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Magazine Review: Rue Morgue Magazine – Issue 106

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You may have seen it, you may not like it, you may have some stronger feelings about it…but there is no denying its present impact as a first release has the horror fan communities quickly exchanging copies with a simple “you’ve got to see this”. Just as soon as “Human Centipede was gaining momentum on the horrific circle, comes along a strange entry that tops it with the single title of “A … Continue reading

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Creature profiles: Medusa

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The youngest of the three Sisters, Medusa was also the most beautiful. She and Poseidon became romantically entangled, and they violated Athena’s palace. Other versions of this story show Poseidon raping Medusa or Medusa seducing Poseidon. When Athena finds out that they desecrated her temple, she transforms Medusa into a hideous monster, with living serpents for hair and the curse of turning anyone who looks at her into stone. No one would … Continue reading

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Creature profiles: Frankenstein

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In the event of our birth, every single human being has the chance to meet our “creators” in a sense. Our parents at one point came together and decided (or maybe not) that we should be born. When we first open our eyes we look upon the face of our smiling parents, over adorned with joy looking at the beautiful being they made. However, none of us will ever get to meet our … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombie Dictionary – The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive – Author Dr. Dale Seslick

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Dr Dale’s Zombie Dictionary: The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive [Paperback]

Dr. Dale loves the zombies…and if I must say, has picked a pretty good time to write about them in the present day gaggle of zombie films, books and walking dead infatuations. This isn’t the first I’ve seen books in this same theme but each brings to the table a new perspective of comedic survivor tips. This book takes a deeper … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Appeared (2010)

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 In the tradition of THE DEVIL S BACKBONE comes the internationally acclaimed Argentine/Spanish horror saga from writer/director Paco Cabezas. During a road trip to visit their dying father, an estranged brother and sister discover a hidden diary that reveals a family legacy of fear and torture. But when past and present begin to collide, the siblings must confront the truth behind the trail of ‘the disappeared': 30 … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Five (2010)

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In this family-friendly adventure flick, five kids passing their summer vacation in a Colorado suburb begin to realize that the world around them has transformed into the one described in their favorite fantasy books. In order to get back to their real lives, they’ll have to stick together and follow the clues that will unlock the mystery that surrounds them. Dan Lauria, Madisen Beaty and Ben Larned star.

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Film Review: Hide And Go Kill (2009)

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A blog on a mysterious website quickly spreads like wildfire, starting a dangerous online game. At 3:00 in the afternoon, a teddy bear stuffed with rice and nails is sunk into a bathtub. The lights go out and the player is required to stab the bear with the knife, then write their experiences in the blog. But lately the comments have taken a dark, demented turn, as if the players … Continue reading

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Interview: Brett Anstey – Director (Damned by Dawn)

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Exclusive Horrornews Interview – Brett Anstey
writer / producer / director DAMNED BY DAWN

How did you come up with the story for damned by dawn?

Many years ago I remember watching the Disney film, DARBY O’GILL & THE LITTLE PEOPLE which featured a Banshee. The visual aspects & concept of a Banshee scared the bejeezus out of me! So as we nutted out the story I … Continue reading

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HorrorNews.Net’s Podcast Lineup Nov 21/22

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PODCAST FROM HELL – 11 21, 2010 6:30pm PST/ 9:30pm EST
PODCAST FROM HELL – Special Guest Film Maker Victor Bonacore

Victor Bonacore, man of all hats, comes on the PFH to discuss his career, films, and perspective from a man strongly embedded in the Independent horror genre.
Victor’s IMDB page

THE GASH – 11 22, 2010 8pm PST/ 11pm EST
THE GASH! – Things To Be Thankful … Continue reading

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Giant Monster Mayhem

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Giant monsters, the halls of horror are full of them. The most famous of these monsters are King Kong (1933) and Godzilla (1954), each spawning countless imitations. King Kong came first in the Thirties directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, with classic special effects by Willis O’Brian. A sequel follows later the same year with The Son of Kong (1933) and two remakes have been made – King Kong (1976) directed by … Continue reading

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Book Review: An A to Z of the Occut – Author Simon Cox

