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Book Review: J-Horror – Author David Kalat

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J-HORROR: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE RING, THE GRUDGE AND BEYOND (PAPERBACK)
Author David Kalat
Published by Vertical
Publication Date: 2007
Format: B&W – 320 pages
Price: $14.95

At long last an Asian horror book written for the consumers. Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of great Asians horror books on the market. However most of them are pretty heavy in the philosophical academic approaches which … Continue reading

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Film Review: Quench (2007)

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SYNOPSIS:

A boy turns to a old friend from school when he has nowhere else to turn but his friend is not the person he once was. This is a story of how people can change and a glimps into a world of occultists going on around us. Right in our own backyards.

REVIEW:

Cast:
Bo Barrett – Derek
Ben Schmitt – Jason
Samantha Eileen DeTurk – Veronica
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Film Review: Prison of The Psychotic Damned (2007)

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Five ghost hunters, led by professor Rayna Bloom (Susan Adriensen), investigates undead activity in a spooky terminal in Buffalo’s rough East Side neighborhood. But our heroes find more than they bargain for in this claustrophobic horror thriller. Along for the gory ride are Rayna’s cameraman (Jim Vaughn), a psychic (Demona Bast), a trust-fund goth princess (Melantha Blackthorne) and Rayna’s pal Nessie (Noel Francomano).

REVIEW:

“That would be showing, that would … Continue reading

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Film Review: PontyPool (2009)

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The flick is set in a radio station in Pontypool where one day the morning team starts taking reports of extreme, bloody incidents of violence occurring in town. As the story unfolds, the radio staff soon realizes the violence that is ripping society apart is due to a virus being spread through the English language. That in turn poses a problem for a yappy radio jock and his staff holed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloodbath in the House of Knives (2010)

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Deceit, long kept secrets, and grisly murders surrounded in mystery – all this and more can be found in Bloodbath in the House of Knives. What starts as a harmless visit to a hypnosis demonstration turns into a roller coaster ride filled with dead bodies that start to pile up around poor Ivy (Anne Reiss). What can be the true meaning of all this? Who would be capable of such … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prom Night (2008)

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Donna (Brittany Snow) has been looking forward to her senior prom for as long as she can remember, anticipating a night of magic surrounded by her best friends. But what she doesn’t bargain for is a visitor from her dark past and a party that will end in murder. Donna and her friends find themselves fighting to escape the clutches of a deranged killer before the night of their dreams … Continue reading

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Film Review: Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

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In 2001, police in Poughkeepsie New York made a shocking discovery—six bodies buried in the backyard of a residential house. Astonishingly, that was only the beginning.

Inside the home, police uncovered over 800 neatly organized video tapes detailing the exploits of one man’s decade-long crime spree. The most disturbing part of the find, was that the killer had filmed all of the footage himself– from his first moments stalking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thing’s Undone – Author Shane White

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THING’S UNDONE
Written and Illustrated by Shane White
Published by NBM Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: 2 Color, 80 pages
Price: $12.95

Rick Is frustrated with the drudgery of the day to day. He can’t seem to get along with his co-workers, he can’t seem to fit in the way he’s expected and he has grown weary of the corporate buddy system. While these things are isolated … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Sea – Author Briane Keene

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DEAD SEA
Author Briane Keene
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Black /White – 337 pages
Price: $7.99

Unlike the previous two zombie books Author Brian Keene, Dead Sea is written a little bit differently than The Rising and City of the Dead. The terror is still there; this book focuses on a different character named Lamar Reed. The pacing in this novel is good, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tortured Skin – Author James C. Gillen

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TORTURED SKIN
Author James C. Gillen
Published by Kerlak Enterprises
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black & White – 304 Pages
Price: $14.95

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately you know that vampires have become a very hot commodity. Thanks to the Twilight series and The Vampire Diaries the entire world has gone nuts for the bloodsuckers (OK, I’ve been patient. First zombies were the “in” … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deathmask – Author Graham Masterton

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DEATHMASK
Author Graham Masterton
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W- 323 pages
Price: $7.99

I’ve never read any of Graham Masterton’s books before. When I picked up Death Mask at Barnes and Noble, I was definitely in for a treat. The story was very well written and the idea of it was something fresh, something that we have never read before. The story itself … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead America – Author Luke Keioskie

