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Book Review: The Paranormal Equation – Author James D. Stein

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You can’t help but wonder with a firm sense of curiosity what entails within a book that is titled “Paranormal Equation”. For one, my experience in metaphysical books is that science and paranormal tend to not agree with each other. One group bases on fact, while the other requires a certain amount of spiritual embracing. Author James D. Stein, is no stranger to this conflict himself. You might say he is a welcome hybrid … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond the Power of Your Subconcious Mind – Author C. James Jensen

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I know what your thinking…why is a “psychological help book” appearing on a horror site? Well, for one, we take on all sorts of metaphysical psychological and paranormal subjects under review. When it comes to layering the mind or injecting thoughts that produce life changing results, we tend to lump “those” books into this often expansive category. As a book reviewer, I’m most interesting in these aspects of the genre and the relational genre. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School 1: Professor Gargoyle – Author Charles Gilman

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Tales from Lovecraft Middle School: Professor Gargoyle
by Charles Gilman
Quirk Books

“Hang on a second,” Glenn said, “I’m going to tell you a story.” He flipped to a passage in the middle of the book. “Deph-pha. Ctzelzog. Enorhula-tu.” He was stumbling over the words; they were impossible to pronounce. “Is this French or something? Who talks this way?”

Arguably, Lovecraft’s menagerie of goopy-grimy betentacled and befouled beasties are on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Dead Space – Author Martin Robinson

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Since its initial launch in 2008, Dead Space has sold over 4.5 million units. It’s one of the most successful and highly-rated modern video game franchises, paving the way for rather lucrative merchandising opportunities. In addition to three acclaimed first-person shooter/survival horror games, the series also spawned spin-off games, films, novels, comic books, soundtracks, action figures, T-shirts and more.

To coincide with the highly-anticipated release of Dead Space 3, Titan Books has published The … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Burning Time – Author JG Faherty

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THE BURNING TIME
By: JG FAHERTY
Journalstone Publishing

I’ve had the honor and privilege of reading two of author JG Faherty’s previous works in The Ghosts of Coronado Bay and The Cemetery Club. I must confess I’ve every bit of a fan as I am of Stephen King, Dean Koontz or Clive Barker. Despite Journalstone’s mandate to focus upon relative unknown, independent authors and showcasing their talents much of their product is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Vision – Author Dean R. Koontz

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THE VISION 1977
By: Dean R. Koontz
G.P. Putnam’s Publishing

Mary Bergen is a psychic with a talent for seeing macabre episodes of murder before they transpire. A serial killer is on the loose in Southern California. While Mary grapples with her own tortured past of abuse twenty four years ago and the constant conflict between her husband Max and brother Alan she races against time before the killer can strike again … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stripped – Author G. Elmer Munson

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What a ride! I put off reading Stripped entirely due to its cover, I had other books to read and it seemed like it would be my least favorite judging by the cover (yes, once again I learn you shouldn’t do that) but once I started it had me hooked right from the start and I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. Two days to finish a full length novel is unheard … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Hunger IV: Evolution – Author Eric A. Shelman

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DEAD HUNGER IV: EVOLUTION
By: Eric A. Shelman

As the survivors of the zombie outbreak strive to restore normalcy, civilization and sense of society in the town of Concord, New Hampshire a new threat of epic proportion has presented itself. The female gender seems to be surpassing all grasp of others comprehension in their ability to adapt, co-exist and even hunt the living. Will the band of Flex, Gem, Hemp, Charlie, Dave, Serena … Continue reading

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Book Review: Infected – Author William Vitka

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Let me start off with a short tale of my own. It took me a bit of time and patience to receive this book from Mr. Vitka’s publisher. While waiting for the book Mr. Vitka and I actually became email buddies. The book took so much time, in fact, that Mr. Vitka was nice enough to actually purchase me a copy with his hard earned author-dollars. The funny part is the day after Mr. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Tyrant of Mongo

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Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this gorgeous collection of library editions feature all-new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. Featuring strips from world-famous writer-artist Alex Raymond, restored in their original format, complete and uncut! This volume continues the seminal adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon, an ordinary man trapped on an alien world, and his ongoing battles with the deadly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Helloween – Author Samantha Combs

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If you were to ask me what horror is I’d probably say something about nude teens being chased by a boogeyman armed with some form of weapon who is out to give his fans (since who really cheers for the teens anyway) a show with a high death count, exaggerated gore, goose bump raising suspense, and tons of jump scares. It’s all in great fun. The killers are over the top, the teens are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Priestess of The Eggstone – Author Jaleta Clegg

