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Comic Review: House of the Wolfman – Issue 1

Issue: House of the Wolfman #1 Writer: David Gruba Artist: Rene Castellano Publisher: Instant Press Comics Price: $3.00 “”Home repairs can be scary, especially with a Wolfman in charge.” Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5 OMG!!! OMG!!! SPOILER ALERT….. There is a MUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t even start breaking down this issue without starting by saying it is hilarious. If you …

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Book Review: The Secret of Vampires – Author Claude Lecouteux

THE SECRET HISTORY OF VAMPIRES: THEIR MULTIPLE FORMS AND HIDDEN PURPOSES Author Claude Lecouteux Published by Inner Traditions Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 200 pages Price: $16.95 Alot is misunderstood about the origins and legacy of the vampire creature. So much that over the years the interpretations have blended together based on legend, myth and cinema so much …

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Comic Review: Hellraiser: The Road Below – Issue 1 (Boom Studios)

Just when we thought the ride was over, emerges another horrific Hellraiser offshoot in this 4-part comic book series from Boom Studios. Written by Brandon Seifert, with artwork by Haemi Jang, we begin a new tale titled: “Hellraiser: The Road Below” Issue #1. Leaving off with Kirsty Cotton who has since joined the ranks of hell sporting a fine crown …

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Book Review: The Devil’s Own – Issue 0

THE DEVIL’S OWN – ISSUE#0 (COMIC) Writer: Pete Mesling Artwork: Brian Beardsley Publisher: Night Rail Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 12 pages Price: $1.50 “Left with little choice after a ferocious female demon burns down his home as a demonstration of her abilities, Pedro Felsenstein agrees to take on the strangest clients of his career. Claudia and …

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Book Review: Shaman’s Blood – Author Anne C. Petty

SHAMAN’S BLOOD By Anne C. Petty Something is terribly awry for Alice Waterston. Her emotionally estranged mother Suzanne has passed. While her own daughter Margaret, uncle Hal and even significant other Nik mourn her loss, she feels detached and numb. A sense of guilt eclipses the bereavement process. Sinister turmoil begins to shine just beyond leaving many questions unanswered. A …

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Comic Review: A Skeleton Story – Issue 1

Issue: A Skeleton Story #1 Plot/Environment: Alessandro Rak Layout: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta Pencils: Alessandro Rak Colors: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta English Translation: Andrea Plazzi, Adam McGovern Letters: Studio Blue Editor/President: Giuliano Monni Publisher: GG Studio Release Date: June 2010 Pages: 28 Price: $2.99 “A Burtonesque noir fairy tale… Will Musil, Burma, Scarlett, Jack, and John are no longer tenants …

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Book Review: Triumph of the Walking Dead – Edited by James Lowder

By now, the term “The Walking Dead” is far from being an obscurity with a hit series just finishing its 2nd season prepping for more. Editor James Lowder has assembled an interesting cast of writers in effort to put together different viewpoints and thoughts in relation to this zombie-filled series. The book is titled “Triumph of the Walking Dead”. “Triumph” …

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Book Review: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave – Issue 1

Issue: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave #1 Writers: Kerry Gammill, Sam F. Park, James Farr, Rob Brown, Derek McCaw, John Cassaday, Joe Freire, Martin Powell, Gary D. Rhodes Artists: Kerry Gammill, Chris Moreno, John Cassaday, Rafael Navarro, Joe Freire, Terry Beatty, Tom Smith, Brian Denham, Kez Wilson, Jeff Preston, Frank Dietz, Paul Garner, Kim Loh Editors: Kerry Gammill, Kez …

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Book Review: Savage Beasts – Editors Anthony Rivera |Sharon Lawson

Savage Beasts Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson Grey Matter Press 288 Pages A collection of eleven musically inspired tales to orchestrate the macabre. To Soothe The Savage Beast by Edward Morris: A security guard has a ghostly encounter with a legendary musician. Going Home by Karen Runge: Inspired by the Nine Inch Nails song, Piggy, Hayden and his …

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Book Review: The Void – Author Brett J Talley

The Void By Brett J Talley Journalstone Aboard the intergalactic ship the Chronos in the year 2169 the crew of Captain Caroline Gravely, Rebecca Kensington, Aidan Connor, Jack Crawford, Cyrus McDonnell and Malcolm Ridley engages in warp travel and encounter a deserted long lost ship The Singularity. On an undisclosed mission to the distant Riley the crew faces obstacle after …

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Book Review: The Gorehounds Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980’s – Author Scott Aaron Stine

by Scott Aaron Stine Published by McFarland & Company Publication Date: 2003 Format: Black /White – 398 pages Price: $35 If you were around to enjoy the 80’s you know it was a great time for horror. Alot of classics were born and alot of strange products came out of that era. What better way to celebrate a productive horror …

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