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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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Book Review: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book – Authors Brian James Freeman | Glenn Chadbourne

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It’s always a great joy to receive another Stephen King focused book. It’s an even greater joy when its written in a way that you can use to be engaging or even entertaining. “The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book” is one such book that presents all sorts of questions on Stephen King film work. In fact it’s so “just off the press” that it includes a chapter on “every” Stephen king film ever … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vampire Guardian Angels: Revenant Issue 2

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The second issue of Vampire Guardian Angels is out and it couldn’t have gotten bloodier. The second issue starts of with a young man named Janos who is having dreams, visions and hearing prayers. He’s also the prodigy of a Vampire Countess and a rogue Angel named Gregory, who have plans for Janos to do nightmarish things. The second issue is based on the novel Lia had written and self published. The issue itself … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Superhero Book – Author Gina Misiroglu

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The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes – Author Gina Misiroglu

The fascination with heroes and villains is stronger than ever with the birth of proper cinema-realized super heroes. Super heroes are nothing new as they have been with us since childhood. They were in fact a major part of my upbringing and learning about how good and evil clash, conquer (and prevail).

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Book Review: From the Corner of His Eye – Author Dean Koontz

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FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE
By: Dean Koontz
Bantam Publishing

From The Corner Of His Eye is a collection of three tales and how each intertwines. Barty Lampion is a young boy who has lost his sight but acquired an unexplainable gift. Junior Cain is a ruthless serial killer, relentless in his insatiable need for blood. Angel is a young girl who is conceived out of rape.

Dean Koontz’s epic 768 … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rising – Author Briane Keene

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THE RISING
Author Briane Keene
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Black /White – 336 pages
Price: $7.99

The Rising is by far the most original and controversial horror novel I’ve ever had the privilege of reading. I’ll get to you on the controversial part in a few moments after I explain why this book is really good. Zombie novels are one of those books … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under the Dome – Author Stephen King

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UNDER THE DOME (HARDCOVER)
Author Stephen King
Published by Scribner
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 1088 pages
Price: $35.00

Stephen King. Some people love him and some people hate him. Some people claim he is one of the greatest writers of all time and read every single thing he writes. Others argue that he has very little talent and has never written anything remotely significant during … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zombie Handbook: An Essential Guide to Zombie – Author Dr. Robert Curran

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THE ZOMBIE HANDBOOK: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ZOMBIES AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW TO AVOID THEM

From the collector series of Barron’s books comes a new entry “The Zombie Handbook: An Essential Guide to Zombies and, More Importantly, How to Avoid Them “written by the prolific expert in monster mythology, Bob Curran.

Zombies have become a part of our culture in a uniquely bizarre way. Whether it is thru the gazillion films out … Continue reading

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Book Review: 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die – Editor Steven Jay Schneider

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Dare I say cute, in a cult film book review? Well there ya go, this 6″x 5″ sized edition is a thick little prize of cult films collection. This in fact being 1 of several more which we’ll be reviewing that sports this “cute” little fat boy size. But joking aside, its really got alot to offer to lovers of the weird and wonderful genre of those crazy and off killer style … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love Forever & After – Author Michelle Echols Mount

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On May fifth, nineteen-ninety-three, in West Memphis Arkansas, three eight year old boys were found murdered in a patch of woods in the back of a truck stop. ..
The chief juvenile Officer had an idea of who might be a suspect. He had been keeping his eyes on him for the last year. Now, the Officer was determined to watch him even closer. He was seventeen at this time. He had long … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shady Palms – Author Allen Dusk

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Author Allen Dusk takes the reader on a wild ride in his debut novel, Shady Palms.  The story takes place at the Shady Palms Motel in El Cajon, California.  The seedy motel’s owner, Sanjay, has a history of concealing his own dark deeds.  Little does he know that something much more sinister lurks behind the walls of his motel.

This book features one of the most dreaded guests of all – the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Full Dark Stars – Author Stephen King

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FULL DARK NO STARS (2010)
By: Stephen King
Scribner Publishing

-A collection of four novellas with a central theme of dark redemption.

1922: 1st person point of view through the eyes of Wilfred James, a confession of diabolical murder of his nagging wife.

Big Driver: Tess, a mystery writer encounters a sinister hand when her car breaks down.

Fair Extension: Dave Streeter beats terminal illness at an unholy cost from an airport … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Handy Physics Answer Book – Author Paul W. Zitzewitz

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You don’t have to be a Physics major to appreciate a book like this. The book is called “The Handy Physics Answers Book“, published by Visible Ink and authored by Paul W. Zitzewitz. In the style of Visible ink’s other “Answers” books, “The Handy Physics Answers Book” provides an extremely easy-to-read “question to answer” format that any age could benefit from.

The book delves into “those” age old questions you might have been wondering … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jake Helman Files: Tortured Spirits – Author Greg Lamberson

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I have to be honest about this review, I’ve had a hard time getting through it because it seems that no matter how many times I go back to the pages I’ve read, Jake always manages to get himself into more and more trouble and this time he’s brought a friend…so here we go, a full review on Gregory Lamberson’s latest Jake Helman novel about everyone’s favorite private investigator who, has a nasty habit … Continue reading

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