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PRIESTESS OF THE EGGSTONE
By: Jaleta Clegg
JournalStone Publishing

Dace is an interplanetary pilot, captain of the newly acquired vessel, titled the Twinkle. Hiring Jerimon, a noteworthy cosmic aviator in his own right, the two plan to engage in aspirations of lucrative import/export space business. Before long they realize something is dreadfully amiss aboard the ship. A valuable religious artifact stolen from the Sessimoniss civilization, a legendary lizard, humanoid culture that is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Containment – Author Sean Schubert

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CONTAINMENT: ALASKAN UNDEAD APOCALYPSE BOOK II
Author: Sean Schubert
Permuted Press

Picking up after the first book, INFECTION, left off, CONTAINMENT is another feather in the cap of Permuted Press and an admirable continuation of a series which is shaping up to be an extremely satisfying zombie saga from author Sean Schubert. As well as sharing a surname with an iconic and wonderful composer, Schubert has a talent for making you keep … Continue reading

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Book Review: Infection – Author Sean Schubert

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INFECTION: ALASKAN UNDEAD APOCALYPSE BOOK I
Author: Sean Schubert
Permuted Press

We’re starting to see the other side of the zombie fixation now, with the world starting to move on a bit from the obsession with zombies that has gripped popular culture for the past few years. The thing is, this is happening because the zombies that are being offered by various media are very standard creatures that we’ve seen … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dark Knight Manual – Author Brandon T. Snider

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Tis the season for Batman indeed! And from out of this season comes some pretty cool new book-styled products. Now I’m not talking about your paperback novels, but rather the cooler releases that offer all kind of pictures, production info and goodies. Well, to be more specific I’m talking about the release from the “Insight Editions” publishing company titled “The Dark Knight Manual”, a manual style tribute to the fantastic world of Christopher Nolan’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rising Dead – Author Devan Sagliani

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THE RISING DEAD
By: Devan Sagliani

A virus has been unleashed unto the citizens and tourists of Las Vegas making one and all insatiable. Will their unholy hunger for flesh be quenched or will society succumb to The Rising Dead?

The second novel from author Devan Sagliani promises all of the blood, guts and gore of its predecessor Rise of the Horde. Although they are not sequels or in any way linked to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Swan Song – Robert R. McCammon

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SWAN SONG 1987
By: Robert R. McCammon
Pocket Books

The president of the United States makes a dire decision to engage in full blown nuclear warfare with the Soviets. With most of society obliterated the few survivors clamber to discover any grasp of hope. Sister Creep, a homeless lady from the streets of New York City discovers a majestic glass ring with glowing jewels and the ability to illuminate clairvoyance circumstances. Josh … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond the Darkness: Cult, Horror, and Extreme Cinema – Author Phil Russell

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It’s very well possible, that “this” book in particular “Beyond the Darkness” has been long overdue in the film and cinema literature circuit. As those who are familiar with this style already know, many of these films are not the kind that mainstream will embrace (let alone admit to ever watching). It’s hard core stuff pain and simple. The worst of the worst for that matter. The films that get banned, written about, disgust, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lords of Night – Author Thom Brannan

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Lords of Night: An Apocalyptic Novel
Author: Thom Brannan
Permuted Press

Lords of Night has one of the coolest covers I’ve seen on a genre novel in years. Just look at that art. Brilliant. It’s a good thing the book itself lives up to the promise of its cover. Author Thom Brannan was unfamiliar to me before reading this, but I will most definitely check out future titles from him.

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Book Review: The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester – Author Nicholas Knight

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The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester

I’ve been a hardcore Supernatural fan from the very first episode up to where it’s at now. And any Supernatural fan will tell you that the series has seen some bizarre journeys over the years. From monsters to urban legends to angels, demons, and Gods of all sorts. It’s safe to say that the series has covered the gamut with the exception … Continue reading

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Book Review: Harry Potter Poster Collection – Author Warner Bros. Entertainment

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Harry Potter Poster Collection: The Definitive Movie Posters [Paperback]
Harry Potter Poster Collection: The Quintessential Images [Paperback]

This book review actually combines 2 releases under the same branding of the “Harry Potter Poster Collection”. The 2 releases are identical in size, type, and usage appropriately named “The Definitive Movie Posters” and “The Quintessential Images“.

While they do resemble books, I feel better in classifying them simply as quality “picture books”. As each contains … Continue reading

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