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AN A TO Z OF THE OCCULT (SIMON COX’S A TO Z)
by Simon Cox (Author), Mark Foster (Author)
Published by Mainstream Publishing
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White (with some color inserts) 240 pages
Price: $24.95

How about some occult training in shorter doses? The latest book by author Simon Cox & Mark Foster offers just that . A crash course in a bit of everything … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nightmare Factory

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THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY (PAPERBACK)
Written by Joe Harris, Stuart Moore, Thomas Ligotti
Art by Colleen Doran, Ben Templesmith. Ted McKeever, & Michael Gaydos
Published by Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Color – 112 pages
Price: $17.99

“The Nightmare Factory” as it is so called. A collection of 4 short stories based on the work of Thomas Ligotti . In fact he stopped by to include … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unbound and Other Tales – Author David Dunwoody

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UNBOUND AND OTHER TALES
Author David Dunwoody
Published by Library of Horror Press
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 188 pages
Price: $14.95

David Dunwoody is the talented author of one of my favorite zombie novels, Empire. I can honestly say Unbound and Other Tales takes all the things I loved from Empire and spreads them out over a novel and a handful of short stories. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twilight of the Dead – Author Travis Adkins

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TWILIGHT OF THE DEAD
Author Travis Adkins
Published by Permuted Press
Publication Date: 2006
Format: B&W
Price: $15.95

“She Brought up her own arm up to her face to study it under the sunlight. It was blue and cold. Frantically, she pressed her palms to her cheeks and felt that they, too, were cold. She looked down at herself to se her clothes ripped to shreds, maggoty … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Undead Wedding – Author James H. Lucas

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AN UNDEAD WEDDING
Written by James H. Lucas
Published by PublishAmerica
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 166 Pages
Price: $19.95

An Undead Wedding is a totally unabashed zombie comedy. Now, don’t get me wrong there is piles and piles of gore and violence as is required in zombie fiction. The difference is even the gore and death is there to make you laugh. There is chuckles, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Oz Suite – Author Gerard Houarner

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THE OZ SUITE
Author Gerard Houarner
Published by Eibonvale Press
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 152 pages
Price: $12.00

“I might have been on the Yellow Brick Road, only Dorothy and her gang had left me behind and I didn’t have a dog and it was getting dark and the Wicked Witch’s flying monkeys were in the clouds, getting ready to dive”

I remember the … Continue reading

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Fiji Mermaid short film seeks kickstarter help with treats for you!

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 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/939256333/fiji-mermaid-film-project

Russell Richards has just sent over a video that gives us a nice background about his short film production in process. Not only that but depending on your contribution you can get some really cool movie treats out of the deal.

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Book Review: Victorian Undead – Issue 1

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VICTORIAN UNDEAD #1 (COMIC)
Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Davide Fabbri
Cover: Tony Moore
Publisher: Wildstorm
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $2.99

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. Those are the words of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, yet even he finds his skills tested to their limit as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vicious Verses and Reanimated Ryhmes – Editor A.P. Fuchs

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VICIOUS VERSES AND REANIMATED RYHMES
Edited By A.P. Fuchs
Published by Coscom Entertainment
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White – 144 pages
Price: $13.95
“While most people plan
For fire and flood, earthquakes
Winters, acts of God

You plot a course
For the day
Someone meddles-

The day
Some new Frankenstein
Raises the dead.”
-“Zombie Attack Escape Plan”, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vampire Films – Authors Colin Odell, Michelle Le Blanc

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VAMPIRE FILMS
Author Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc
Published by Pocket Essentials
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 160 pages
Price: $9.95

Big content under a small package! My latest book review comes in the form of the new release from Pocket Essentials called “Vampire Films”. Pocket Essentials are really cool reads. They are small but not small on information. My only wish was that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zombie Wilson Diaries – Author Timothy W. Long

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THE ZOMBIE WILSON DIARIES

Author Timothy W. Long
Published by Library of the Living Dead Press
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 240 pages
Price: $12.99

Surf, sun, sand, smokin’ boobs … It’s every man’s dream vacation. There’s just one minor hiccup. The boobs belong to a slobbering, stinking zombie. What’s a guy to do? Such is the dilemma for the hapless protagonist of … Continue reading

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