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Book Review: Asia Shock – Author Patrick Galloway

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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 authored on the subject including Stray Dogs & … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dario Argento – Author James Gracey

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Written by James Gracey
Published by Kamera Books / Oldcastle Books
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Color & Black /White (color insert pages included) – 160 pages
Price: $19.95

Dario Argento is one of those obscure but influential directors who has not only contributed greatly to the genre but has inspired countless others in his works. It’s funny because with his volume of work, sometimes I still get the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cthulhu Unbound – Author Thomas Brannan | John Sunseri

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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 then move on to brighter stars. Well, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monsters – A Bestiary – Author Christopher Dell

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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 of the finest examples of early monster art ever created. From all … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Lynch – Authors Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc

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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 consumable form. Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc … Continue reading

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Book Review: Book of the Dead – Author Jamie Russell

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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 mind that I could get tired … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cannibal Serial Killers – Author Diane Law

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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 door or someone you know. Whether fiction was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gorehounds Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980’s – Author Scott Aaron Stine

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by Scott Aaron Stine
Published by McFarland & Company
Publication Date: 2003
Format: Black /White – 398 pages
Price: $35

If you were around to enjoy the 80’s you know it was a great time for horror. Alot of classics were born and alot of strange products came out of that era. What better way to celebrate a productive horror era than with a Gorehound guide! Scott Aaron … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nightmare Never Ends – Author Jim Spenser

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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 book. I believe I purchased this when it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombiemania – Author Dr Arnold T Blumberg

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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 de force for zombie enthusiasts. Authors Dr Arnold T … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Unanswered Question – Author Kurt Leland

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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 be one of the better ones. I say this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of The Nasty – Author Nigel Wingrove

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Written by Nigel Wingrove, Marc Morris
Published by FAB Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 160 pages
Price: $34.95

Today I received a rather impressive collection book in the mail from the fine folks at FAB press. Now while it’s true that alot of cool books comes across our hands so that we can give em look and inform the world, it’s pretty safe to say that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Demons and Other Inconveniences – Author Dan Dillard

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I thought that Dan Dillard’s Demons and Other Inconveniences had grabbed me from the very title. After all, who wouldn’t want to read a collection of short stories by a man who has the stones to reduce the minions of Hell itself to mere inconveniences with a tongue-in-cheek swipe of the pen? But I hadn’t really been grabbed yet, just beckoned; merely teased with a long, scaly claw.

I again thought the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Time Bomb – Issue 1

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New series “Time Bomb” from Radical Publishing takes on quite a few genres. Science Fiction, horror, action and war. Add to that bunch a Nazi conspiracy looped within a government conspiracy and you have a taste of time bomb.

The military is doing what they do best…which is uncover secrets while they dabble in underground bunkers. When a team uncovers something they weren’t expecting such as a hidden underground … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marvel Zombies 3 (HC) – Author Fred Van Lente

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Writer: Fred Van Lente
Art: Kev Walker
From: Marvel Comics
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 112 pages
Price: $19.99

Wow, think you’ve seen it all….. then hop on board for round #3 as I fill you in on the details of the Marvel Zombie world. What I love most about these releases is the art styling’s that change from one set of artist to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marvel Zombies 2 (HC) – Author Robert Kirkman

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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 complete and to be at the right … Continue reading

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