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

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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 with no evidence on how the artist achieved … Continue reading

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

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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 such, I unfortunately cannot give you an account … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightmare Japan – Author Jay McRoy

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Written by Jay McRoy
Published by Rodopi
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 232 pages
Price: $67.00

Well I’m sure your first thought is the same one I had. $67? Are you kidding me? While the book is a nicely bound 6.8.75 format, the price is way beyond what a B&W book with little images should run. From my view of books that have come across my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Killer Book of Serial Killers – Author Tom & Mike Philbin

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by Tom & Mike Philbin
Published by Sourcebooks Trade
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 352 pages
Price: $14.95

If you dare call a book on serial killers a great read then this book is for you! Co-authored by the brothers Mike And Tom Philbin we have a greatest hits of the the most vilest men on the planet. A simple read though of 2 or 3 … Continue reading

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

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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 films. With 37 pages and not alot … Continue reading

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Book Review: 28 Days Later: the Aftermath TPB – Author Steve Niles

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Written by Steve Niles
Edited by Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Dennis Calero , Diego Olmos, Nat Jones, Ken Branch
Published by Harper Paperbacks

Publication Date: 2007
Format: Color – 112 pages
Price: $17.99

From Fox Atomic, comes a graphic novel based on the hugely popular film by the same name “28 Days”. This version titled: “After Math” follows the creation of the rage virus from laboratory to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Johnny Gruesome – Author Gregory Lamberson

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Written by Gregory Lamberson
Published by Medallion Press

Publication Date: 2008
Format: B&W – 400 pages
Price: $15.95

Remember the good old days of popping your favorite 80’s splatter VHS into your VCR? Remember hanging out with your friends and watching really good 80’s horror films and having a good time? When I read Gregory Lamberson’s Johnny Gruesome, I felt a sense of nostalgia as I read each page … Continue reading

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Book Review: History is Wrong – Author Erich Von Daniken

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Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black / White – 224 pages
Price: $17.99

What is it about secret texts that fascinate? Is it a clearer look into history, speculation on a world that existed before ours or just a means to an end about what it all means and the secret truth that scholars try and unveil while others cover up with speculation?

Erich Von Daniken original author of the famed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skullkickers – Issue 1

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Issue: Skullkickers #1
Writer: Jim Zubkavich
Line Art: Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens
Colors: Misty Coats
Cover Artist: Chris Stevens
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: Sept. 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

“No one knows where these two warriors came from. The only thing that’s clear is that they’re two of most ornery, trouble-making $%@# that have ever lived. SKULLKICKERS is a fantasy action-comedy: Two mercenaries … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders – Issue 1

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Issue: Zombies vs. Cheerleaders #1
Writer: Steven L. Frank
Artists: Ben Glendenning, Jessica Hickman, Frankie B. Washington
Colors: Anthony Hochrein
Letters: Josh Aitken
Cover Artists: Justin Ridge, Jessica Hickman, Jason Worthington, Andy Black, Mark Bloodworth
Editor: Steven L. Frank
Publisher: Moonstone
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“Morbid or funny, and sometimes morbidly funny, top talent bring eclectic tales of Zombies … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ginger-Stein premier edition

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Issue: Ginger-Stein: SAC Horror Con Preview Ed.
Creator/Writer/Illustrator: Dennis M. Willman
Publisher: Comic Book Divas
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Price: $8.00

“Two months after the outbreak of an ancient necromonic disease in Detroit, Michigan, the US Government is longer able to maintain control of contagion. Panic has slowly gripped the unwitting populace. The politicians are unable to decide an effective course of action. The best doctors … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horror Movie Freak – Author Don Summer

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Well it was about due time for a new horror genre book to cross my table as its been a bit of a dry spell. Of course that means that books on the market then fail to acknowledge some of the newer films into their releases. Hence comes along “Horror Movie Freak” chock full of wisdom, reviews and best of all “lots” of pictures. That’s right, we horror viewers will sit and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Satans 3 Ring Circus TPB – Author Robert Steven Rhine

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Written by Robert Steven Rhine
Artwork by WILLIAM STOUT, TIM VIGIL, JOHN CASSADAY, HILARY BARTA, JIM SMITH, FRANK FORTE, TONE RODRIGUEZ, FRANK DIETZ, VINCENT WALLER, ERIC PIGORS, STEVEN MANNION, SHANNON WHEELER, TOMMY CASTILLO, BRYAN BAUGH, JOHN HOWARD, DAVID HARTMAN, MIKE SOSNOWSKI, ALEX PARDEE, DAVID PALEO, JOHN WATKINS CHOW, STEPH DUMAIS, JEFF GAITHER, JAMES HELKOWSKI, CLAY HENSS, MATT HOWARTH and more.
Cover by Frank Forte.
Published by Asylum Press

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Book Review: Gene Simmons House of Horrors TPB

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written by “various”
Art by “various”
Published by IDW Publishing

Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color – 192 pages
Price: $27.99

A wonderful collection of haunting, macabre and eerie tales brought to you from the demon himself, Gene Simmons. Straight off the IDW production line we have the graphic novel “Gene Simmons – House of Horrors”. This packed edition contains all the contents of the series by the same … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aleister Crowley and the Ouiga Board – Author J. Edward Cornelius

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by J. Edward Cornelius
Published by Feral House

Publication Date: 2005
Format: Black /White – 172 pages
Price: $16.99

I was initially lured into wanting to review this book purely based in its tie-ins with Aleister Crowley. Though it actually turned into being alot more with its extensive history of the infamous Ouija board. Blanketed in sorrid tales, mystery and talks of spirit realms, the Ouija is perhaps one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aleister Crowley and the 20th Century Synthesis of Magick – Author Dave Evans

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Written by Dave Evans
Published by Hidden Publishing
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 112 pages
Price: $22.50

Aleister Crowley has always been at the heart of controversy, mystery, misinterpretation and occultism. Author Dave Evans has managed to summarize a great deal of Crowley through the small edition of 112 pages. For those who have read or looked into other reads such as this you know the … Continue reading

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