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Comic Review: Hatchet

Victor Crowley is back! This time he returns to the comic book pages in a brand new special from American Mythology Comics. The issue is a prequel to an ongoing series that will kick off in October. The story features one character from the series who plays a kind of role you see in slasher movies, the guy who tries …

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Book Review: Welcome to the Carnival – Author Elizabeth Fields

WELCOME TO THE CARNIVAL By Elizabeth Fields 96 Pages A collection of five short stories with a common thread of the most magical places for children of all ages, the carnival. REVENGE-MALVAGIO: Zachary and best friend Tim take a potion from a clairvoyant and find their deeds come at a most dire cost. THE CAROUSEL: Sarah’s obsession with her favorite …

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Film Review: Swamp Thing (1982) – Review 2

SYNOPSIS: “Doctor Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species – a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and is transformed. Arcane, desperate for the formula, attempts to capture the Swamp Thing. An explosive …

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Book Review: Famous Monsters Chronicles II – Author Thomas Skulan

Famous Monsters Chronicles II by Thomas Skulan (Author), Basil Gogos (Illustrator), Gahan Wilson (Illustrator), Stephen R Bissette (Illustrator), Kazimir Iskander (Illustrator), Kaz Sanchez (Editor), John Szpunar (Editor), Philip Sawyer (Editor) A fantastically sharp looking book release just arrived at my door, chock full of monstrous collective goodness. The book titled “Famous Monsters Chronicles II” was created/authored and edited by Thomas …

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Book Review: The Nightmare Man – Author Mick Franklin

The Nightmare Man Author Mick Franklin Kirill was a survivor intent on leaving the ungodly confines of  his current residence, a desolate Russian prison. Known simply by the nickname of “The Nightmare Man”, he was determined in rehabilitating his body strength with intent to do what others dare not. Freedom was within reach if one could survive the cold terrains …

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Book Review: Company of Shadows – Author Paul Gerrard

It’s only once in great while that an illustration-art book comes along with enough “meat” and chaos brooding inside to grab my full attention. Perhaps it is my fascination with all things Hellraiser or “Hellraiser-like” (for that matter) that makes me a little more bias towards materials rooting themselves in this particular universe. However with that said, this is indeed …

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TV Review: The New Adventures Of Wonder Woman (1975-1979)

In 1940, after serving on an advisory board for DC Comics, psychiatrist William Moulton Marston created the character of Wonder Woman in an effort to establish some balance in the male-dominated world of superheroes. Writing as Charles Moulton he crafted a female character that was equally heroic so young women would have a hero with whom to identify. Wonder Woman’s …

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Magazine Review: The Dark Side – Issue 182

The Dark Side Issue 182 Ghoulish Publishing Editor: Allan Bryce www.thedarksidemagazine.com The arrival of a new issue of The Dark Side is a delight for those of us of a certain cinematic persuasion, such is the plethora of pieces tailor-made to quench the thirst of the more discerning genre hound. Keeping to their increasing publishing schedule not only with impressive …

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Film Review: Condorman (1981)

SYNOPSIS: “Cartoonist Woody is trying out a flying apparatus for his comic-book hero ‘Condorman’, as he refuses to write a comic about anything that could not actually happen in the real world. Woody becomes the winged creature superhero top American agent code-named Condorman he draws. Using his gadgets he helps a Soviet spy defect to the West. In Istanbul Woody …

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