid in town and forced to live with his estranged alcoholic father and grandmother he has very little in terms of sanctuary. One day while riding by Abram’s Bridge he spots a vision so angelic he’s rendered ...

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Book Review: Dead Tide – Author Stephen A. North


Dead Tide By: Stephen A. North Permuted Press Publishing 237 Pages An onslaught of a virus outbreak has devoured civilization in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Residents strive to stay alive while government officials responsible for the disaster attempt to flee abandoning all social responsibility and liability. As a novel critic one may only imagine the extent in sheer volume ...

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Book Review: Still The Shadows – Author Elizabeth Fields


Still The Shadows By Elizabeth Fields 117 Pages A collection of four short stories with a common theme of the macabre. Flypaper: A young couple’s car breaks down and they seek help in the most precarious of circumstances. The Apartment: A first person account of one woman’s experience with malicious spirits. Cinnamon: First person point of view in how one ...

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Book Review: The End In All Beginnings – Author John F.D. Taff


The End In All Beginnings By: John F.D. Taff Grey Matter Press 330 Pages A collection of five short story/novellas with a central theme of loss of love, innocence and youth. What Becomes God-A young boy will do anything to save his best friend of a terminal illness regardless of the consequences. Object Permanence-Chris Stadler is institutionalized in a psychiatric ...

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Book Review: Exponential – Author Adam Cesare


I can’t remember the last straight-up monster book that I’ve read. Probably some book about Bigfoot or something when I was younger. It’s not even that I don’t like the creature features, but more that my tastes usually lay in a more reality-centered realm, where there are far more serial killers and devil-worshippers than there are monsters hiding in the ...

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Book Reviews: The Good and the Bad | Run for Your Life Nick McClusky

The Good and the Bad – Author Jack Bantry Run for Your Life Nick McClusky – Author Nathan Robinson Splatterpunk – 2014 In the already established tradition of keeping things punk and keeping things DIY (which seem like they should be synonymous, but too often are not), Jack Bantry and Splatterpunk are not only in the business of releasing a ...

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Book Review: Axes of Evil – Edited by Alex S. Johnson


AXES OF EVIL A Heavy Metal Horror Anthology Edited by Alex S. Johnson Chupa Cabra House Publishing 576 Pages A mammoth collection of thirty-three tales with a common theme surrounding heavy metal folklore, legends and horror that will exhilarate even the blackest of souls. Mourningstar By Del James-Destruction likes on the horizon for Rhain, Wraith, Revile and Ruin collectively known ...

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Book Review: Equilibrium Overturned – Authors Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson


EQUILIBRIUM OVERTURNED Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson Grey Matter Press 322 Pages A collection of fourteen tales with a sense of unbalance challenging perception as we know it The Final Testimony of Molly Ryder By Jeff Hemenway-Kristoff a murderer is used as a test subject in a psylink to unveil the true darkness that lies within. Amnion By ...

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