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Book Review: Twisted Reunion – Author Mark Tullius

“Twisted Reunion” is a collective of short stories published by Vincere Press and written by Mark Tullius (also featuring some fine illustrations introducing various stories). The stories here were collected from the periods of 2003 to 2008 previously published under numerous magazines and anthologies. I counted around 29 sections of stories totaling in at 284 pages, which is quite alot …

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Book Review: The Government UFO Files: The Conspiracy of Cover-Up – Author Kevin D Randle

Those 3 words that seem to re-surface time and time again should be plenty well familiar to us by now. It seems that as long as we are forced to stay in the dark on UFO reports and strange sightings that suggest otherwise, it is the voice of authors and publishers that continue to present the evidence and stories usually …

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Book Review: Deadworld – Frozen Over (mini series) – Issue 1-4

DEADWORLD: FROZEN OVER MINI SERIES 1-4 (COMIC) Writer: Mike Raicht Artists: Federico Dallocchio, Rafael Ortiz Letters: Nate Pride, Bernie Lee Covers: Dalibor Talajic, Sebastian Camagajevac Editor: Joe Pruett Publisher: Desperado Publishing Publication Date: 2007-2010 Format: Full Color – 24 Price: $3.99 “With the streets of New York still snowed in, our survivors attempt to find a way out of the …

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Book Review: The Adventures of Doctor Zombie – Issue 1

THE ADVENTURES OF DOCTOR ZOMBIE – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Author Mackenzie Meredith Artist: Erik Thompson Script & Letters: Brian Meredith Pre-Press: James Taylor Pages: 16 Price: $2.50 From: Rorschach Entertainment and Micro Brew Comics Publication Date: 2008 Format: 16 pages Price: $2.50 A new all-ages series! In this first issue, Doctor Archibald Zombie takes his faithful assistant Marigold Murray camping, in …

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

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 …

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Book Review: Ghost Prints – Authors Jason Gehlert, Tammy Gehlert, Robert Milby

Ghost Prints by Jason Gehlert, Tammy Gehlert and Robert Milby Ghost Prints is a collection of short stories by Jason Gehlert. There are also a couple of stories and poems by Tammy Gehlert and Robert Milby; however, this review will just concentrate on Jason Gehlert’s contributions. “The Woodsman” is the first story in the book. A group of teens wandering …

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Book Review: Cult Cinema – An Arrow Video Companion (Limited Edition) Hardback Book (2016)

Arrow Video, established in 2009, is one of the best video companies currently releasing our favorite films.  Their UK Region B Blu-ray’s of genre titles boast exclusive and in-depth extras not seen Stateside.  Cult Cinema – An Arrow Video Companion is comprised of 20 essays that have appeared in an Arrow Video release, and includes 10 new essays written exclusively …

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Book Review: Alex Pardee’s Doppelgangers

Hardcover: 172 pages Publisher: Gingko Press Inc. Release synopsis: Zerofriends co-founder Alex Pardee returns with a collection of some of the most horrifying and iconic characters of film, video games and comics with Doppelgangers. The monograph displays a parade of serial killers, demons, aliens and psychopaths, from early Universal monsters in melancholy black and white to modern horrors captured in …

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Book Review: Undead L.A. – Volume 2 – Author Devan Sagliani

Undead L.A. Volume 2 By: Devan Sagliani Laughing Crow Media 121 Pages A collection of short stories with a central theme surrounding a post-apocalyptic realm and the city of Los Angeles. Fever Dream: Dora and Jamal two transients vie to stay alive in harrowing conditions. Black Crow Laughing: It’s true love when Tyler risks all for Emily. We Are the …

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Book Review: Global Weirdness – Authors Climate Central

Bearing the title “Global Weirdness“, you might mistake this for just another apocalypse-laden read. The book is created under the Climate Central group who (from the series of emails I received) are a group with a much needed concern for our planet’s direction. Not in the sense of politics, prophecy, or social agendas, but to simply alert us to what …

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Book Review: Zombies and Power Tools – Author Alan Spencer

ZOMBIE AND POWER TOOLS I sit now, typing this review with smug satisfaction curling my lips into a smile. I’ve just finished reading Alan Spencer’s gore streaked zombie novel, Zombies and Power Tools, and I gotta say I’m impressed with his take on the walking dead. Mr. Spencer introduces us to a quiet little town and many of its inhabitants …

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Book review: Extreme Cinema: The Transgressive Rhetoric of Today’s Art Film Culture – Author Mattias Frey

“Extreme Cinema: The Transgressive Rhetoric of Today’s Art Film Culture” marks the next addition into the handful of books published on this category of film genre. The subject of extremism in films is by no means a new concept, but one that has gotten pushed from out from the purely underground circuit to new audiences with the emergence of new …

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Book Review: The Cabin in the Woods Official Novelization – Author Tim Lebbon

The Cabin in the Woods Official Novelization Author Tim Lebbon The novelization of the film The Cabin in the Woods written by Tim Lebbon. The basic storyline (without giving away any spoilers though I think anyone who would be interested in reading this novel has already seen the movie and knows what happens) revolves around a group of college students …

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Book Review: Dark Teardrops – Author Catherine Tramell

Dark Teardrops takes me back to my youth to the days of experiencing “devil movies” for the first time. Not your typical afternoon haunts or latest monster showcase, they were something quite entirely of their own device. Dark Teardrops embraces this era by taking us thru a familiar and unnerving story building on well thought out circumstances that are rich …

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