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DEAD AMERICA
Author Luke Keioskie
Published by Severed Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 209 pages
Price: $13.95

“I charge gray Gary J, Slam him against the wall, start kicking the crap out of him, beating him for all the sh*t I’ve seen, all the calls I’ve come to where girls are killed for their undead ass, where dead men have been set alight … Continue reading

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Book Review: Japanese Horror Cinema – Author Jay McRoy

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JAPANESE HORROR CINEMA (PAPERBACK)
Author Jay McRoy
Published by University of Hawaii Press
Publication Date: 2005
Format: Black /White – 240 pages
Price: $28.00

Author Jay Mcroy is a pretty smart guy. In “Japanese Horror Cinema” his latest book, he looks at the Asian culture (Japanese specifically) with a careful eye of detail, tight analogies and perspectives of what it all means. For casual shoppers this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Trashfiend – Author Scott Stine

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TRASHFIEND
Written by Scott Stine
Published by Headpress
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W with color insert – 224 pages
Price: $19.95

Headpress and author Scott Stine did the work for us. When I say “us” I’m referring to older generation that grow up in the 60’s and 70’s. At age 42, I still have fond memories of the materials that were produced and made available. Many films … Continue reading

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Book Review: Day by Day Armegeddon – Author J.L. Bourne

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DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON
Author J.L. Bourne
Published by Permuted Press
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Black /White – 260 pages
Price: $14.95

I’m starting to think that I should hop off the bandwagon and stop talking so much sh*t about zombie fiction. I’ll admit that on the movie front, it has been killed completely… head shot and all. But I’ve got this friend that dropped a huge … Continue reading

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Film Review: Quiet Nights of Blood and Pain (2009)

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SYNOPSIS:

A Giallo styled slasher about a Soldier home from Iraq who still thinks he is supposed to be killing the “enemy” even though he is back home.

REVIEW:

Written & Directed by: Andrew Copp
Starring: Amanda DeLotelle, Loren S. Goins, Ray Freeland, Greg Nichols, Kristie Cox

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William, a veteran of the Iraqi war, is finally back home in the U.S. But instead of going to work … Continue reading

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Film Review: Quarantine (2008)

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While on assignment, an L.A. news reporter (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) find themselves trapped in a quarantined apartment complex along with a vicious unknown killer. With all forms of communications cut, the news crew keeps the cameras rolling as they search for a way out. The building is locked down, a killer is on the loose, and panic sets in as those trapped inside make a desperate … Continue reading

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Film Review: No Mans Land – The Rise of Reeker (2008)

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With a determined sheriff (Robert Pine) and his son hot on their heels, two casino robbers quickly realize that jail may be the least of their concerns when they discover that they’re being hunted by a malodorous monster. Michael Muhney (“Veronica Mars”), Valerie Cruz (“The Dresden Files”), Wilmer Calderon (“The Shield”) and Desmond Askew (Turistas) also star in writer-director Dave Payne’s terrifying thriller.

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One of the new films being … Continue reading

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Film Review: One Eyed Monster (2008)

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Adult film stars Ron Jeremy and Veronica Hart reunite in this hilarious homage to horror. Stranded by a storm, the cast and crew of a p*rn flick fall prey to a vicious killer when Ron’s (Jeremy) dismembered member is possessed by a bloodthirsty alien. Now they’ll have to destroy the slithering monster before it spreads its deadly seed across the world. Amber Benson, Carmen Hart and Charles Napier also star.

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Film Review: NightStalker (2002)

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An evil serial killer dubbed the Nightstalker has the city of Los Angeles on its knees during the summer of 1985, and Los Angeles police detective Gabriella Martinez (Roselyn Sanchez) has made it her mission to do whatever it takes to catch him. But when she discovers the Nightstalker has her in his sights, she girds herself for a ferocious battle.

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Written by: Chris Fisher
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Unexplained Confidential: Werewolves (Robert Curran)

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This edition of Unexplained Confidential is dedicated to Michele Gosciniak. Happy Birthday from Michael Joy and Horrornews.net !

It’s my favorite time of the year and it’s custom made for everything scary and spooky. Where did September go? I blinked my eyes and that month is history. I guess I’ll just have to put in some horrornews overtime this month. I think I have a treat ( trick? ) for you … Continue reading

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