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Book Review: The Blackest Heart – Author Vince Churchill

THE BLACKEST HEART by Vince Churchill (Northern Frights Publishing) DEATH Descending from deep space like locusts, Yardon Wrath and his murderous band of mutants, the Plague, terrorize an isolated colony. Legendary lawman Thane Bishop is brutally beaten to death in front of his family by the inhuman psychopath he helped create. But the macabre half-man, half-machine’s sinister plans call for …

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Book Review: The Ghost Handbook – Author Dr. Robert Curran

The Ghost Handbook: An Essential Guide to Ghosts, Spirits, and Specters The Ghost Handbook, is a book you might expect to gear you up for spirit entanglement and haunted encounters. That may very well be true though the real purpose here is to differentiate between types of ghosts, kinds of ghosts and the theories passed along thru generations. Have no …

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Book Review: The Wizards’ Handbook – Author Dr. Robert Curran

The Wizards’ Handbook: An Essential Guide to Wizards, Sorcerers, and Magicians and Their Magic The Wizard’s Handbook, and what a more appropriate time to feature such mythical treasures from our past. With the world’s focus on things magical and secret, we get our fix today merely in cinema revelations. The days of sects, covens, ancient manuscript and alchemy mixtures are …

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Book Review: Get Kilt – Author Raymund Hensley

GET KILT The basic premise behind Raymund Hensley’s Get Kilt is not an unfamiliar one: Scientist tries to improve upon natural processes of life, “improvement” backfires and creates zombies, gory chaos ensues. Before your “been there, done that” reflex kicks in, though, let me assure you that you’ve certainly never been anywhere quite like the place where Hensley’s weird wild …

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Comic Review: Witch Doctor – Issue 1

Issue: Witch Doctor #1 Writer: Brandon Seifert Artist: Lukas Ketner Colors: Sunny Gho Special Medical Consulting: Karen Anderson Publisher: Image (Skybound) Release Date: July 2011 Pages: 28 Price: $2.99 “Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine… for the apocalypse! In this stand-alone first issue, a family needs Dr. Morrow’s help with their son’s illness: Demonic possession. But when …

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Book Review: The God Machine HC

Issue: The God Machine HC Writer: Chandra Free Artist: Chandra Free Publisher: Archaia Entertainment Release Date: 2010 Pages: 160 Price: $24.95 “Stricken with grief from the death of his girlfriend, Sith, Guy Salvatore struggles to make sense of his world. He’s plagued with hallucinations of monsters that torment him with outrageous requests. Enter Satan: a strange, old man who implores …

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Book Review: The Order of the Blood – Authors Nicole Vlachos and Lane Morris

THE ORDER OF THE BLOOD Published by: Black Bed Sheet, April 2011 458pgs, $17.98 Synopsis: Once, vampires of the Order of the Blood were revered and respected, but a change in political tides and waves of genocide forced them into hiding. Now, split into two factions with very different means to the end of regaining their freedoms, the brothers of …

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Book Review: Installing Linux on a dead badger and other oddities – Author Lucy A. Snyder

INSTALLING LINUX ON A DEAD BADGER AND OTHER ODDITIES Written by Lucy A. Snyder Published by Creative Guy Publishing Publication Date: 2007 Format: B&W – 110 pages Price: $10.95 “LET’S FACE IT: any script kiddie with a pair of pliers can put a red hat on a Compaq, his mom’s toaster, or even the family dog. But nothing earns you …

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Book Review: Grande Illusions 1 – Author Tom Savini

GRANDE ILLUSIONS – A LEARN-BY-EXAMPLE GUIDE TO THE ART AND TECHNIQUE OF SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS FROM THE FILMS OF TOM SAVINI Written by Tom Savini Published by Imagine Publication Date: 1983 Format: B&W / color – 135 pages Price: various – OOP Hell-o, gore hounds, Horror Fanatics, information sucking maggots and most of all, fellow Special Effects Artists. This is …

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