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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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Book Review: The Amazing, Incredible, Shrinking, Colossal, Bikini-Crazed Creature from Public Domain – Author E. Mitchell

THE AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, SHRINKING, COLOSSAL, BIKINI-CRAZED CREATURE FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN Author E. Mitchell Published by Outskirts Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 124 pages Price: $10.95 ”I am a man of science. To bore you with the tales of hedonism I have witnessed firsthand, the besotted days amidst the worlds most pulsating pleasure pastorals would be a precious …

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Book Review: With a Voice that is Often Still Confused.. Author J.R Hamantascen

With a Voice that is Often Still Confused But is Becoming ever Louder and Clearer – Author J.R Hamantascen REVIEW: J.R Hamantascen has a knack for imaginative scenarios. Chock full of harrowing circumstance “With a Voice that is Often Still Confused But is Becoming ever Louder and Clearer” takes the reader thru one dark door after another.

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Book Review: Off the Rails and Other Tales – Author Jason L. Liquori

OFF THE RAILS AND OTHER TALES By Jason L. Liquori A collection of delightfully depraved bone chilling terror is summarized by title as follows: BANKER’S HOURS: A band of retired bank robbers plot one last heist and tend not to lichen they get more than what they’d bargained for. NIGHT CRAWL: Walter, Harry and Rachel roam the dense brush in …

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Book Review: Marvel Zombies 2 (HC) – Author Robert Kirkman

Written by Robert Kirkman (Author), Sean Phillips (Illustrator) Cover Art – Arthur Suydam Published by Marvel Comics Publication Date: 2008 Format: Color – 120 pages Price: $19.95 The anticipation was killing me. I had long put off picking up a “Marvel Zombies” comic in the anticipation of purchasing the graphic novel collection. I wanted it to be fresh, to be …

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Book Review: The Horribles – Author Nathaniel Lambert

THE HORRIBLES Nathaniel Lambert Grindhouse Press Trade Paperback, 124 pages ISBN-13: 978-0-9826281-5-7  When Sheldon Delaney and his parents moved from Minneapolis to small-town Poe’s Creek, Minnesota, they already stood out a bit more than most. The only black family in a predominantly towheaded community, what could have been an uncomfortable or alienating situation was nullified entirely by the warm welcome …

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Book Review: Audition – Author Ryu Murakami

AUDITION (HARD COVER) Written by Ryu Murakami Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 208 pages Price: $6.00 ‘His first reaction on realising she was going to murder him was not, strangely enough, terror but the sort of feelingn of closure one gets upon finally solving a puzzle.’ Audition? That’s that infamous cult film from Japanese director …

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Book Review: The Art of Terminator Salvation – Author Tara Bennett

THE ART OF TERMINATOR SALVATION Written by Tara Bennett Published by Titan Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color – 256 pages Price: $35 Art books are always a little harder to review due to the content being based more on a visual aspect. A recent book I received is titled “The Art of Terminator Salvation”. Hardbound, full color and chock …

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